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  • Nature-Based Education in Early Childhood

    June 4, 2015 | Linda Wellings Education for Sustainability

    When did it become so difficult for young children to play and learn outdoors? And how can we get them back out there? Here's a preview to the upcoming conference we're hosting on Nature-Based Early Childhood Education.

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  • Preparing an Historic Inn for the Season

    May 7, 2015 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts

    A behind-the-scenes peek at some of the restoration projects that ready the inn for opening, in support of the Farm's educational mission.

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  • EFS Leadership Academy Launches

    April 22, 2015 | Jen Cirillo

    This spring, we're introducing a year-long program for educators eager to advance their practice in education for sustainability.

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  • Addressing Climate Change through Education

    April 20, 2015 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our "A Forest for Every Classroom" partnership program is welcoming a new group of teachers in May with a new focus: climate change.

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  • Dairy in the Classroom

    April 15, 2015 | Dana Hudson Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    What happens when a boy with food anxieties is regularly exposed to new foods in the classroom? Dana Hudson found out as a Shelburne Farms educator for a "Dairy in the Classroom" program.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Sugaring Field Trip

    March 20, 2015 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Tag along with a school field trip exploring sugaring in this photo blog. See sugaring through the eyes of schoolchildren -- and learn a few things, too!

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  • Differentiating Instruction In Professional Learning

    March 2, 2015 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    In education, differentiation is a promising practice to support student learning, build on prior knowledge and experiences, and connect students to each other and their environment. It is equally important when offering professional instruction to adults.

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  • Agritourism Guides for Farmers

    February 17, 2015 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Agriculture and tourism are both vibrant contributors to Vermont. Now with new guides to support them, Vermont farmers can think creatively and realistically about how to engage customers in activities on their farms.

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  • A Community of Early Childhood Educators

    February 16, 2015 | Linda Wellings Education for Sustainability

    What were early childhood educators doing playing a kids game (with no kids), long after school hours, on the tail end of an already exhausting work day?

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Market Garden

    January 22, 2015 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    For most farmers, winter means planning. Shelburne Farms is no exception. But as an education organization, there's extra planning around sharing our gardens with students.

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