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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.


Sutton History Questing Project

Elementary students collaborate with the local historical society to investigate their town's history. Students conduct interviews with selectmen, the chief of police, the town historian, and storytellers, and explore their community's architecture and physical features. The study culminates in an art show and the creation of a "Quest" — a treasure hunt that highlights the town's history.

Sutton Central Elementary School
Sutton Mills, NH

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