Fall 2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends,


It’s hard to believe the leaves are already threatening to change their colors and school is back in full swing!  We had a great summer here at Shelburne Farms.  Summer professional development was, as always, inspiring and we had a chance to connect with some fantastic folks doing great work across the globe.  Read participants’ comments on this year’s Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability in this issue.


Another exciting project that’s underway is the development of a new early childhood edition of Project Seasons.  Based on over 20 years of experience here at the Farm and the work of our own Linda Wellings, Christine Lutters, and Jen Cairns, as well as numerous other community partners, we are synthesizing our education for sustainability model with our early childhood work!  We’re currently drafting the new guide, made possible by the A. D. Henderson Foundation, and expect that it will be ready to be piloted at the Sustainability Academy Preschool (a Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative supported program), as well as other sites, this spring. 


This issue of the SSP newsletter will bring you some sneak peeks from the new Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (EC EFS) guide, including an article by our EC EFS colleague Sue Elliott of Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia, as well as a recap of summer professional development, and glimpse into the Farm’s new all day outdoor summer camp.


Download the Fall 2012 Newsletter here!






Emily Hoyler

Sustainable Schools Project

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