Over 1,000 kindergartners and first graders throughout the Clovis Unified School District visited the Clovis East High School agriculture farm and learning lab on Thursday, April 14, and learned all about caring for goats, sheep and cows, as well as how to plant, grow and care for plants, how to use basic tools, and other farm-related lessons.
Two groups of the young students came to the farm—one group in the morning and another in the afternoon—and rotated to different stations around the farm. At one station, kids planted their own seeds, at another they learned how to use a hammer and at several, they had the opportunity to pet, groom and feed various animals. One station also taught students how to rope a calf.
The purpose of the various activity stations was to educate kindergartners and first graders about what is produced in the United States, in California and on the school farm.