Common Ground Center

Enjoy the outdoors on 700 acres of solar-powered space at Common Ground Center. Located in the Green Mountains, groups can spend the day or stay the night for a variety of environmental studies programs and recreational activities. Programs focus on ecology, forestry, wilderness survival, and more. Groups can enjoy activities such as nature hikes, swimming, archery, Quidditch, farm tours, and making s’mores on the campfire. Overnight trips can include an Astronomy Session where groups can see the night sky through a giant telescope. On-site facilities include cabins, picnic tables, a dining hall, two barns, and more.
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Contact Info
Address: 473 Tatro Road, Starksboro, VT 05487. Addison County. Tel: 802-453-2592. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Emily Gibbs, Program Coordinator. 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 6 hours-2 nights. Cost: Fee. 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education, Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education, Life Skills, Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue