Farm and Nature Education Programs

Farm and Nature Education Programs

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We believe in utilizing the resources we have to promote health, wellness and life-enriching experiences through the equine, farm, and natural environment.  

Services Provided

Farm-ABLE

FarmABLE is an inclusive experiential learning program for youth. It is intended for students of all abilities and designed as an immersion experience into the rich educational opportunities that naturally happen on the farm. Participants engage in meaningful activities, gaining an appreciation for the natural world and learning the importance of being good stewards of the land and animals.

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Pre-K Nature Play

We use the tranquil farm environment and our surrounding natural world to support creative play, encouraging a sense of curiosity and connection to the outdoors. Providing children with opportunities to explore their natural world through hands-on activities and woodland adventures sparks imagination and fosters an appreciation for natural spaces. Our outdoor classroom gives children the space to explore and use all their senses to see, feel, hear, smell and touch as they experience the wonder of the outdoors. The program is taught by Carlisle Academy outdoor educators and master gardeners. 

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Nature Explorers

We use the tranquil farm environment and our surrounding natural world to provide opportunities for elementary school students to develop an appreciation and respect for natural spaces. Providing creative experiences outdoors through hands-on activities encourages students to take risks, problem solve, work together and explore the endless opportunities for growth and connection with each other and nature. The program is taught by Carlisle Academy outdoor educators and master gardeners.

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Farm-WELL

FarmWELL is an inclusive farm-based wellness program for adultsTaught by credentialed Carlisle staff and master gardeners, it is designed for adults to soak in the healing farm environment and participate in wellness activities appropriate for their interests and abilities. Participants engage in learning modules that follow the seasonal rhythms of nature and the farm environment. 

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Working Farmscape Program

The Working Farmscape Program is a vocational training course using horticulture and animal husbandry to provide practical farm-based skills training and development. The program partners with agencies and schools working with a small group of teens or adults, including Veterans and individuals involved with vocational training or rehabilitation. This program is led by Carlisle’s credentialed instructors, master gardeners, and supported by occupational therapy interns focused on meaningful work and hands-on experiential learning in a restorative farm setting. Participants have the opportunity to care for horses and livestock, rotationally graze sheep, tend to chickens, and perform basic farm and barn chores. 

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Farm Tour

Explore Carlisle Academy at Spring Creek Farm for a private 1-hour farm tour to immerse yourself in the inner workings of running a sustainable and educational agricultural property. Meet the farm animals on the property and take some time to groom the horses and enjoy being in their calm presence. This experience is designed for visitors and is led by farm managers. It is dependent upon staff availability and seasonal conditions.

$100 per guest | $200 per family

For more information, contact the office at 207-985-0374, or email your inquiry to info@carlisleacademymaine.com.


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