This pint-sized pK-5th grade private learning farm is situated on a beautiful 3-acre site in the Lorane Valley, on the edge of Eugene, Oregon. The programs integrate farming practices, animal care, responsible choices, and making things (FARM) with science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and CCSS-aligned academics to create naturally engaging learning opportunities.
With small groups of students and two full-time teachers, instruction is organized to best address student learning needs. Classes range from gardening science and social studies to music and art. Individualized academic instruction is delivered at a student's present level or above.
Those students enrolled in monitored academic courses follow a process to ensure instruction meets the child's needs. This results in an instructional level based on grade-level knowledge rather than age.
Children in the academic program are guided as they move forward with self-paced units combining STEAM-infused CCSS-aligned academic content connected with relevant ideas in a project-based manner.
IXL Assessed Academic Offerings
Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science,
Thoughtful questions from parents and adventurous interactions with children at the first round of Mind-Full Meadows summer camps shifted Tiffany's plans from simply leading camps to altering her career and developing a learning space like no other. By taking a leap and collaborating with students and and parents alike, Mind-Full Meadows became the home to a developing STEAM-Powered Learning Farm!
Circumstances in our world are such that all of us have taken the time to think creatively about how we can best meet the educational and social-emotional needs of children in our lives. The benefits of an education founded in a robust relationship with the natural environment are many, and the integration of FARM concepts with a rigorous STEAM framework results in highly engaged learning.
Read a 5th grader's description of their Mind-Full Meadows experience:
Mind-Full Meadows STEAM-Powered Learning Farm enrolls children from kindergarten through 5th grade, and can include older siblings up to age 13 if their younger sibling is co-enrolled.
Costs and Details for MFM Learning Farm
Program offerings are aligned with Permaculture principles, with academic content supporting children as they move toward mastery of Oregon’s Common Core State Standards. The judicious use of well-researched educational technology allows children to self-monitor progress toward their goals, and develop skills through collaboration and a variety of multi-sensory learning modalities. The integration of nature and technology supports learning in so many ways.
Science - Farming Practices, Animal Care, Native Plants and Animals, Watershed Exploration, Electric Fruits and Veggies, AR Slingshot, Kitchen Chemistry, Playground Physics, Food Medicine
Technology - Augmented Reality, 3D Design, Video and Music Production, Self-Paced Learning, Photography, 3D Printing Pens, Modular Robotics, Interactive Globe, Slideshows
Engineering - Design Challenges, Magnetix, Lego, K’nex, Magnatiles, Fairy Houses, Water, Marble and Domino Courses, Wood Construction, 3D Design and Construction, Nature Shelters
Arts - Prodigies Music, Watercolor, Weaving, Nature Mandalas, Clay Hand-Building, Tie-Dying, Poetry, Acrylic Painting, Circus Arts, Digital Art, Musical Theater, Graphic Design, Costume Design
Math - Wild Math, Plugo System, IXL Self-Paced Mastery Program, Chicken Math, Hands-On Construction Math, Math in the Kitchen
30779 Blanton Road, Eugene, Oregon, 97405
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