Clark Farm's youth educational programs aim to teach the next generation about food and farming and to foster lifelong interest in sustaining the environment.
Our organic crop production is surrounded by forest, fields and wetlands, and the farm is also home to our sheep, goats, pigs, and laying hens.
By participating in our education programs, student groups explore our sustainable farming practices and learn about how our farm systems function within the broader ecosystem. We offer engaging, dynamic educational experiences for participants of all ages which:
- introduce students to our efforts in helping to build a healthy, sustainable food system
- incorporate hands-on learning and sensory discovery as we explore our livestock, crops, and surrounding environment
- encourage critical thinking about the story behind our food and the processes of its production
- promote inquiry-based learning and cultivate a culture of curiosity
We currently offer programming for various grade levels of our local kindergarten, elementary, and middle school, Carlisle Public School, as well as other local student groups.
Meet our Educator
Susannah joined Clark Farm as Farm Educator in 2014. She is also a Teacher Naturalist at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA, where she has taught young and old alike since 2000. After establishing a career at various museums in New York, she planted her first garden 15 years ago and shifted from interpreting art and architecture to interpreting nature. Since then, Susannah has been actively engaged in encouraging an understanding of and appreciation for the natural world and sustainable farming. Her incredible energy and ability to connect with people have made her a vital part of the Clark Farm Team as we build our educational programming.
To learn more about our education programs:
Contact our Farm Educator, Susannah Elliott, to discuss program details and pricing.