Hands on the Land

Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and the Hands on the Lands project helps you see that they are rich in historical, archeological and environmental learning opportunities.

Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Federal agencies provide a diverse array of hands-on learning opportunities for teachers and students. And, in addition to the field activities at each site, teachers and students are learning from each other through the HOL Web site. This Web site allows teachers and students to share information and learn about their local ecosystems, creative teaching strategies, and much more!