A three-afternoon inquiry science event for youth in grades 3 and up!
Tuesdays: Sept 30, Oct 7, and 14, 2014
Come explore the field of aerospace engineering. Learn engineering concepts, use your math skills and learn about nutrition. Healthy snacks will be provided.
One event, two locations and dates:
September 29 - Hillsborough
September 30 - Lancaster
The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) Timber Talks will feature a review and discussion of the proposed revisions to the Best Management Practices for Erosion Control on Timber Harvesting Operations in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development's Division of Forests and Lands will be accepting public input on the proposed changes.
Anyone involved with the growing, managing and harvesting of timber in New Hampshire is encouraged to attend this important session. Copies of the proposed draft BMP revisions will be provided or download it directly.
Presenters: Susan Francher, NH Division of Forests and Lands
Sarah Smith, UNH Cooperative Extension
NH PLP 2.0 credits toward re-certification
Forester 2.0 category 1 CFE credits
To register fill out and mail the registration form in the attached brocure or contact the NHTOA office at: (603) 224-9699
Administrative Staff attending:
4-H Program Year runs from October 1, through September 30 annually.
Topics addressed during this workshop will include:
- Economics of building a truck road vs. long distance skidding.
- Installation and back-fi ll of a 40 inch by 28 foot open bottom culvert.
- Geo-textile, Geo-grid and Geo-membrane materials for base stabilization.
- Roadside ditching.
- Proper sizing and setting of cross drain culverts.
- Steep slope stabilization.
- Road surfacing options.
Manufacturer’s representatives will also be on hand with the most effective, efficient products designed for forestry and construction road building.
John O’Brien, O’Brien Forestry Service
Mike Everhart, EJ Prescott and Sons
Chris Loomis, Green Crow
Chris Goodnow, Goodnow Trucking
Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy. Mail in registration details on attached brocure.
Location: Meet at the entrance to the woodlot directly off Rt. 9 in Stoddard, N.H.
See the brochure for directions.
CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
8.0 Certifi cation Credits
6.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits
About this Project: UNH Cooperative Extension researchers are looking for volunteers to help determine the spread of blacklegged ticks in northern NH by surveying deer and moose at hunter check stations. New Hampshire has the highest incidence of Lyme disease in the country, and is in the top 10 states for Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. All three diseases are spread by blacklegged tick. Volunteers are needed to help determining the prevalence of this tick throughout the state, particularly in Northern New Hampshire. Deer check stations provide an efficient way of determining the presence and general abundance of blacklegged ticks in an area.
Requirements for Volunteers:
• Attend training session (Oct. 1, Lancaster) to learn search methods
• Sign up for at least 2 dates in October-?November at a check station (see sites,
below) to examine animals
• Ability to work in challenging conditions! Volunteers need to be prepared to
o handle ticks and dead animals
o work in cold weather
o wear clothing that may get blood-?stained
o work early in the morning (often 8AM or earlier) until dark (around 5PM)
SurveyLocations (Volunteers will sign up for locations at Oct. 1 training): Survey sites include deer check stations in the following northern New Hampshire towns: Clarksville, Milan, Pittsburg, Jefferson, Enfield, Littleton, Lisbon, Plymouth, Loudon, Franklin, Meredith, Plainfield
Register at The New England Stewardship Network website: www.newengland.stewardshipnetwork.org
County Management Team meeting, Hillsborough County
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance classes.
The Sullivan County Master Gardeners are hosting a seven-part series of hands-on gardening workshops in 2014. This class will focus on bulb forcing.
Prepare for winter's short days and snow-filled gardens by planting flowering bulbs to bloom inside. Greg Berber of Spring Ledge Farm will demonstrate tried and true methods of bulb forcing. Learn about choosing bulbs, containers and soils, timing and temperature requirements, and a bit about the history and unique botanical attributes of flowering bulbs.
The class will take place in the Gatehouse classroom.
Pre-registration is requested. Please contact Louise at The Fells at 603-763-4789 ext. 3 for more information and to register.
Thursdays: October 2 - November 6. In this course kids become the chefs and try new foods as they prepare and cook healthy recipes and snacks for themselves. Children ages 8-12 learn to make smart choices wherever they go - at school, at home, at the store, or out to eat.
This six-part webinar series is designed to help participants:
Participant must attend all six sessions on Thursdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 2014.
The Next Step Teen Club is a Club open to youth ages 13 and up from anywhere in Rockingham county or nearby. The club meets twice a month and participates in some additional events and activities.
7:00 PM Secretaries Report Review and approve
7:10 PM Advisory Council Dialogue: Mike Sciabarrasi, Extension Professor/Specialist, Agricultural Business Management
7:50 PM Budget Review & Finalization
8:10 PM Committee assignments/Goals/Names for follow-up for Council Member replacements (define and refine)
8:30 PM County Office Administrator Report (Update and COA Roles)
State Council meeting - October 23 - who is attending?
Commissioner's budget meeting - need reps to attend once date is set
8:45 PM County Liaison Report/Update
9:00 PM Adjourn
Administrative Staff attending: Mike Sciabarrasi
SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2 hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.
Wayne Peasley will address Hours of Service regulations, Driver’s Log Book updates and
requirements for legal transportation of diesel fuel in excess of 119 gallons.
Piera Siegert, entomologist at NH Department of Agriculture will present an update on
Emerald Ash Borer infestations and administer compliance agreement for transportation of White Ash products out of quarantined counties.
Wayne Peasley, Peasley Safety Consulting, LLC
Piera Siegert, NH Department of Agriculture
Pre-registration is required
By phone: (603) 224-9699 Have your credit card and expiration date handy.
Mail in registration details on attached brocure.
CREDITS FOR THIS COURSE CAN BE USED TOWARDS NH PLP RE-CERTIFICATION
4.0 Certification Credits
TBD SAF CFE credits
There are two dates. Choose the location best suited to your needs.
October 4, 2014 - Canterbury
October 18, 2014 - Washington
Not all timber harvests are the same. Different types of logging equipment can be used in different ways for certain impacts – or to meet specific goals. Learn how different equipment can match the conditions of the woods and provide different results.
In Canterbury, look at 3 timber harvests completed by whole tree chipping, conventional, and cut-to-length. In Washington, visit 2 sites and focus exclusively on “mechanized harvests,” which are whole tree chipping and cut-to-length harvesting systems.
Learn why these systems were used for the different sites, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as other considerations. Whether you want to conduct a harvest on your woodlot or learn more about how and why timber harvesting is done, this program will be a fun and interesting way to learn about options that are available.
Dress for the weather and bring food and drink for the field. Be advised we will car pool to the field site in vans. For more information see the event flyer.
Space is limited. There is no fee for participating but registration is required. Register online or mail the attached flyer registration form to hold your space in the workshop.
For online registration find the registration link at Event Registration
Learn hands-on about ocean science from researchers, students, and UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and researchers who conduct research from Great Bay to the poles, and a number of graduate students pursuing degrees in marine biology, oceanography, and ocean engineering at UNH.
Chances are you drive by them every day, and maybe you even wrestle with them in your own back yard. Non-native, invasive plant species such as oriental bittersweet, Japanese knotweed, and glossy buckthorn have become well established in our landscape. There are ways to control these species and even eradicate them from your property.
Join Wendy Scribner, Carroll County Forester UNH Cooperative Extension, and members of the Wolfeboro Conservation Commission for a discussion on identifying and controlling invasive plants found in Wolfeboro.
We will be meeting at Wolfeboro’s Front Bay Park located along Bay Street. Over the past few years, the Conservation Commission has worked to control the invasive plants that are threatening to overtake this local resource.
This is FREE to the public and all are welcome to attend.