Programs For Educators

Why participate in professional learning at Shelburne Farms? Find out in this video, as educators reflect at our Summer Institute on Educating for Sustainability. They capture the spirit of all our professional learning programs.

Our educator workshops are offered throughout the year, with many programs in the summer. To bring you the richest programming, we offer many of these workshops in partnership with other organizations. Many of our programs can be taken for graduate continuing education credits. For questions, please contact our Director of Professional Development, Jen Cirillo.

View our current offerings below or download our 2017 Programs for Educators Flyer.

View all of our Farm events.

Upcoming Workshops

  • May
    5 to 6

    Climate Resiliency Fellowship

    Friday 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...

  • 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
    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...

Recent Workshops

Sorry you missed these workshops. Most are offered annually, so check back often for updates, or contact Jen Cirillo ( for more information.
  • 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

    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
    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 ...

  • Jan

    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...

  • Nov

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Roads and Rails

    Saturday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Nov
    4 to 6

    6th Annual Farm-Based Education National Gathering: Connections that Lead to Change

    Friday to Sunday, All day Friday and Saturday & 8AM - 1PM SundayEducator Workshop

    Educators, farmers, nonprofit organization staff, parents, nutrition practitioners, policy makers, students, and more will come together this November to share skills, build relationships, and...