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.
Designing An Outdoor Classroom by Marilyn Wyzga, Landscaping with Nature
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.
Below are a few activities to help teachers engage students outside:
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 has tons of free resources and activities to encourage families to get outside and explore.
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.