March 30th, 2011 by Kimberly


Summer will be here before you know it and space is limited to 42 participants—plan your family’s stay at Camp PSU now!

Click here to register online or download a registration form to send by mail.

Agenda for Camp PSU 2011

March 30th, 2011 by Kimberly

Tuesday, July 26:

3:00-6:00 PM:    Registration and Check in to Landgon Woods
6:00-7:00 PM:    Welcome dinner
7:00-9:00 PM:    “Get to know PSU” scavenger hunt

Wednesday, July 27th:

9:00-11:30 AM:    History and heritage of the White Mountains
11:30-12:30 PM:   Lunch
12:30-4:30 PM:    Choice of outdoor adventure: hiking or PSU’s Ropes Course
4:30-6:00 PM:      Dinner
6:00-8:30 PM:      Planetarium show and star gazing

Thursday, July 28th:

9:00-11:30 AM:    Combining Art and Nature in the White Mountains
11:30-12:30 PM:   Lunch
12:30-4:30 PM:    Science of the Lakes at Squam Lake Natural Science Center
4:30-6:00 PM:      Dinner
6:00-8:30 PM:      Family Skate Night

Friday, July 29th:

8:00 AM:               Depart for Day of Weeks Celebration (at Mt. Washington)
9:00 AM
-4:00 PM:              Programming on site 
5:30 PM:                Return to PSU
6:00 PM:                Check out**

(**Families can opt to stay an additional night and check out on Saturday morning.  Please indicate your interest in an additional evening when registering)

Note: The agenda is tentative and may change prior to the final program.

Introduction to Permaculture

March 29th, 2011 by Kimberly

A hands-on, minds-on workshop for the public

trellis in permaculture

Come and learn what permaculture is all about and why it is important to you and your community. Permaculture works with a set of ethics and principles that suggest we think and act responsibly to each other and the earth. How does permaculture differ from other approaches to sustainable land use? Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world. The workshop will include an introduction to the Permaculture Ethics and Principles using images from Permaculture sites, an introduction to the Permaculture Design Process, and an optional afternoon visit  to the PSU EcoHouse to learn more about this emerging Permaculture Site and help with the its installation.

This workshop is especially useful for homeowners, farmers, community activists, and gardeners. If you are working toward a sustainable future and want practical tools and applicable methodologies,then session is for you!

Date: May 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Room 001, Boyd Hall
Cost: $22

Agenda for the workshop

8:45 AM    Registration

9:00 AM    Introduction to Permaculture

10:30 AM  Break

10:45 AM   Designing Your Landscape

12:00 PM   Lunch on your own

1:oo PM      The EcoHouse Project: From Concept to Implementation
presented by Stephanie

2:00 PM     Walk to PSU’s EcoHouse

2:15 PM      Hands-on demonstration (weather permitting)

4:00 PM     Wrap up and evaluation


For more information about the workshop or to register, please contact Melissa Greenawalt-Yelle,


Practical Improvements for Homeowners

March 29th, 2011 by Kimberly

In partnership with Button Up New Hampshire, Plymouth Better Buildings and the White Mountains Institute are co-hosting a workshop aimed at helping homeowners identify the greatest opportunities for saving energy in homes and where to find technical and financial resources to get started.

Date: April 6, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: PSU’s EcoHouse, located on the roundabout on Main Street
Cost: FREE and open to the public

To register, please contact Madeline McElaney, or 603-717-6531.

Download a flyer about the workshop here.

Studio Art Courses

June 16th, 2010 by Bridget

A variety of studio-based art courses are being offered in conjunction with PSU’s College of Graduate Studies and Art Department.  Beginners through advanced artists are welcome.

Introduction to Sustainability

June 16th, 2010 by Bridget

An Experiential Course in the White Mountains region of NH

August 1, 2010-August 7, 2010

This course will introduce students to the core concepts of sustainability, different frameworks fro working towards a more sustainable world, and examples from different sectors in the Lakes/White Mountains region of New Hampshire. The themes that will be discussed include energy, shelter, food, transportation, material goods, local economics, habitat/biodiversity and many others.  This course will include examining how sustainability is being pursued in the residential, commercial/industrial, municipal, institutional, agricultural and recreational sectors. Topics covered also include how different frameworks are being used to achieve greater sustainability in these sectors through green building, organic food production, climate adaptation, and local energy initiatives, Transition Towns, relocalization, the Natural Step approach and permaculture.

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January 29th, 2010 by Bridget

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