Gallatin Valley Farm to School is the proud owner of BOB, the Bozone Ozone Bus! BOB, a school bus turned mobile greenhouse, travels to schools and community events to teach students about science, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and environmental stewardship. BOB visits schools in the spring and fall and summer camps during the summer months. Our lessons provide students with the opportunity to plant their own starts, explore the inner workings of a mobile greenhouse, learn how to compost, and much more!
Our school and summer programs are focused on preschool – 8th grade students. Lessons are based on the Next Generation Science Standards and Bozeman School District Health Standards. Topics will include plant parts and functions, plant life cycles and adaptations, composting and food webs, food systems, nutrition and more.
Spring 2020 BOB visits were cancelled due to COVID-19. For the 2020-2021 school year, school programs will run early September – October and May – June. Click here to download the program flyer to learn more about the specifics of the program, including curriculum, scheduling, cost and timeline. Visit this page to sign up for a visit.
The BOB Bus is available all summer to visit community programs including preschools, summer camps, events, markets and more. The content of these visits is tailored to the specific needs of each site following the themes of gardening, agriculture, nutrition and environmental science. We are now scheduling summer visits, so sign up today before the calendar fills up.
Contact Gilly Levy, GVF2S Bob Bus Program Coordinator, with programs requests and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Update: We have an adapted BOB Bus Program with policies and procedures to ensure safety of all participants and staff. Payment will not be requested for any program until after the program has occurred and we will remain flexible in this time of uncertainty. We encourage schools and community groups to sign up for programs now since the calendar usually fills up.
If you would like to know more about where BOB came from, please watch this video created by the Bozeman Youth Initiative!