Green History Teacher Institute

Prepare your students to “Save the Future” by participating in a unique multi-disciplinary professional development course that uses history to provide a context for today’s environmental issues. Green History Teacher Institute June 26 – 30, 2017 This course, based on the award-winning Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp school program at the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek,…

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Spring Homeschool Day

Explore the world under your feet while you learn about soil and the variety of life that lives in it at the spring homeschool event, Underspace! Science of Soil. Plant sunflowers in DIY newspaper pots, harvest vegetables, learn about composting with worm houses, interact with and identify helpful and harmful bugs, and more! You’ll get…

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Modern Homesteading – Pickle Magic

Join Number 1 Sons for an engaging workshop on the art of preservation through pickling and fermentation! The process of fermentation and pickling not only increases the shelf life of freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, but also improves their nutritional and healing properties. Participants will take away the knowledge of how to preserve foods at…

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Girl Scout Day: Soil & Water

Ever wonder what it would be like to shrink yourself into the size of a mole and travel beneath the soil to explore a magical world beneath your feet? Experience our immersive, glow-in-the-dark exhibit which reveals what most people take for granted – the intricate web of life that resides in healthy soil. Our resident…

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Colonial Farm Life

Ever wonder what life was like for an 18th century farm family? Working alongside costumed interpreters visitors can experience life on a working colonial-era farm. Lend a hand in the garden and learn about self-sufficiency by growing your own food. Help build a fence to protect your flock of sheep. Learn the art of blacksmithing…

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Green History Saturdays

Green History connects a contemporary sustainability issue to its colonial equivalent. This innovative approach to interpreting history uses exhibits and visitor experiences that transform visitors into informed decision makers related to today’s environmental issues. Visit the National Colonial Farm Saturdays, April 8 through December 2, and discover something new! Saturdays on the National Colonial Farm…

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