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Wednesday, 05/04/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 05/04/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Explore the current threats to Concord's tree canopy
Wednesday, 05/04/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come learn about invasive insects and aging trees that are compromising the health of the city's tree canopy. Concord is ground zero for the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer and the insect is now throughout the city's landscape. Learn what your options are, how to hire an arborist, tree replacement and where you can or cannot move the ash wood to.

 

Red pine scale is an exotic invasive insect that is killing red pine trees in Concord and the surrounding areas. Learn what the first signs of infestation look like and what the best course of action is for saving a red pine tree in the landscape.

 

Concord, like many NH communities, has many trees in older age classes, some with evident defects of decay, broken branches and large limbs overhanging buildings and driveways. Learn what actions you can take before you decide to throw the tree to the demise of the chainsaws and learn about the city's current work in replacing some of Concord's tree canopy.

 

Presenters:

  • Tim Fleury and Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Scott Rolfe and Bill Davidson, NH Division of Forests and Lands
  • Ryan Rambeau, City Arborist, General Services

 

Directions:

Take Loudon Road towards Rte 132 North, at the lights for 132 N., turn South on to Canterbury Road, turn right onto the second driveway. Dame School is right behind the Walgreens on Loudon Road at 14 Canterbury Road.

 

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Location

  • Concord Parks and Recreation Office, 14 Canterbury Road, Concord, NH, 03301

Growing Your Favorite Veggies
Wednesday, 05/04/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Beans, beans the magical fruit…  Carrots and onions, cucumber and squash, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes; they are all magical!  We’ll show you some nifty tricks for greater success and improved yields.

Location

  • Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH, 03032

Speaking for Wildlife: A Garden for Wildlife
Wednesday, 05/04/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard A Garden for Wildlife shows how anyone with a backyard, garden, or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices. Includes discussion of wildlife and habitats, plant choice, use of native plants, nest boxes and feeders, and issues such as invasive plants. Presentation by Ruth Droescher. 

Website

Location

  • East Kingston Town Library, 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH, 03827

Thursday, 05/05/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Marine Mammals: Exploration Comparing Anatomy
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

For teachers: experience hands-on marine science training to enhance your classroom curriculum while earning CEUs.

Stop! Look! It's a skeleton! There's a rib cage, a spine, a skull... If you were on the CSI forensic science squad, you'd be investigating human remains, but it could be something else. There are an amazing number of anatomic similarities among different mammals. Come to this workshop to test your forensic skills. Using real bones, you will reconstruct skeletons and discuss species, structure, and function. During this workshop, you will also become a rescuer for the day and see what happens when responding to stranded seals. You will learn about the species that live in the Northeast and about the job of a marine mammal responder by collecting data, making inferences, and educating the general public. You will also learn content and role play through fun, hands-on activities, and receive take away lessons and resources. 

Website

Location

  • Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH, 03870

Cooking Matters™ for Teens
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (03:30 PM - 05:30 PM)

Learn the basics of Cooking and Healthy Eating in these free hands-on cooking classes.  Practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost and tasty!

 

This is a six (6) session series.  Thursdays, April 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2016. 

Location: Family & Consumer Sciences Classroom, Lancaster School.

 

Registration required.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register.

Location

  • Lancaster School, 35 Ice Pond Road, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Ornamental Pruning Demonstration
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension's Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, Margaret Hagen and Amy Papineau, will lead a discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn the when, why, and how of pruning flowering trees, evergreens, shrubs, and more!  If you have pruning equipment (sharp pruners, loppers and pruning saws) and leather gloves, bring them with you. This event will be held outside, rain or shine!

 

 

Location

  • The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH, 03574

Backyard Chicken Basics
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Facts and practical tips about raising egg-laying chickens and broilers. This workshop is appropriate for those interested in obtaining chickens, or those who already own backyard chickens and want to learn more about their proper care. Youth are welcome!

Flyer

Register

 

Location

  • Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main Street, Plaistow, NH, 03865

Speaking for Wildlife: New Hampshire's Wild History
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

350 Years of New Hampshire Wildlife Presentation takes participants on a virtual journey through New Hampshire’s past, focusing on changes in the land and how wildlife populations have responded over time. You’ll learn why changes in habitat in our past are behind the decline of many of our rarest species today, and why others are more abundant than in the past. You’ll also learn what you can do to help. The presentation will include information about plants, animals, and nature in and around Atkinson. 

Pete McVay is a member of Atkinson’s Conservation Commission and is an avid birder and hiker. He is a volunteer for New Hampshire Audubon, Harvard University’s Natural History Museum, and UNH Cooperative Extension’s Coverts Program.

Light refreshments will be served.

*As a follow up to this presentation, on Saturday, May 7th Pete McVay and UNH Cooperative Extension Forester Fred Borman will hold a conservation walk starting at 10:00 AM at Pope Road (Woodlock Park). The walk will include Indian Rock and will last approximately two hours.

Website

Location

  • Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH, 03811

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

7:00 PM - Secretaries Report                                            Review and Approve

7:10 PM - Advisory Council Dialogue                                 Debbie Luppold & Robin Peters
              Nutrition Connections Statewide Program

7:30 PM - Chuck Bagley, Extension Specialist                     Introduction
               Learning & Instructional Design

7:50 PM - June 2nd potluck & meeting                               At Gilmartin's in Concord 6 pm, followed by meeting 7 - 8:30 PM

            - Sept 8th potluck & meeting                                at UNHCE office in Boscawen at 6 pm, followed by meeting 7 - 8:30 PM

8:00 PM - State Council Report                                         Mark Cowdrey

8:10 PM - Advisory Council Term Renewals                        Tim Fleury

8:20 PM - County Office Administrator Report                     Tim Fleury

8:30 PM - Adjourn

Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Friday, 05/06/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Friday, 05/06/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

  • Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC), 9 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH, 03054

Registration Deadline: Bunny Basics Workshop
Friday, 05/06/2016 (03:00 PM - 03:30 PM)

This is the registration deadline for the May 21st "Bunny Basics" workshop that will be held at the Grafton County Farm Complex.

 

To register call the UNH Cooperative Extension office at 603-787-6944 or e-mail Donna.Lee@unh.edu.

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Coös 4-H SAD Tune-Up
Friday, 05/06/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Congratulations to all who earned a spot to go to State Activities Day 2016.

Save the date. Plan to join us for tune-up day!  We have scheduled a Coös County SAD Tune-Up on the afternoon of
May 6. It is required that you participate in this session if you plan on presenting at SAD. Please RSVP if you will be attending in order to have your presentation critiqued and to help others to improve their presentations.

Location

  • Coos County UNHCE Office, 629A Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Strafford and Rockingham County 4-H Textiles Exhibition
Friday, 05/06/2016 (05:00 PM - 09:30 PM)

Textiles Exhibition is an annual 4-H event for Strafford and Rockingham counties that allows youth to display their work in the textile arts. The Textiles Program takes place over two separate dates: a judging day and an exhibition.

 

Youth in textile project areas learn life skills such as

  • Time and money management
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Measuring and mathematical skills
  • Goal setting


All kinds of textile projects are celebrated at Textiles Exhibition! Possible project entries include items such as

  • Quilts, pillows, and home decor items
  • Outdoor gear such as tents, sleeping bags, and ghillie suits
  • Clothing items, costumes, and accessories

 

Register using your 4HOnline account.

 

More information

Location

  • Barrington Middle School, 20 Haley Drive, Barrington, NH, 03825

Hillsborough County 4-H Foods Festival
Friday, 05/06/2016 (05:30 PM - 08:30 PM)

All Hillsborough County 4-Hers are invited to participate in the 4-H Foods Festival. Each participant will create a menu, prepare a dish from that menu and serve it to judges on a proper place setting.  Register by May 1st to mjpaquette20@yahoo.com.  See FLYER for details

 

 

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Location

  • Hillsborough County UNHCE Office, 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, 03045

MC 4-H Fashion Revue
Friday, 05/06/2016 (06:30 PM - 09:00 PM)

4-H Fashion Revue 

Merrimack Valley High School

Location

  • Merrimack Valley High School, 106 Village Street, Penacook, NH, 03303

Saturday, 05/07/2016

Build Your Grazing Plan
Saturday, 05/07/2016 (All day)

The online classes will run from February 29 through June 16. During that time, there will also be four in-person meetings:
- Monday, February 29 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Kick Off and Orientation in Boscawen
- Wednesday, April 6, time TBD - Animal Nutrition in Boscawen
- Saturday, May 7, all day - Fencing Clinic in Harrisville
- Thursday, June 16, time TBD - Forage Identification and Inventory in Litchfield

This 16-week class will be primarily conducted through an online learning program. It is designed for farms that graze ruminant animals (cows, sheep, goats, and camelids) and want to maximize their pasture production through managed grazing. If you already have a grazing plan that is being underutilized, this class is for you as well.

We will take you through the process of writing a grazing plan. As a participant, you will complete the class with a functional grazing plan for YOUR farm and understand the principles behind it. This allows you to make changes to your plan when needed. Additionally, we will be writing these plans to include all the criteria needed for submission to NH NRCS for assistance through the EQIP program. If you would like, Daimon Meeh will help you review your plan to ensure it meets NRCS specifications. You would then bring your plan to a NRCS representative in your county to discuss how NRCS can help you with its implementation.

The class will be self-paced with online assignments and support. We will be using an online learning system similar in structure to an online forum, and it is our intent that there will be helpful interactions between the participants during the class.


Topics include
- Farm and Soil Mapping
- Soil Testing
- Animal Nutrition Needs
- Body Condition Scoring
- Fencing
- Theories of Grazing
- Rotation Schedule
- Forage Identification

Register

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Grafton County Master Gardeners' Spring Work Day
Saturday, 05/07/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Work alongside experienced Master Gardeners and learn what it takes to prepare your garden in the spring.

Members of the public are invited to join in the work and the play as we prepare the gardens for the season during this educational, hands-on session.

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Location

  • Grafton County Complex - Memorial Gardens, 3785 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Farm Visit-Living Earth Farm
Saturday, 05/07/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

Tour Living Earth Farm, a certified organic micro-farm in Brookline, NH, to see how we put all of these principles into practice.

Location

  • Living Earth Farm, 54 Rocky Pond Road, Brookline, NH, 03033

Conservation Walk
Saturday, 05/07/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Pete McVay is a member of Atkinson’s Conservation Commission and is an avid birder and hiker. He is a volunteer for New Hampshire Audubon, Harvard University’s Natural History Museum, and UNH Cooperative Extension’s Coverts Program.

On Saturday, May 7th Pete McVay and UNH Cooperative Extension Forester Fred Borman will hold a conservation walk starting at 10:00 AM at Pope Road (Woodlock Park). The walk will include Indian Rock and will last approximately two hours.

Location

  • Woodlock Park, Atkinson, NH, 03811

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Saturday, 05/07/2016 (10:00 PM - 04:00 PM)


- March 31, April 7, 14, May 12, 19 and June 9 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- May 7 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is offering a workshop based on the theory and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards to integrate science and engineering practices within the STEM disciplines.

 

Inquiry Teaching Methods is geared towards K-12 teachers interested in exploring ways to support classroom teaching in moving toward an inquiry-based approach in which students take more responsibility for their learning. Participants will practice shifting their existing curriculum to align with Science Practices that are within the Next Generation Science Standards.

 

Inquiry-based learning is an approach that involves exploring the natural and man-made world around us in a manner that leads to questioning, observing, investigating, testing, and discussing with others what results were found.

 

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science and engineering practices, including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation, and communicating results. They will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.

Flyer 


Register
Registration deadline is March 28.


Website 

Location

  • Childrens Museum of NH, Dover, NH, 03820

Monday, 05/09/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Safe & Productive Felling
Monday, 05/09/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:

 - Personal protective equipment
 - Chainsaw maintenance safety
 - Hazard evaluation
 - Basics of felling

 

Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Canaan, N.H.
Steve Patten, NHTOA

 

NOTE: Participants MUST BRING

  - chainsaw
  - ear protection
  - safety boots
  - hard hat
  - chaps
  - eye protection


YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT CHAINSAW EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits


Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Rd., Hudson, NH, 03051

Babysitting Class
Monday, 05/09/2016 (02:30 PM - 04:00 PM)

Nancy G. Berry will be instructing this 4-session course for youth in grades 6 and older.

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Location

  • Claremont Savings Bank Community Center, 152 South St, Claremont, NH, 03743

Cooking Matters for Families
Monday, 05/09/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Mondays - March 28; April 4, 11, 18; May 2, 9.

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246


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