TTC Grows Education Program at Smokey House

TTC Students repair wood shop wall.

TTC Students repair wood shop wall.

Now in their second school year at Smokey House Center, The Tutorial Center (TTC) carries on a rich tradition of land-based learning in Danby. Students in TTC’s YouthWork & Learn program attend full school days at Smokey House, receiving credit from their sending schools for hands-on, project-based learning in the forest and field. Among their many academic pursuits, they grow, sell, and cook with food from their own garden and have completed a range of carpentry projects, building compost bins and garden cold frames, and renovating the woodshop wall (pictured). This fall, TTC expanded the long-running Field Studies program to include students from nearby Tinmouth and Middletown Springs elementary schools for a yearlong study of wetlands. Learn more about TTC at Smokey House online.