The Monadnock Conservation Center, in Rindge, New Hampshire, is the perfect outdoor classroom. The summer home of Wildwood Camp, the wildlife sanctuary is managed to promote outdoor education for campers and students. Our teacher naturalists are the core of our program. They work to instill a deep appreciation and respect for the natural world. Whether at our site or your school, our programs will enhance your curriculum, and provide your students with a memorable learning experience.
Through guided explorations of our woodlands, meadows, and pond, students are encouraged to investigate, classify, and think critically about the natural world.
Each program will be geared to the age level and curriculum needs of the students. Hands-on activities help students learn for themselves, and engage them in the topic at a deeper level.
Educators from the Monadnock Conservation Center will visit your class to provide students with a broader understanding of the natural world. Programs may include interactive discussions, specimen study, and engaging activities. If possible, we’ll explore the habitats available on the school’s property. During our exploration, observation skills and seasonal elements are emphasized. Many of our school programs can be taught as either a classroom presentation or an outdoor exploration at your site.
Our homeschool programs are designed to encourage children to interact with the environment through nature exploration and science-based learning and with each other through group building activities and games. Portions of the program will take place indoors, but most days we anticipate spending the majority of our time outdoors at the wildlife sanctuary. Participants will also receive “home projects” each week to help further their learning and to share with their families.