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Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative

We work with educators to connect kids to the places in which they live.

Founded in 2017 as the Wellborn Hub, the Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative (UVTPC) is a network of education professional development providers and practitioners who work together to advance high-quality place-based and ecological education (PBEE) in all Upper Valley Schools. We envision an Upper Valley where all students are deeply engaged in education that fosters ecological understanding and connection to places. We work with professional development providers, educators, administrators, and schools across the region to connect them to the support they need in order to advance PBEE.


UVTPC is funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Wellborn Ecology Fund.

What the UVTPC has to offer you
  • A dynamic local network of passionate peers who can support you in your PBEE work

  • Blog posts highlighting stories of local PBEE practitioners, events, training opportunities, and grant listings.

  • On-site presentations to educate staff on PBEE professional development opportunities in the Upper Valley

  • Individualized consultations to help you determine and connect to the PBEE resources that are right for you

  • An annual conference bringing together practitioners from around the region to share and learn about best practices in PBEE

  • This website designed to provide you easy access to PBEE resources and networking opportunities.

Stories from the Field

Throughout the Upper Valley, educators and students are doing so many amazing things in PBEE! They are exploring nearby ecosystems to learn about the history of land-use, snorkeling through chilly rivers to learn about watersheds and water quality, finding routine in weekly forest days, and so much more. We hope you will find these stories inspiring and encourage you to reach out to UVTPC if there is something here you would like to try. We would love to connect you with the resources you need to take your learning outside, and in the field. 

Educational Resources

Access Curricula Lists for each grade range, book lists for educators, and resources for learning at home related to PBEE.

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UVTPC Fall Conference

Curiosity, Caring, and Collaboration: Place-based Teaching in Action

  • UVTPC Fall Conference
    UVTPC Fall Conference
    Fri, Nov 01
    Nov 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Fairlee, 82 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045, USA
    Nov 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Fairlee, 82 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT 05045, USA
    Join us to celebrate place-based and ecological education. In addition to sessions from local professional development providers, educators, and community partners, there will be many opportunities throughout the day to renew and connect with colleagues.
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