Nurturing Earth Stewards

Has the smell of wood smoke suddenly filled the air? Did you see the flash of a blue shirt? Do you hear the sound of nature prevailing?! It is that time of year again when the SCAers come out of hiding from Bear Brook State Park to educate the students in the Manchester, Allenstown and Deerfield School Districts.

Lucky classes of fourth and fifth graders have become Earth Stewards in training. By the end of the education season the SCA educators will have completed their destiny of molding the next generation of Earth Stewards into responsible caretakers of the natural world. Until then we are going to follow the student’s journey to a path of greatness. Following the NH State Science Curriculum, SCA educators will teach lessons on topics related to the wonderful world of nature.Group Photo 11

Tweet Tweet! This week in class there was a lot of birdy talk. If you could not guess what the topic of the lesson was I will give you a hint, it was on birds! We thought that the students would enjoy learning about the native birds of New Hampshire and the various bird calls that fill the air once you walk out the front door. Turns out it is easier to communicate with fourth graders when speaking the language of birds. The classroom was filled with the calls of the…

Black Capped Chickadee “Cheeseburger”
the Blue Jay, “Jaaaaaaay”
and the state bird of New Hampshire the Purple Finch, “Cherrrrrr”.

The students enjoyed learning about birds that they can actually see in their own backyards. And when it came time to decorate recycled milk carton bird feeders they could not contain their excitement. It was nice to see the students fly in the direction we wanted them to when decorating.

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Now the students are well equipped to communicate with the birds that will visit their lovely bird feeders. We are always looking forward to sparking the curiosity and excitement in the minds of all the students we teach each week.  The Earth Stewards in training will have to wait to see what we have in store for them with our next lesson.


Discover Power of Parks SCA Interpreters

Discover the Power of Parks is presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps and made possible by generous financial support from Eversource. The program offers a look into the natural world through hands-on programming. Interpretive programs focus on connecting participants with nature and building appreciation for New Hampshire's unmatched natural heritage. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families. Programs are offered free to guests with paid park admission fee. No pre-registration is required.

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