The Nature Discovery Center

The Little Nature Museum officially changed its name to the the Nature Discovery
Center.  The Museum had the old name of "The Little Nature Museum" for more
than 60 years!  The Center is no longer little!

The Nature Center has many things that local environmental educators might be interested in seeing and knowing about.  We're across from the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner.  For more information, visit our website.

WE NHEE'd to Get Outside Grant Update

We are so excited to report that our NHEEd to Get Outside Grant was a huge success, with more than 20 schools and organizations from all over the state applying for funding to support field trips. Thank you to all of those who applied! We were able to provide funds for 10 trips, which will provide close to 800 students with meaningful, experiential education opportunities in the outdoors. Our only regret is that we could not provide full funding for all of the applicants, and so we want to send out a plea for support.

Celebrate 10 Years of the NH Children in Nature Coalition

October 26 - Squam Lake Natural Science Center - Holderness, NH

You are invited to celebrate 10 years of the NH Children in Nature Coalition and learn about a new initiative to build effective networks. Take part in shaping the future of New Hampshire’s children in nature movement as we map a new direction together. 

NAAEE Virtual Conference

Despite the cancellation of the conference in Puerto Rico, NAAEE is offering a Virtual Conference Week: Tuesday, October 17—Thursday, October 19

NAAEE will share a few highlights of what was planned for Puerto Rico through a series of webinars featuring some of the plenary presentations and symposia.

Tips for Real-World, Age-Appropriate Environmental Education

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.

Climate Change Education in NH

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.

Every Kid in a Park!

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!!

Tell the Dept. of Education that we want hands-on, experiential, place-based, outdoor learning for our students in NH!

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:
http://education.nh.gov/essa/index.htm

New Membership Benefit!

We're proud to announce that the Tin Mountain Conservation Center is extending their TMCC member pricing to our NHEE members for their programs!

For a complete list of our growing member benefits, visit our "Members" page in the tabs above!

A Big Step Forward: New K-12 Education Bill Strengthens Environmental Education

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.

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