Passport Workshops

NEW! See What I See? Apply the techniques of Walter Wick to create your own hidden objects. Explore the visual creativity of Walter Wick’s “I Spy” and “Can You See What I See” in the special exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic. Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education1511:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Brains vs. Brawn Discover how pulleys can help load cargo on the Ti. Ticonderoga2011:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
K. MD. A. 1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
K. MD. A. 2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

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Addison County Spelling Bee How well can you spell? Take part in a traditional spelling bee. Schoolhouse2012:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
RH.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

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Shop ‘til You Drop Barter for local food and imported goods. General Store1012-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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You Be the Judge Decide which petty criminals should stand trial. Jail1012:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
R. 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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NEW! A Day in the Life Travel back in time to learn about everyday life in early Vermont. Settlers' House and Barn1512-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Flower Power Come dissect and create your own flower to learn about their parts and function! Diamond Barn Classroom2012-12:30 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Train Tracking Send and receive Morse Code messages. Railroad Station1011:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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Call to Order Using actual meeting agendas from the late 19th century, students vote on elections and motions as they learn about the history of Vermont's Town Meeting Day. Meeting House2012:30-1 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


NEW! Predator-Prey Everybody is somebody’s lunch! Come play a game to learn about predator-prey relationships. Beach Lodge1511:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Vermont Common Core State Standards
SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL. 2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Next Step Science Standards
K-L S1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

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Shelburne Museum
6000 Shelburne Road
PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3346
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