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POP Network

The Promise of Place Network is a grassroots effort to build support for people, schools, and organizations engaged in efforts that use natural and cultural contexts to help people to know to care about the places where they live. We are interested in helping educators find resources to help them get started, organizations connect across state boundaries, and professionals connect across disciplines.

It is free to join the network. Submit information about your organization by clicking here. Network members will be able to post events to our Calendar, publicize and spread the word about their organization, and connect with other professionals in the field.

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Featured Member

Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is an environmental education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic by teaching and demonstrating the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources.

New Members

Forest for Every Classroom
Shelburne, VT

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Woodstock, VT

Conservation Study Institute
Woodstock, VT


Backyard Sanctuaries

Students research, design, and build "backyard sanctuaries" on school property, including bat and birdhouses and a butterfly garden. Students plan and finance the project after soliciting donations from local businesses. They produce brochures for self-guided tours of the garden, and present their work at an Earth Day symposium. Students collect wildlife monitoring data and send it to agencies such as Bat Conservation International New Hampshire Audubon Society and Monarch Watch.

Souhegan High School
Amherst, NH

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