School Groups

“Teusink’s Pony Farm is a GREAT place to take your class on a field trip! They offer so many different educational activities for young students to experience.  I also found it very helpful when they accommodate during a rainy day.  We were able to eat our lunch in a clean dry area and still participate in the activities.  I have taken my students for 21 years.    We all share wonderful memories.”    Mrs. Thomasma   – Kentwood Public Schools

 

School field trips are offered in the spring, summer and fall. Each student receives a pony ring ride, hayride throughout our 75 acres, barn tour where the kids will learn about and touch baby farm animals, and feeding the sheep and goats. The tour takes 1.5 hours to complete. We have two sessions – a morning and an afternoon. We can accommodate up to four classes per session. A picnic area is available for the kids to eat lunch either before or after the tour is done. Please do not bring food on the tour with you, the kids are petting animals at the different stations. Also encourage your students to wear proper foot wear as they are walking and riding ponies. One last thing to remember we are only a few miles from Lake Michigan and it is usually cooler at the farm than where you live. Please call 616-335-6226 to make your reservation for your class. This is a trip the kids will never forget.

Prices – Spring and Fall groups

  • Students – $4.00
  • Adults – $4.00
  • Minimum of $80.00 is required
  • 1 teacher per class is free

 

Prices – Summer groups

  • Students – $6.00
  • Adults – $4.00
  • Minimum of $150.00 is required
  • Fishing is available for students second grade and older

For Reservations Call

616-335-6226

We strive to make trips to the farm a fun and educational experience.  To aid in your lesson planning we have highlighted just a few of the state of Michigan standards that are applicable for your field trip.

K-7 Standard L.OL: Develop an understanding that plants and animals (including humans) have basic requirements for maintaining life which include the need for air, water, and a source of energy. Understand that all life forms can be classified as producers, consumers, or decomposers as they are all part of a global food chain where food/energy is supplied by plants which need light to produce food/energy. Develop an understanding that plants and animals can be classified by observable traits and physical characteristics. Understand that all living organisms are composed of cells and they exhibit cell growth and division. Understand that all plants and animals have a definite life cycle, body parts, and systems to perform specific life functions.

LIFE SCIENCE Organization of Living Things : Kindergarten

  • L.OL.E.1 Life Requirements- Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
  • L.OL.00.11 Identify that living things have basic needs.
  • L.OL.00.12 Identify and compare living and nonliving things.

LIFE SCIENCE Organization of Living Thins : First Grade:

  • L.OL.E.1 Life Requirements- Organisms have basic needs. Animals and plants need air, water, and food. Plants also require light. Plants and animals use food as a source of energy and as a source of building material for growth and repair.
  • L.OL.01.13 Identify the needs of animals.