First EnrichLA field trip!! Glenfeliz Elementary to Taking the Reins!

The weather was perfect on Monday April 3rd for our first ever EnrichLA field trip!

our first walk into the barn

5th grade students from Glenfeliz Elementary visited the urban farm and equestrian center that is Taking the Reins. Students learned about chickens, ducks, goats, and horses!

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It was amazing to see them arrive full of manic energy and excitement, and to learn to sync their energy to the animals throughout the day. Some students were terrified of petting the chickens or goats, and overcame their fears-even to the point of holding the chickens! Students learned groom horses and lead them gracefully.


Lastly they toured the LA River with Ranger Michelle!

What an amazing field trip!

Alexys Thomas

Alexys Thomas is a garden ranger and program director. She grew up in Van Nuys, CA. She loves bees, compost, and teaching. She can teach almost anything to grow on a trellis!