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.
The Hildene Education Department is offering programs with COVID- best practice protocols in mind. These options are based on our regular programming. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Social Studies State Standards are incorporated into all 2021/2022 alternate offerings.
While our educators are fully vaccinated, due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, all programs are held entirely outside and educators will observe all social distancing guidance issued by school districts. We are offering two options: 1) we will bring the natural science programs to you and your students, to engage in on your school grounds and in surrounding natural areas, or 2) programs are available to you and your learners to undergo on the Hildene campus, with a Hildene educator. In either case, the emphasis is on observation and inquiry skills as well as hands-on learning, with a love and respect for the natural world at the heart of each offering.