Many school districts are restricting field trips, onsite visitors, or recommending that students stay home. For Sager Family Farm, this means that we have had to cancel or reschedule most of our classroom visits for through the end of the school year. We are still striving to provide amazing experiences, and we'll be offering some interesting new lessons online!
Is this as good as a classroom visit?
Our digital lessons will be a bit different than our in-class visits. While we won't be able bring a live animal to the classroom like we usually do, we're excited to be able to show you things that we cannot bring to school! We'll be showing off our beehives, chicken coops, and even our sheep (who don't usually get to come into school with us)! Our lessons are designed for specific grade levels because we are focused on grade-specific learning goals, but all ages usually find our lessons entertaining and informative.
How do I sign my child up?
You will be able to register for our classes through our calendar. Click on the digital class you are interested in and the registration link will be in the event details.
How does a digital class work?
Once you register for the lesson, you will be sent a link. You will need an internet connection. There will be a scheduled time so that we can interact with you during the class. In order to get the most out of the class, we recommend:
Plan to join the session 5 minutes before the scheduled start time so you don't miss anything.
If possible, attend the lesson with your children. You can ask us questions during the class, and we will be asking you questions as well!
If you don't see something that is the perfect fit - I’m happy to customize something for you. Reach out to us and let us know what you would like to see in our online classes!
Is this a safe tool for my children?
Absolutely. We suggest that you watch this webinar with your young children to assist them in asking and answering questions. If you cannot attend, not to worry, this is a perfectly safe and educational video for your child - questions and answers are only visible by the presenter, not by any other attendee. There is no open chat. The presenter will read appropriate questions aloud. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What is the cost?
This class is based on sliding scale pricing. We understand everyone's situation is different during this time, and we are striving to continue to provide excellent educational content. If you are able, please support us by a donation of any amount so we can continue to create new digital courses.
Suggested Sliding Scale Per Digital Class:
$0 - If your family's income is affected by Coronavirus and you will struggle to pay your bills, please attend our digital class free of charge.
$3 - This is the average per-student cost of each of our classroom visits (or each webinar). Less than the cost of a fancy latte!
$6+ - If you are able to work from home, or have paid leave during this time and your family can afford it, please consider supporting our work at a higher level so we can continue to produce great content during this time.