Experience the farm as a living classroom!

The HEAL Project offers field trips at The San Mateo County School Farm. Our programs connect K-12 students with hands-on learning opportunities that awaken curiosity, inspire a love of fresh food, and cultivate awareness for the agricultural and environmental systems we are a part of.

Our Farm Educators work with teachers and group leaders to complement and reinforce your educational goals while providing students with a unique opportunity to get their hands in the soil, engage all their senses and activate their curiosities.

Learn more about how our outdoor lessons enhance Next Generation Science Standards Here:

San Mateo County School Farm (SMCSF) Curriculum & Standards

Attending a field trip? Here is what you need to know:

Teacher Resources

Ready to book your Field Trip?


Step 1) Choose from our Field Trip Program Menu

Step 2) Complete our online application using the embedded Google Calendar to find available trip dates

Step 3) A confirmation email from our Farm Programs Manager indicates your visit is reserved.

2017-2018 Farm Field Trip Program Menu

Select a program from the menu that best fits your need and use your school’s percentage of students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch (%FRL) to determine your fee tier. All prices are for one standard sized class. Chaperones and aids are free of charge.

Fee Tiers:
Tier 1: 71-100% FRL
Tier 2: 21-70% FRL
Tier 3: 0-20% FRL, Independent Schools

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By filling out this form I acknowledge that the trip dates are not confirmed until receiving a confirmation email. Confirmation emails will be returned within 5 business days of submitting the form

Questions can be directed to farm@thehealproject.org or 650-553-9685

School and Group Availability

New in Fall 2017 - Two classes can visit on same day

Two classes can now be scheduled to visit the farm on the same day for any program on the menu when scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Priority given to Tier 1 schools (with 71% and higher FRL) in order to fill every bus seat

The calendar below shows the farm's availability and maximum capacity per day.

Your educational field trip is by far one of the best programs I have ever taken a class to. This was a very special learning experience for the students and has inspired me to renew my efforts to dedicate more time to the outdoor classroom.”

— Pauline, 3rd Grade Teacher