Dairy Farm Knowledge at its Best!
- Dawn Earnesty, St. Charles Elementary
- Student Leadership
The Fuel Up to Play 60 team at St. Charles Elementary school decided to try a new Play this year focused on farm to school. The Fuel Up to Play 60 team of 8 students and 3 adults brainstormed ideas for the play and it became obvious that not all of the team had every experienced a "farm" before. This resulted in a dairy farm tour of Goma Dairy Farm in Marlette, Michigan. Despite the snow, the team loved every minute of the baby calf being born, cheese stick snacks, plastic boot covers, watching the cows being milked and eating and much more! This ended in wanting the entire school to experience a farm day! This resulting a dairy day at St. Charles Elementary that included a visit from a calf, farmer says physical activity station, Olivers milkshake book reading and Blueberry/Strawberry milk shake station and finally a chance for the student team to show pictures and share their experience with every student and teacher at the school!