More NHEEd to Get Outside Grant Highlights!

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We are so excited to be offering field trip grants again this year! We wanted to highlight a few more of the field trips that NHEEd helped fund in 2018.

Registration is open for the 2018 NAAEE Conference

Spokane 2018
EE: A Force for the Future

Registration is Open! Check NAAEE's website for exciting details on the 2018 NAAEE Conference and Research Symposium, including low-cost pre-conference workshops and field trip opportunities on Wednesday and Sunday. Early bird deadline: August 24

Connection to Nature Survey

NAAEE is working with partners at Stanford, University of Florida, and the Children & Nature Network to get a better sense of how environmental educators and other professionals think about nature. Please consider helping us out by responding.  Learn more.

Nominate Today: Awards for Outstanding Achievement in EE

NAAEE is proud of the many accomplishments of their members and partner organizations, like NHEE. Each year, they present a variety of awards at their annual conference to highlight outstanding achievements in environmental education. Is there someone you’d like to recognize? Learn more by visiting their website.

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.

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