Hands On Learning


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Flint Hill Farm Educational Center, Inc. is a 28-acre working horse-powered farm located in beautiful Lehigh County, PA. Operating on a farm that dates back to the 1850s Flint Hill Farm offers school tours that have been developed to heighten awareness of the relationship between food, farm, and family and to increase the understanding of water and soil conservation. Recognizing the national crisis of obesity in our children, we have built nutrition and good food choices into each unique experience of our hands-on active learning. 

  • Flint Hill Farm Educational Center, Inc. is a 28-acre working horse-powered farm located in beautiful Lehigh County, PA. Operating on a farm that dates back to the 1850s Flint Hill Farm offers school tours that have been developed to heighten awareness of the relationship between food, farm, and family and to increase the understanding of water and soil conservation. Recognizing the national crisis of obesity in our children, we have built nutrition and good food choices into each unique experience of our hands-on active learning. 



Hands On Learning

  • Hands On Learning

  • Tour Packages

  • We Meet Classroom Curriculum Codes

    • Math
    • Science
    • Biology
    • Ecology
    • Physical Education 


WELCOME!



Dress appropriately for the weather, layers are best

    • Dress appropriately for the weather, layers are best
    • We are wheelchair accessible, cater to special needs students
    • We offer tours during every season!




We incorporate a walk through our gardens into the tour, where we discuss compost and how it is used. The use of our hoop house is explained, as well as why growing vegetables without pesticides is better for everyone’s health.

  • We incorporate a walk through our gardens into the tour, where we discuss compost and how it is used. The use of our hoop house is explained, as well as why growing vegetables without pesticides is better for everyone’s health.

  • We will tour the

  • beehives and explain

  • the process of

  • pollination and why it

  • is important.



Our blacksmith shop is an indoor facility that accommodates 25 students and offers demonstrations in fashioning wall hooks or other household objects using the coal forge, anvil and authentic blacksmith vise from 1870.

  • Our blacksmith shop is an indoor facility that accommodates 25 students and offers demonstrations in fashioning wall hooks or other household objects using the coal forge, anvil and authentic blacksmith vise from 1870.



The tour is suitable for Grades 4 through 6 and offers the history of the blacksmiths and forge as well as horsepower usage and the need for shoes. It also offers a science lesson in the reaction of metal to heat and pressure.

  • The tour is suitable for Grades 4 through 6 and offers the history of the blacksmiths and forge as well as horsepower usage and the need for shoes. It also offers a science lesson in the reaction of metal to heat and pressure.



Students will have the opportunity to tour our farm buildings which house our goats and Jersey cows. The milk that we get from the goats and cows is not only used for our drinking pleasure but we naturally transform it into cheese, yogurt, smoothies, and even soap. Each tour will be taught fascinating facts about our Jersey Cows.

  • Students will have the opportunity to tour our farm buildings which house our goats and Jersey cows. The milk that we get from the goats and cows is not only used for our drinking pleasure but we naturally transform it into cheese, yogurt, smoothies, and even soap. Each tour will be taught fascinating facts about our Jersey Cows.



The facts will cover the amount of milk production per day, the origination of the Jersey Breed, and the nutritional value of the Jersey dairy cow. We will interact with the adult and baby goats while learning the proper names for the female, male, and baby goats. The end of the dairy tour we will taste our fresh delicious milk and cheese.

  • The facts will cover the amount of milk production per day, the origination of the Jersey Breed, and the nutritional value of the Jersey dairy cow. We will interact with the adult and baby goats while learning the proper names for the female, male, and baby goats. The end of the dairy tour we will taste our fresh delicious milk and cheese.



Students will learn basic care and identification of our chicks and full grown chickens which will include feeding and watering of our flock. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to clean and package our all natural, PA Preferred™ eggs. In addition, students will learn how to incorporate sustainable farming practices for the

  • Students will learn basic care and identification of our chicks and full grown chickens which will include feeding and watering of our flock. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to clean and package our all natural, PA Preferred™ eggs. In addition, students will learn how to incorporate sustainable farming practices for the

  • health and safety of

  • our chickens.



The children will also learn interesting facts about the egg production and incubation periods. Finally we will discuss the USDA testing that has proven Free Range Eggs to be far more superior in nutritional benefits. We will define the term “Free Range” and evaluate the additional nutritional benefits.

  • The children will also learn interesting facts about the egg production and incubation periods. Finally we will discuss the USDA testing that has proven Free Range Eggs to be far more superior in nutritional benefits. We will define the term “Free Range” and evaluate the additional nutritional benefits.



The woods walk teaches children different aspects of the forest. It shows how the forest changes with the seasons as well as what happens to animals during the different seasons. Children can see and experience things such as new tree growth, then learn why it is important. The guide discusses domestic and wild animals while on the wood walk.

  • The woods walk teaches children different aspects of the forest. It shows how the forest changes with the seasons as well as what happens to animals during the different seasons. Children can see and experience things such as new tree growth, then learn why it is important. The guide discusses domestic and wild animals while on the wood walk.





Our tour includes visiting the horses in the pasture. We explain the use of shoes and discuss horse safety. We explain to never approach a strange horse without permission, the correct way to feed a horse, and how to behave around horses.

  • Our tour includes visiting the horses in the pasture. We explain the use of shoes and discuss horse safety. We explain to never approach a strange horse without permission, the correct way to feed a horse, and how to behave around horses.



As Part of our farm tour, we also show children our sheep and teach them all about wool. We explain how the wool is processed, from shearing all the way to yarn production. The children get to touch raw wool and learn the benefits of this renewable resource.

  • As Part of our farm tour, we also show children our sheep and teach them all about wool. We explain how the wool is processed, from shearing all the way to yarn production. The children get to touch raw wool and learn the benefits of this renewable resource.



Please call us at

  • Please call us at

  • 610-838-2928

  • http://www.flinthill-farm.org




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