2021 Virtual Drinking Water Festival

Over the past three decades, thousands of students have learned about protecting water at the New Hampshire Drinking Water Festival. This year the Festival is virtual and kicks off today! The 2021 Virtual Festival also includes the third annual Poetry Contest for third, fourth and fifth graders, making this a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Math) educational opportunity.

March 24th Webinar Designing An Outdoor Classroom Recording Available

Designing An Outdoor Classroom by Marilyn Wyzga, Landscaping with Nature

ZOOM a Hubbard Brook Scientist!

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation is offering an exciting opportunity for you and your students to meet virtually with one of our accomplished ecosystem scientists. Click here to see a list of scientists who have volunteered to Zoom with you and your class to discuss their research and what it is like to be a scientist.

A Mountain Classroom Activities to Get Students Learning Outside!

Below are a few activities to help teachers engage students outside:

Blending Play and Learning in a Forest Classroom

On September 14, 2020 Erin Hollingsworth, 2nd grade teacher at Gilmanton School shared her experiences with outdoor learning. Click on the link below to investigate ways to blend learning and play through the use of a forest classroom with elementary students.


Click here to view the slides from If You Didn't Get Dirty, You Didn't Play Hard Enough!

Mass Audubon's Nature Play Days

Mass Audubon has tons of free resources and activities to encourage families to get outside and explore.

Forest Ecosystem Activities and Lessons

Hubbard Brook has a ton of great education resources covering a variety of topics including:

-climate change
-watershed dynamics
-forest ecology
-acid rain

Click here to see their K-12 Classroom Resources

Lesson Plan for 3rd-8th graders: Leaf ID & Photography

Click here for the lesson plan.

Overview: Like real scientists, your students must learn keen observation to take in information and record details of what they see. After all, it's only after someone has really seen something that he or she can make sense of it. Photography, especially photographing shapes and patterns, can be a great learning and assessment tool for capturing observations, documenting experiments, and revealing student understanding.

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