Programs For Educators

Why participate in professional development at Shelburne Farms? Find out in this video. In it, educators reflecting at our 2014 Summer Institute on Educating for Sustainability capture the spirit of all our professional development 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.

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Jan

    Active in Winter Signs for Early Educators

    Saturday, 9:00AM - 12:00PMEducator Workshop

    Are you looking for ways to connect with the natural world around you in the coldest of months? Join us as we meet at Pine Forest Children’s Center and head out into Burlington's South End to look...

  • Feb

    Tracking Down Winter Fun! for Educators

    Saturday, 9:30AM - 12:00PMEducator Workshop

    There’s so much fun to be had outdoors in the winter!  Join us to explore a variety of activities, games, and techniques that will bring out the winter wildlife detective in all of us!...

  • Mar
    10 to 12

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education March 2017

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Mar
    23 to 25

    Winter EFS Immersion

    Thursday to Saturday, 5:00PM on Thursday to 4:00PM on SaturdayEducator Workshop

    **NOTE NEW DATES** The Winter Immersion is for those wishing to dive deeply into their practice and learn in a residential, retreat-like setting. We’ll be focusing on the intersection of...

  • May
    4 to 5

    Climate Resiliency Fellowship

    Thursday 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ​...

  • 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...

  • 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...

Recent Workshops

Sorry you missed these workshops. Most are offered annually, so check back often for updates, or contact Jen Cirillo ( for more information.