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Educational Programs

Howell Farm’s educational programs engage families and students in the real, seasonal activities of a working farm where hands-on learning experiences provide the answers to essential questions posed by the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Standards for Social Studies, Language Arts, Science and the Next Generation Science Standards. The farm’s classic, mixed crop and livestock operations accurately portray the era of pre-tractor systems, creating a unique and inspiring learning environment where history, technology, science converge...and where past and present meet.

Among the curriculum themes that can be explored through a visit to Howell Farm:

• Continuity and change over time

• Technological development and its impact on agriculture in our region

• Identifying problems and using tools to make things work

• The basic needs of plants and animals

• The interdependence of animals, people, plants, and the ecosystem

• The life cycles of plants and animals

• The geography of our region

• Earth’s systems: climate, weather and the formation of soil

• Using observation and investigation to generate evidence and reach a logical conclusion

• The natural seasonality of our food

Field trips are designed for private, public and home schools as well as individuals and families with a desire to learn about farm life at the turn of the twentieth century.  Whether planting wheat or corn, using simple machines to make work easier, helping with maple sugaring or spinning wool into yarn, participants will be immersed in actual farming operations and activities that are fun, educational and, for teachers, linked to their students numerous core curriculum standards.

To schedule your group call or email  Christine Madzy @ 609-737-3299,

To schedule individuals and families online  go to:   Community Pass 

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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