The Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen Willow Road Elementary School’s first grade classes recently visited the F & W Schmitt Family Farm in Melville. During the field trip, students had the opportunity to learn about the extended process of planting and harvesting vegetables. Students were also treated to a tractor ride to the farm’s vast field where they picked pumpkins, radishes and beans.
The Willow Road first graders also took time to visit the goats and sheep at the farm’s petting zoo and participated in other fall activities. Valley Stream Thirteen continues to provide engaging educational opportunities that bring students outdoors for hands-on learning experiences.