Programs For Educators

Why participate in professional learning at Shelburne Farms? Find out in this video, as educators reflect at our Summer Institute on Educating for Sustainability. They capture the spirit of all our professional learning programs.

Our educator workshops are offered throughout the year, with many programs in the summer. To bring you the richest programming, we offer many of these workshops in partnership with other organizations. Many of our programs can be taken for graduate continuing education credits. For questions, please contact our Director of Professional Development, Jen Cirillo.

View our current offerings below or download our 2017 Programs for Educators Flyer.

View all of our Farm events.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Oct
    22 to 24

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education October 2017

    Sunday to Tuesday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Are you looking to build a farm-based education program, or inspire your existing programming? At this workshop, you'll fill your toolbox with kid-tested, educator approved...

  • Nov

    Engaging Farm Visitors: Tours, Camps & Animals

    Thursday, Workshop 2:00 - 5:00 PM; Optional light dinner 5:00 - 7:00 PMEducator Workshop

    Through harvest activities and dress-up games to chore helping and taste testing, your farm is a unique place to teach, share and grow as a community. Discover fun activities for a variety of ages...

  • Mar
    9 to 11

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education March 2018

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Are you looking to build a farm-based education program, or inspire your existing programming? At this workshop, you'll fill your toolbox with kid-tested, educator approved...

Recent Workshops

Sorry you missed these workshops. Most are offered annually, so check back often for updates, or contact Jen Cirillo ([email protected]) for more information.
  • Aug
    17 to 18

    Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Thursday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pmEducator Workshop

    For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting at Shelburne Farms.   We will hold evening programming on Thursday night...

  • Aug

    Love the Lake Exploration Workshop

    Thursday, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PMEducator Workshop

    Regardless of your grade or subject, as a local Vermont teacher, there are tons of ways to integrate Lake Champlain into your curriculum! Shelburne Farms and Champlain Basin Education...

  • Jul
    24 to 28

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability, 10th Anniversary

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday optional evening eventEducator Workshop

    Join us in 2017 to celebrate our 10th Annual Summer Institute on EFS. Spend five rich days with colleagues from around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the...

  • Jul
    17 to 19

    Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

    Monday to Wednesday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation. ​ Our hope is...

  • Jul
    11 to 14

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder

    Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Are you looking for new ways to connect your program to the community outside of your classroom? Join us at the Farm for hands-on, interdisciplinary activities and explore ways in which these can be...

  • Jun
    27 to 29

    2017-2018 Northeast Farm to School Institute

    Tuesday to Thursday, all dayEducator Workshop

    KICKOFF SUMMER RETREAT June 27-29, 2017 A unique year-long professional learning opportunity for twelve school teams from New England and New York. BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION FTS Program...

  • Jun

    Digging Deeper with Our Farm Connections

    Monday, 9:00AM-5PMEducator Workshop

    Hey early childhood educators! Come experience the Farm’s garden, forest, or farm animals and explore how to utilize them to help your students connect to the land wherever they are. You’ll...

  • May
    5 to 6

    Climate Resiliency Fellowship

    Friday to Saturday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long fellowship for educators committed to learning and teaching about climate change through interdisciplinary and place-based approaches. For middle and high school teachers in Vermont, New...