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Upcoming Events
- Magnet School Celebration
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Repeating Event - Morning Move It!
7:45 AM - 8:05 AM
Repeating Event - Morning Move It!
7:45 AM - 8:05 AM
- K and 1 Concert
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
- North Beach Day
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Leading Towards a Sustainable Future
Educators share strategies and measures of success
Shelburne, VT– Fourteen educational leaders - classroom teachers, sustainability coordinators, education program directors, and principals - assembled together as a newly formed cohort in the first ever Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT on April 17th and 18th. Among the many members of the cohort included Suzanne Clark Weishaar, Sustainability Coach at the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes in Burlington, VT.  
This year-long, 11-day program brings together Shelburne Farms staff with experts in the field of education, systems-thinking and leadership, to support the participants in developing a peer network committed to ecological integrity, economic vitality, and social justice. Over the first two days, the group shared their experiences in education for sustainability and began shaping their vision for how to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities, centered around the schools and organizations in which they work.
The group will convene at Shelburne Farms four more times during the coming year. The next gathering will be in July, followed by meetings in November, January, and in the spring of 2016. Throughout the year, the group will read selected works collectively, share successes and challenges, and collaborate on each other’s work all while celebrating the joys of what each season has to bring at the Farm.   
To learn more about this program or other professional learning programs at Shelburne Farms visit the website at