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    4-H Education Center at Auerfarm

    The 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm is a private, non-profit education center located just minutes from Hartford, off Route 185 in Bloomfield.  A partner with the University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, the 4-H Education Center programs are based on current scientific research.  This 120-acre farm provides valuable hands-on experiences to more than 18,000 children throughout the year.  Seasonal programs are offered to school classes, community groups, and the public in the Center's animal barn, gardens, farmland and orchards.

    In this setting, students see cows, chickens, pigs and goats.  They plant seeds, harvest apples, pick pumpkins, observe milking and make ice cream.  Through interaction with educational staff, students learn how agricultural science affects everyday life.  Lessons on biology, biotechnology, horticulture and math address content standards and expected performances in science.  These are based on the Connecticut State Department of Education Core Science Curriculum Framework for students pre-K through high school.  Programs encourage critical thinking and curiosity, while providing all the concrete hands-on discovery experiences essential to motivate and inspire scientific literacy.

    Come learn with the children.  Pick raspberries, blueberries and cut Christmas trees in season.

    For more information contact 860-242-7144, ext. 10 or email at
    4hcenter@comcast.net.  Visit the 4-H Education Center web site at:
    www.auerfarm.org