These are the answers to the most common questions we receive about STEM Education at Lone Oaks Farm and our facilities. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for here, please contact us and we will be in touch shortly.
Where are you located?
Lone Oaks Farm is located at 10000 Lake Hardeman Road, Middleton, TN.
What programs do you offer?
We offer a variety of programs to fit all ages. We currently have 15 programs that cover a variety of topics. A majority of our programs are outside and can be customized for a specific age group. For a more detailed description, please visit our programs page.
What is the focus of the Lone Oaks STEM program?
Our focus at Lone Oaks is to teach STEM in a way that is fun, challenging, and experiential. We want to get kids outside, connected to nature, and engaged with each other in ways that are difficult or impossible to accomplish in the classroom. The programs at Lone Oaks are designed to be entertaining for students, but also to help teachers reinforce key concepts in STEM.
Is there a cost associated with your program? If so, how much?
Lone Oaks charges a fee of $10 per student. We will also charge a $10 fee to any non-school employee chaperone and any accompanying school aged siblings.
How many students can you accommodate at one time?
Due to the amount of hands on activities, we prefer to work with groups that are 80 or less. If you have a group that is larger than 80, we can work with you to accommodate you the best way possible.
What time should we arrive/depart?
We typically ask that you arrive around 9:30 and depart around 2:00.
Are students allowed to bring backpacks?
Yes, students are more than welcome to bring a backpack/purse along with them. While we are outside, all bags will be left in the STEM building.
Are students allowed to bring electronics including cell phones?
We ask that you follow the school guidelines for electronics/cell phones. We prefer that students do not have cell phones out during the program activity. Our desire is for students to use this as a time to connect with nature.
Do you offer any type of lunch program?
We do offer an optional lunch menu. The cost for the lunch menu will be an additional $10 per person. This includes teachers, parents, and students.
Are students allowed to bring their own water bottles?
Yes, students are welcome to bring their own water bottles. We have a filtration station for them to use to refill their bottles.
What should my students wear?
Students should wear attire suitable for the outdoors. We recommend closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing that may get dirty or wet. Students are welcome to bring a change of clothes as well.
Are there accommodations for handicap students?
Yes, we have resources to assist students with handicaps.
What is the role of adults/chaperones?
We love for parents to be an active participant in our activities. Adult chaperones are encouraged to learn and discover alongside the students.
Do you have any type of vending machines or gift shop?
We do not at this time. Students are welcome to bring a snack and/or water bottle.