Draft Animal Power

Learn about draft animals and their importance on a farm—both long ago and today. In the pre-recorded materials, we will meet our farm’s oxen and draft horses, and learn how they are trained. In the live session, students will look at some of the equipment used when working with draft animals and explore primary sources like artifacts and photographs from the past that show draft animals in action.

Dates available: 
Weekdays, April 19 – June 18
Offered from 10am-3pm  
Call 802-457-2355 or e-mail afannin@billingsfarm.org to confirm availability.

Grades: 3-5

Pre-field trip materials:

• Video introducing the draft animals at Billings Farm and the work they do
• Working animal worksheets 

Length:

• Pre-field trip materials: about 30 minutes
• Live session: 25 minutes

Cost: $45 per session

How to reserve your virtual field trip:

Complete the reservation form below then select your session date and timeslot on the payment page. Reservations are suggested 7 days in advance, however, you may call to check if your preferred day/time is available, with less than 7 days.  Cancellations are requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance, to be respectful of others interested in the same time slot. Call 802-457-2355 with questions.

Reserve your virtual field trip

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  • The live session for the virtual field trip will be held over Zoom. Materials and videos will be shared by Google Drive. Please indicate if your group is able to participate on Zoom and access materials on Google Drive. Accommodations can be made if Zoom or Google Drive are not accessible to your group.