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.



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.



Major Proficiencies:  1. Modeling    2. Number & Quantity   5. Geometry

Minor Proficiencies:  3. Algebra   6. Statistics & Probability



2. Physical Science   4. Life Science   8. Engineering Tech



1. Reading   2. Writing   3. Writing   4. Speaking & Listening   5. Speaking & Listening   6. Language



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



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


Phone: (802) 476.6237 ext. 2124

Education that works.

Site Designer and Web Master: Matthew Binginot.