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Acres for Life, Center for Growth & Learning

11720 256th St
Chisago City, MN 55013

Homeschool classesField tripsGetting there

Acres for Life, Center for Growth & Learning is an experiential center providing opportunities for empowered and creative learning! Programs in Environmental Education are available year round, Monday through Friday. Located on a century-old farmstead, nature programs are designed to inspire through the fun of learning!

Phone: 651-257-4159
Email: hjeffrey [at] acresforlife [dot] com

Hours of operation: By appointment only, Monday–Friday, 9am–9pm


Homeschool classes

For more information, contact Heather Jeffrey at 651-257-4159 or hjeffrey [at] acresforlife [dot] com.

Cost per child/student: $10/hour

Minimum class size: 4
Maximum class size: 25

Target grade level: K–6

Sibling policy: Age level siblings may participate at cost — younger siblings must be supervised by parent
Parent/guardian/educator policy: May observe or wait in car/waiting area.

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: One week prior full refund if rescheduled. Please make every effort to avoid canceling within 24 hours of your appointment.


Field trips

For more information, contact ...
Name: Heather Jeffrey at 651-257-4159 or hjeffrey [at] acresforlife [dot] com.

Cost per child/student: $10/hour — price adjustment made based on length of field trip

Minimum class size: 4
Maximum class size: 25

Target grade level: for grades K–4 and 4–8

1 hour programs for grades K–6, $10/child:

  • Birds of a Feather: Come and learn all about the amazing adaptations that make a bird a bird! Discover interesting facts and do fun activities such as: build a nest, sing in the bird chorus, and participate in a flapping contest!
  • Quit Bugging Me! Join us for a look at the fascinating world of Bugs! What makes a bug a bug and an insect an insect? Try and jump as far as a flea, or flap as fast as a midge! And learn really cool buggy trivia to share with your friends and family!
  • Tremendous Trees: Join us as we discover the amazing factory that is a tree! Find out how they work and what they do, identify common trees and learn how to measure them too! And of course do a fun tree craft!
  • Fun Naturally! Hey Kids! Come and explore the world in a whole new way! Use all your senses, explore the world under your feet, play fun nature games and learn something new!
  • CloudCasting: “What’s the weather supposed to be like today?” Come learn about clouds and all the amazing things they tell us about weather! Fun weather activities, interesting folklore and create your own amazingly accurate Weather Rock!
  • I Think We Go This Way?: Come and learn all about orienteering! You will learn how to use a compass properly and get to practice too. Come and get unlost with us!

1 hour programs for grades 4–8, $10/child:

  • Nature’s Nurtures: Come learn about the people who lived here long ago and the way they worked with plants to provide for their health needs back before there were drive-thru pharmacies!

1 hour programs for the whole family, $10/person:

    • Starry Night: Learn how animal’s eyes and our eyes adjust to the night. Become familiar with some of the night sights and sounds, critters, and constellations! Bring bug spray but NO flashlights! (Intended for the whole family!)

Sibling policy: Age level siblings may participate at cost — younger siblings must be supervised by parent
Parent/guardian/educator policy: May observe or wait in car/waiting area

Cancellation policy/Cancellation deadline: One week prior full refund if rescheduled. Please make every effort to avoid canceling within 24 hours of your appointment.


Getting there

Driving directions: Located north of the Twin Cites - please call for detailed driving directions



Information subject to change. Please check with Acres for Life, Center for Growth & Learning for the most current information. Last updated on Fri, May 29, 2015.