If you’ve ever been to Bear Brook State Park, you know it’s a pretty special place. The SCA Digital Educator Naturalists have been living in Bear Brook since January, and they’ve gotten to know the park pretty well. To help you explore Bear Brook State Park a little more, they’ve created a digital field trip to Bear Brook, with videos visiting the park’s forests, wetlands, and CCC museum. Our field trip guide also includes suggested activities you can do at home, in your own backyard, or on a visit to Bear Brook.
Category: Lesson Plans
Nature-based lesson plans created by the Student Conservation Association NH Corps. Lessons include worksheets, videos and crafts that focus on nature, stewardship, environment and more. Great resource for teachers and parents.
All of our New Hampshire rivers have their own unique watersheds, and the rain that falls on the land in that watershed drains into a specific waterway. Learn more about watersheds and why they’re important through this lesson!
Tide pools are a unique ecosystem that you can find in rocky coastal areas. Learn more about some of the creatures that make their homes in tide pools through this narrated Powerpoint–and maybe you can use this to help plan your next seacoast trip!
Warm weather often spurs us to get outside and visit New Hampshire’s forests–and spring is also a good time to practice your tree identification skills!
When we study ecosystems, one important question is ‘what eats what?’ A food web is a great way to answer that question. In this video, students can learn about food webs and the producers, consumers, and decomposers that make them up, and then use their newfound knowledge to play an online food chain game or answer a Kahoot! quiz.
The Night Sky
Learn more about stars with this lesson plan, which introduces some of our constellations and the stories behind them.
As we start to look forward to spring, take a brief break to explore the multi-faceted science behind our favorite multi-faceted precipitation: snow! Download the self-guided lesson plan as either a PowerPoint file or a .pdf, or just use the activity packet to guide your exploration! Either way, we hope this makes the last leg of winter a little more fun.
Habitats, Ecosystems & Biomes
This narrated Powerpoint teaches students about Habitats, Ecosystems, and Biomes, and some of New Hampshire’s unique habitats! While watching the Powerpoint, pause in designated places to participate in activities that will help build engagement and understanding. And when you’re done, you can get out and explore the forest habitats of New Hampshire’s State Parks!
Introduction to Earth Systems
By: Megan Spencer and Jake Rehm This series of slides, pictures, videos and activities introduces the 4 Spheres of Earth Systems to students and asks them how they connect (work together) to form one Earth system. Files for this lesson: Introduction to Earth Systems (Powerpoint) Introduction to Earth Systems (pdf – with notations on separate […]
Earth Steward Pledge
Have kids pledge to care about the world and commit to being an earth steward (one slide and video). Files: Earth Steward Pledge (Powerpoint) Earth Steward Pledge (Pdf) Earth Steward Pledge (Google Docs)