The Ocean View School District will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, at Golden View Environmental Science School for the re-opening of its refurbished farm, which is the only 2.5 acre school farm in Orange County. The event, which will include members of the District, school and community, will feature guest speakers, a ribbon-cutting, and tours of the new and improved farm.
The Golden View Farm provides students with multiple, unique, hands-on learning opportunities. Caring for living animals help children understand life cycles, the reciprocity between animals and humans, and the importance of making responsible choices. Tending the garden allows students to plant, harvest and cook nutritious food using natural ingredients. Through the recycle, reuse and repurpose program, students learn how to be stewards of the environment. Key upgrades made to the farm include: new animal enclosures for sheep and goats, an outdoor exercise area for animals, hardscaping, and new interior and exterior fencing.
“We are so proud of the Golden View Farm and the engaging, real-world experiences it provides our students,” said Dr. Carol Hansen, Superintendent. “The wonderful improvements that have been made ensure that both our students and animals thrive in a safe and conducive learning environment.”
This article was released by the Ocean View School District.