Education for Sustainability
As people gather for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, get inspired and motivated locally by stories of successful action against climate change and for human health.
The Farm-Based Education Network’s 7th Conference in the Greater Baltimore area will offer field trips to farm and garden projects in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and throughout Maryland, followed by workshops at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, MD. The conference promises rich learning, relationship building, growth, and inspiration for all who attend! Shelburne Farms is the coordinating organization for the Farm-Based Education Network.
Do you want to incorporate engaging and fun environmental education into your current curriculum?
A recent NPR study found that over 80% of American parents want climate change theory taught in their children’s schools, and 86% of American teachers agree. However, more than half of teachers say they don’t address the topic in their classrooms. The most common reason given: climate change is outside their subject matter.
Hey early childhood educators! Come explore Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) programming with us!
Cultivating Farm to Early Childhood (FTEC) is an opportunity for you — Family Child Care, Head Start, Center-Based, Public Pre-K, and Home Visiting educators — to explore and expand your personal and professional experience related to food and nutrition programming while building and strengthening community connections.
Aimee was recently one of ten Burlington area educators who traveled to Hawai’i to explore the power of place-based and culture-based education and to strengthen a partnership that began last summer in Burlington.
Jorge Yagual recently joined Shelburne Farms as professional learning and farm to school educator. His journey here perfectly captures the rippling impact of our work with educators.
Join with educators, students, and community partners at the Vermont History Museum for a day-long workshop and design studio on March 18th. This is the second event in a series of offerings focused on place-based learning that integrates personalized learning plans (PLPs), flexible pathways and proficiency based graduation requirements. The day will provide experiences with powerful integrated learning partnerships, opportunities to build connections between educators and community partners, and a facilitated curriculum design process.