Is your group interested in a tour of the Wier World farm? Want to get up close and personal with some llamas and alpacas? This is your chance! (Please Note: Farm Tours are by appointment only.)
• Arrive around 9:30am-10am.
• Talk about the "camelid species", differences between llamas and alpacas and view various fiber-related items made from the fleeces of the animals on the farm.
• Trek out into the pasture where the kids, and kids at heart, can pet and feed the animals carrots, as well as ask questions and learn more about the llamas and alpacas. (Groups need to bring their own carrots to feed; 2 or 3 per person usually works.)
• After the trek, it's time for a bathroom break, handwashing and a brown bag lunch (that the kids have brought). Children can sit on the patio or on blankets on the lawn.
• After lunch, we usually make a craft; a Native American Walking Stick made with fiber from the animals, pipe cleaners, beads, feathers, etc.
• After making the craft, the kids learn a Native American song/chant and we trek back into the pasture with our walking sticks. (Bottled waters are good to bring for the kids after the walk.)
• On the way back from the pasture, we visit the Native American tipi. The kids get to go inside the tipi and we learn more about the design, the parts of the tipi, etc. Kids take a group photo in front of the tipi.
• Tour wraps up around 1pm.
There is no charge for groups to come to the farm, but there is a $5 per student charge for the craft (to cover the cost of materials). The kids leave with a small bag of fleece, a coloring page and their walking stick.
If your group is interested in a farm tour, please fill out the form below.