Billings Farm offers fall and spring Homeschooler Days and educational programs designed for both homeschool and remote learning students. We will provide an array of onsite and virtual programs 2020-2021 school year. Contact us at 802-457-2355 with any questions about current or future courses.
Onsite Programs for Remote Learners & Homeschool Students
“Think Like a Farmer” is an onsite educator-led class designed to foster curiosity, exploration, and discovery in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). The class will be limited to 10-12 students and will follow Billings Farm’s Safety Pillars requiring social distancing, face coverings and health screenings, and all CDC and Vermont state guidelines.
Think Like a Farmer
Tuesdays: Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 8
9:30AM-12:00PM (2.5 hours)
$85/student; $75/member or additional student
Pre-registration required by Nov. 6
Farmers are some of the most creative inventors and problem solvers in the world. In this class, we’ll take inspiration from their ingenuity during four sessions of creative making and problem solving. Guided by Billings Farm educator Tiana St. James, students will learn about simple machines, physics, and STEAM concepts with hands-on projects, including designing and building contraptions. In each session, students will create a solution in response to a weekly prompt outlining a problem to solve.
Recycled materials and tools will be provided; students are encouraged to bring a notebook for planning. Find details and register online.
November Virtual Program for Remote Learners & Homeschool Students
Tools of the Trade
1-hour interactive program, comes with additional videos and home instruction materials.
Learn about the tools and technologies used on a farm and how they have evolved over time. We’ll look at artifacts from our collections and compare them to modern-day tools found in our own homes and surroundings. Find details and register online.