ABC's of Farm-Based Education
Discover fun, hands-on ways to develop agricultural education programs for school groups with kid tested, educator approved activities that are easy-to-use. We will highlight activities from Project Seasons and our new publication Cultivating Joy and Wonder. If you are just starting to explore the possibilities of opening your farm for education, or looking for new ideas for your program, this is the workshop for you!
Tentative Schedule (subject to change)
Friday, March 7th
8:00-8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast at the Education Center
8:30-9:00 Entrance Activities
9:00-9:30 Welcome, Announcements, Plan for the Workshop
9:30-11 Farm Introductions and activities
11:00-12:30 Market Garden tour and garden activities
12:30-1:15 Lunch at the Education Center
1:15-2:30 Harvest Activities
2:30-3:30 Discussion: Program Development
3:30-4:15 Make & Takes and Farm Crafts or Farmyard Chores
4:15-5:15 Open time: Resource table explore, participant networking, opportunity to meet with Education staff from Shelburne Farms.
6:15-7:30 Dinner at Orchard Cove House
7:30-8:00 Farm Mixers!
Saturday, March 8th
7:30 Farmyard chores OPTIONAL
8:00-8:45 Breakfast at the Education Center
8:45 Welcome and Check-in
8:45-9:30 Educator’s toolbox: teaching tips and tricks
9:30-10:15 Farm safety: engaging visitors in a safe farm environment
10:15-10:45 Activities in Ed Center
11:00-12:00 Farmyard Explore!
12:15-12:45 Lunch at Education Center
1:00-2:45 Shelburne Farms Dairy visit and dairy activities
3:00-4:00 Open Space: emergent conversation
4:00 Free time, Farm Tour, resources, networking, etc.
6:00 Dinner at Orchard Cove House
7:30 Singing by the fire!
Sunday, March 9th
7:30-8:30 Farmyard chores OPTIONAL
8:30-9:00 Breakfast at the Education Center
9:00 Welcome and Check-in
9:15-10:30 Problem Solving Triad
10:30-Noon: Forest Discovery Walk up Lone Tree Hill
Noon-1:00pm: Lunch, Finish up with Resources
1:00-2:00pm: Butter making and Poesy Poetry activity
2:00-3:00pm: Closing exercise and Goodbyes
This workshop is currently full. If space opens up, the link to register will appear here!
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