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Experience Heifer First Hand

Explore our programs at learning centers across the country.

Global Gateway

Global Gateway

One-Night or Two-Night Program
6th Grade and Up

Global Gateway creates an existence in which nothing - shelter, food, water or cooking fuel - can be taken for granted. Participants prepare a meal with limited resources and spend a night in the Global Village.

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Global Challenge

Global Challenge

Two-Night or Three-Night Program
6th Grade and Up

Global Challenge pairs the Global Gateway experience with globally-themed team-building exercises that develop communication skills within your group while exploring Heifer's guiding principles.

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Alternative Break

Alternative Break

Four or Five-Night Program
6th Grade and Up

Alternative Break combines experiential learning programs, such as the Global Gateway experience and team building, with service activities. The service allows participants to give back while experiencing something for the first time - like milking a goat or harvesting vegetables.

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Global Explorers

Global Explorers

Two Night Program

Visitors will spend two nights in the Global Village and explore sustainable solutions to hunger and poverty. Some of the topics explored are soil erosion, lack of clean water and waste.

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Day Camp

Day Camp

Five-Day Program
First through Sixth Grade

Campers in grades 1-6 learn about Heifer's sustainable approach to ending hunger and poverty and the challenges their global neighbors face. They also learn more about world cultures and enjoying activities like milking livestock, harvesting vegetables, games and arts and crafts.

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Womens Lambing

Women’s Lambing

Two-Night or Three-Night Program
Women Age 14 and Up

During the lambing season at Heifer Ranch, experience a blend of facilitated discussions, experiential learning activities, hands-on animal work and camaraderie. Learn with a diverse group of women while focusing on Heifer's work to empower women through sustainable agriculture.

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Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections

Four Hour Program

Preparing an authentic meal, wearing traditional clothing and participating in games and music allow children to come away with an understanding of a new culture.

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Discover Heifer

Discover Heifer

Two-and-a-half hour Program
All Ages

A guided tour and introductory video show how Heifer is improving millions of lives around the world. Experience the sustainable agricultural practices that Heifer supports as you explore our gardens, livestock areas and Global Village sites.

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Animal Connections

Animal Connections

Two-and-a-Half Hour Program
All Ages

Learn about the many benefits animals provide during a tour of the Ranch animals, global village and during hands-on activities such as goat milking and rope making.

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Seeds

Seeds

Four Hour Program
4th - 12th Grades

Learn the concepts of development and sustainability in just a few hours as your group moves through educational stations including a global village meal, hands-on learning at village sites, livestock interactions and garden activities.

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We Are Connected

We Are Connected!

One-and-a-half Hour Program

Trace the steps involved in bringing foods to our tables, and learn how we are connected to our food sources.

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Exhibit Experience

Exhibit Experience

One Hour Program

Explore our rich and stimulating mix of galleries, hands-on exhibits, videos and activities that focus on global issues. Groups of 10 or more must schedule a time to visit the exhibits.

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Green Building Tour

Green Building Tour

30 Minute Program

Heifer Village is designed as a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building. Adjacent wetlands, which support native species, complement Heifer Village's design.

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