RESOURCES For Middle and High School Curriculum

(See also a complete list of resources in the elementary curriculum section)


Carroll, David. 2004. Self-Portrait with Turtles. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Carroll, David. 1999. Swampwalker's Journal, A Wetlands Year. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Carroll, David. 1996. The Year of the Turtle, A Natural History. New York: St. Martin's Griffen.

Carson, Rachel. 1962. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin.

Cronon, William. 1983. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang.

Environmental Issues Forums. Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 4050 Westmark Dr., PO Box 1840, Dubuque, IA 52004-1840.

Goodnight, Lynn. 1988. Getting Started in Debate. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Co.

The Lamprey River Curriculum, especially Lesson 4: Stopping Along the Lamprey: The Field Trip and Teacher's Guide for Experiments and Observations.

The Lamprey River Watershed Guide-a newsprint "magazine" also available from the Lamprey River Advisory Committee, (see below)

Lamprey River Resource Assessment, Lamprey River Management Plan, available from the Lamprey River Advisory Committee (see below).

Macrorie, Ken. 1988. The I-Search Paper. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

"'River Guide for the Lamprey River," manual for water monitoring, available from NHDES, 271-7889 or UNH Coop. Ext., 862-1520

Rous, Emma Wood. 2000. Literature and the Land. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Rowan, Peter and Jane, eds. 1995. Mountain Summers: tales of hiking and exploration in the White Mountains from 1878-1886 as seen through the eyes of women. Gorham, NH: Gulfside Press.

Sobel, David. 1998. Mapmaking with Children: Sense of Place Education for the Elementary Years. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Wild and Scenic legislation (

Yates, Steve. "Adopting A Stream: A Northwest Handbook". Adopt-A-Stream Foundation, PO Box 5558, Everett, WA 98206


The following are available through under videos tab and at local libraries:

"Connecting Lives on the Lamprey"

"Mary Blair Park"

"River Story: The Lamprey River Through Time"

"Spring into Vernal Pools"


"Wiswall’s Mill: A Short History"


"We All Live Downstream", 30 mins., available from The Video Project, Media for a Safe and Sustainable World, 1-800-475-2638. About the Mississippi River.

"The Wilderness Idea: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and The Great Battle for Wilderness". 1989, Florentine Films, Direct Cinema Ltd. P. O. Box 1003, Santa Monica, CA90410

"The White Mountains: Place and Perceptions". UNH Media Services. Durham, NH.

Local Organizations and Programs:

Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, (GBNERR) has educational programs for children and adults, research center, Depot Rd., Stratham, 03885, 778-0015,

Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee, (LRAC) appointed committee members from the 14 towns of the Lamprey’s watershed, contact

Lamprey River Watershed Association, (LRWA) volunteers who monitor the watershed, contact Cris Blackstone, executive director,

Natural Resources Outreach Coalition, (NROC) multi‑organizational initiative offering coordinated assistance to communities wishing to protect their natural resources while accommodating growth.

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES), 6 Hazen Dr., PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095,

New Hampshire Rivers Management and Protection, DES, Jacquie Colburn, Rivers Coordinator, 6 Hazen Dr., PO Box 95, Concord, NH 03302-0095; (603) 271-2959

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts,, 271-2789

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, (PREP) coordinates research and protection of New Hampshire’s coastal region,

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension,

University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center, research on and solutions to the problems of runoff,


American Rivers

Earth Force, environmental service learning,

Education Resources Information Center,

Envirolink, environmental community news

EPA, Environmental Protection Agency

Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

Lamprey River Watershed Association,

Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee

"Living on Earth," National Public Radio, Search archives by topics, text and audio available to 1992, text only prior to 92.

Lowell National Park Lowell History A detailed history of the industrial revolution in England and America, with good diagrams of waterwheels, canal systems, turbines, and hydropowered looms.

National Directory of Volunteer Environmental Monitoring Programs lists over 770 programs with sources of funding.

National Science Teachers Association

NH Department of Environmental Services

New Hampshire Environmental Educators

New Hampshire Volunteer River Assessment Program, volunteer water quality monitoring,

North American Association for Environmental Education

Orion Magazine (creating a stronger bond between people and nature)

Project WET, curriculum and activity guide k-12.

River Network, connecting people, saving rivers,

Save Our Streams K-12 curriculum from the Izaak Walton League using biological stream monitoring

Water Walk an extensive guide to water-related field trips.

Wild and Scenic Partnership Rivers,

WOW! The Wonders of Wetlands An elementary and middle school curriculum with instructions on setting up a field study.