Winter holds some of the best stargazing of the year. Although it is cold out, the reward of seeing some of the clearest stars of the year is well worth the effort.
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.
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!
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 […]
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)
Generally speaking, the best time to go leaf-peeping in Northern New Hampshire is between the end of September and beginning of October. While colors have been slow to develop so far this season, that is expected to change rapidly now that below freezing temperatures have arrived. To follow the progression of color across the state, […]
With many of our parks staying open later this season it’s important to remember that advanced reservations are still required at our most popular parks. If you are planning to go hiking, biking, paddling, or leaf-peeping at one of the parks below – click the link to make a reservation and ensure your space. Parks […]
Hi folks-The picture says it all, eh? The Rhododendron maximus flowers are all gone for this season. As it was, they started a bit early this year-a week or so sooner than was expected. Perhaps that will become the norm (the bloom was early last year too). Or not. The future is often hard to […]
Hi folks-As you can see from some of the pictures I took on Thursday, July 16, most, but not all of the blooms at the grove are spent. There are a few fresh enough that they should still be around by this weekend, especially if the weather stays cool enough. Nevertheless, it is July with […]
Hi folks-Well, it seems as though this coming weekend-Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12-may be the weekend when most blooms can be seen all at once. As one can see from the pictures below (all taken on Thursday, July 9) there is, as usual in the grove, a variation in the progression of the […]