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School field trips to the Maize Maze

By September 28, 2012News

–The Rio Grande Community Farm’s (RGCF) 15th Annual Maize Mazeis now accepting reservations for school field trips and other groups of 15 or more, through the month of October.   In keeping with our mission to provide educational outreach to the community, RGCF offers reduced maze admission as well as standards based farm tours for groups with a reservation, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In recent years, RGCF has partnered with different organizations in designing the maze. This year’s maze is shaped like a frog, as part of a partnership with the ABQ BioPark, which features several amphibian-themed educational games at the farm. This theme matches the BioPark’s exhibit on the importance of amphibians in our ecosystem.

In 2011, over 2,000 people came to the Maze as part of an educational visit, including over 30 schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) system, active living groups, and day care centers. This fall, reservations are filling quickly, so groups are encouraged to schedule their visits soon. Payment methods include cash, credit cards, checks, and in the case of APS schools, purchase orders.

The farm is located at 1701 Montaño Road NW, 1.1 miles west of 4th Street. Off of Montaño, turn north onto Tierra Viva, and event parking will be in the gravel lot immediately on the left.

To schedule group visits and for further information, visit RGCF’s group page or call 505-345-4580.

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