Billings Farm offers fall and spring Homeschooler Days and programs for homeschool and remote learning students individually and as groups. We will provide an array of onsite and virtual programs 2020-2021 school year. Contact us at 802-457-2355 with any questions.
Remote Student & Homeschool Programs onsite at Billings Farm
“Think Like a Farmer” and “Art on the Farm” are onsite educator-led classes beginning October 19 through November 13, and are designed to foster curiosity, exploration, and discovery in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) and the creative arts. Families choose either a Monday or a Friday weekly session. Each 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.
Art on the Farm – Join artist, illustrator, and teacher Lea Wells for an exploration of art on the farm! We’ll draw inspiration from our beautiful surroundings to create art projects using natural materials. Lea will lead students ages 6-9 through the processes of careful looking, using colors and textures, and more as they explore and make their own works of art.
This 4-week series is offered on Mondays, October 19- November 9 OR Fridays, October 23-November 13, from 10:00-11:30 am. The fee is $85 per student, or $75 for BFM members. All class materials are provided. Register will open on October 2.
Think Like a Farmer – 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.
Think Like a Farmer is 4-week series for ages 7-12 and is offered on Mondays, October 19- November 9 OR Fridays, October 23-November 13, from 1:00-3:00 pm. The fee is $85 per student, or $75 for BFM members. Recycled materials and tools will be provided; students are encouraged to bring a notebook for planning. Registration will open October 2.