School Programs

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. We also offer professional development workshops and retreats for educators.

Contact Us

For more information on the Harris Center’s school-based environmental education programming, please contact Jenna Spear at (603) 525-3394 or by email.