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Digital Storytelling for Community Engagement and Sustainability


This program will be held at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont.

Join Vermont Folklife Center and Shelburne Farms for a deep dive into tools and techniques for digital storytelling to engage students and communities in sustainability.  Together we’ll explore interview techniques, storytelling and personal narratives as a way to reach sustainability goals in both schools and communities.  

Whether your focus is pedagogical - project and place based learning - or content driven - farm to school or climate change - we’ll orient learning around the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  The SDGs offer a way to connect meaningful place-based learning to global issues.  Using digital storytelling techniques and tools you and your students have the power to make positive change in schools and communities.   We’ll gather at Shelburne Farms in a retreat like setting to practice skills, share stories, and develop action plans for implementation.  Join us!

This residential program is presented by Shelburne Farms and Vermont Folklife Center.

Program Details:Cost $250.  Includes meals and accommodations.  A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Limited to 16 participants.  

Registration Details: Scholarships are available for the course fee, graduate credits are not covered.  Please fill out the scholarship application prior to registering for the program.

For registration and scholarship questions, please contact Amy Rougier, registration@shelburnefarms.orgor 802-985-0302.

For program questions, please contact Jen Cirillo, jcirillo@shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0315.

Earlier Event: March 17
Storytelling for Social Change
Later Event: April 20
Oral History: An Introduction