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Farm Stay Project Center (Massachusetts) - IQP

Farm Stay Project Center (Massachusetts) - IQP alt
Farm Stay Project Center (Massachusetts) - IQP
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
D-Term during spring
A-Term during early fall
Project Opportunities: 
At the Farm Stay Project Center, students live in a yurt village on a 58-acre working farm and nature education center. The yurts are equipped with wifi, power, are fully furnished, and are walking distance to vegetable gardens, farm animals, and hiking trails. Students will engage in projects around renewable energy, climate resilience, organic food production, sustainable forest management, and more. WPI student projects create new learning opportunities for the children and at-risk youth who benefit from the farm's programs. 

Past student projects:

- designing and building a low-cost greenhouse

- designing and building a garden fortress for chemical-free pest management

- creating and delivering outdoor STEM curriculum to 3-6 year-olds

Future projects:

- Creating a network of renewable energy on the farm

- Sequestering carbon through farming and forestry

- Natural pest and invasive species management

- Production of high value crops, such as edible mushrooms and snails

- Interactive art installations on the farm and in the forest