Alternate Programming 20/21
Natural Science & History
Our school programs have been designed for homeschoolers and distance learners as well! On this page, you'll find programming available for families and pods, whether they choose to experience these at Hildene, or at home.
STANDARDS BASED PROGRAMS: The five programs listed below follow Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Social Studies State Standards for academic year 2020/21. "Windows to the Past" is offered at Hildene. Each of the four Natural Science programs may be explored at Hildene, or from home/in the community. These are some of our most popular lessons, but delivered with consideration to COVID-19 best practice protocols, no matter what the location.Fees: $25/family. For more information on special Fall/Winter 2020 programming, contact Education Director Diane Newton: at 802-874-4787, 802-367-7965, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATURAL SCIENCE INVESTIGATION KITS: Our Natural Science Investigation Kits are designed for children entering 1st through 4th grade, and are meant to spark curiosity and provide hands-on learning about the natural world. While supporting the Next Generation Science Standards, the kits provide opportunities for children to explore and make their own discoveries. Children practice important skills such as asking questions, making careful observations, communicating outcomes and reflecting upon results. Included in each kit is information related to the theme, the necessary equipment and special materials for the activities, and a 5-day grounds pass to Hildene, for the option to use Hildene’s property for the field investigations. The Next Generation Science Standards that are linked to each kit will be available here. Designed to be picked up at Hildene’s Museum Store, each kit costs $25 and contains the equipment and materials needed for one child. The kits may also be mailed for an additional fee to cover shipping costs. To order a kit or for more information, please contact Diane Newton, Education Director, at email@example.com. For a downloadable info sheet on Hildene's 2020 Home Study Natural Science Investigation kits, CLICK HERE.
For information on our 2020 School Programs, visit our Learning/School Programs page.