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We are offering two programs 5-day intensives this summer.

Who: K-12 educators and naturalists of all abilities (open to the public as well). There are no prerequisite skills required for the course. Participants should expect some light hiking, off trail exploration, and canoeing.
Cost: $650 (includes lunch)
Optional: $375 for graduate credits (3) through Castleton (register for credits here). Financial aid may be available.

A somewhat more colorful palette than is typically on striped maple foliage in the fall; these growing out in the open on a rock outcrop versus most which grow in the understory and have a pale yellow fall color (Pease Mtn, Charlotte)

Science of Trees
June 26 – 30, 2023

We’ll cover what it means to be a tree, how to study trees), how to measure the height, age, timber value, and history of a tree, adaptations trees have for dealing with the ecological conditions of the northern forests, and the role of parasites, invasive species, land-use history, competition, and mutualisms in shaping what our forests look like today.

July 10 – 14, 2023

Explore different types of gaming and puzzle design that facilitate spaces for students to build connection to and agency in their learning. Primarily, we will focus on the impact of alternate reality gaming (ARGs), role playing games (RPGs), and variations on the “escape game” format and how they provide unique opportunities for curiosity driven engagement and creative problem solving.