Working together to connect kids to the place they live.

Welcome to the Collaborative. Your voice matters.

Place-based ecology education (PBEE) is a movement in the Upper Valley! Join us, and help it grow.

The Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative (UVTPC) is an ever-growing network of education professional development providers and practitioners who work together to support each other and advance PBEE in all Upper Valley schools.

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New Place-based Education Resources

School's Out(doors)! A Resource Booklet for Educators

Peer Associates created this useful resource in collaboration with Shelburne Farms, Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative, and a Forest for Every Classroom. Full of inspiring stories and practical information for connecting students to the Upper Valley through experiential, place-based learning.

Naturalist Backpack Project

Thanks to the work of Kat Robbins (Marsh Billings National Historic Park & Woodstock School District), Eliza Minnucci (Forest Kinder), Becky Proulx (Outdoor Educator in Strafford, VT), and Dawn Dextraze (Education and Outreach for the Sullivan County Conservation District), naturalist backpacks have been distributed to 1,000 students across the Upper Valley!


UVTPC Photo Contest!

Do you have pictures of your student, child, or young friend engaged with the natural world? Being an environmental steward? The banner photo for the UVTPC, seen across our entire online presence (Facebook, Instagram, website, and monthly e-Newsletter) will rotate every month.

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Upper Valley PBEE Educator Exchange

Would you like to visit schools and educators doing PBEE to learn more about their practices and outdoor classrooms?

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The New UVTPC Staff!

Andy Wood and Nils Fredland came on board with the Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative in September, carrying the goal of expanding the UVTPC by focusing on the collaborative aspect of the organization, and building community.

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