Hands on the Land (HOL) is a national network of field classrooms and agency resources to connect students, teachers, families, and volunteers with public lands and waterways. Hands on the Land brings classroom learning to life in America's largest classroom!



America’s national forests, national parks, national wildlife refuges, waterways, and other public lands comprise nearly one-third the area of the United States, and thus offer unique teaching and learning opportunities. Hands on the Land, a national network of field classrooms, connects students, teachers, families, and volunteers to these special places all across America. Within the communities of Hands on the Land sites, public, non-profit, and private partners customize hands-on experiences using local natural, historical, and archaeological settings to bring classroom learning to life.

Fall 2014 Newsletter

Mini-Grants Program Request for Proposal

NEEF will award a total of $25,000 to Hands on the Land member sites to support their efforts to deliver high-quality placed-based environmental education and STEM programming that is aligned with national K-12 education standards.

Interagency Strategy 2013-2015