School Tours - Field Trips
Educational tours of the aquaponic facility and urban farm are available for public, private, charter and home school groups. Educators will find this experience to be a rich and exciting resource of educational opportunities for students of all ages.
Topics that will be covered may include, but are not limited to: benefits and application of aquaponics, different types of system designs (vertical, flood and drain, deep water techniques, etc.), and grow bed designs and their facilitations. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the importance and applications of several urban farming growing techniques, a farm-like petting area will allow for hands-on education of several types of farm animals such as chickens, rabbits, turkeys & ducks along with tilapia fish.
The personalized tours take approximately 2 hours. Groups of up to 100 students can be accommodated by utilizing a revolving tour presentation. Breaking larger groups into multiple smaller groups of up to 15-20 students will insure the greatest level of involvement by all participants while maintaining the safety and enjoyment of the students. A ratio of 1 teacher or chaperone per every 10 students must be maintained. TWS will supply 1 trained guide instructor for each group of up to 20 students maintaining a minimum adult student ratio of 3 adults for each 20 participants.
The cost of the field trip is $10 per student with a minimum of $250 (or whichever is greater). Chaperones and teachers up to the stated ratio above (1 teacher or chaperone per every 10 students) will be admitted at no additional cost. Additional chaperones will be subject to the $15 per person admission fee.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of scheduling to lock in a tour. Once a trip is scheduled the school will be contacted within 96 hours by a representative of TWS to confirm the details of the tour. The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled field.
Reservations are required for all school groups.
Schedule your field trip by completing the Registration form. For more information, please read our Information Guide. You may need Adobe Reader to view and print these documents.