Thank you for visiting the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website. NH Fish and Game



Growing Up WILD

Growing Up WILDGrowing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children is a supplementary education program for young learners designed to connect children ages 3 – 7 with nature and wildlife. Growing Up WILD activities foster critical early childhood skill development, while tapping into children’s sense of wonder about nature and the wildlife around them. The new nature-based early childhood education program is an initiative of the Council for Environmental Education and Project WILD. For more information about this new program, contact Mary Goodyear at or call (603) 271-6649.


  • Each individual theme or topic includes activities relating to music and movement, art projects, math, nutrition and even ideas for whole family involvement. In addition, Growing Up WILD is an invaluable tool in helping get young students outdoors, while still meeting learning objectives and frameworks standards. Activities have been correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and the Head Start Domains.
  • Growing Up WILD workshops, designed to introduce the manual layout and activities, can be scheduled at your site. Workshop participants usually include k-2 classroom teachers, childcare center staffs and preschool teachers, as well as home school parents and even grandparents. There is a fee for the three to four hour workshops.
  • For more information about Growing Up WILD and to schedule a workshop, contact Mary Goodyear at or call (603) 271-6649.