Crucial to New Pioneers' mission is educating our local communities. We understand that sustainable change only happens when people can connect to and understand their world, so we provide quality environmental and sustainability education experiences to all ages. Signature programs include the Springfield Green Festival, Space Night, and Moving Forward Forums.

Stories About Education

Learn more about New Pioneers' recent education initiatives.

June 26, 2024
Outdoor Exploration Program at the Nelson County Public Library

New Pioneers had the amazing opportunity to lead an Outdoor Exploration Program at the Nelson County Public Library this June! During this program, students were given the chance to explore […]

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June 26, 2024
“What would you do?” Teen Night Takeover at NCPL

New Pioneers “took to the road” to connect with teens at the Nelson County Public Library, engaging them on pressing environmental issues and breaking the ice to connect with and conserve natural resources.

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June 26, 2024
Training Citizen Scientists: Bioblitz for Loretto Schools Service Week

You can be a citizen scientist! New Pioneers educated and trained young adults to record species diversity at the Loretto Motherhouse as part of the Loretto Schools Service Week.

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Springfield Green Festival

Join New Pioneers for our annual family-friendly event that builds awareness of environmental issues and inspires action to support a healthy and sustainable planet – starting right here in our rural communities!

Youth Programs

New Pioneers hosts several educational opportunities for our youth, from Summer Camps to exploring and learning in various outdoor settings. Interested in inviting us to join your classroom or crew? Reach out!

Adult Programs

New Pioneers has a rich history of engaging adults through book studies, Moving Forward Forums, and volunteer opportunities. We are currently expanding our adult offerings, and are open to your suggestions and feedback. Please reach out if interested in collaborating!

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