School Programs/ K12
|Program Comparison Chart|
|Self-Guided Educational Tours|
The Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village is where history comes alive, recreating farm and rural village life in South Georgia from 1870-1910. It is our goal to educate participating students in the history of South Georgia’s Wiregrass region. The Museum offers quality educational programs for all grade levels. Our various programs are perfect for public/private schools, homeschool families/associations, and youth groups. The types of programs available include hands-on workshops, self-guided tours, and Homeschool Days.
Georgia Performance Standards
The Georgia Museum of Agriculture’s Visit-to-the-Past Workshop program address the following Georgia Performance Standards for the 2015-2016 school year. Self-Guided Educational Tours may not meet all listed standards. The standards are organized by grade and site location. The number of sites visited depends upon the visiting school’s time frame. All sites may not be seen during one field trip; therefore, a particular standard may not be addressed during your visit. This document prints on legal size (11″ x 14″) paper.
How to Plan Your Visit
Follow these simple steps to start planning for your group’s adventure! We suggest to start planning no later than one month in advance.
1. Decide on Type of Program
The first step is deciding what program best fits your group’s needs and expectations. View a chart comparing the three specific programs offered by the Museum. For further information about each program, visit the following links: Visit-to-the-Past Workshop, Self-Guided Educational Tour, Homeschool Days (2016-2017 dates coming soon).
2. Determine a Date
Before you can register, you need to determine the best date for your group to visit. Homeschool Days are offered only on the provided dates (see flyer) by the Museum. When planning your dates, don’t forget to consider the following:
- The Museum is open for programming Tuesdays-Fridays. Saturdays can be available for Self-Guided Tours upon special request. Contact the Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 229/391-5221.
- Workshops, Tours, and Homeschool Days are offered during a typical school calendar consisting of the fall season as September-December and the spring season as February-May. Tours are also available during our summer months, June-July.
- Check your dates with your school’s calendar to avoid testing and vacation days.
- Have a back-up plan! Look for multiple dates which are appropriate for your group encase your first choice in unavailable.
3. Register Online
Registrations may only be taken online. Make sure you have your desired program and date in mind before registering. A reservation confirmation will be emailed within 48 hours (during a work week) from your online registration. The Education Coordinator will contact you if your desired date is already booked. A field trip is not reserved until a reservation confirmation is sent by the Museum.
4. Organize the Details
Once you receive your reservation confirmation, it’s time to start organizing the details! The Museum’s Education Department will email itineraries (for workshops) or specific program information a few weeks prior to your field trip. However, Museum program policies, trip planners, and further information are also available online. Please review this information and share it with your adults so everyone may have the proper expectations for the trip. Remember, the more organized you are the smoother the field trip will be for everyone!
- Visit to the Past Workshop Website
- Self-guided Tour Website
- Homeschool Trip Planner (2016-2017 updated planner coming soon)