For Educators / Schools

Our school programs staff support both student learning and professional development for educators. The ideas of place and sustainability are at the heart of our work.  We offer a variety of experiences that inspire deep connections to community, and a commitment to a healthy future.

  • Professional Development for Educators
    Build your knowledge and enhance your teaching practice around education for sustainability.
  • School Programs
    Promote your students’ learning and your own professional development with on-site programs, investigations in your community, related workshops.
  • Children's Farmyard Group Visits
    Participate in scheduled activities and/or explore the farmyard at your own pace. 
  • Sustainable Schools Project
    Engage your students and improve your school using sustainability as an integrating context for your school's curriculum, community partnerships, and campus practices.
  • Vermont FEED
    Raise your school and community's awareness about healthy food, the role of Vermont farms and farmers, and good nutrition.
  • A Forest for Every Classroom
    Get inspired, learn, and gain the skills to use place-based education to transform your classroom.


Why participate in professional development at Shelburne Farms? In this short video (<3 min), educators share their experiences and reflections at our 2014 Summer Institute on Educating for Sustainability. Their reflections capture the spirit of all Shelburne Farms' professional development programs.