In May, young Deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) students of Central Oregon had the opportunity to visit a farm in Madras, Oregon. Once they arrived there were introductions and ice breakers to encourage the students to socialize. They went on a scavenger hunt around the farm in groups and then fed the animals carrots and apples. The students ended their trip by eating lunch with their peers.
Our DHH students were welcomed to come along for this field trip, regardless of language preference. This field trip had students ranging from elementary to middle school students. The middle schoolers acted as mentors to some of the younger students. The goal of this field trip was to give DHH students of the region a chance to meet and socialize, learn about farm animals and develop a deeper understanding of farm-related vocabulary.