• Natural Resources:  Forestry & Agriculture

  • Imagine Yourself...

    • Managing an apple orchard or christmas tree plantation
    • Operating a chainsaw and harvesting timber
    • Studying hydroponics and managing a greenhouse

    What will I learn...

    If you are interested in the environment and like to get outside working with your hands in the soil, the Natural Resources Forestry program may be just for you.  Students are offered a unique opportunity to experience the science, technology and management of the school's greenhouses and woodlands.  Student labs model the real world.  Students have access to heavy equipment orchards and woodlands for a living laboratory.


    • Students gain skills in timber management and logging
    • Participate in the Game of Logging to learn chain saw skills
    • Learn and operate heavy equipment as well as a variety of hand and power tools
    • Harvest and produce maple syrup in the school sugarhouse
    • Production and marketing of seasonal plantings
    • Earn OSHA 10 certification and CPR/First Aid
  • Brian JappNatural Resources Forestry Instructor 
    Justin FrawleyNatural Resources - Forestry Lab Supervisor
    Lindsay Ackley, CTE Counseling Coordinator
    Kate McDonald, Career & Tech Ed Special Populations Coordinator

    Program Time 9:40 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. 
    Phone: (802) 857-7945

    High School Credits Earned

    Math (1 credit)
    Science (1 credit)
    English (1 credit)
    Electives (3 credits)


    OSHA 10 Agriculture
    National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program
    First Aid / CPR

    What's Next / Employment in the Field

    Graduates from this program prepare for careers in the management, use and preservation of land, soil and water, greenhouse managment and the environmental fields.