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Living Lab

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 our ongoing field trips for local schools and evolving internship program, 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 Currier Memorial School in Danby, Red Fox Community School, Burr and Burton High School, Long Trail School, Manchester Elementary Middle School, The Dorset School, Mettawee Community School, LiHigh School, Mill River High School, and the Wellness Center of the Greater Rutland County School District  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!

Interested in doing research at Smokey House Center?

Contact Walker Cammack

Program Director

Living Lab at Smokey House Center


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