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The Promise of Place web site is a project of:

Center for Place-based Learning and Community Engagement

A unique public private partnership that works to advance the state of the art in place-based education by facilitating collaborative efforts in research, program design, techical assistance, resource development and dissemination. The Center Partners are:

In collaboration with:

Place-based Education and Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC)

A unique partnership of several nonprofit organizations and projects from New England and beyond whose aim is to strengthen and deepen the practice place-based education initiatives through program evaluation. The PEEC Partners are:

This website was supported by the USDA Forest Service as part of Electronic Commons competitive grants program. A partnership of the USDA Forest Service, Wood Education and Resource Center, and the Northern Initiatives

Additional web support provided by Missouri Botanical Garden under National Science Foundation grants #ESI-0639638 and #DRL-0833663.


Cross-Rivendell Trail

Through the CO-SEED Summer Institute, an interest emerges to create a 40-mile long trail that links the four towns comprising this school district. An advisory council is formed to plan the trail and integrate it into the school curriculum. The project attracts funding from both the states of Vermont and New Hampshire. The land is close to being secured for the trail, and multiple classroom initiatives have been implemented.

Rivendell Interstate School District
Orford, NH

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