NH Specific Current Resources

NHPLT and our partners develop resources specific to New Hampshire’s forests to supplement the national curriculum and support educators in making local connections.

Scope and Sequence Models for Building Vertical Science Literacy demonstrate how science knowledge and skills should be vertically integrated through grades K-12.

We have developed three scope and sequence models of how field investigations and using the environment can support NGSS implementation, its big ideas and cross-cutting themes.

The models are common environmental themes of Ecosystems and Habitats, Water and Watersheds and Atmosphere, Weather and Climate that are commonly taught in most New Hampshire schools at several different grade levels.

Selected activities came from national based programs-Project Learning Tree, Project WET, Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, GLOBE and GLOBE Elementary. In addition, there are ideas for synthesizing prior learning through schoolyard enhancement.

NH Field Investigation Models guide teachers and their students through an authentic scientific inquiry process, based on existing field investigations in NH.

Educator’s Guide to New Hampshire Forests is a series of fact sheets designed to help educators teach about New Hampshire’s forests.

Focus on NH Forests provides details about our forests for the nine activities that are most popular among NH educators trained in PLT’s PreK-8 Activity Guide.

New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) is a non-profit coalition dedicated to promoting better forest management and conserving New Hampshire’s working forests. The association supports landowners, forest industry professionals, and government officials through education, legislative advocacy, and fostering cooperation within the forest community.

New Hampshire Sustainable Forestry Initiative (NHSFI) is a comprehensive program that promotes sustainable forest management practices and responsible procurement of forest products. It aims to ensure the health and longevity of forests through collaboration with stakeholders, including the forest sector, conservation groups, and educators.