For You or Your Family

At-home and virtual activities for learners of all ages

  • Discover Maple Sugaring at Shelburne Farms

    April 15, 2021 Nature / Natural Resources

    Join educators Jed and Cat as they introduce you to the sugarbush and the sugarhouse as you discover the story of sap to syrup!

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  • Lambing Time!

    April 12, 2021 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food

    Get a peek behind the scenes of lambing season, and learn about some of the tools and strategies we use to keep our lambs and their moms healthy and safe.

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  • Winter Wildlife Detectives: Print, Pattern & Place

    March 15, 2021 | Cat Parrish

    Use the “3 P’s” of tracking — Print, Pattern, and Place — when creating your own story of the secretive lives of wild animals!

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  • Winter Wildlife Detectives: Animal Clues!

    March 9, 2021 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Wild animals are quick, sneaky, and often hard to find out on the land — but they often leave behind signs or clues that they’ve been around!

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  • Winter Wildlife Detectives: Who’s Out There?

    February 15, 2021 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Investigate which animals are active in the cold months, and which take a long winter's nap.

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  • Craft Ideas from Winter Gifts Program

    December 9, 2020 | Cat Parrish Culture / Arts, Nature / Natural Resources

    Have fun with your kids creating these simple gifts using found and recycled materials near you. These ideas are borrowed from our Winter Gifts program.

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  • A Journey from Sheep to Sweater

    November 17, 2020 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Did you know that Shelburne Farms has a flock of 60 sheep? But how do you get from a white woolly sheep to a warm, cozy sweater?

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  • How is Butter Made?

    October 27, 2020 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food

    Watch and learn how to make butter - all you need is some heavy cream, a jar, a song, and some friends!

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  • Harvesting & Drying Herbs in the Education Gardens

    September 22, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    Here's how we harvest and dry the herbs in our Education Gardens, and ideas to put them to good use all winter long.

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  • Garden Bugs: Friend or Foe?

    September 8, 2020 | Cat Parrish Gardening

    Our gardens aren’t just full of tastes, colors, and smells - they are full of BUGS! Meet some of the insects that might be living in your garden.

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