Tools of the Trade

Learn about the tools and technologies used on a farm and how they have evolved over time.

In the live session, we’ll look at artifacts from our collections and compare them to modern-day tools used for the same jobs today. In the pre-recorded video and materials, students will learn how simple machines can make a job easier, and see what simple machines they can find in their own homes and surroundings. 

Dates available: 
Weekdays, April 19 – June 18
Offered from 10am-3pm  
Call 802-457-2355 or e-mail afannin@ to confirm availability.

Grades: 3-5

Pre-field trip materials:

• Video about simple machines and how they work
• Simple Machine worksheets and scavenger hunt


• Pre-field trip materials: about 40 minutes
• Live session: 25 minutes

Cost: $45 per session

How to reserve your virtual field trip:

Complete the reservation form below then select your session date and timeslot on the payment page. Reservations are suggested 7 days in advance, however, you may call to check if your preferred day/time is available, with less than 7 days.  Cancellations are requested a minimum of 24 hours in advance, to be respectful of others interested in the same time slot. Call 802-457-2355 with questions.

Reserve your virtual field trip

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  • The live session for the virtual field trip will be held over Zoom. Materials and videos will be shared by Google Drive. Please indicate if your group is able to participate on Zoom and access materials on Google Drive. Accommodations can be made if Zoom or Google Drive are not accessible to your group.