Education

Nature’s Classroom Field Trip Program at Glen Leven Farm:

Staff and volunteers at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm are happy to welcome students in Grades K-8 to visit the natural and historic working landscape. We invite students to use their imaginations as they explore this inspiring place.  We provide them with tools to understand and imagine all it has been through history…and all it would have become if not for the family that protected and preserved this oasis in the shadow of the Nashville skyline. 

Glen Leven Farm is a perfect outdoor classroom with resources unlike any in our area, including a honeybee sanctuary, an educational garden, a seasonal pumpkin patch, an arboretum, shorthorn cattle and a historic home. Our field trip program runs in both the spring (“History in Bloom”) and the fall (“Harvest and History”).

NEW! Glen Leven Farm Wildlife Education Program:

Thanks to the generous support of The Barbara J. Mapp Foundation – whose mission is “to protect animals, conserve habitat and promote the bond between people and animals” – Land Trust staff have developed a lesson plan that focuses on the links between the wildlife and ecosystem of Glen Leven Farm.

Glen Leven Farm school visits follow lesson plans designed to meet Tennessee state standards for grades K-8.  Lesson plans include:

  • Life science – explorations of matter and energy, cells and interdependence (K-2)
  • Social Studies – site-specific study of the historical significance of farming, the settlement of Nashville, the Civil War experience and the concept of history as a continuum of constant change
  • Science – experiences around the farm using the five senses that allow students hands-on observation in natural and man-made settings
  • Visual Art – a fun scavenger hunt to identify shapes in the natural and man-made world and then reuse those shapes in original designs
  • Wildlife – focuses on the links between the wildlife and ecosystem of Glen Leven Farm

A Sample Of Curriculum:

K-2nd Grade

3rd-4th Grade

Field trips to Glen Leven Farm are 90 minutes in duration and cost $8 per student, with an available reduced rate of $5 per student for qualifying Title I schools.

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