The goal of the Vermont Commons School Science program is to produce Naturalists, scientists who understand the environment and their place within that system. The VCS science curriculum uses STEM principles and practices to help students understand the connections among Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. The guiding principles of the department are two-fold: to create naturalists who will be able to use the Scientific Method to identify the keystone questions within a particular system, answer them thoughtfully, and then act upon the new knowledge; and that naturalists graduate from VCS confident in their scientific literacy and proactively apply technical knowledge and critical thinking in their roles as engaged citizens in their community. Click here to view the Award winners, Naturalist Certificates, and research projects since 1997. To view an example of student research click here.