COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center building will be closed to visitors until further notice. Our trails and grounds remain open.
How We Work with Students
Harris Center programs provide students in preschool through high school with opportunities to:
- study natural and human history right outside their door,
- develop skills as scientists, historians, and problem solvers, and
- experience the natural world as a source of inspiration, creativity, and wellbeing
All our lessons are rooted in the local landscape, with topics ranging from geology to birdsong to water quality.
How We Work with Teachers
Harris Center teacher-naturalists offer embedded professional development as we:
- plan, teach, reflect, and document place-based learning side by side with our classroom teacher partners
- link science or social studies curricula to the local landscape, and
- facilitate study groups to help classroom teachers become more comfortable with teaching outdoors
Our teaching aligns with the New Hampshire Environmental Literacy Plan, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts.
For more information on the Harris Center’s school-based environmental education programming, please contact Jenna Spear at (603) 525-3394 or by email.