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Take an extraordinary field trip to the farm! On The Farm Discovery Center, Inc. is an educational facility located in Chris Fesko teaches young student about chickens. a restored barn. Award winning farmer, educator, video producer Chris Fesko pulled this 100-year-old barn from ruins, providing a rich atmosphere for people to reminisce. 

Multi-disciplined activities (math, science and language arts), and problem based learning are captured in several curricula that Chris has developed for teachers. These activities are part of the educational field trip for visitors.

 Academic subjects covered:

  • Cycle of life
  • Cycle of water
  • Clean water, clean air
  • Simple and complex machines
  • Mathematics using an ear of corn
  • Pond life
  • Responsibility of ownership
  • Mammal characteristics
  • Domesticated vs. wild animals
An unequaled view of Skaneateles Lake, a working windmill, and many animals in residence makes this a unique facility and program.

Visitor comments:

In the 20 years that I have been teaching, I would rate that as the best field trip I've taken kids to.        
K. Fletcher

Discovery Center
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Open House 2016 - Visit the Discovery Center on any of the following dates from 10 AM through 4 PM:

  • May 7th (Mothers Day weekend)
Donations are appreciated.
Three-picture slideshow from June 2006 Open House.

Field trips and group visits require call ahead reservations and special pricing. Call Chris at telephone number 1-315-636-8044. Write to Chris at: 1181 Woodworth Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152

For directions to the Discovery Center, please select this link.

Future Plans

The initial focus of the Discovery Center is on educational field trips for elementary school teachers and children. Over the next few years, further development of the Discovery Center will include tour and informational opportunities for families and senior groups. Please check back for more information. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for upcoming news, please contact Chris.   


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