New Hampshire Natural Resources Volunteer Program administers a
course that meets once a week in the greater Manchester and Seacoast
areas for 11 weeks with optional field trips. Participants commit to
volunteering 40 hours in an effort to strengthen communities,
promote social change, and enhance urban ecosystems.
course also offers an option for college students to take the course
for credit. Classes are taught by natural resource specialists from
around the state, and consist of a variety of educational
opportunities including experiential learning, group discussions and
(The picture above shows students and teachers from North Country
Charter Academy who volunteered alongside NRCS staff to tend a
People's Garden in Lancaster.)
Do you enjoy learning about New Hampshire’s outdoors and sharing
your knowledge with others?
Sessions from the Natural Resources Volunteer Program include:
Forests and Wildlife
Planting & Care
Soil and Water Resources
The next class will begin in September 2011
and run through December 2011. Participants are selected from a pool
of applicants based on community involvement, communication skills
and, most importantly, enthusiasm and willingness to volunteer.
was the most significant aspect of the course and why?
"As a newcomer to New Hampshire, I really appreciated
learning about all of the resources available."
used to think that small changes in day-to-day life were
insignificant. Now I see how they can add up."
To learn more about the Natural Resources Volunteer
Program contact Jewel
McKenzie, Earth Team State Volunteer Coordinator at 603-868-7581,
or Mary Tebo, University of
New Hampshire Extension Community Forestry Educator at 603-629-9494 Ext. 140.
The program is cosponsored by University of New
Hampshire Cooperative Extension, the New Hampshire Division of
Forests and Lands, New Hampshire Fish and Game and the USDA Forest
Service in cooperation with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation
Service and New Hampshire Conservation Districts.