Concord, NH – March 28, 2015 – New Hampshire Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce the creation of three $250 grants to help assist in the development of outdoor classrooms on schoolyards in New Hampshire. The application period is open and runs through April 15, 2016. Examples of projects include planting trees and shrubs to provide wildlife food or cover, establishing pollinator gardens, building ponds or other water sources such as birdbaths and fountains, construction of nature trails, building bridges, benches, etc.


New Hampshire Project Learning Tree supports students and educators in projects that make a difference in helping children connect with nature.  The Outdoor Classroom Special Fund was started to honor the leadership of Esther Cowles, Executive Director of NHPLT from 1997-2011.


For complete grant criteria and applications, visit Questions should be directed to Judy Silverberg, NH Project Learning Tree Coordinator at



About NH Project Learning Tree:

Established in 1979, NH Project Learning Tree envisions a future where every young person understands, appreciates and loves the natural world, and enjoys spending time outdoors. NH Project Learning Tree achieves this vision by training educators in Project Learning Tree®, the time‐honored environmental education curricula developed by the American Forest Foundation. The statewide nonprofit is based in Concord, New Hampshire at the Conservation Center, a Gold LEED certified facility owned and operated by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. For more information or to donate online, visit



Judy Silverberg

NH Project Learning Tree Coordinator



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