School Programs

Thanks for your interest in our school programs.  The application period to request a 2016-2017 school program has closed. For more information,  contact School Programs Coordinator, Courtney Mulcahy, 802-985-0319, or cmulcahy@shelburnefarms.org.

Since 1978, Shelburne Farms has offered seasonal one-day field trips for K-8th grade students and their teachers. All of our programs take advantage of what is happening in and around the farmforest & fields, and lake & wetlands. These include:

  • Field trips to the Farm. 9:30am-1:30pm, Sept.-June. $7/student. Scholarships available.
  • Programs at a site in your community. 9:30am-1:30pm, Sept.-June. $4/student (2 hours), $8/student (4 hours); +$0.485/mile
  • Informal group visits to our Children's Farmyard

This year, all our programs are listed online only (no brochure), and are presented thematically by season. 


Fall

  • Farm - Fall

    Farm - Fall Field Trip

    This program could include:

    • harvesting
    • visiting the farmyard and garden
    • cooking, processing food and eating together

    BIG IDEAS: COMMUNITY, CYCLES

  • Forest & Fields - Fall

    Fall - Forests & Fields Field Trip

    This program could include:

    • forest ecology
    • habitats
    • soils

    BIG IDEAS:  INTERDEPENDENCE, COMMUNITY, DIVERSITY

  • Lake & Wetlands - Fall

    Lake & Wetlands - Fall

    This program could include:

    • Geologic process,fossils, rock formations, geologic history
    • Wetland exploration

    BIG IDEAS: CHANGE OVER TIME, SYSTEMS

Spring

  • Farm - Spring

    Farm - Spring

    This program could include:

    • Visit the Dairy and the Sheep Flock
    • Visit the farmyard

    BIG IDEAS: CYCLES

  • Forest & Fields - Spring

    Forests & Fields - Spring

    This program could include:

    • Sugaring
    • Spring ephemerals
    • Climate change

    BIG IDEAS: CYCLES, ADAPTATION

  • Lake & Wetlands - Spring

    This program could include:

    • Climate change and wetlands
    • Wetland, pond or lake shore exploration

    BIG IDEAS: ADAPTATION, CYCLES, SYSTEMS

Winter

  • Farm - Winter

    Farm - Winter

    This program could include

    • Farm history, tool explore
    • Candle making, bread making

    BIG IDEAS:

  • Forest & Fields - Winter

    Forest & Fields - Winter

    This program could include:

    • Tracking
    • Animal adaptations
    • Community building and winter survival

    BIG IDEAS: PLACE, ADAPTATION, COMMUNITY

  • Lake & Wetlands - Winter

    There is no winter Lake & Wetlands program offered.