Homelands is an augmented reality application which brings Abenaki lifeways of the past, present, and future into the world around you.
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Homelands launched in March 2023 and is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
This educational resource is brought to you by the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People, Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective, Film Unbound, and the UNH Center for the Humanities.
The project is funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and generous donations from individuals.
Current partner sites are Odiorne Point State Park and Seacoast Science Center, Strawbery Banke Museum, and the Star Island Corporation.
The Natural Start Alliance teamed up with the Evanston Public Library to shine a spotlight on the Blueberry Awards, a new literary award that honors books about nature. Panelists examined what makes a children’s book about nature stand out, how books written for young children are exploring nature connection, sustainability, and environmental stewardship, and why that matters, especially now. View the webinar recording for a look at the best children’s literature about nature, as designated by a committee of librarians and environmentalists. You’ll walk away with new ideas about the power of story and a list of books to add to your classroom library!
Climate Change and wildlife in NH: https://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/climate/index.html
Looking Closely Outdoor Learning Class Kit
This kit was curated and created by teachers Megan Zeni, Sarah Regan and Lauren MacLean. Megan and Sarah are job share partners teaching entirely outdoors in a K-7 garden classroom. Megan shares these experiences of outdoor play and learning on Instagram and Twitter at @roomtoplay. Lauren is a K-7 mentoring support teacher who has a love for playing, learning, and teaching outdoors. She is the host of the Mentoring Nature Connections podcast and author of Me and My Sit Spot.
Each kit includes book specific lesson sparks, guiding questions, and curricular connections for looking closely outdoors. Spend less time planning and more time exploring outdoors with your learners!
This kit includes:
All of this comes in a backpack made from recycled pop bottles:
Free Winter Outdoor Learning Virtual Workshops
7/5/23 Just another program recommendation- last week we had a program on Climate and Health presented by two doctors from Dartmouth- they are members of an organization called NH Healthcare Workers for Climate Action, and I believe they have other programs as well. (One of the doctors was Dr. Seddon Savage, who many might remember from the Covid ECHO from a few years ago)
Newbury Public Library
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.