Education for Sustainability
While a great many pumpkins have been carved into jack o’lanterns for this evening’s trick or treating, many still remain intact. It is easy to forget that these squash are edible, and a great way to engage children in cooking after the holiday.
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between children and local food. Vermont FEED, our farm to school partnership project with NOFA-VT, is working to connect the 3C’s of farm to school—cafeteria, classroom, and community—throughout the state. Here are some of the highlights from the month:
New Workshop Series: 3 Place-Based Workshops focused on collective science & stewardship in the Upper Valley.
While climate rallies were occurring in New York and across the globe, Shelburne Farms–together with the University of Vermont and the City of Burlington–was honored to host representatives from North, Central, and South America to address issues at the cross-section of human health and climate change.
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.