What we do: Essex Heritage connects educators and students to the rich natural, historic, and cultural assets in their own backyard. Our education initiatives include:

Park for Every Classroom

Park for Every Classroom is an annual summer teacher professional development institute and school-year mentoring program for K-12 educators of all disciplines utilizing the educational approach of place-based service learning.

See examples of the wonderful projects that teachers develop with their students and community partners based on this training here!

Youth Engagement

Essex Heritage offers multiple programs that support underserved youths in the community. The programs include:

Support for Educators & Partners

Essex Heritage works with educators and partners in a number of ways to enhance ties to the community and its natural and historical resources. Learn more about support we can provide here

Other Sites to Visit with Educational Programs


Essex Heritage education programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of:

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