PSNH Supports Two New Hampshire Initiatives
Recently, PSNH contributed a grant to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains for a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program to help address the growing need for STEM education initiatives for girls in grades 4 through 8.
Using Girl Scout and Boston Museum of Science materials, 150 girls in Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Keene will enjoy exciting hands-on fun, something Girl Scouts call “discover by doing,” over a series of weeks.
The program will be run by trained and dedicated volunteers in their own communities, including volunteers from PSNH and experts in engineering, science, and technology, to help girls learn how math and science are used in everyday life and work.
The second initiative funded by PSNH is a study with the University of New Hampshire. Matt Tarr, an Associate UNH Cooperative Extension Professor and wildlife specialist, will conduct the study on the effects of invasive shrubs on insect abundance and breeding success of declining songbirds in PSNH power line corridors.
This collaboration reinforces PSNH’s ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, and the research results will help provide educational opportunities to the public on the importance of power line corridors for critical habitat and wildlife protection.