Welcomes students of all levels of interest in outdoor careers, regional natural history, natural resources, and the relationship between thriving ecosystems and healthy communities. The course is held outdoors on 700 acres of historic woodlands, farm fields, orchards, gardens, and ponds at the landmark Canterbury Shaker Village Museum (15 minutes north of Concord). Students engage with field specialists while experiencing the science behind topics that include tree and plant identification, ecological landscaping, local wildlife and their habitats, urban and rural forestry practices, water quality, invasive species, climate change, and permaculture. Skill is achieved through experiential learning and supported by rich online resources and assignments that focus on the ecosystems surrounding our homes and communities. In a real-world, service-learning opportunity, students apply scientific and horticultural skills to a project of their own interest; experience is gained in public outreach, local government access, and natural resource stewardship from awareness to activism. Visit nhstewards.org to learn more about this course in partnership with UNH Extension and other N.H. natural resource partners and organizations.
Natural Resource Stewardship