For You or Your Family

At-home and virtual activities for learners of all ages

  • 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 | Noel Perriello 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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  • Sheep and Goats: Grazers or Browsers?

    August 24, 2020 | George Conklin Agriculture / Food

    Sheep and goats are friendly companions in our pastures, but if you observe them closely for a while, you may notice that they aren’t always eating the same plants the same way.

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  • All About Eggs!

    August 12, 2020 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food

    Did you know that chicken eggs come in colors other than white and brown? Learn about what the eggs of different breeds look like in our matching game!

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  • Dress Up Like a Bean Plant

    July 22, 2020 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    What parts of a plant are essential for it to grow healthy and strong? Find out from Cat as she dresses up like a bean plant.

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  • The Fab Five: What Plants Need to Grow

    July 10, 2020 | Cat Parrish Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    What are the five essential things that plants need to grow healthy and strong? Follow Cat in the Education Garden and find out!

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