The Philly Goat Project offers unique ways for students of all ages and abilities to get excited about learning concepts related to science, nature, history, and the environment. Our goats make learning fun and hands-on, whether students visit us live or via Zoom, or if we visit you! Additionally, we have exceptional experience in working with the disabilities community, therefore enhancing goals that focus on social emotional wellness, self-regulation, communication, and fine and gross motor skills that can be incorporated during a school visit. PGP’s teams have provided educational services for hundreds of students throughout the region creating delight and lifelong friendships. Some of our school partners have included The Philadelphia School District, HMS School, Widener Memorial School, PA School for the Deaf, Germantown Friends, Friends Select and Penn Charter Schools.
Educational programs (including special educational programming) and field trips can be arranged for most large or small groups at the farm, at your location, or virtually. Prices vary depending on age and needs of the students. Please contact us to discuss your unique needs. Farm visits are limited to 40 students at one time.
SCOUT TROOP VISITS
PGP partners with scout troops to offer hands-on programming tailored to your troop's level, age, and badge interests. Philly Goat Project and The Farm at Awbury are perfect for STEM, Environmental, and Outdoor badges. Our location and program also lends itself to other diverse badges such as therapy and art.
Groups are limited to 15-20 scouts with a responsible adult chaperone for every 5 scouts under the age of 12 and one for every 10 scouts ages 13 and over. Participants may enjoy the farm before and after their goat visit and there are scattered small picnic tables throughout the area. Groups may also explore reserving the Picnic Pavilion for an extra fee with our coordinator, however this is managed through the Farm at Awbury and has additional fees.
Scout Troop Pricing
$15 per scout; chaperones are free
Please note that each reservation requires a non refundable $50 deposit that goes toward the final fee as well as a date and a rain date as goats are poorly behaved in the rain.
Please reach out to Mandi at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through your scout group reservation.
Teen Internship Program
PGP's unique program prioritizes opportunities for underrepresented youth ages 11-14 who live near enough to the farm to get there on their own and who attend public schools near the farm. The goal of the internship program is to help foster job skills while learning to take care of the goats and assist at events. Interns develop job readiness skills, build their resumes, foster lasting connections to mentors within the community, and share their experiences with their own families.
Attendance is weekly on Saturday mornings during the Fall and Winter, twice a week in the Spring and three mornings a week in the Summer. Capacity is limited and students are accepted on rolling admissions. Students who demonstrate good work and interpersonal skills are eligible to be paid for jobs within PGP’s programs.
Our internships give preference to working with middle schoolers because they are at a critical age for developing self-confidence. By fostering their confidence and abilities to become empathetic, creative, capable leaders, we are able to invest in their future and the future of our community. PGP requests that a family member participate in a PGP event monthly with their intern to best support their growth and allow them to “show off” their skills. Admission is rolling, please submit an email of inquiry to email@example.com.
Environmental Education Partnership
PGP partners with Lets Go Outdoors to explore the importance of our local waterways and their impact on environmental health. All trail walks are, of course, accompanied by our goats.
Wellness for education
Self-care is a critical component of a successful academic journey and our goats are here to support students' wellness! Our goats visit local colleges and universities to assist in guided meditation walks or to simply provide some stress relieving snuggles. Find out more about booking a visit on your campus here.
PGP celebrates and promotes literacy by providing community and library focused storybook walks and live storybook readings with the goats in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Walk a goat and read a story together with a favorite person. Who knew reading could be so much fun?