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Saturday, 07/26/2014

Carroll County Farm Day
(All day)

 

A celebration of rural farming with hand-on workshops, demonstrations and activities for farmers, aspiring farmers and families.

 

Carrol County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County. The event is held on the County Farm in Ossipee.


Carroll County Farm Day is an annual event that highlights agriculture and forestry in Carroll County held on the County Farm in Ossipee. 

 

This event is a celebration of rural farming and offers several short hands-on workshops on topics that range from raising backyard livestock and growing healthy gardens to the basics of managing your own woodlot and safe tree felling techniques. The event also features fun activities for youth and families put on by local 4-H clubs, a farmers market and a number of farm based supply vendors.


Join us in celebrating the farms of Carroll County!

Location

  • Carroll County Farm & Maintenance, 30 County Farm Road, Ossipee, NH, 03864

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

- Saturday, July 26, 2014

- Thursday, August 7, 2014

- Tuesday, August 12, 2014

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

To ensure your comfort on the cruise, plan to dress for variable weather and to be exposed to the elements much of the time, although there is some space down below for use as needed. We cruise rain or shine! Bring a brown-bag lunch to eat while we make our way up the River or during our stop at Jackson Estuarine Lab. There are toilet facilities at the UNH Pier facility, on the Gulf Challenger, and at Jackson Lab. Some walking is required, mostly embarking and disembarking and can include steep ramps and floating docks. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended. Seating is very limited, except on deck surfaces. The cruises are best experienced with an attitude for adventure and learning, sure to ignite your curiosity and provide an unforgettable experience! Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Watershed Ecology Institute Intro to GIS
(08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

What is a watershed, how do you locate it, and how do you study what lives there? Join fellow teachers and natural resource specialists for a journey into the wonders of the aquatic world. Go into the field to learn data gathering protocols for water quality, macroinvertebrates, fresh water fish and coastal rocky shore plants and animals. Once back in the classroom, learn how to use ArcGIS online accounts (free to all NH educators) to map, analyze and share data within and between watersheds. Share curriculum ideas and hands-on experience to learn how to use ArcGIS Online in your classroom to study watersheds.

Website

Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Sunday, 07/27/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - North Country Adventure Week
(All day)

North Country Adventure Camp Week - July 27 - August 1, 2014

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Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

- Sunday, July 20, 2014 
- Sunday, July 27, 2014 
- Saturday, August 2, 2014 
- Sunday, August 10, 2014

- Friday, August 15, 2014

- Sunday, August 17, 2014

- Saturday August 23, 2014

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Visit the main laboratory of the Shoals Marine Lab, the largest facility for undergraduate study of its kind in the world, and examine marine organisms via video microscope. Learn how students at the lab delve into the intensive study of the marine world and how you and your family can take a course there.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

 

Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Monday, 07/28/2014

North Haverhill Fair
(All day)

 

Enjoy a Lumberjack Contest, 4-H & Grange exhibits, art, photography, arts & crafts, and flower shows.  4-H shows and events held daily.

Location

  • North Haverhill Fairgrounds, Route 10, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Newmarket Youth Garden
(10:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Mondays: July 7 - August 18. From arugula to zucchini – water it, weed it, and fuel your body from the garden! Each week brings new produce to explore and recipes to try.

Location

  • Newmarket Recreation Center, 1 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Cooking Matters for Kids
(11:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

This six week program will take place on Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 2014. In this course kids become the chefs by learing to try new foods, prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children in grades 3-5 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store or out to eat. Open to kids participating in programs at the Penacook Community Center, special guidelines apply.

Location

  • Penacook Community Center, 76 Community Drive, Penacook, NH, 03303

Cooking Matters for Kids
(01:00 PM - 02:30 PM)

Mondays: July 7 - August 4. In this course kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children in grades 3-5 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.

Location

  • Idlehurst Elementary School, Somersworth, 03878

Tuesday, 07/29/2014

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Open House
(03:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

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Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Double Cropping for Dairy Feed Production - Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

UNH Cooperative Extension is collaborating with UNH researchers on an NRCS funded field trial that is assessing the viability of double cropping systems for production of feed for dairy cattle. In double cropping systems, a cover crop is planted in the fall and then harvested in the spring for feed before a summer annual is planted. This use of double cropping not only provides the benefits of a cover crop, but it also can increase the total yield from cropland.

 

In this field trial we are using triticale as the winter cover crop and either a short season corn or Sorghum Sudangrass as the summer annual.

 

Come and hear preliminary findings from Great Bay Farm’s harvests and see the regrowth of the Sorghum Sudangrass after its first of two harvests.

 

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Location

  • Great Bay Farm, 160 Newington Road, Greenland, NH, 03840

Wednesday, 07/30/2014

Cooking Matters for Families
(10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Wednesdays: July 9 - August 13. A 6-week cooking and nutrition series for families with children ages 5-12.
• Learn basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low-cost meals.
• Develop healthy eating habits at home, at school, and when eating out.
• Prepare and share meals together.

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Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Thursday, 07/31/2014

Making Money Work For You
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

This six-part webinar series is designed to help participants:

  • Gain control over spending
  • Develop a plan to achieve financial goals
  • Reduce expenses and debt
  • Increase savings
  • Understand insurance needs

Participant must attend all six sessions on Thursdays:  June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2014.

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Location

  • Webinar Online, NH,

Preserving Your Harvest: The Basics of Preserving Food Safely
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us this summer for one of UNH Cooperative Extension's home food preservation workshops!

 

We'll cover the latest research-based methods and recipes, answer questions, and share experiences about these topics:

  • an overview of preserving food safely at home
  • jams and jellies
  • pickling
  • canning fruits and vegetables
  • freezing and drying food

This workshop is presented by Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist, Food & Ag.

 

Preregistration is requested by July 29, 2014 by calling Betty Lou Canty at 603-447-3834 or email bettylou.canty@unh.edu.

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Location

  • Frisbee Memorial Community Ed & Conf Center, 11 Whitehall Road, Rochester, NH, 03867

NHLA Twilight Meeting - Daylilies
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Carl Harmon will speak about the attributes of using daylilies in commercial and residential landscapes, and on the plant requirements. He will also give a clump dividing demonstration.

 

Since the season is running late, you are likely to see the gardens at Harmon Hill Farm in full bloom, with over 3,000 varieties.

 

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

 

Please RSVP to Jon Batson at: jontree13@aol.com

Location

  • Harmon Hill Farm, 49 Ledge Road, Hudson, NH, 03051

Chasing Ice - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Weeks State Park Association is delighted to offer a free showing of the movie "Chasing Ice” at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.  In 2005 acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. “Chasing Ice” is the story of Balog’s quest to document evidence of our changing planet. The result was his Extreme Ice Survey using time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture multi-year records of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and ancient mountains of ice in motion.


We are indeed fortunate to have Dr. Tad Pfeffer on hand to introduce this film.  Dr. Pfeffer is a team member of the "Chasing Ice" project.  He is a glaciologist at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is visiting in New Hampshire this summer and has graciously offered to visit with us during the showing of the film in Lancaster.


Friday, 08/01/2014

5-2-1-0 Healthy NH
(All day)

This free, two-session workshop focuses on promoting nutrition and physical activity through exploration of the four healthy steps families can use to prevent childhood obesity.

Participants will learn how to use the message "5-2-1-0" to reinforce positive behaviors that will lead to a healthier future for the children they care about. The workshop is designed for parents, caregivers, educators, and guardians of children ages 2-18 years.

 

Cooking Basics: Let's Have Some Fun in the Kitchen!
(All day)

Four to six free in-home (or group) sessions tailored to meet your family’s needs.  On-going - Call to schedule now! 

Here is what you can learn: hands-on cooking…create a recipe file of family favorite meals, healthy choices for a healthy weight, how to stretch your food dollars, staying active and more! If you qualify for Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Housing Assistance, or other types of financial assistance, then you qualify for free participation in the Nutrition Connections programs.

 

ESE Beef Junior Leader Application Due
(All day)

This program allows one member of the New Hampshire 4-H Beef Program ages 12-18 to apply to be a Junior Leader at Eastern States Exposition in September.  This is a great opportunity for youth without an animal to still attend ESE with the beef program.

http://extension.unh.edu/resources/files/Resource001877_Rep2725.pdf

Location

  • NH State 4-H Office, Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Celia Thaxters Garden Tour
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers tours of Celia Thaxter's Appledore Island Garden through our UNH and Cornell partnership. Tours are lead by UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Tour participants will be transported to and from Appledore Island aboard the R/V Gulf Challenger.

 

Register


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Location

  • Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex, New Castle, NH, 03854

Forest Communities in New Hampshire
(08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

The NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists (NHANRS) is sponsoring this day-long workshop for natural resource professionals, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire, UNH Cooperative Extension, and The Stewardship Network: New England. The workshop will focus on natural forest communities in New Hampshire, and will discuss the interaction between forest composition, soils, wildlife habitat, and invasive species.


The morning indoor session will be held in James Hall. The afternoon field session will take place in College Woods, a beautiful 250-acre UNH woodland, where some components of forest communities discussed in the morning will be explored.

 

Credits: 5.0 Category 1 CFE credits

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Location

  • UNH, 56 College Rd, James Hall G46, Durham, NH, 03824

Mobile Technology for Mapping
(01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Are you still lugging a camera, notebook, pen, GPS, compass, various field guides, and paper survey maps when you head out to a property or easement to undertake stewardship activities? Come learn about the basics of using mobile technology for mapping and how you can use it to gain efficiencies and stay organized.

Presented by: Jeff Lougee Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management, The Nature Conservancy.

Join UNH Cooperative Extension and the New Hampshire Association of Conservation commissions for the 2014 Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Register


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Location

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Albany, NH, 03818

Saturday, 08/02/2014

Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

- Sunday, July 20, 2014 
- Sunday, July 27, 2014 
- Saturday, August 2, 2014 
- Sunday, August 10, 2014

- Friday, August 15, 2014

- Sunday, August 17, 2014

- Saturday August 23, 2014

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Visit the main laboratory of the Shoals Marine Lab, the largest facility for undergraduate study of its kind in the world, and examine marine organisms via video microscope. Learn how students at the lab delve into the intensive study of the marine world and how you and your family can take a course there.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

 

Open to members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion. Cruises depart from the UNH pier, which is next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fort Point in New Castle. 


Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854


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