In the Schools

Every year, more than 2,500 students in 29 Monadnock Region schools embark on learning expeditions with Harris Center teacher-naturalists that take them outside the classroom and into their communities.

Harris Center programs provide students in grades K-12 with opportunities to study local cultural and natural history; to develop skills as scientists, historians, and problem solvers; and to experience the natural world as a source of inspiration, creativity, and health.

Our teaching aligns with the New Hampshire Environmental Literacy Plan, the New Hampshire Social Studies and Science Frameworks, and the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics.

We work collaboratively with teachers to link their science or social studies curricula to the local landscape. We also offer embedded professional development as we plan, teach, reflect, and document locally-based curricula side by side with our partner teachers. See a listing of our programming for Grades 2-10 in the ConVal school district here.

For more information on our school program, please contact Janet Altobello at or (603) 525-3394.