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.  

Meet the Wild Wizards: Carolyn Feldmann, Educator, M.Sc.

Carolyn joined the Education staff a year ago and is excited to return this summer as the lead counselor in the six to eight year old camp. Carolyn grew up in Massachusetts, attending and participating in a number of adventure-based camps before going on to get Bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education at the University of Vermont.  

After seven years of classroom teaching, during which she received her Masters Degree in Mathematics Education, she was ready to get outside of the classroom and share her love of Math and Science with the next generation!

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