|Co-owner, Colleen Stanton, greets students as they arrive to Feura Farms|
|A student lands in a pile of hay after sliding down the tube slide.|
|Students and chaperones alike enjoyed the hayride through the orchard and woods.|
(Nov. 8, 2011) Recently, second grade students from Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary journeyed to Stanton’s Feura Farms to explore farm life and experience a rural community. The students are discussing various types of communities—rural, urban, suburban—in social studies class.
“Stanton Farms is ideal for this lesson because we get the opportunity show our kids what a rural community looks like," said Second Grade Teacher Kim Kratchowill. "While it's not that far from school, it is a very different environment from what some of our kids are used to."
While at the farm, each student had the chance to experience a Stanton Farms favorite—sliding down a tube slide into a big pile of hay! They also had the opportunity to pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, go on a tractor ride through the orchard, and romp through the hay maze.
In the coming weeks, the second graders will be experiencing an urban community with a visit to Albany's Corning Tower.