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Education Resources

Environmental education resources and opportunities.

NHDES offers a variety of environmental education programs and publications for teachers, nature educators and leaders, including structured curriculums, fact sheets and videos.

kids surround a geology tableThe New Hampshire Geological Survey hosts an annual Mapping Workshop and participates in regular dinner meetings and summer field trips hosted by the Geologic Society of New Hampshire and the Northeast Friends of the Pleistocene.   

More about Geology  

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For those interested in rock-hounding, New Hampshire has a number of mineral clubs, including: Capital Mineral Club, Keene Mineral Club, the Presidential Gem and Mineral Society in Lancaster, Saco Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Southeastern NH Mineral Club, and the Micromounters of New England.

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Educators and the general public may find geologic publications useful for a number of purposes, from classroom instruction to rock-hounding. NHGS maintains a file of currently out-of-print New Hampshire geology maps and publications. Those not online can be requested by sending an email to geology@des.nh.gov. We also have a number of informative fact sheets, brochures, and reports available to the public.  

Project WET

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary environmental education program which focuses on water and people's relationship with it. Project WET teaches students how to think, not what to think about the environment. In New Hampshire, Project WET provides formal K-12 and non-formal educators with water education training and materials to promote youth and community awareness, appreciation, knowledge and stewardship of water resources.  

Learn more about Project WET

NH Water Festival

Every year hundreds of fourth-graders from around New Hampshire come to this free event to learn about water.

GIS at NHDES

A variety of mapping projects, mapper program and downloadable GIS data layers available through NH Granit.

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Did you know?

Did you know?

To date, there are no confirmed meteorite finds in New Hampshire. Learn more about meteorite identification with our fact sheet or contact your local university.