In keeping with Smokey House Center’s rich history and powerful impact over its first 50 years, education for local youth is integral to the work of the Living Lab. With the Celebrate LAND Project and our ongoing field trips for local schools, Smokey House is working to bring students directly into the reality of the Lab right from the start.
Young people who join us in the work of the Lab will have an opportunity to contribute to the kind of on-the-ground applied research that is needed to secure our collective future in the face of climate change and rural economic decline. By working alongside the farmers, foresters, and researchers leading this work, students will not only form a meaningful connection with this beautiful and sprawling landscape but will also be connected to the vast world outside of Smokey House and the people working to protect it.
Current school partners include the K-6 Currier School in Danby, the K-6 Red Fox School in Dorset and Burr and Burton High School in Manchester. We are actively seeking more schools and youth-based organizations to join us: please get in touch with Walker if you are interested in exploring what’s possible!