Education Opportunities 2020-2021 School Year


For Winter and Spring 2021 educational opportunities at the Park please contact Joan Haley at jhaley@shelburnefarms.org for more information. Explore opportunities at our sister park Saint-Gaudents NHP
 
blocks of snow piled up with kids behind them
NPS Photo

Winter Activities for Students and Families

Teachers, work with us to adapt the following or other activities to fit the specific needs of your students and curriculum. Contact Joan Haley at jhaley@shelburnefarms.org with any questions.

Park Led Programs


❄️Interpretative snowshoe hike
Grades: All
Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Snowshoes have been utilized for several thousands of years to make travelling through snowy terrain more easily and effectively. Led by a park employee, students have the opportunity to traverse park history and nature while giving snowshoes a try.


❄️Winter tree ID
Grades: 4-6
Duration: 1 hour

When the weather changes, so does the forest’s appearance. Students will learn to identify trees in winter using clues such as, needles, buds, and bark.


❄️Andy Goldsworthy in the snow
Grades: All ages
Duration: 1 hour

Students will use their imaginations and creativity to make land-art in the National Park. Inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy, students will use the natural materials around them to construct their artwork in the snow!


❄️Birds at the park
Grades: K-6
Duration: 1-2 hours

Visit the park and learn about the birds that call Vermont and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller home. Students will construct feeders and take them home to enjoy the birds of their neighborhoods. How many species will you see?


❄️Animals in winter
Grades: 3-8
Duration: 1-2 hours

How do the animals in our woods survive the long and cold winters? What adaptations do they rely on during the chilly months? Students will explore these questions and practice their observational skills as we investigate tracks left behind by animals in the park.

Teacher/ Family Led Activities


❄️Snowman snow
Grades: 2-5
Duration: 1 hour

Learn about the different characteristics of snow and snowpack. Using these clues, determine what snow characteristics make the very best snowman.


❄️Exploring sounds in winter
Grades: K-3
Duration: 1 hour

Practice listening skills outside with a stationary sit or quick walk. Keep track and compare all of the sounds and whether they were made by humans and machines or animals and nature.


❄️Slippery, slippery ice
Grades: 3-6
Duration: 1 hour

Why do humans put salt or sand on snow and ice? Identify the science behind the madness with an experiment using pennies, ice, and salt.


❄️Winter memory quilt
Grades: K-3
Duration: 1-2 hours

Together, create a paper quilt to capture winter memories and activities, highlighting fun and engaging outdoor opportunities. Individually design pieces to be placed together for a memorable masterpiece.

Last updated: December 21, 2020

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