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Teacher & Student Blogs

Tracking program
 
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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 
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

 

 

Teacher Blogs Previous Posts

Student Science Science students

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


Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. wrote to George Perkins Marsh in 1857, asking his advice on promoting "free soil" settlement in Texas to challenge the westward expansion of slavery. Strongly anti-slavery, both men would also champion land stewardship and public access to places like Yosemite Valley.