Collaborating with Grafton Elementary School Students

A scene from a habitat program we led with Grafton Elementary School's 6th grade class. 

The Nature Museum is doing many "GREEN" events with our local elementary school in May.

The Nature Museum and The Grafton Elementary School are coming together on Green Up Day on May 4th to remove litter from Grafton's roadsides and public spaces. The day will begin with our environmental educators leading a school-wide assembly to learn more about stewardship of our natural landscape and waterways. We hope to raise student awareness of the benefits of a litter-free environment, and the significance of recycling. Following this program, students and staff will foray throughout Grafton and Athens for a spring clean-up of litter.

The Nature Museum is also providing the school with stellar hands-on environmental education throughout the spring. For a six week session, our Environmental Educators will give in-depth science and environmental education to kids as part of an after-school enrichment option. Their presentations will focus on how to have a sustainable relationship with our natural world. Our after-school programs work to show kids that being outdoors is free and fun entertainment. Nature is ready for exploration 24/7!

As well, The Nature Museum will host a second all-school assembly at the school featuring live Vermont wildlife from The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Museum staff will bring furs, skulls and other artifacts for an exploration of our local fauna. We will also run programs and field trips personalized to individual classrooms that are fun, educational, and get students outdoors. We connect local students to the wonders of nature and spark interests that last a lifetime.