Heifer Global Village
What is it?
The Heifer Global Village is one part of our outdoor education facility. It’s a collection of authentic model houses from many parts of the world. Here you will find African mud huts, a bamboo stilt house, thatch roofs, rain barrels, animal pens, prayer flags, water jugs, hand-painted Mayan tiles, and so much more. It is one of three such villages on the continent; the other two are in Howell, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.
These dwellings represent impoverished areas around the globe where Heifer International has worked to eradicate hunger, poverty, social injustice, and other issues through gifts of livestock and education. Shepherd's Spring is proud to offer Heifer’s experiential curriculum to thousands of children, teens, and adults each year. Participants young and old often leave brimming with ideas about ways they might make a difference in someone’s life.
This was such a powerful program. The kids still talk about it now, months later. I loved the way that it forced them to think outside themselves.
- Nadine, Girl Scout leader
What can we do in the Heifer Global Village?
We offer programs ranging from one-hour guided tours to half-day cooking programs to intensive overnight role-playing experiences.
60-minute Global Tour (5th grade – adult) - $8/person
90-minute Global Activity Tour (K-4th grade) - $12/person
Cultural Connections - $32/person
Seeds - $35/person
Global Gateway - $85/person
Global Explorers - $185/person
Heifer Fair Share Meal - $25/person
Self-guided Walking Tours – by donation (reservations required)
Who comes to the Heifer Global Village?
Public and private school classes * University classes and clubs * Religious & missionary groups * Volunteer & service organizations * Girl & Boy Scout troops * Homeschoolers * Families
Thank you for such a rich and meaningful experience for our students. We’ve continued to draw upon the experience in our sustainability class and have been having great conversations.
- Laura, teacher
We offer free preview tours to group leaders interested in seeing the village before bringing a group here. If you’re going to be in the area, give us a call! Advance reservations required.
Heifer Global Village in Winter? Yes!
The Heifer Global Village is open year-round. Adjustments may be made for the conditions, but if you can get here and we can get here, it’s on!