photo: Students and buses at Science on the Green 2007

Science on the Green

We are not offering Science on the Green in 2013 or in the foreseeable future because of our move to new offices in Montpelier, and the disruption the flooding of Waterbury caused resulting in numerous office moves for our event planners. Thank you so much for your past participation in this fun hands-on science event.  We hope to plan another SotG someday at our new location. In the meantime please check out some of our other fun events and interesting programs below.

Please contact Rebecca Phelps for more information:

Here are some other options for your students:

The Agency of Natural Resources offers other outreach programs to schools. 

Fall field trips are available at the following State Parks:

For more information about these field trip opportunities, please email Rebecca Phelps:

Mark your calendars for Vermont Drinking Water Week with the Vermont Rural Water Association.  Join scientists and educators at the Vermont Institute of Science (VINS) in Quechee for the Drinking Water Week during the first week of May each year.  For additional information, please contact Ashley Lucht at 802-585-4904 or email at

Please feel free to send email with your contact information if you would like to be on an ANR Education Program mailing list.

Take a look at past SOTG events!

Beginning in the fall of 2006 the doors were open for a day of Environmental Exploration at the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in Waterbury. School classrooms all over Vermont traveled to Waterbury for a long half-day exploration of science, the environment, and how all the small things we do, taken together, make a BIG difference. That first year we hosted over 450 teachers and students at the Waterbury Complex in 22 different workshops and fieldtrips covering a broad spectrum of environmental issues providing hands-on opportunities to learn about environmental protection efforts. On our Second Annual SOTG day, in September 2007, we hosted over 650 teachers and students! In 2008 there were over 800 students from more than 50 classes at over 20 participating schools who attended two SOTG events. The 2009 event hosted over 700 students, as did the 2010 day. We hope to continue sharing our love of our surroundings with young people in years to come.

Take a look at past SOTG schedules and other items:

Graphic: Green arrow pointing right.2010 Science on the Green: Year 5

Fieldtrips and Workshops that were offered in 2010

Graphic: Green arrow pointing right.2009 Science on the Green: Year 4

 Field Trips and Workshop that were offered in 2009

Wednesday September 23, 2009 marked the 4th anniversary for Science on the Green in Waterbury.  The 2009 event hosted over 700 students at two locations - more than 50 classes from over 25 participating schools. And back for its second year, there was an additional Science on the Green date and event in southern Vermont. Science at the Hatchery took place at the Pittsford National Fish Hatchery in North Chittenden, Vermont on Tuesday September 22, 2009.

Graphic: Green arrow pointing right.2008 Science on the Green: Year 3

  2008's Field Trips and Workshops that were offered

Video! Take a look at the Video from Science on the Green 2008!

Graphic: Green arrow pointing right.2007 Science on the Green: Year 2

  2007 Agenda, Field Trips and Workshops that were offered

Graphic: Green arrow pointing right.2006 Science on the Green: Year 1

  2006 Agenda and Workshop Choices that were offered

  A few pictures!

 After the Green 2006 (Data, interesting facts, more pictures!)

Science on the Green Contact Information:

Rob Farley 802-371-7616

Rebecca Phelps


Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3901

Other sources of educational information:

Logo for Project Wet DEC's Vermont Project WET, Water Education for Teachers, is an interdisciplinary water education program for kindergarten through twelfth graders designed to facilitate and promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of Vermont's water resources.
Photo of a Vermont Loon. Educational opportunities through the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department including: Educational Kits for Teachers and Students, Project Wild, Aquatic Wild, Wildlife Management for Educators, Becoming an Outdoors Woman, an extensive Free FILM LIBRARY (wow!) and more ...
Photo: Kids and Teacher sitting up on a mountain. Conservation Education at the Vermont Forests, Parks and Recreation Department, including Project Learning Tree, Outdoor Ethics, Professional Development opportunities at Shelburne Farms, Vermont Envirothon, Vermont State Parks Nature Programs, information about Conservation Districts and more ...
Graphic: red apple. More links for Students and Teachers


ANR home page ANR Calendar Finding Information on the ANR site ANR Publications Contact Information for ANR Summary & links to ANR Permit Information ANR Central Office Dept. of Environmental Conservation Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Dept. of Forests, Parks & Recreation Other Departments & Agencies You & the Environment Maps & Mapping at ANR Links of interest to Students and Teachers Vermont State web site