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June 7, 2010

CONTACT:
Judy Silverberg, 603-271-1737 or judith.silverberg@wildlife.nh.gov
Amy Yeakel, 603-968-7194 x14 or amy.yeakel@nhnature.org

Help Plan the Future of Environmental Education in NH – Attend a NH Environmental Literacy Forum

CONCORD, NH – Teachers, parents and anyone interested in the future of environmental education for New Hampshire’s youth should attend one of several upcoming NH Environmental Literacy Community Forums. Your input is needed to help craft an environmental literacy plan for New Hampshire students.

The plan would help qualify the state's K-12 public schools for pending federal environmental education funding, and help ensure that New Hampshire’s students will graduate from high school as environmentally literate citizens who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle 21st-century conservation challenges.

All are welcome to attend one of five NH Environmental Literacy Community Forums being held to discuss the plan and solicit community input:

  • Hancock, NH - Harris Center, June 15, 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Lancaster, NH – NH Fish and Game Region 4 Office, June 16, 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Rye, NH - Seacoast Science Center, June 22, 6:30-7:30 PM
  • Manchester, NH - Amoskeag Fishways, June 24, 6:30-7:30 PM.
  • Albany, NH - Tin Mountain Conservation Center, June 24, 7:00-8:00 PM

For information, go to www.nhee.org; contact Amy Yeakel at amy.yeakel@nhnature.org; or contact Judy Silverberg at judith.silverberg@wildlife.nh.gov.

New Hampshire Environmental Educators has formed a working group focused on the Environmental Literacy Plan for New Hampshire. It includes representation from Antioch New England, Appalachian Mountain Club, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, NH Department of Education, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Fish and Game Department, NH Sierra Club, Plymouth State University, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, The Margret and H.A. Rey Center and United States Forest Service.

New Hampshire Environmental Educators, the state’s professional environmental education organization, advocates for high quality environmental education in New Hampshire. The NH Fish and Game Department provides conservation education programs across the state and is a partner in this endeavor.

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