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Foundation to Grade 2: Living things on the farm

Teachers can design an excursion to meet their curriculum needs by choosing a mix of core and elective units.

Core units – complete all four

Farm show

In a fun and exciting environment, students will get familiar with some of the special animals that live on the farm. This includes our milking goats, and students will be able to take part in the goat milking process!

Animal nursery

Explore the Myuna Farm animal nursery. Students will experience hands-on contact with a variety of animals such as:

  • rabbits
  • guinea pigs
  • lambs, goats, piglets and cria (depending on seasonal availability)

Students will learn about respect towards animals, their life cycles, animal needs and animal behaviour.

Train ride to the wetlands

Catch the train to the Myuna Farm wetlands to learn about the unique ecosystem and its fauna and flora. While at the wetlands, students will also observe and learn about grey-headed flying foxes. They are a threatened species in Victoria and an essential key pollinator.

Paddock feed

Feed Myuna Farm’s domestic and native animals by hand! Animals include emus, kangaroos, sheep, alpaca and deer. Students can observe how animals live in their environment and gain an understanding of their living needs.

Elective units – select one or two

Waste management

An interactive and fun activity where students learn about:

  • types of waste
  • how to identify compostable or recyclable waste
  • what goes to landfill

Students will explore Myuna Farm’s giant rubbish bin and play the ‘sorting game’. They will explore the concept of responsible consumption. 

Farm school

We introduce students to the role and the importance of farming in food production and textiles. Students get the opportunity to touch and feel items produced through agriculture. They will link different plants and animals with items that they produce through farming. There is also the option to focus on animal life cycles or paddock to plate.

Produce gardening

Plant a seed to take home and explore the Myuna Farm community gardens! During this activity, students will see where their food comes from while learning about the key elements that a plant needs to grow. Students will learn the benefits of eating different vegetables and fruits and of growing your own at home.

Pony rides

Have fun and build confidence during a short ride on a Myuna Farm pony! 

Cost

  • Five units program (including core units and ONE elective): $11.00 per person
  • Six units program (including core units and TWO elective units): $13.00 per person
  • Registered educational facilities are GST exempt
  • Adults are free (when there is one adult for every five students). Extra adults: $11 each

Groups must be at least 18 students. If less than 18 students attend, you must still pay for all 18 students.

Time

Programs start at 10 am and finish at 2 pm. These times are flexible and include morning tea and lunch breaks.

Bookings

For more information, please call Myuna Farm on (03) 9706 9944 or email myunafarm@casey.vic.gov.au.

Victorian Curriculum