Students learn about plants and animals at farm camp

Students learn about plants and animals at farm camp

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The first day of Farm Camp kicked off Monday at the Nettleton STEAM Middle School.

It will run all week and teaches kids about life on a farm.

Sophie Wallis, Nettleton Middle School student, wants to be a chef when she grows up, and bring the farm to the table.

“Yeah, I’m going to have lots of pigs," she said. “I’m going to have pigs, cows, and chickens.”

There are 30 students attending camp this year.

Lauren Sawyer, a Nettleton school teacher, organized this year’s camp and believes the students will walk away with open eyes.

“I think my biggest goal is for them to realize where their food comes from, that you know your food doesn’t just come from Walmart,” Sawyer said.

The students will also head over to the Diego Ranch in Jonesboro to learn about horses.

From there, they'll spend the rest of the week learning about other animals and plants.

Sawyer hopes next year they can have two camps so every student can learn about life on the farm.

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