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Free Virtual Field Trips

Bring agriculture literacy to your school. The virtual field trip teaches where food comes from and how to make healthy choices.

Dairy milk is beneficial to include in a healthy eating pattern.

If you're wanting to schedule your entire school instead of signing up your classroom for a virtual field trip, please visit our online scheduler. 

Dairy Council of California's Mobile Dairy Classroom is the original “farm to school” program in California, bringing the farm experience to students to teach agricultural literacy since the 1930s.

The virtual tours are guided by a Mobile Dairy Classroom instructor and are 45-minutes, teaching students about farm life while covering a variety of lessons. Each tour provides an introduction to dairy cows to teach students the anatomy of a cow, the journey of milk, milk production and more. Each lesson also takes students on a virtual tour of a working California dairy farm where students have an opportunity to engage with a dairy farmer. As they explore the farm, student will see how dairy cows are fed and milked, learn how farmers care for their herds, and discover the numerous sustainability measures farms utilize in addition to traditional upcycling practices. Each farm tour concludes with an interactive Q&A session, which provides students with the opportunity to ask questions.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many students and school communities to continue distance learning, our virtual field trips are an amazing opportunity for students to experience an unforgettable farm tour field trip. And best of all, they’re free!

Learn about Free Farm to You Virtual Field Trips!

Learn about Free Farm to You Virtual Field Trips!

Virtual Field Trips will be available two days per month, most often on Friday's with four assembly times to choose from. Click here to register now.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email and you can forward the "click this URL to join" (the link is shareable even though zoom says that it is not) or you can have your students individually register by sharing the URL of the registration page. Teachers can share their screen with the students as long as it isn’t through Zoom. Teachers can also share their screen using other platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, etc.

We suggest you log into the virtual field trip 5 minutes early to make sure everything is working and you don’t miss any information.

Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

THIS WAS AMAZING!! The field trip was absolutely incredible. My students and I are surrounded by strawberry, lemon, and avocado farms. It was exciting to see a dairy farm- something we would have never experienced had it not been for Zoom and Covid. Talk about making lemonade from lemons! The parents, students, and I are very thankful for everyone's work on your field trip and we cannot express how thankful we are that you all chose to share this experience with us.
Mrs. Maya Myers, Somis School, 2nd Grade Teacher

Learn about Free Farm to You Virtual Field Trips!

Learn about Free Farm to You Virtual Field Trips!

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Mobile Dairy Classroom: The Farm to School Program

Learn about the evolution of the ag literacy program including innovating through a pandemic.

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Quick Introduction to the Mobile Dairy Classroom

This video excerpt is an excellent preview demonstrating a live cow + where milk comes from.

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Learn How Our Assembly Adapted During the Pandemic

The Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly innovated during initial COVID-19 shelter in place orders.