• Mar

    Burlington Geographic 2017: Where the Wild Things Are

    Thursday, 7 - 8:30 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Join Alicia Daniel (BPRW Field Naturalist) and Sophie Mazowita (Founder, Burlington VT Mammal Tracking Project) on the trail of fox and fisher in Burlington. You'll get the latest news and...

  • Mar
    23 to 25

    Winter EFS Immersion

    Thursday to Saturday, 5:00PM on Thursday to 4:00PM on SaturdayEducator Workshop

    **NOTE NEW DATES** The Winter Immersion is for those wishing to dive deeply into their practice and learn in a residential, retreat-like setting. We’ll be focusing on the intersection of...

  • Mar

    Play Date! Spring on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend! Meet wiggly worms, burrow underground like a woodchuck, tap a sugar maple, along with so many other activities at your own pace and schedule. Seating and tables available if you...

  • Apr

    Winged Predators of the Sky

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program

    Join us for games that explore the relationship between predators of the sky and their prey. Then, we will look at how different wing shapes determine where a bird-of-prey hunts best through...

  • Apr

    Catch the Wind: Where Renewable Energy and Bat Conservation Meet

    Tuesday, 6:30-8PMAdult Program

    Wind energy is clean, renewable, and has become increasingly affordable in recent years. But since the emergence of White Nose Syndrome –a deadly disease that has devastated the North American bat...

  • Apr

    The Spark of Creativity: Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard - "Fostering Creativity"

    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMAdult Program

    Where do ideas come from? How do you pursue them? How do you keep creativity alive throughout your life? Who in your life encouraged you along the way? Join moderator Fran Stoddard, former...

  • Apr

    Sheep & Shear Delights

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us anytime between 10AM and 1PM to celebrate sheep and all that they provide us.  Watch a sheep get its yearly haircut!  After the sheep is shorn,  you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Apr

    Buzzing with Vermont's Native Bees

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program

    Come learn about Vermont’s very own native bees! You'll learn how to create a beautiful world for these un-BEE-lievable insects in your own gardens and build a bee nest box to take home. This...

  • Apr
    22 to 23

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM and/or Sunday 9:30AM - 2:00PMAdult Program

    In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses in the beautiful setting of the Breeding Barn. If you’ve never...

  • Apr
    24 to 26

    Vacation Days

    Monday to Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PMYouth Program

    Spring time at Shelburne Farms brings the excitement of lambing season, maple syrup, signs of longer days, and warmer weather, and our Vacation Days program! Together, we will ready the farm for...

  • May
    4 to 5

    Climate Resiliency Fellowship

    Thursday to Saturday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long fellowship for educators committed to learning and teaching about climate change through interdisciplinary and place-based approaches. For middle and high school teachers in Vermont, New...

  • May

    Lenses on the Land at the Inn

    Saturday, 5:00 AM - 2:30 PMAdult Program

    The Inn and surrounding grounds (before they open to the public for the season) will be our base, with trips into the woods to capture wildflowers and to the barns to see farm animals. From big...

  • May

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd!  Take a wagon ride to see the pastures, then see the calves get their afternoon milk....

  • May

    Lenses on the Land Introductory Workshop

    Sunday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs! The day will begin with breakfast at the Inn followed by instruction and exploration of the Inn and the rest of the property (...

  • May

    May Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AMAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends...

  • May
    12 to 14

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 PM - Sunday 1:30 PMAdult Program

    Join us for a weekend adventure as we explore and celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. Using birds as our focus, we'll explore the natural history of the landscape. Get ready to ...

  • May

    International Migratory Bird Day - Helping Birds Along The Way

    Saturday, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    A morning bird walk for birders of all levels starts at 7:00 AM (for ages 10 and up). The day continues with visits from Outreach for Earth Stewardship's live bird abassadors...

  • May

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • May

    Water Critter Wonders

    Saturday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:30 - 2:30 PMFamily Program

    Bring your mud boots for some pond dipping fun!  Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We'll hike down to the pond, dip in to...

  • May

    Spring Wildcrafting: Greens & Mushrooms

    Sunday, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom and plant foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a guided...

  • May

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - with Guido Masé & Katherine Elmer

    Saturday, 10:00 AM-`12:00 PMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods, but powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards, too!  This “...

  • Jun

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering- Save the Date!

    Saturday, 9AM-5PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Presenters include:  Dr. Jack Kruse, Ruben Salinas, Eileen McKusick and Chris Masterjohn. More information coming in Spring 2017!

  • Jun
    10 to 11

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9 AM - 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM - 5 PMAdult Program

    Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry,...

  • Jun

    Collaborative Chef Dinner with Guest Chef Champe Speidel

    Tuesday, 6:00PMSpecial Event

    Enjoy a farm to table dinner in the Inn's East Dining Room with guest Chef Champe Speidel and Shelburne Farms Executive Chef Jim McCarthy.  Begin the evening on the North Porch...

  • Jun

    June Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AMAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends...

  • Jun
    20 to 21

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Tuesday to Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both daysAdult Program

    Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher. David practices a true...

  • Jun
    27 to 29

    2017-2018 Northeast Farm to School Institute

    Tuesday to Thursday, all dayEducator Workshop

    KICKOFF SUMMER RETREAT June 27-29, 2017 A unique year-long professional learning opportunity for twelve school teams from New England and New York. BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION FTS Program...

  • Jul
    11 to 14

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder

    Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Are you looking for new ways to connect your program to the community outside of your classroom? Join us at the Farm for hands-on, interdisciplinary activities and explore ways in which these can be...

  • Jul

    9th Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSpecial Event

     Save the date! Join the Vermont Cheese Council for the Ninth Annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival to be held on July 16, 2017 at the beautiful Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms, on the shore of...

  • Jul
    17 to 19

    Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

    Monday to Wednesday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation. ​ Our hope is...

  • Jul
    24 to 28

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability, 10th Anniversary

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday optional evening eventEducator Workshop

    Join us in 2017 to celebrate our 10th Annual Summer Institute on EFS. Spend five rich days with colleagues from around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the...

  • Aug
    17 to 18

    Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Thursday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pmEducator Workshop

      For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms.   We will hold evening programming on...

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