The school programs at Hildene use the entire property, including the wetlands, forests and vernal pool, are experiential, inquiry based, and support Next Generations Science Standards, Common Core State Standards. There are 18 different programs that are currently offered through Hildene for school field trips. Some programs focus on science such as pollination, gastric microbes and goat cheese, Wetlands, streams, and more, while others are history based and can educate students on the life of the Lincoln family, Pullman Porters, The Hollow School, Historic Crafts, the Civil War, and Telegraph among many others. More in-depth information about the field trip programs offered at Hildene can be found online.
Hildene also offer summer camps annually. These camps are divided up by age groups and have different themes. These camps can change themes every year. Camps fill up quickly and advanced registration is required. Campers can learn about many different science related topics such as bug adaptations, wetland communities, agriculture and farming, outdoor wilderness and survival, world cultures, and plants.
Hildene is a popular venue for weddings and other private events. With valley and mountain views, Hildene is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and garden receptions. Hildene can also host corporate functions and other formal events.
There are special events that happen throughout the year and are open to the public at Hildene. These events are always listed on the online Calendar at www.hildene.org and are updated regularly. Bird walks are a regular event that happen once or twice a month in which local birders meet to conduct a bird survey present on Hildene grounds. There are also many lectures and walk and talk events planned.
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1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vermont, 05254, Phone: 802-362-1788