Educational Resources

Environmental Education Resources

NH Audubon Ask the Naturalist page contains a wealth of information on a wide range of topics, including bird feeding, hawk watching, New Hampshire snakes, spiders, turtles, and much more.

Downloadable resources from past newsletters:

NH Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants…fostering a growing stewardship ethic

New Hampshire Audubon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office, New Hampshire Project Learning Tree, and NH Fish and Game have joined efforts to support schools that want to achieve the benefits of nature-based studies for student development and learning. Our goals are to nurture future environmental stewards by connecting kids with their local environment and to enliven learning through nature.

Examples of projects that have been funded by the partner organizations in the past include the establishment of pollinator gardens, creation of outdoor learning areas, installing solar-powered bird baths and replanting of school grounds with native plants that enhance wildlife habitat.  Other types of projects eligible for support include trail or pond building, citizen science activities, and water or bird feeding stations. View this statewide map  to see past and current Schoolyard Habitat Projects.

Grant Period: The 2022 Grant Round is Now Open

Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 28th 2022.
Eligibility: New Hampshire schools that teach Preschool-12th grade may apply.
Grant awards can be up to $2,500.

Need Assistance?

We are available at no additional cost to help plan and implement your schoolyard projects.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can provide:

  • Conceptual planning.
  • Assistance with garden layout and
  • Soil Improvement recommendations.
  • Trail layout and installation.
  • Plant choice recommendations.
  • Class visit from a biologist.

New Hampshire Audubon can provide:

  • Integrating schoolyard studies with the curriculum and standards.
  • Schoolyard lesson planning.
  • Programs and live animal visits that support the schoolyard studies.

New Hampshire Project Learning Tree can provide:

  • Professional development with curricula and schoolyard planning.
  • Visit NHPLT website for details.

New Hampshire Fish and Game can provide:

  • Professional Development and wildlife information resources.
  • Visit NH Fish and Game website for details.

Direct questions to any Schoolyard Action Grant Team Members:

  • Ted Kendziora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, email
  • Lindsay Webb, New Hampshire Fish and Game, email
  • Marilyn Wyzga, Schoolyard Project Consultant, email
  • Marc Nutter, NH Audubon, email

Grant Submission:

  • Application must be complete upon submission and sent in a single email or envelope. Please no handwritten applications.
  • Electronic applications and all accompanying files must be clearly titled with your School or organization in the heading. (Ex.SouthMiddelSchoolActionGrant.doc, SouthMiddleSchoolActionGrantpictures.pdf, SouthMiddleSchoolGrantbudget.exe, etc.)

Mail or Email Completed Application:

Ted Kendziora
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
70 Commercial Street, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301



If you have questions about potential projects or the questionnaires, please contact Ted Kendziora, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by email or call 603-227-6412.

Photos from the top: studying a frog during a Beech Street program by Jocelyn Duffy, nature day camp exploration of leaves by Hilary Chapman, students learning to use binoculars during a classroom program (staff photo).