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Students participate in winter programs at the park
Students participate in winter programs at the park
M Harrington
 
students participating in winter tracking program at the park
Students participate in a winter tracking program at the park
M Harrington
 
students visit the park for tracking program
Fourth graders from local schools visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to experience wildlife tracking. See the full blog posting below.
M Harrington
 
Winter fun - students
Winter Fun Friday group consisting of mainly first and second graders from Woodstock Elementary School has been to the park twice already this winter to enjoy being outdoors in the snow. See the full posting below
J Haley
 

About This Blog

This is a space for Windsor Central Supervisory Union teachers and students to share stories about their place-based learning adventures. The National Park is partnering with local teachers in a program called Park Research that allows teachers and students to go deeper in strengthening their connection with their public lands and community through curriculum based learning.

4th Graders visit the Park for Winter Tracking Program

March 31, 2014 Posted by: M Harrington

4th grade students from Woodstock Elementary visited the Park for winter tracking program

 

Winter Fun Friday Wrap Up

March 24, 2014 Posted by: M Harrington

Woodstock Elementary School students have concluded their Winter Fun Friday program here at the park now that we are heading into springtime.

 

Park Intern Shadowed for Junior Transition

March 24, 2014 Posted by: C Graham

For my Junior Transition project I shadowed Mackenzie and took a look at her day as a park intern

 

Fourth Graders Experience Wildlife Tracking Program at the Park

March 13, 2014 Posted by: M Hanson

Fourth graders from the Upper Valley Waldorf School, their teacher and three parent chaperones visited the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to experience wildlife tracking.

 

Winter Fun Friday Weeks One and Two

January 24, 2014 Posted by: Mackenzie Harrington

The Winter Fun Friday group consisting of mainly first and second graders from Woodstock Elementary School has been to the park twice already this winter to enjoy being outdoors in the snow.

 

Looking at Queen Anne Style Architecture at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

November 20, 2013 Posted by: Alek Beaudoin

Looking at Queen Anne Style Architecture at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in English and French

 

Understanding Art and its Connection to the Conservation Movement

November 20, 2013 Posted by: Brendan Geiger

Understanding Art and its Connection to the Conservation Movement in English and French

 

Researching Architecture at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

November 20, 2013 Posted by: Helene Herrick

Researching architecture at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in English and French

 

Interpreting History at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park

November 19, 2013 Posted by: Brielle Finer

Interpreting history at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and developing tours and presentations for French speaking audiences.

 

Reflections from WUHS’ Spanish 5 Class

September 26, 2013 Posted by: Tessa & Justin

We would like to thank everyone at the National Park for the opportunity to be able to visit and also learn information on our topics.

 

Local student's essay wins contest addressing next generation forest stewardship

March 15, 2013 Posted by: K Robbins

A local Woodstock Union High School student's essay wins contest addressing next generation forest stewardship.

 

November 30, 2012

March 08, 2013 Posted by: Marissa Jager
 

7th Grade Winter Visit

March 08, 2013 Posted by: Marissa Jager

The entire Woodstock Middle School 7th grade class took a field trip to visit the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the Billings Farm and Museum. The focus of the day was teamwork and problem solving.

 

There’s Plenty of Pi in the Forest!

March 07, 2013 Posted by: Kat Robbins

Mrs. Hagenbarth's Accelerated Geometry class from Woodstock Union High School took to the woods this month to learn about how pi is a crucial number for forest management. Students met with Mike Scott, a consulting forester to Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.

 

Science Class in the Real World

February 05, 2013 Posted by: Kachine Schaible, Intern with National Park

This was WUHS’s third year doing the Mercury Project in conjunction with the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Stevens High School, Dartmouth College, schools in Maine, the National Park Foundation, and Acadia National Park.

 

Sustainability is about making choices

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

At the park, students engaged in conversations about choice, resources, decision making, and limits. They eagerly explored different systems that the park has installed with an eye toward becoming more self-reliant and reducing fossil fuel use. At each stop, students took photographs that helped them define what made the system sustainable, or not. Finally, some reflected on decisions that they make in their own lives and what factors influence these choices.

 

Frost, Dickinson, and WUHS students in Dialogue on the Trail

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

Martha Perkins' American Lit students have been studying the poetry of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson with a goal of learning to trust in his or her own mind to play with the imagery, diction, syntax and punctuation a poet presents in order to make meaning or sense of the truth a poet conveys via his/her poem. In addition to learning about the poets individually, students have been thinking about how these poets might converse with each other.

 

Mercury write-up

December 13, 2012 Posted by: C Bango

As an incoming freshman to Woodstock Union High School, I am truly looking forward to the Mercury Project. The Mercury Project is a service-learning collaboration between my school, the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and Dartmouth College.

 

Mercury Monitoring through Partnerships

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

Environmental Science students from both Woodstock Union High School and Stevens High School (in Claremont, NH) are participating in a joint research project funded by the National Park Foundation and supported by Dartmouth College, the Schoodic Education and Research Center, and Saint Gaudens and Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Parks.

 

How Healthy is the Pogue?

December 13, 2012 Posted by: K Robbins

Students used pond water sample to determine concentrations of dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, phosphate, pH, and temperature. They worked on refining their titration and measuring skills, which is tricky business in the field! In addition, students made sensory observations about the pond ecosystem, complete with sketches and area maps.

 

Day at the Pogue

December 13, 2012 Posted by: G. MacMaster

Mrs. Stainton's Integrated Environmental Science classes took a field trip to the Pogue. While there we spent time collecting dragonfly nymphs for a several month long science experiment about mercury in our environment.

 

What better place to learn about the forest ecosystem than in a forest!

December 13, 2012 Posted by: N Hopewell, Barnard Academy

On two separate visits to Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park, Barnard Academy fourth graders learned about tree identification, stewardship, decomposition, and forest succession.

 

4th Graders Visit!

December 13, 2012 Posted by: C. Siegler & WES 4th Grade class

WES 4th Grade class visit Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical park

 

WCSU Sixth Graders Are Putting it All in Perspective

December 13, 2012 Posted by: Joan Haley

81 students gathered for 4 days this fall at the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park to explore how lenses expand our knowledge of the Universe. They used microscopes, hand lenses, cameras and telescopic images to examine and better understand the "pieces, patterns, and processes" of how our world functions, from the microscopic to the cosmic scale. Students discovered the curious similarities and differences between these worlds.

 
 
students journaling on rock

Students journaling about their experiences

J Haley

Students discovered the vastness in a drop of water, the pinprick size of Earth in Space, and the curious similarities and differences between these worlds. J Haley

 

 

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For the past couple of years local environmental science students have been involved in mercury monitoring projects at the park. Read more about how these High School science students have shared the results of their research at Dartmouth College. Read More


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