SEED is celebrating its 10th anniversary
DOVER – The Seacoast Educational Endowment of Dover, a non-profit organization that promotes academic excellence in Dover schools, is celebrating its tenth year funding innovative curricula, professional development and classroom equipment.
In 10 short years, SEED has funded more than $ 240,000 in direct donations for teachers in the Dover district. From biotechnology tools to short readings in kindergarten. The size and type of grants vary, but the impacts remain the same, and the students are XXI.
To celebrate the milestone, SEED hired Dave Sieks from Illustration & Design of Dover to create an anniversary brand that will be used throughout 2022. Siek, who has two sons at Dover High School, worked with the SEED color palette to create a graphic that could stand alone. . “I am very honored that SEED has selected me for this project,” Sieks said. “I’m constantly impressed with the innovative projects they’ve funded over the years.”
Dover New Hampshire is the lowest in the entire state in terms of funding per student. SEED’s role is crucial in preparing Dover’s future workforce, especially with a nationwide labor shortage. SEED twice a year is funded by the annual grant funding show and is currently running an annual call for proposals to consolidate funding for 2022. “We are forever grateful for the support of the community over the last ten years,” said Natalie Koellmer, Chair of the SEED Board. Directors. “But we have more work to do and we can’t do without philanthropic support in the coming years to achieve academic excellence.” For more information, sponsorship, or donations, visit www.doverseed.org.
The Seacoast Science Center offers a Marine Science Fellowship
RYE – The Seacoast Science Center is announcing its semester course to provide in-depth high school students, youth or seniors with an in-depth look at marine science topics. Participants in the Marine Science Fellowship program, which begins on February 5, will learn about different careers in marine science, contact guest professionals, and shed light on their future educational path.
Through consultation, research, and hands-on experience at the multi-resource science center, students will broaden their understanding of marine issues.
They will also learn about their impact on the ocean, the challenges facing our climate, and how they can contribute to a sustainable and healthy ocean.
Marine Science Fellows will develop individual research projects based on their special interests, with guidance throughout the process. Students who have participated in the last semester may pursue a more in-depth research project or choose a new topic of concentration. All students will learn presentation skills and share their research with others.
Students can also earn credits through their school through the New Hampshire Learn Everywhere or Extended Learning Opportunities programs.
The 10-week course runs from February 5 to June 5, with a time commitment of 3 to 4 hours per week, with the option of overtime. The course schedule includes Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., plus additional study, project, and / or volunteer time during student time, in agreement with the program manager.
The cost of the course is $ 400 for Seacoast Science Center members; $ 450 for non-members.
For the full course itinerary, credit details, and application, visit www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/programs/grade-k-12/marine-science-fellowship. Please contact Sean McKenna, Course Leader at email@example.com or 603-436-8043, extension. If you have 31 questions.
Seacoast Science Center is located at Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH.
NHDES recognizes the Dover 2021 Asset Management Award
DOVER – On December 16, 2021, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) presented the 2021 Asset Management Award to the City of Dover and its Community Services Utilities Division Asset Management Group. The award was created to encourage and encourage communities to implement Asset Management Programs (GPAs), a holistic approach to the most efficient management of entire infrastructure systems throughout the life cycle of assets.
NHDES believes that by supporting communities, neighborhoods, and water areas to develop and implement AMPs, New Hampshire residents will have more sustainable water, wastewater, and rainwater systems throughout the state.
In 2019, the NHDES Asset Management Award was created by the NHDES Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau (DWGB), Wastewater Engineering Bureau (WWEB) and Watershed Management Bureau (WMB). The award recognizes the state’s exemplary AMPs.
NHDES recognizes the 2021 Asset Management Award from Dover City Council and their Community Services Division. Dover has developed an asset management program using its current software specific to Dover’s needs, VUEWorks. It’s Dover’s AMP teamwork. By consciously extracting institutional knowledge from employees and turning that knowledge into useful information in their AMP, Dover remains a leader and a success story. Representatives from Dover participated in NHDES ’annual asset management workshop, as well as other opportunities to freely share lessons learned with other communities.
In addition to their work with drinking water and wastewater asset management, Dover also took a unique approach to the Stormwater Asset Management program, taking the next step to using only in-house staff without the help of a contractor to add rainwater assets. to their AMP. The Dover staff took full advantage of the mission and immersed themselves in the development of their Stormwater AMP. 2016 was the first year that funding for the Stormwater AMP was available, and Dover is one of 28 communities in New Hampshire to date to develop a Stormwater AMP that has taken advantage of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Program. Overall, the success of Dover’s asset management is a great story, and it deserves recognition for their hard work. They have proven to be a leader in the management of state assets, and continue to drive and grow their AMP in the city of Dover. We are proud to present the 2021 NHDES Asset Management Award to Dover City Services Community Services Division.
For more information on Asset Management and financing options, visit our Asset Management website or email Luis.S.Adorno@des.nh.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org drinking water, Sharon.L.Nall. @ des.nh.gov or Eliza.J.Morrison@des.nh.gov for wastewater, or Deborah.S.Loiselle@des.nh.gov or Kathrine.E.Zink@des.nh.gov for water.
Step Up Parents raises $ 17,463 in 10th Annual Spinning Generation
PORTSMOUTH – Step Up Parents got into a good mood during the holiday season. The nonprofit organization recently participated in Spinning Generosity, an annual fundraiser hosted by LizFork’s fitness guru Liz Forkel Portsmouth. This year, the event raised more than $ 119,000 for seven local nonprofits. With the help of some local financial institutions, Step Up Parents (SUP) Spinning Generosity exceeded its $ 10,000 fundraiser, bringing the total to $ 17,463.
Service Credit Union was the main donor, and their $ 5,000 donation helped the SUP team of 18 volunteer pilots exceed their fundraising goal.
“We are proud to support Step Up Parents in our 10th annual Spinning Generosity fundraiser,” said Wendy Beswick, VP of Marketing. “Step Up plays a critical role in helping New Hampshire children by providing them with the resources they need to care for them, and we appreciate their efforts.”
Encouraging two employees to join the SUP team, Merrimack County Savings Bank donated $ 500 to the cause, and Bangor Savings Bank also stepped up its efforts by donating $ 250. With a total of over 130 donations to SUP, Spinning Generosity was a huge success.
As a direct support organization, SUP provides financial and material support to family caregivers who raise their children who are struggling with substance abuse disorders. This type of support is more important than ever, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on food, clothing and energy costs.
“The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on many kinship families,” said Denyse Richter, founder of Step Up Parents. “As heating costs are rising, we are seeing a real increase in requests for help. With generous donations from the Service Credit Union, Merrimack County Savings Bank and Bangor Savings Bank, more foster care families will receive support for their needs, such as childcare expenses, clothing, baby supplies or service bills. ”SUP to more than 100 family members gave them support in 2021.
If you or someone you know is a caregiver raising the children of a loved one who is struggling with an inappropriate substance, please visit www.stepupparents.net, call 603-319-4739, or email email@example.com.
To donate to Step Up Parents, visit www.stepupparents.net/donate or send PO Box 1603, Portsmouth, NH, 03801.
The anonymous donation was made to the Working Dog Foundation and NH Police K-9 Academy
NOTTINGHAM – A very dedicated sponsor and promoter of the Working Dog Foundation is returning to the community with a new 2022 Cargo Express utility trailer featuring The Working Dog Foundation (WDF). This donor wishes to remain anonymous.
In recent years, WDF has used several sites in the state for training purposes. Providing a variety of indoor and outdoor environments is an important component of K-9 police training. This generous donation will allow us to store and transport our training equipment. When not in use, the trailer will allow the equipment to be stored in a safe place. With the recent addition of new K-9 teams, equipment needs have grown significantly.
“We provide training and equipment for law enforcement organizations in smaller communities,” according to WDF Trainer John Usher. “This donation will allow us to continue to provide the best in-class training for our K-9s and their human partners,” he continued.
The Working Dog Foundation currently trains seven K-9 police teams in the communities of New Hampshire and Maine.
The Working Dog Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life and safety of communities through the training and expert care of the K-9 Police. These dogs protect the police and help them find and rescue the missing people; detect dangerous drugs, detect weapons and maintain order in cities and towns.