STANDARDS BASED PROGRAMS
"Children are our legacy" - that was the lens through which President Emeritus, Seth Bongartz, fostered Hildene's school programs. Today, and into the future, youth education at Hildene is at the very heart of our mission. While programming will look different this school year, in our dedication to school-aged children, their teachers and caregivers, we are introducing school-based and home-based versions of some of our most popular regular programming. Of course, we invite learners to use the Hildene campus to undergo their investigations, as allowed. PLEASE NOTE: as of Fall 2020, the Hildene Education Department is offering alternate programs with COVID- best practice protocols in mind. These are some of our most popular lessons, but delivered with consideration for student, caregiver and educator safety. Find them listed under "Alternate Programs 20/21". These options temporarily replace our regular programming, which remains below for reference (each marked with the sub-head "Program On Hold"). Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Social Studies State Standards are incorporated into all new 2020/21 alternate offerings. WINTER OPTIONS: participants on site at Hildene may take advantage of snowshoe and ski rentals from our Pavilion (weather, and best-practice safety protocol, permitting). We encourage guests to take advantage of our trails in all seasons - a visit for an outdoor winter education program, along with self-guided fun on our trails and a few moments by the fire, will make for an engaging cold weather visit.