What We Do

The Natural Resources and Sustainability Program pushes the idea of learning outside of the classroom and into the natural world. Through hands-on education, students study real-world solutions to sustainability issues and complete projects of importance in their community. Students learn about natural resources conservation, environmental stewardship, and sustainable systems, while working as a team to identify and solve problems.

 

Opportunities

Successful students in this program have these academic opportunities available to them.

 - Dual Enrollment through Vermont Technical College (contingent upon Accuplacer scores)

        * Introduction to Horticulture (3 credits)

 - Wilderness First Aid Industry-Recognized Credential (IRC) through Stonehearth    Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO)

 - Wildlands Forest Fire Training

 - Outdoor Professional Safety Certification

 - Industry Connections

 - Community Partnerships

 

Vermont Proficiency Alignment

While covering a full curriculum of content specific to this trade, students in this program will be trained and assessed on the following high school-level academic proficiencies using the following indicators from Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements.

For more information about Vermont’s Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements, visit the VT Agency of Education’s website here.

 

MATH (Major Proficiencies)

 1. Modeling

2. Number & Quantity

5. Geometry

 

MATH (Minor Proficiencies)

3. Algebra

6. Statistics and Probability

 

SCIENCE

2. Physical Science

4. Life Science

8. Engineering Tech

 

ENGLISH & LITERACY

 1. Reading

2. Writing (Creative)

3. Writing (Research)

4. Speaking & Listening (Discussion)

5. Speaking & Listening (Presentational)

6. Language

 

WORK-BASED LEARNING

1. Career Exploration

2. Career Clusters

3. Career Readiness

4. Work Readiness

5. Reading

6. Writing

7. Speaking & Listening

8. Digital Citizenship

9. Creative Communicator

 

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

1. Communication

2. Self-Direction

3. Problem Solving

4. Citizenship

5. Integrative Thinking

 

See the link above to our Program of Studies for further information about this program, including...

- Textbook

- Recommended Reading Level

- Recommended Math Skills

- CVCC Safety Exam

and more!

Instructor Information

Instructor: Amanda Garland

agarlcvcc@buusd.org

Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 2124

Education that works.

Site Designer and Web Master: Matthew Binginot.