Growing Gardeners

Our Educator Resources are designed to help support teachers & at-home educators as they inspire future generations.


Introduction to Florida's Settlers

The home of a pioneer family was a place where families could come together to enjoy each other's company. Home life was built on the relationships of the family members. More Information

Educational Downloads

Cracker Country activity books are a popular pre-tour activity for elementary schools. More Information

Rural Home Life Lesson Plans

This series of lesson plans compliment our Rural Home Life School Tours. Grades 1-5. More Information

Florida Industry Lesson Plans

This series of lesson plans are designed to compliment our Florida Industry School Tours at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Grades 4-8. More Information

Plan a Student Trip

Field Trips

Rural Home Life Field Trips
Students will experience the world of 19th century Florida pioneers by discovering their daily chores and community buildings in person. All students will dip a beeswax candle to take home, and have an opportunity to shop in the Cracker Country General Store.

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Long Ago & Today Field Trips

Young learners will explore connections between long ago and today through play, dance, storytelling and hands-on activities. All groups will make and take home a textile craft, learn about history, study the parts of a chicken, explore a 1917 railroad caboose and visit a turn-of-the-20th-century Florida family's cabin.

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Cracker Country & Florida Industry Field Trips

Bring your students to learn about Florida's industries as well as everyday pioneer life in our extended field trip adventure!

Students will attend our Cracker Country in the morning and visit our Florida Industry exhibits in the afternoon.

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