School Trip to Yuma, AZ

Studying the science behind our food


Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from or how it is made? On this school trip to Yuma, AZ students will learn about the chemistry and science behind our foods. Work alongside chemist, agriculturist, and botanist as you learn about the science of food.  Tour food labs, working crops and visit with local farmers and learn about the farm to table process.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome to Phoenix

After arriving in Phoenix, your school group will meet their Appleseed Guide and get a brief introduction to the area before serving the Dream Center. This organization provides continuum care for homeless families by providing food and aid. The group will then check into their accommodations and have dinner.

Day 2 – Head to Yuma, AZ

Following breakfast, the school group will head to Yuma, AZ which is known as the food basket of the United States.  After having a local organic lunch we will head to The University of Arizona agricultural lab.  We will spend the afternoon learning about organics, pesticides and the planting and harvesting of vegetables and fruits.  Later we will enjoy a farm to feast dinner at a local restaurant.

 Day 3 – UA Lab and Volunteer at Local Farm

During the morning your student group will go kayaking and explore the unique coastal dune lake ecosystem found in this area. It is possible that your group will discover bat rays, blue crabs, and a variety of marine inhabitants. From here the group will get cleaned up, have lunch, and then head home.

Add a Day and Enjoy a Airboat Ride or Take a Black Bear Journey

Explore some of the remote backwoods of the long leaf pine forest with a bear biologist learning about these amazing predators.

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.


  • Swim or interact with wild dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Kayak in rare and endangered Coastal Dune Lakes
  • Learn about ongoing shark and sea turtle research at the local NMFS center
  • Snorkel and view tropical fish on rock reefs
  • Net pulls for species in Dune Lake Outlets
  • Snorkel off a catamaran in seagrass habitats


Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.