2008-04-03 / News

It's 'Farm Kids' time at Watson Farm

Farm Kids is a six-week outdoor after school program that starts Friday, April 25. It offers children in grades 5 and 6 the opportunity to explore and experience the various habitats that make up the 265-acre Watson Farm.

Woodland, wetlands, shoreline, farm fields and barnyard are all parts of this working historic farm. "Farm Kids" will get a chance to see life on the farm through the change of seasons, and at the same time develop nature observation skills. It is an exciting time on the farm with Sheep Shearing Day, gardens being planted and the birthing of lambs and calves. Most importantly the children will become a part of the farm community while learning about the history and future of agriculture on Conanicut Island.

The program is on Fridays from 3 to 5:30 p.m., starting April 25 and running May 2, 9, 16, and 30. Registration fee is $40 for members of Historic New England and $60 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, contact Heather Minto at 423-0005.

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