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Educational Resources

Environmental Education Resources

NH Audubon’s 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. See the Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more. Feel free to ask a new question if  yours isn’t listed.

Downloadable resources for your classroom, youth group, or just learning with your family or friends:

Birds of Prey

See our Conservation Section to learn more about NH Audubon’s work regarding Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and Northern Harriers.


With funding from the Partners for Wildlife Program at the US Fish & Wildlife Service – New England Field Office, we produced the following lesson plans for use at our demonstration pollinator gardens at NH Audubon Centers, Schoolyard Gardens, and even your own backyard! (Use the links below to view and download the .pdf files.)

See also the Virtual Tour of the NH Audubon McLane Center’s Demonstration Pollinator Gardens which you can use ahead of your visit or for personal exploration to learn about the plants and pollinators that call New Hampshire their home and how you can support them in your own backyard.

Habitat Exploration

For an interactive exploration of three of New Hampshire’s most common habitats (forest, field, & pond) and a few species of wildlife that call each of those habitats home, visit the NH Audubon Massabesic Center’s Virtual Tour. After the tour loads, click on the “Animal Habitats” tab on the lower center of the screen for activity instructions.

Bogs are beautiful! Learn more about NH Audubon’s Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary and what makes a bog a bog with a dedicated virtual tour full of interpretive content.

Wetlands are wonderful! Learn more about NH Audubon’s Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary and the unique marsh habitat and the wildlife that it supports with a dedicated virtual tour full of interpretive content.


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

Are you an educator with a project in mind that will connect students with the outdoors, enhance the schoolyard for wildlife habitat, and integrate nature into student learning in alignment with curricula? Grants from the New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants program are available for schools and educational organizations with students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve to help fund schoolyard nature-based projects.

Since 2016, the Partnership has supported over 68 educational organizations and distributed over $35,000 in funding throughout New Hampshire. 

See how schoolyard habitats and outdoor classrooms connect to the Next Generation Science Standards

The New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office, N.H. Project Learning Tree, the N.H. Fish and Game Department, and New Hampshire Audubon. The partnership was created to make it easier for school staff to apply for a grant to enhance the school yard. Now, a common grant application works for all four of the partner organizations and greatly simplifies the application process.

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 (view Recommended Native Plant List). Other types of projects eligible for support include trail or pond building, citizen science activities, and water or bird feeding stations.

View this Statewide Story Map of past and current projects

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
  • Marc Nutter, NH Audubon, email

Looking for additional funding to get your students outside??

New Hampshire Environmental Educators (www.nhee.org) is New Hampshire’s state affiliate of the larger North American Association for Environmental Education (www.naaee.org) and supports the professional development of environmental education practitioners statewide. Since 2018, NHEE has facilitated the NHEE’d to Get Outside Grant Program, offering funding to directly support getting students outside to learn about the environment, including field trips to NH Audubon Centers and/or facilitated outdoor experiences closer to your school. Proposals are normally due in November for funding experiences the following calendar year. Learn more about the grant program, proposal requirements, and updated deadlines.


If you have questions about potential projects or the questionnaires, please contact Marc Nutter by email or 603-224-9909 x.337.

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).