NRWA’s River Classroom

Environmental Education for Schools and Youth Groups

Active, engaging, fun…that is how children and young adults will experience our education programs for schools and youth groups. Educators, administrators, and youth leaders know that our programs are science-based and designed to meet their needs—tailored to their curriculum, their district requirements, and the standards set forth in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire frameworks for science and technology.

After-school program in FitchburgOur professional educators have the flexibility to lead our programs on the school site, at a conservation property near the school, or at other outdoor locations. We teach in-class lessons, such as Wildlife Adaptations or the Water Cycle, and outdoor lessons, such as Tree Circumference, Plant Adaptations, and Maple Sugaring, as well as topics that involve both an indoor and outdoor component.

We can teach a single lesson or a series of lessons, lead a field trip and field study, organize a Service Learning project, or help you develop environmental education curriculum, even one that integrates with other subject areas such as language arts and history. If you review our program offerings and don’t see the topic you’re interested in, contact us and we can design a new lesson to meet your need.

If your school needs funding assistance, the NRWA may be able to work with your school or district to find financial support through grants or other funding opportunities.

To schedule a program, or for more information about any of our education programs, please contact Mary Marro, NRWA Environmental Education Director, at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .