Educational

Waterville Valley, NH - One of Waterville Valley’s most exciting summer traditions, the Kirby Youth Fishing Derby, is marking 10 years on Corcoran Pond. On Saturday June 15th, the annual Fishing Derby is back and there are fun activities- from... Read more →


The Discovery Center has also been awarded a $100,000 grant from Jane’s Trust, to support development of in-house capacity to create exhibits, with a focus on the Apollo 11 celebration. Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is offering seven week-long science and engineering camps this summer for kids ages 5 – 14. The camps are led by specially selected NASA Space Grant interns – college students pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math fields) and overseen by the Discovery Center’s Director of Education, Mirka Zapletal. Read more →


On Friday and Saturday, June 14-5, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.  The screening will take place Friday, June 14 at 7 pm and the Antrim Town Hall. Then on Saturday, June 15  there will be a  discussion open the film at 10 am at the Peterborough Town Library. A  light snack will be provided.  The program was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Read more →


On Saturday, May 4, Jillian Dunlap of Hopkinton, Advay Nomula of Dover and Maxwell Santos of Keene became the 57th, 58th and 59th winners of the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship, at a ceremony at AerospaceFest, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s annual aerospace festival. Created in 2001 in memory of Alex Higgins of Bedford, NH, by Alex’s family in collaboration with the Discovery Center and NH Charitable Foundation, the Alex Higgins Memorial Space Camp Scholarship provides full tuition, room and board for a week of simulated astronaut training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, to three New Hampshire students each year. Read more →


On Thursday, April 25, 2019, NHTI, Concord’s Community College invites the public to its inaugural Exhibition of Student Work.  This free exhibit – which the college plans to make an annual event – will showcase the work of its students in a broad range of academic disciplines including engineering technology, manufacturing, mathematics, the humanities, natural science and health care (dental and nursing).  Read more →


Reaching Higher NH has announced new hires, Greg Bird and Laura Gates. Bird will serve as Reaching Higher’s Senior Data Analyst, where he will play a leading role in informing statewide conversations around public education through analysis and data modeling. Gates will serve as the Director of Research and Implementation, where she will lead the organization’s research initiatives as well as the implementation of Reaching Higher’s community engagement work. Read more →