Seasonal Sessions

(Prices vary; see each description for details)

 

One Room Schoolhouse
Over 100 years ago, one room schoolhouses were common in this area. The school day was very different from what we are familiar with today, and students learned in different ways than students today becau\there were so many different grades in one room. In this program, we will focus on what made one room school houses unique, how schools today are different, and a few of the learning methods used over 100 years ago. Students will have an opportunity to participate in an old fashioned spelling bee, math drills, and school yard games all while dressed the way students would have dressed over 100 years ago. Costumes are provided by Landmark Park. Due to the hands on nature of this program, groups are limited to approximately 30 students per session.
Dates: September 25-27, 2019
Cost: $8 per student; $4 per adult
Recommended Age: 3rd-8th Grade
Program Length: 2 hours (9 a.m.-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Harvest Heydays
Your class will enjoy an educational program full of fall harvest fun at Harvest Heydays! This event centers on a visit to the pumpkin patch where each child will take home their very own pumpkin. We will also have many other fall-related educational activities such as corn pulling and shucking, cotton picking, peanut stacking, and hayrides. We will also have the Kernels of Fun area (a huge box filled with corn kernels) which will give your students the opportunity to enjoy corn in a whole new way. (Some activities are based on crop availability). No minimum number of students required for this program.
Dates: October 22-24, 29-31 2019
Cost: $10 per Student; $8 per Adult; Additional Pumpkins $3 each
Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: Pre K – 5th Grade

Living History
Costumed Program! Give your students the experience of living and working on a Wiregrass Farmstead in the early 1900s. Students will get the opportunity to cook on the hearth, make butter, care for the farm animals, help in the garden and more! Costumed in period dress, students will be divided into small groups in order to participate at the different workstations. This half-day program will conclude with lunch prepared by the students at theWaddell House, traditional games, a hay ride, and an ice cream cone from the Martin Drugstore. Due to the hands on nature of this program, classes are limited to a maximum of 30 students and a minimum of 20 students.
Dates: November 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 2019; March 3-6,11-13, 2020
Cost: $12 per student (includes lunch and an ice cream)
Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: 3rd-5th Grade

Cane Grinding Day
This day is designed for school children to have the opportunity to step back in time and experience farm life in the early 1900s. Along with many hands-on activities, your class will follow the complete process of syrup-making. Beginning with stripping and chopping the sugar cane, students will learn how the cane was ground down into juice and then the juice cooked into syrup. Students will have the chance to taste the fruit of their labors with biscuits and syrup from our Waddell House kitchen. Several other demonstrations will also be on the farm, including blacksmithing, quilting, butter churning, chair caning, and many more! No minimum number of students required for this program.
Date: October 18, 2019
Cost: $8 per student; $6 per adult
Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: PreK-8th Grade

Christmas Past
Thinking of Christmas the way your grandparents described it to you? Students can experience some of the same activities and emotions of this very special season with cider tasting and story-telling by the fireplace. The children will also be invited to play parlor games and construct old-fashioned ornaments they may take home with them. Due to the hands on nature of this program, groups are limited to approximately 30 students per session
Dates: December 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 2019
Cost: $6 per student; $5 per adult
Program Length: 2 hours (9 a.m.-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: PreK-6th Grade

Aerospace Week
You are invited!  This program will focus on space and aviation exploration! Students will be able to venture into the unknown of space in the planetarium, learn about flight and the history behind aviation through hands-on flight activities, and many more interactive adventures into the sky! No minimum number of students required for this program.
Dates: February 5-7, 2020
Cost: $10 per student, $8 per adult
Program Length: 4 hours (9- 1 PM)
Recommended age: 2nd-8th grade

Wonderful Wetlands
Designed specifically for middle school students, this program offers a unique learning experience per-fect for older more adventurous groups willing to roll up their sleeves and get a little wet and muddy. Students will conduct activities to understand how streams and ponds form, how freshwater organisms adapt, and how factors such as pH affect these environments. Students will have an opportunity to explore an actual nearby freshwater ecosystem. Due to the special nature of this lab, space is limited to one class (20-24 students) per session. Students should come prepared to get wet and muddy in this class. Rain boots can be provided.
Dates: March-May 2020
Cost: $10
Recommended age: 3rd-8th Grade
Program Length: 3 hours (9 a.m.-noon)