A winter mural graces the wall of Samuel Morey Elementary in Fairlee where this year's Learning in Place Conference will open with snack and tours of their outdoor learning spaces. From there we will head over to Lake Morey Inn for the keynote and workshops.
Mrs. Keiling took us around in February to see the campus that will be in full spring when we arrive on May 13.
Our hosts for the conference this year, Samuel Morey and Westshire Schools are part of Rivendell District, an instrastate district that crosses the Connecticut River and includes the towns of Fairlee,VT West Fairlee, VT and Orford, NH.
This year we celebrate our 16th Annual Learning in Place Conference! Come and s
hare the enthusiasm of rural students
telling community stories like Eden Central's "History Through Story." Learn about raising fish with Doty's Aquaponics Project and Hyde Park's "Something is Fishy." Explore agricultural connections to community with Concord and Twinfield's School Gardens teams. Ride the wave of outdoor learning environments that are getting students outside at Barnet with an adventure course, and Fayston with new tech on their nature trail. Listen for student made outdoor musical instruments built by Walden students. Find out how Samuel Morey, Westshire, and Washington Village are enhancing their outdoor learning environments with new structures.
Telling Our Stories, Teaching Our Stories
1. Eden's History Through Stories (Loons)
2. Tiny Free Libraries at Newark St. School (Ospreys)
3. Bingo with Roxbury Elders (Loons)
Learning in Place: Lessons in Water
Aquaponics at Doty (Ospreys)
Something is Fishy at Hyde Park (Loons)
Farm and Community Partnerships
6. Farm-to-School and Better Gardens at Twinfield Union (Ospreys)
Concord's School Gardens (Loons)
Understanding Cabot's Agricultural Landscape (Ospreys)
Student Design for Outdoor Learning Environments
Samuel Morey and Westshire Outdoor Classrooms (Loons)
Washington Village School and Community in the Outdoor Classroom (Ospreys)
Mapping Fayston's Historic Nature Trail (Loons)
Barnet School Adventure-Based Learning (Ospreys)
Walden's Outdoor Musical Instruments (Ospreys)
Rivendell Academy will provide live music and the day will end with a launch of student made model boats on Lake Morey. See you there!