There are so many real-world issues we're coping with these days, and it's important to get kids involved in finding, designing and building solutions. However, whether your an educator, parent or caregiver, it can be hard to know where to start, or which projects are age appropriate so that kids are inspired rather than overwhelmed. This diagram, based largely off of research by David Sobel and others, was developed by Aubrey Nelson, former NHEE president, to help communicate which real-world projects might be cognitively appropriate for kids.
As part of a larger EPA grant received from New England Environmental Education Alliance, each New England state was to determine what climate change education activities were occurring. In New Hampshire, we developed a simple survey for collecting this information. This was a non-random survey, it was disseminated through a variety of list serves and personal email lists of NHEE members. The results are presented here.
A reminder to all 4th GRADERS AND THEIR FAMILIES: You can get FREE admission to America's Natural Wonders and Historic sites! It's easy to get a pass here: https://www.everykidinapark.gov/
Get out there and EXPLORE!!
Please make your voice heard by attending one of the following meetings about what should be included in education in NH as we receive funding and support through the Every Student Succeeds Act! You can also participate by filling out the following survey at the bottom of this post. NHEE is also working on the implementation of an Environmental Literacy Plan for NH. For more information, visit this website:
We're proud to announce that the Tin Mountain Conservation Center is extending their TMCC member pricing to our NHEE members for their programs!
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President Obama has signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) -- sweeping bipartisan legislation that for the first time, supports opportunities for environmental education and hands-on, field-based learning experiences.