Educating Through the 21st Century

Science, history, technology, and the arts are combined in the education programs of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Building on the innovative legacies of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, unlimited opportunities for discovery and invention await!

Classes, camps, and our highly anticipated annual summer camp are offered throughout the site-- the historic Edison Caretaker's House, the garage at the Edison Caretaker's House, the Museum galleries and the historic porches and gardens all become a living laboratory! 

 Home School students are offered monthly classes taught by Edison Ford education staff on a variety of subjects. All programming follows current Florida educational standards. 

Follow the links below to learn more about our education programs!

Meet the Wild Wizards: Pearce Augustenborg, Education Coordinator

Now entering his eighth year at Edison Ford, Pearce is an expert science presenter and coordinates all educational programming on site, including working as lead counselor in the nine to twelve year old summer camp group. Currently, his major project is redesigning and refurbishing EdiBot, The Edison Ford life-size robot. 

Pearce has a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Florida. When Pearce is not teaching, he enjoys spending his time with family and camping, and is currently working toward a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.  

Call 239-334-7419 to learn more about our "Educating Through the 21st Century" programs.