New Program! Watershed for Every Classroom

The Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition (CVFC) is teaming up with Shelburne Farms and the Lake Champlain Basin Program to offer “Watershed for Every Classroom,” a year-long, supported professional development program for interdisciplinary teams of K-12 teachers in the Lake Champlain Basin of New York, Vermont, and Quebec. 

The program offers teachers inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting place-based curriculum. A new session runs every other year, and course sessions are held in July, October, January, March, and May. The next WEC session will begin in July 2024.

In this program, teachers will:

  • Explore the stories of the Lake Champlain Basin as shared by its people, places, and things;
  • Learn how these stories offer multiple ways to teach all subjects; 
  • Engage students in learning in and about their community; and, 
  • Build their students’ sense of belonging to their home place.

Through CVFC’s partnership, educators in Addison County will additionally receive:

  • Year-long curriculum coaching
  • Opportunities to bring their students on field trips to local farms to learn about the interplay between agriculture and the watershed. 

The program is best suited for educators working with grades 4-9, but is applicable to all subject areas and grades.

To learn more + apply, click here.