If you are looking for ways to add field trips into your homeschool or classroom then check out these awesome botany field trip ideas that I have discovered. You will need to research the exact locations in your state but I am sure you will find many more locations then you will have time to visit this year. If you do a quick Google search like “Garden Centers Near Me or Herb Farm Near Me” then you should be able to find some unique botany field trip locations.
If your state college offers an extension office, usually tying in with 4-H, check with them about programs related to gardening and farming for kids as well as cooking the foods grown.
Arboretum– An arboretum in a general sense is a botanical collection composed exclusively of trees. More commonly a modern arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants and is intended at least in part for scientific study. An arboretum specializing in growing conifers is known as a pinetum. Wikipedia Late Spring visits to an arboretum will yield young leaf buds and blossoms which might delight your children.
Aquaponics Farm– Aquaponics refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity.Wikipedia If you have ever wondered how to grow both protein and vegetables then aquaponics might be just the thing you are looking for.