GAW Save the Date

GAW Save the Date

Save the date! November 10th, 2012 is NHGA’s Geography Awareness Week Kick-Off  Event! Come to Heberton Hall at the Keene Public Library from 10:00 to 3:00 to  join us for our best GAW kick-off event yet to come! Stay tuned for more information regarding the events that will be put on throughout the day! GAW Kickoff...

Building a Survival Shelter Workshop

Saturday, October 20 (no rain date) Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 2 PM – 4 PM The greatest danger to the lost or injured hiker is hypothermia. Learn to recognize the warning signs of hypothermia, the mechanisms of heat loss, and how to build a survival shelter using just what nature has to offer. For ages 15 – adult (ages 13 or 14 with an adult). Preregistration required. Registration limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the Museum. Instructor information: Rudy Bourget has 40+ yrs. outdoor & wilderness survival skills experience and has been very active in Boy and Cub Scout leadership and training for nearly 20 years. He was a founding member of the White Mountain Primitive Skills Group and has presented primitive skills programs at the New England Primitive & Maine Primitive Gatherings. More information about the instructor can be found at:...

Map and Compass Workshop

Saturday, October 20; raindate, October 21 Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 11 AM – 1 PM Every year we hear stories about people getting lost in the woods; too often the story ends with tragedy. Learn skills including map reading, using a compass, and basic GPS that will reduce your chances of getting lost in the woods and increase the likelihood of being found safely. The program for grades 9 – adult. Preregistration is required. Registration is limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the...
Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids in Need Teacher Grants

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to provide innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Kids In Need Foundation helps to engage students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource – our nation’s teachers. The Teacher Grants are funded by retail and education credit union sponsors, which make the application available at their outlets during the back-to-school season and on this website. This year all teachers that apply will receive a special gift of poster making and bulletin board supplies from ArtSkills! Teacher Grant awards range from $100 to $500 each and are used to finance creative classroom projects. Typically, 300-600 grants are awarded each year. The applications are judged according to a rubric which emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. All certified K-12 teachers in the U.S. are eligible. Deadline: September 30, 2012 Kids in Need Grants website: http://www.kinf.org/grants/ Information about grant applications can be found here....