Press Release: Students Access the Outdoors Through NHEE’d to Get Outside Grants


Photos of students playing outside.



Press Release


  • New Hampshire Environmental Educators

Leigh Ann Reynolds, NHEE Administrator
New Hampshire Environmental Educators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Students Access the Outdoors Through NHEE’d to Get Outside Grants

The New Hampshire Environmental Educators awarded over $30,000 in NHEE’d to Get Outside grants to 23 schools and organizations for 2024. Schools and nonprofits receive this funding to help their students access the outdoors, whether it is for admission and transportation for field trips to nature spaces, snowshoes for winter exploration, or science tools for outdoor learning.  

NHEE’d to Get Outside Grants were awarded throughout the state. “We are so happy as an organization to be able to support this grant program as funding for access is one of the greatest barriers to getting students outside,” explains Judy Silverberg, a NHEE Board member. This program has been in place since 2018 and has grown in its ability to provide funding to what it is today. Last year, over 1,600 students benefited from grants ranging from $200 to $2000. Each project awarded directly supports New Hampshire students learning outdoors.

“THANK YOU!  WHOOOOO!!! This is awesome, thanks so much for this opportunity to grow our Environmental Science program here at Hollis Primary School!  So very, very exciting!” was one NHEE’d to Get Outside grant recipient's response when they found out they received funding.

The NHEE’d to Get Outside Grants are supported by members of the New Hampshire Environmental Educators, an anonymous Maine foundation, community donations, and other grants and awards received by New Hampshire Environmental Educators. Currently, the organization is halfway to raising funds to meet a $10,000 challenge by May 31, 2024. To support the goal of helping students access the outdoors and learn more about this program go to

The organizations awarded grants for 2024 include:

Stark Village School
Lisbon Regional School
Broken Ground School
Wheelock Elementary School
Beaver Meadow School
Tiny Tots Preschool
Deerfield Community School
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Manchester High School West Outdoor Club
Stafford School
Hollis Primary School
Edward Keen Elementary School
Danbury Elementary School
Mount Washington Observatory
Stonewall Farm
Unitarian Universalist Friends of Refugees
Lake Sunapee Protective Organization
Timberlane Regional School
Circle Program
Sanborn Regional School
Nashua PAL
Southeast Land Trust
Kearsarge Food Hub

New Hampshire Environmental Educators is a network of individuals and organizations working to inspire connections to our natural world by supporting high-quality environmental education and advancing environmental literacy.