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Creating and Teaching Schoolyard Habitats Part 1 and Part 2
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Saturday, September 30, 2017
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Creating and Teaching Schoolyard Habitats Part 1 and Part 2
Sat, September 30, 2017
Schoolyard investigations and habitat projects address multiple environmental and educational concepts that benefit landscape, learning and community. The often under-utilized schoolyard spaces can be transformed from blank stretches of lawn or beaten dirt to ecologically sound landscapes—alive with wildlife and native plants, providing opportunities for authentic learning experiences integrated into the curriculum, scientific inquiry, hands-on minds-on interdisciplinary learning, peer mentorship, and community involvement. Discover how to make the most of YOUR school grounds.
We recommend teams of 3 or more attend and work together to define and build a project. Teams can include teachers, parents and community members.
Participants will receive planning materials to assist and guide the planning process after the workshop.
After this workshop, you will be prepared to apply for a NH Schoolyard Action Grant.
This is a 2-part workshop that you can take either one day or both.
In part 1, you will:
• See examples of successful schoolyard habitat projects.
• Perform the steps for carrying out a project on your own site.
• Practice conducting a school site assessment.
• Use Project Learning Tree’s Green Schools Investigation materials.
• Generate ideas for enhancing the site.
In part 2, you will:
• Design and use a map of the schoolyard.
• Develop a plan for your own schoolyard.
• Identify suitable native plants and other local resources for your site.
• Plan how to use your site for teaching a variety of topics
• Identify potential assistance available to your school, including NH Schoolyard Action Grants.
Marilyn Wyzga, author of Homes for Wildlife: A Guide to Habitat Enhancement on School Grounds, will be your primary facilitator. Judy Silverberg, coordinator of NH Project Learning Tree, will be co-teaching Part 1.
Creating and Teaching In Schoolyard Habitats
A workshop for School Staff and Community Members
Part 1
September 30, 2017
Deerfield Community School Deerfield
Part 2
November 4, 2017
Massabessic Audubon Center
Auburn, NH
1 day $25
2 days $40
Register online at
This workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office through the NH Partnership for Schoolyard

Register on this page if you are only doing Part 1 and Part 2. If you are just registering for 1 day, please go to the appropriate registration date.
Deerfield Community School and Massabesic Audubon Center
Deerfield and Auburn, NH
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline
September 28, 2017
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