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The Last Open House of the Summer  at the On the Farm Discovery Center
August 8th

On the Farm Discovery Center
1181 Woodworth Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152

10 am to 4 pm

Donations are appreciated

Take an extraordinary field trip to the farm! On The Farm Discovery Center, Inc. is an educational facility located in  a restored barn. Award winning farmer, educator, video producer Chris Fesko pulled this 100-year-old barn from ruins, providing a rich atmosphere for people to reminisce. 

Multi-disciplined activities (math, science and language arts), and problem based learning are captured in several curricula that Chris has developed for teachers. These activities are part of the educational field trip for visitors.

Academic subjects covered:

Cycle of life
Cycle of water
Clean water, clean air
Simple and complex machines
Mathematics using an ear of corn
Pond life
Responsibility of ownership
Mammal characteristics
Domesticated vs. wild animals
An unequaled view of Skaneateles Lake, a working windmill, and many animals in residence makes this a unique facility and program. 

This write up and more can be seen at http://www.fesko.com/discover.html

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 8:27 pm by Lynn
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Chris Fesko educating on Farming

Chris was born and raised on a farm, and is a former teacher with a Master’s degree in Education. Shown here with Koby, an animal star of the On The Farm video series, Chris has a great love for all animals. 
Chris has spoken and presented workshops internationally, and may be available for your upcoming event.

Together with their three children and employees, Chris and Rick operate a 1,200 acre dairy farm. Crops include; corn, wheat, oats, alfalfa, and soy beans. 350 Holstein cows are milked twice daily.
       
The Fesko farm is located 11 miles down the East side of Skaneateles Lake, just South of the Hamlet of Borodino. Nearby, Chris has a Discovery Center, which is an educational facility located in a restored barn.

Open house events are scheduled at the Discovery Center throughout the summer months for individuals to visit. Field trips and group visits may be arranged by appointment. For directions to the Discovery Center, please select this link.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for upcoming news, please write Chris at:

 Chris Fesko Enterprises
 1181 Woodworth Road
 Skaneateles, NY 13152

Text and photo from: http://www.fesko.com/chris.html

Posted: Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 @ 8:11 pm by Lynn
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Another Open House at the On The Farm Discovery Center

August 9th

10 am till 4 pm

On The Farm Discovery Center
1181 Woodworth Road
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Take an extraordinary field trip to the farm! On The Farm Discovery Center, Inc. is an educational facility located in  a restored barn. Award winning farmer, educator, video producer Chris Fesko pulled this 100-year-old barn from ruins, providing a rich atmosphere for people to reminisce. 

http://www.fesko.com/discover.html

Posted: Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 @ 3:39 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Events in CNY
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