For Educators and Schools

  • Education for Sustainability Institute (Courtney Ley Photography)
  • Climate Resiliency Fellowship (Courtney Ley Photography)
  • ABCs of Farm-Based Education (Courtney Ley Photography)
  • School Programs Outreach
  • School Program on the Farm

Shelburne Farms’ education 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.

School Programs
Promote your students’ learning and your own professional development through one-day field trips offered on the farm or at your school.  

Children’s Farmyard Group Visits
Participate in scheduled hands-on learning activities and/or explore the Farmyard at your own pace. 

Professional Learning for Educators
Join a network of peers to build your knowledge and enhance your teaching practice around Education for Sustainability.

Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability
Student teams design year-long projects addressing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This program started as a collaboration among Shelburne Farms, Vermont educators Kate Toland and Lindsey Halman, the Rubenstein School of the University of Vermont, the Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network, and Vermont Learning for the Future. Now, Cultivating Pathways has grown to include other community partners, hundreds of youth, and their teachers.