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Marsh-Billings
-Rockefeller National
Historical Park

At the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, the PEC Team has a three-pronged approach for helping students learn about stewardship:

photo courtesy of the Nation Park Service 

The three-pronged approach

1. Professional Development

for Educators

Shelburne Farms takes the lead on this program, in collaboration with the park and other partners, to offer educators multiple opportunities to engage; from 1/2 day gatherings to year-long workshops, such as Forest for Every Classroom and PEC Boots to Boats Learning Adventure for Educators.

2. Collaboratively Developed

and Facilitated Curriculum

Incorporating Park Resources

Park staff work with teachers and community partners to create an array of experiences for students to learn about conservation stewardship through the park's variety of ecosystems, art collection, historical significance and present-day practices that focus on sustainability.

3. Embedded Support for Place-based

Education at Local Schools

The Park shares a place-based education coordinator position with the local middle and high school. This position works to facilitate opportunities for students to practice stewardship in service to their school and local communities through interdisciplinary, project- based learning. In addition, this allows for year-round student engagement through the development and implementation of park-based summer internships and work opportunities for high school and college students.

MEET THE TEAM

Kelly Sczomak

Kat Robins 

Place-based Education Coordinator,

Woodstock Union High School and Middle School

Christine 

Scales

Interpretation & Education Coordinator,

Billings Farm & Museum

Jen Kopf

Dave 

Simmons

Scott

Davison

Park Ranger and Interpretive Trainer,

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

what they're up to...

Star Throwers 2020

The unit's ​essential questions:

  • How can kids make a difference?  What does nature teach me?

  • What is the Legacy of Stewardship in our Community? What do people that create change have in common? Where would I like to make a difference?

  • How is the legacy of stewardship being continued at the park today?  What can I do to make a difference?

  • How is the legacy of stewardship being continued in our community today?  What can I do to make a difference?

  • What characteristics do activists have? What characteristics do I need to achieve my goals?

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