We have over a decade of experience working directly with teachers and educators from Vermont public schools, non-profits, private schools and other groups to train educators on how to forge meaningful connections to the natural world and then facilitate this for their students. Our trainings cover a wide range of science, natural history, earth-based skills, awareness, and nature connection topics, including:

tree ID | bird language | amphibians | tracking | citizen science
online mapping tools | digital photography | landscape interpretation
nature awareness and observation | archery | basket weaving | wild edibles

5-day Natural History field course for educators

In this 5-day intensive you’ll learn to tease out the rich stories written in the fabric of Vermont’s unique landscape. It’s a story written in stone walls, old apple trees, sprawling oak trees, and valleys carved into sandy banks. Using a mix of field trips, hands-on science activities, and lectures, you’ll learn the tools and develop the capacity to weave together the stories in your own backyard (and schoolyard) and the confidence to share these skills with your students.

Professional Development

Need CE credits? Looking for courses on Natural History, Nature Connection, and Ecology geared specifically towards teachers? We’ve got you covered with our professional development opportunities. Learn from expert naturalists and educators and discover ways of using the outdoors as a classroom resource.

In-service Training

Looking to deepen your scientific content knowledge in natural history and ecology? We offer public workshops throughout the year on earth-based skills, nature awareness, natural history and ecology. We also custom tailor in-service trainings and workshops – from 1 hour or 1 week – to meet your organization’s needs.

In-school Programming

Our expert staff will work directly with your students (K-12), guiding their exploration of the natural world through story, hands-on activities, and focused exploration. These programs are perfect whether for digging into mammal skulls, implementing long term crayfish monitoring programs, or looking for evidence of glaciers on your campus! Read on for more possibilities.

Catalog of Programs for Educators