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Join us for the Billings Farm Homeschool Club, where history, education and farming meets wonder!

One Thursday Each Month  

Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM
Ages: 7-11 
Price: $20/student ; $15 member student

In the Billings Farm Homeschool Club, students will be guided through an educational exploration of history and farm-related topics while participating in fun, hands-on activities. Each session will feature one subject and instructors will lead exciting and participatory activities such as: 

• Exploring the museum’s collections
Planting a veggie seed to start your home garden 
• Felting with sheep’s wool  
• Using microscopes in the garden
• Baking a delicious pie 
• Meeting our animals  
• And more!

The Homeschool Club is for children ages 7-11. Sign up for individual sessions or join us for the whole series! 

Contact us at 802-457-2355 with any questions about current or future courses.

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climate farmers homeschool program

Climate Farmers

Thursday, April 18, 2024
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Using the Portraits of Resilience Exhibition as a springboard, students will embark on a scavenger hunt through topics and themes displayed in the artwork and educational panels.  Exploring vocabulary and ways to address changing climate, this class will include problem solving and solution-oriented activities.  

seeds homeschool program


Thursday, May 16, 2024
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Dig into the life cycle of a seed. Through a microscope, observe seed structures and seedlings as they start to sprout and grow.  Learn essential plant care techniques and plant vegetable seeds to nurture at home.  

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Apple Crisp

Thursday, October 17, 2024
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Autumn is Apple Crisp season!  Venture into the Billings Farm orchard to harvest fresh apples using traditional picking techniques.  Meet our farm’s gardener and taste the flavors of different apple varieties.  In the Learning Kitchen, students will learn about baking tools and follow the steps involved in baking a delicious apple crisp.

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Exploring Dairy

Thursday, November 14, 2024
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Explore the delights of dairy.  Tour the farm and meet three dairy animals including the cows, sheep, and goats, and learn about their milk production and care.  Discover milking artifacts and enjoy a cheese tasting featuring cheese made from the milk of each of the animals.

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Winter Solstice

Thursday, December 19, 2024
10:00AM – 11:30AM

Explore the astronomy behind the winter solstice.  Discover why the solstice occurs and witness the changing seasons through a interactive exploration. Gain insights into the behavior of animals in the winter from a ranger from the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.  Discuss the impacts of daylight, temperatures, and precipitation on wildlife.

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Museum Collections

Thursday, January 16, 2025
2025, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Uncover treasures of the past.  Meet the museum’s curatorial team and embark on a guided tour through hundreds of items in the Billings Farm & Museum collection. Learn about preservation methods and solve the mystery of history while examining special artifacts and uncovering their historical significance and purpose.

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Life Cycles

Thursday, February 13, 2025
2025, 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Explore the life cycles of animals from birth to maturity.  Meet the farm’s calves, heifers, and cows and discuss the growth and development in a cow’s lifecycle.  Learn about the cycle of other interesting animals as well, including kangaroos, cicadas, and more.