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Cardboard Community begins

Join us for Cardboard Community, from April 12 through 16. The Montshire and Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center have partnered together to offer a week of learning for the entire family through a collection of hands-on activities, online resources, and virtual live events.

Expanding on the ideas and activities of Cardboard City (the Montshire’s annual celebration of creative construction), this special at-home program invites participants to investigate the sustainability of our lives, homes and communities, and to reflect on how we might design a greener, cleaner, and more liveable future for ourselves and each other.

Join Montshire, along with local educators and experts, for hands-on inquiry-based learning about sustainable design, including green building techniques, renewable energy and place making. Each day of the program (April 12–16) offers new learning opportunities that integrate engineering, design, and sustainability concepts, through an exploration of how we live, play, learn, move, and eat.

We provide the structure. You decide the pace.

Your Cardboard Community experience includes a thoughtfully designed and downloadable guide of activities and resources, as well as exclusive access to a series of virtual events with regional experts and educators. Participate in as much as you’d like! Pick and choose which and how many of the resources best fit your family’s time and interest.

The Cardboard Community package includes:
  • An introduction to engineering, design, and sustainability concepts
  • A collection of hands-on inquiry-based science, engineering, and design activities to fill an entire week, that encourage your family to explore, investigate, and create together
  • Daily emails that offer suggestions for structuring your week of family learning
  • Exclusive access to special online events featuring regional experts and educators; events will be recorded

Join us each day of the week, April 12 to 16, at 10am, for a special online learning workshop featuring Montshire Science Educator, Katie Price, along with regional experts and educators. A Zoom link will be sent each morning for the day’s live event. Live events will be recorded. Registered families may access these recordings the day after the event.

LIVE Monday, April 12, with Katie Price, Science Educator, Montshire Museum of Science Join Katie for a hands-on introduction to your week of Cardboard Community! Learn about the design-engineering process, start asking questions and imagining your community!
PLAY Tuesday, April 13th, with Mike Fenzel, Science Educator, Montshire Museum of Science Get to building! We’ll explore fun construction techniques and begin to engage in creative problem solving! Bring cardboard, boxboard, scissors, tape and pencils.
LEARN Wednesday, April 14th, with Katie Kalata Rauch, Exhibit Developer, Montshire Museum of Science Explore the elements of design with the Montshire's Exhibit Developer, Katie Kalata Rauch. Join us for a pre-recorded investigation of how the museum uses color and design to support learning.
EAT Thursday, April 15th, with Meredith Rivlin and our friends from Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center The next time you snack on some juicy strawberries, be sure to thank a bee! Our partners from Cedar Circle Farm in East Thetford, Vermont, join us today to share why, and how you can encourage biodiversity at home.
MOVE Friday, April 16th, with Lucy Gibson, Transportation Engineer Put it all together with Transportation Engineer, Lucy Gibson. Lucy creates sustainable streets by putting people at the center of her designs. Learn from a pro on how to connect all of the structures that you have built over the week.

Thank you to Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center for their partnership and collaboration in Cardboard Community​

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center