Education Programs

Gorman Heritage Farm is nestled on 122 acres overlooking the Millcreek Valley. The Farm is an ideal outdoor classroom to connect eager learners with topics including history, food systems, life science and geology.

Many children do not understand that eggs do not come from the grocery store, or that cotton grows on a plant, while wool is from a sheep. Are birds warm- or cold-blooded? This concept becomes concrete when students help collect fresh eggs, still warm.

Did you know that when Dorothy and Jim Gorman were growing up, they could look out over the valley and see teams of horses plowing on other farms? From the same perch today, we see I-75, multiple manufacturing companies and thousands of cars. What do you think the valley will look like in another generation?