As the poet and farmer Wendell Berry once wrote, “There are no sacred and unsacred places; there are only sacred…
We work with educators to connect kids to the places in which they live.
Founded in 2017 as the Wellborn Hub, the Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative (UVTPC) is a network of education professional development providers and practitioners who work together to advance high-quality place-based and ecological education (PBEE) in all Upper Valley Schools. We envision an Upper Valley where all students are deeply engaged in education that fosters ecological understanding and connection to place. We work with professional development providers, educators, administrators, and schools across the region to connect them to the support they need in order to advance PBEE.
After several years of fiscal sponsorship by Vital Communities, UVTPC became a Vital Communities program in July 2021. UVTPC is funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Wellborn Ecology Fund.