Bring agriculture literacy to your school. The virtual field trip teaches where food comes from and how to make healthy choices.
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!
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.
Learn about the evolution of the ag literacy program including innovating through a pandemic.Watch here
This video excerpt is an excellent preview demonstrating a live cow + where milk comes from.Watch more
The Mobile Dairy Classroom assembly innovated during initial COVID-19 shelter in place orders.