Educator & School Resources
Common Ground  

Our school field trip programs explore the seasons and cycles on the farm and in the forest — and provide hands-on learning experiences aligned with state content and inquiry standards.

The School Garden Resource Center responds to schools who want to build educational gardens and sustain them as learning laboratories.

Connecticut River Museum

Visit the Connecticut River Museum's home page.

Learn about the museum's education programs.

From the museum:
The Connecticut River Museum invites teachers and students to discover the River Valley and explore the natural and human experience along its 410 miles.  Programs are based on the principle of Place-based Education, a philosophy that emphasizes interdisciplinary studies using local cultural and natural resources to engage students.

Connecticut Science Center

Here's a link to the Connecticut Science Center's Educators' pages.

Inspired education starts with inspired teachers, and the Connecticut Science Center is committed to supporting educators with resources that tie closely to the Connecticut Science Framework standards. We understand the importance of informal science education. Learning outside the classroom keeps students excited about learning, helping them relate in-school studies to potential careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math.

Mark Twain House

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New Britain Museum of Art

Visit the New Britain Museum of American Art's "emuseum"

From the museum:
"One can browse our collection by time period, or search for the work of specific artists. Classroom teachers use emuseum to introduce students to the collection before they visit, or to remind them of what they saw after a visit. It also makes a great visual resource for social studies, geography, and of course visual arts lessons."

Their Educational Resource page links to additional resources, including a virtual Children’s Guide (hard copies of the Children’s Guide, in English and Spanish, are always available free of charge at the Front Desk).

New Haven Museum

Visit the New Haven Museum's education page.


Learn about the rich and varied manuscript collection in the Museum's Whitney Library.

Wadsworth Atheneum
The Wadsworth Atheneum offers a broad range of school and student-focused programs.

Yale Art Gallery

Education Overview


K - 12 Educators Offerings

Expand your classroom to include the Gallery. Find ways to look closely at art, engage in conversations, and develop projects that encourage critical thinking. Bring your class once or collaborate on a multivisit program that connects the museum’s collection and your classroom curriculum.

Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art, like the rest of our partners, works closely with local educators to supplement classroom teaching.  Visit their website to learn more.

Visit the Yale Center for British Art's new Visual Literacy Blog.



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