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What to expect at a City Green Field Trip 

After a welcome and brief introduction, students rotate through activity stations. They may plant seasonal produce, observe farm animals and native wildlife, engage in a garden to table activities, and will have a lot of fun outdoors in a beautiful garden setting. Program material will be adapted to your groups age range. See below for topics and activities included in this years’ field trips. 

Field Trips are closed for Spring /Summer 2024. Please check back in the summer for Fall Field Trip Application. 

To book your field trip, please fill out the application below. If you have any questions or for more information please reach out to City Green's Youth Program Coordinator

Kirsten at

Field Trip Information

This Season's Field Trip Lessons

Locations: City Green Field Trips take place at the Learning Garden in Paterson’s Eastside Park.

Dates: There are no available dates for Spring 2024 Field Trips at this time. Please check back for Fall 2024 Field Trip availability. 

Age/Grades: Field trips are available to ages PreK-4th Grade with a max of 35 students per group.


Fee: Cost is $5-$11 per student and determined by the school’s free/reduced lunch percentage.

Relevant Standards: K-ESS3-1, K-ESS3-3, 1-LS1-1, 1-LS3-1, 2-LS2-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-3, 3-ESS3-1, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 4-ESS3-1

Station 1: Soil & Seeds

Come and explore the basics of plant growth! Students will play a part in the plant life cycle, examine soil composition and become gardeners by planting their own herb gardens to bring home.

Station 2: Worms at work 

Let's dig for decomposers! Students will learn about composting and its importance in sustainable farming, identify items that belong in compost, recycling or trash, and interact with our worms in the vermicomposter.

Station 3: Food Detective

Can you help us solve the plant part puzzle? Students will use their plant clues and crop knowledge to investigate the mystery vegetables, followed by a tasting of our farm fresh produce.

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