Family & Educator Resources

UNH Cooperative Extension has a suite of Educator Resources and Parent Resources to help provide educational activities in the classroom or at home. Resources include ways to engage students in the outdoors, on-line robotics kits, STEM science discovery, and creating belonging while learning on-line.

Hands-on Remote Learning for youth ages 5-18 with a focus on civic engagement, STEM, agricultural science, and healthy living. 4-H learning experiences that families can experience at home or in their neighborhoods with friends. 

Stream Safari Video Series: This Stream Safari video series will walk you through all you need to know to safely and comfortably get out to your nearby stream, river, lake, or pond and explore the water quality. Based on the Stream Safari curriculum from UNH Cooperative Extension's STEM Docent Program, your guides, Sarah and Megan, will define terms & concepts, discuss how to choose a stream site, safety considerations when bringing youth to the stream, collection tools and techniques, and so much more!

Social-Emotional and Mindful Learning (SEML): Resources to help youth understand and manage emotions, establish positive relationships, and demonstrate empathy for others. SEML fosters positive youth development through integrating social-emotional learning and mindfulness education.

Youth Mental Health & Wellness: Resources and programs offered to youth and adults who work with them, to demystify the topic of mental illness and promote strategies to support youth in need.

The Classics program in the UNH department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies is delighted to present the UNH Classics Lab, a resource for educators who are interested in the ancient world and Latin. These include longer videos and podcasts on Roman culture and short videos on the Latin language. You can also view them at the UNH Classics Channel.

NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, which includes many UNH faculty and staff members, has developed Climate in the Classroom resources for N.H. teachers to build climate literacy at the middle and high school levels.

The Community Literacy Center (CLC) is a resource for preK-12 learners, families, and educators that supports the literacy learning of area children through collaboration with schools, families, and community organizations.

UNH’s Leitzel Center provides a series of Online Resources in K-12 STEM for Parents and Teachers. Many of the activities and resources can be used with little or no access to the internet.

The STEM Teacher’s Collaborative: shares a GoogleDoc formed by various STEM groups with help for teachers and parents relating to: 1) getting students and teachers connected to the internet, 2) general advice on teaching online, 3) STEM resources, topic by topic, 4) STEM resources for parents with materials found around their home.

NH Sea Grant and Sea Grant Extension offers a Marine Education At-Home resources page with links to marine-related activities, videos, and information for students, parents, and teachers. Includes advice on engaging students in good science practice as outlined in the NGSS.

Seacoast SeaPerch ROV Educator Training: Interested in bringing the SeaPerch ROV program to your class, youth group, or homeschool learning group? Want to learn about virtual options to build ROVs with your students? Attend the Virtual Seacoast SeaPerch Educator Workshop, and learn how to build, and test an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

UNH Professional Development & Training offers numerous K-12 Education Workshops in the subject areas of General Education, Paraprofessional & Special Education, Language Arts & Literature, Math & Science, and Counseling & Social Work.

Professional Development & Training: a YouTube recording of a 30-minute online webinar titled, “Empowering Educators Coping with Stress."  

UNH Observatory: Facebook Live events and recordings in the study of physics and astronomy.

We’re All in This Together: Provides information about specific resources and solutions for teachers and families during remote learning around 5 common challenges – Environment, Technology, Boundaries, Tears, and Boredom.

STEM Discovery Lab UNH Manchester: Programs and resources for teachers and youth.

Youth Symphony Orchestra – the NH youth symphony orchestra has provided quality orchestral experiences to string students since 2013. The fall, 2020 program will be entirely online. This is a pre-admission program and there is a fee.

NH Listens works with school districts to strengthen and integrate authentic engagement of students, families, and community organizations into the life and operation of a school, focusing on building awareness, knowledge and skills of equitable practices. Project components include organizing school board orientations and professional development workshops, engaging with students, and facilitating community-wide dialogues.