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Education at Field manor

The field trips offered at Field Manor usually last about two hours, but can be tailored to your schedule! You are more than welcome to bring a bag lunch and beverage and enjoy lunch looking at the Indian River. Our ideal number of students per field trip is no more than 20. We do require at least two weeks notice of your planned visit. 


Materials are available ahead of time to help prepare the students. We can also suggest activities that can be done in the classroom before arrival or after the experience, as a way to recap the field trip. These activities include a word search, scavenger hunt, and bingo game.


Please contact us at for more information and to make reservations.



  • House Tour

    • This will introduce or reinforce the idea of material culture and primary documents to help students learn about the people living here through their possessions and actions

  • Homestead Activities 

    • Mapping and ‘building’ homestead

    • Deciding which crops to grow to sell and what to grow for a Kitchen Garden

  • Tour of the Packing House, circa 1900

    • See antique citrus sorter

    • Pioneer wood working tools

    • Treadle sewing machine

    • Wood-burning stove

  • Create a ‘homestead’ logo/stencil

    • Plant a crop to take home

  • Walk around the groves, talk about what used to grow, what is currently growing, and what we’re looking at for the future

  • *An archaeology station, with four units and will require advance notice 

    • This will introduce them to more of the material culture of the Ais (Brevard’s indigenous tribe) and of Brevard’s pioneers. *This activity is for children over 13 years old.

  • Coloring station

    • Citrus coloring book with activities 

    • Can also be a reading station as we have great, colorful books on natural Florida

CPalm Standards achieved through Field Manor Field Trips 2024:

SS.K.A.1.2 - Primary sources, Historical inquiry and analysis, Historical knowledge

SS.K.A.2.1 - Compare children and families of today with those in the past

SS.K.E.1.1 - Describe different kinds of jobs that people do and the tools or equipment used

SS.1.A.1.1 - Develop an understanding of a primary source

SS.1.A.2.1 - Understand history tells the story of people and events of other times and places

SS.1.A.2.2 - Compare life now with life in the past

SS.1.A.2.4 - Identify people from the past who have shown character ideals and principles including honesty, courage, and               responsibility

SC.1.L.14.2 - Identify the major parts of plants, including stem, roots, leaves, and flowers

SS.2.A.1.1 - Examine primary and secondary sources

SS.2.A.2.1 - Recognize that Native Americans were the first inhabitants in North America

SS.3.A.1.1 - Analyze primary and secondary sources

SS.4.A.1.1 - Analyze primary and secondary resources to identify significant individuals and events throughout Florida history

SS.4.A.2.1 - Compare Native American tribes in Florida

SS.4.A.4.2 - Describe pioneer life in Florida

SS.4.A.6.1 - Development of major Florida businesses

SS.4.E.1.2 - What attracts national and international economy from Florida

SS.4.A.3.10 - Identify the cause and effects of the Seminole Wars

SS.4.A.7.3 - Describe Florida's role in WW II

Possible allergens include: bees, mangoes, citrus, and fire ants.

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