Place-Based Education Projects

Working on the Cabin

The Horatio Colony Nature Preserve and House Museum Staff follow place-based-education guidelines to collaborate with local schools on education projects: using the local environment and community to teach students academic concepts across curricula. Emphasizing hands-on, real-life learning, this approach helps students develop stronger ties to their community, environmental-stewardship skills, and a heightened commitment to public service. Each semester, Antioch University New England Graduate Students bring passion and enthusiasm to the planning and implementation of innovative, education projects. The following projects – with links for more detailed information – are excellent examples of place-based education at the Preserve and Museum:

Cabin Restoration Project
Colony Quests
Historical Happenings
Museum Collaboration
The Wheelock School Project
The Plant Communities Project
The Franklin School Project
Upward Bound Program