Calendar

  • Jan to Feb
    1 to 26

    January & February Weekend Sleigh Rides

    Sunday, 11AM – 2PM, every half hourFamily Program, Special Event

    Giddy up, giddy-up on these 20-minute rides from the Welcome Center. All rides are weather-permitting. From January 1 to February 26, sleigh rides run every Saturday and Sunday. Please call the...

  • Jan
    21

    Shelburne Winterfest

    Saturday, 12PM - 3PMSpecial Event

    Come enjoy indoor and outdoor winter activities such as horse-drawn rides, crafts, music and delicious food during this annual FREE, family-fun event!...

  • Jan
    28

    Winter Wildlife Detectives

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

    *Please note this program has changed from 1/14 to 1/28* Learn about animals that are active in the c-c-c-cold Vermont winter in our cozy, indoor, wintery forest.  Then, we will bundle up and...

  • Jan
    28

    Active in Winter Signs for Early Educators

    Saturday, 9:00AM - 12:00PMEducator Workshop

    Are you looking for ways to connect with the natural world around you in the coldest of months? Join us as we meet at Pine Forest Children’s Center and head out into Burlington's South End to look...

  • Feb
    4

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

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

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms!  Enjoy lots of indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions.  Become a farmer and...

  • Feb
    10

    February Full Moon Sleigh Rides

    Friday, 5:30PM, 6:05PM & 6:40PM, weather permittingSpecial Event

    Join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a winter evening of star gazing. Put on your woolies and brave the winter for one of these 30-minute rides, and don't...

  • Feb
    11

    Lenses on the Land by Moonlight

    Saturday, 2:30 - 10PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. Using the sunset, moonrise, moonlight as well as the the...

  • Feb
    11

    Indoor Salad Gardening For Kids

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMFamily Program

    Join Peter Burke, author of “Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening,” for a family workshop on how to grow salad greens in your home with just a week, a cupboard, and a window sill. Participants will...

  • Feb
    11

    Tracking Down Winter Fun! for Educators

    Saturday, 9:30AM - 12:00PMEducator Workshop

    There’s so much fun to be had outdoors in the winter!  Join us to explore a variety of activities, games, and techniques that will bring out the winter wildlife detective in all of us!...

  • Feb
    18

    What Do Owls Eat for Lunch?

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

    Have you ever wondered what owls like to eat? Let’s dissect owl pellets to find out! We’ll make masks and meet a live owl, too! For ages five and up with accompanying adult.

  • Feb
    25

    Forester for a Day

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

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives.  Then, work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home. Please make sure to dress...

  • Mar
    10 to 12

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education March 2017

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Mar
    13

    Owl Prowl

    Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont’s winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home.  Back indoors, warm up with hot...

  • Mar
    19

    Maple Sugaring Celebration

    Sunday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us Sunday for a day full of celebrating all things maple! 4-H Pancake Breakfast 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $8/adult, $4/child McClure Center for Education, Farm Barn Start your day with some...

  • 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
    25

    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
    1

    Winged Predators of the Sky

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

    Play games that explore the relationship between predators of the sky and their prey. Then, make a craft that will get us thinking about how different wing shapes determine where a bird-of-prey hunts...

  • Apr
    4

    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...

  • Apr
    22

    Buzzing with Vermont's 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 - 5:00PM 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...

  • 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
    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
    20

    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...

  • 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
    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...

  • Jul
    16

    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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