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Sunday, 09/04/2016

Shoals Ecology: Seabirds, Seals, and Seaweed
Sunday, 09/04/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 2 - 4. The best of everything Shoals has to offer! An adult program geared towards science exploration in three subject areas: ornithology, marine mammals, and the ocean ecosystem as a whole. This is the perfect program for adults who have never been to the Isles of Shoals, and for those who want to return to their island ecology roots!

 

Ornithology
Learn about the seabirds of the Isles of Shoals, including nesting terns and two species of gulls. The Appledore Island Migration Banding Station will be open for those of you interested in migrating songbirds and bird banding.

 

Marine Mammals
Dive into the depths of marine mammal science...acoustics, photo-identification, behavior, and more! The Duck Island seal colony (harbor seals and gray seals) is just 1 nautical mile north of Appledore Island. Learn about ongoing research conducted by Shoals Marine Lab scientists to study this population of seals. Early September is also whale watching season in New England, with opportunities to travel aboard SML's research vessels in search of minke whales, fin whales, and humpback whales!

 

Ocean Ecology
Explore the full range of ocean ecosystem topics - from tide pool seaweeds, to planktonic life in the world's oceans. You will have the opportunity to see and use specialized oceanographic equipment and help deploy it from SML's research vessels. 

Website

Location

  • Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Monday, 09/05/2016

4-H at 101st Hopkinton State Fair
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Friday - Monday, September 2 - 5.


Website

Location

  • Hopkinton Fairgrounds, 392 Kearsarge Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Rockingham County Office Closed
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

University of New Hampshire Offices Closed.

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

4-H at Lancaster Fair
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Thursday, September 1 - Monday, September 5, 2016.

 

Coos 4-H at the Lancaster Fair 

Location

  • Lancaster Fairgrounds, 516 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584

OFFICE CLOSED - Labor Day
Monday, 09/05/2016 (All day)

Location

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

Tuesday, 09/06/2016

Deadline: Deerfield Fair Building Exhibitor Entries Due to Rockingham County Office
Tuesday, 09/06/2016 (All day)

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension Office, 113 North Rd., Brentwood, NH, 03833

Big Tree New Measuring Guidelines
Tuesday, 09/06/2016 (09:15 AM - 04:30 AM)

People like big trees, and big tree competitions have been alive and well in America since the 1920s and a mainstay program of American Forests since 1940. However, accurately measuring large irregularly shaped trees has never been easy. There is surprising room for significant error even in basic measurements like trunk circumference. In 2013, American Forests accepted the challenge to upgrade measurement methods and establish an expert national tree-measuring force called the National Cadre. Since then an 86-page measuring guide has been produced and new techniques continue to be developed. This workshop is meant to present some history of tree measuring, the primary techniques used by the cadre, and a discussion of where errors are made and how to analyze and minimize them. The morning will be inside and a number of methods will be demonstrated in an afternoon field session. Come prepared for the field. Participants are invited to bring any height-measuring instruments, such as laser rangefinders and clinometers to the afternoon field session. (Bringing equipment is optional).


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Schedule

9:15    Registration
9:30    Welcome and overview
9:45    Measuring tree height
10:50  Break
11:00  Measuring tree circumference
11:40  Break
11:50  Measuring tree average crown spread
12:30  Lunch (Bring your own bag lunch and beverage)
1:30    Field session for demonstrating measuring techniques
4:30    Concluding comments in the field

4.5 SAF CFEs in category I provided.
5 ISA CEUs

Who should come?  
 

This workshop should be of interest to big tree measurers, foresters and arborists, who wish to improve skills and accuracy of tree measurements. 

 

Pre-registration and parking (required)

This workshop is FREE, however, pre-registration by email to Sam Stoddard sstoddard3@gmail.com is required by September 1st. Provide name, address, phone and email address. Parking on campus is by permit only. If you need to park a vehicle, indicate in your email and a courtesy parking permit will be provided by return email.

 

 

Location

  • `78 Life Science Building, Dartmouth College, Dewey Field Rd., Hanover, NH, 03755

Thursday, 09/08/2016

Merrimack County Advisory Council
Thursday, 09/08/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Potluck hosted by staff at the Boscawen office runs from 6 - 7 PM, followed by Council meeting from 7-8:30 PM.

 

Agenda:

7:00  - Welcome back Council Members, Staff introductions, new member introductions      

7:10  - Secretaries Report (Review and approve June Minutes)

7:20  - Meetings, goals, committees & Officer roles for 2016-2017 (Recap of officers from June meeting, goals of council for 2016-17)

7:30  - 2016-2021 Strategic Plan Review/Update

7:40  - Budget process overview for 2017

7:50  - County Office Administrators Report (Tim Fleury and Amy Papineau)

8:10  - Update form County Reps (Commissioner Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh and Rep. George Saunderson)

8:30  - Adjourn

Location

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

Friday, 09/09/2016

4-H at Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Friday, 09/09/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11.

 

Website

Location

  • Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 15 Hill Dale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Take a Bite out of Appledore: An Eco-Culinary Island Retreat
Friday, 09/09/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11. Six miles off the New Hampshire coast, the Isles of Shoals have always embodied both opportunity and sense of place. From the cod fishermen of the early 1600's - to the glamorous Appledore House of the nineteenth century - to today's world-class Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island in particular has played host to people with a deep connection to their food and the natural world.

 

In this unique retreat, we bring together ecologists and award-winning chefs to interpret the many natural gifts the Isles of Shoals have to offer. Come as an individual or as a group to learn about the importance of sense of place, while also protecting a vital resource. And bring your appetite for food and knowledge!

 

Participants will forage for edible plants across the island, exploring trails and gardens, both maintained and wild. Along the rocky shore, comb for molluscs and seaweed, much like the island's colonial inhabitants. Ship out to sea in search of oceanic fish and benthic life as you learn each species' role in Gulf of Maine fisheries.

 

Dinners will be served en plein air with ocean views abound and the calls of passing seabirds in your ears. Sit with a glass of wine in hand as the smell of steamed shellfish wafts off your plate. Take a Bite out of Appledore is the perfect weekend getaway for connisseurs of food, science, and Isles of Shoals culture!

Website

Location

  • Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Belknap County 4-H Jr. Gardener SPIN Program - Cancelled
Friday, 09/09/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

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Location

  • Christopher's Residence, 38 Kensington Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Saturday, 09/10/2016

4-H at Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Saturday, 09/10/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11.

 

Website

Location

  • Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 15 Hill Dale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Take a Bite out of Appledore: An Eco-Culinary Island Retreat
Saturday, 09/10/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11. Six miles off the New Hampshire coast, the Isles of Shoals have always embodied both opportunity and sense of place. From the cod fishermen of the early 1600's - to the glamorous Appledore House of the nineteenth century - to today's world-class Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island in particular has played host to people with a deep connection to their food and the natural world.

 

In this unique retreat, we bring together ecologists and award-winning chefs to interpret the many natural gifts the Isles of Shoals have to offer. Come as an individual or as a group to learn about the importance of sense of place, while also protecting a vital resource. And bring your appetite for food and knowledge!

 

Participants will forage for edible plants across the island, exploring trails and gardens, both maintained and wild. Along the rocky shore, comb for molluscs and seaweed, much like the island's colonial inhabitants. Ship out to sea in search of oceanic fish and benthic life as you learn each species' role in Gulf of Maine fisheries.

 

Dinners will be served en plein air with ocean views abound and the calls of passing seabirds in your ears. Sit with a glass of wine in hand as the smell of steamed shellfish wafts off your plate. Take a Bite out of Appledore is the perfect weekend getaway for connisseurs of food, science, and Isles of Shoals culture!

Website

Location

  • Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Ocean Exploration in the Classroom
Saturday, 09/10/2016 (08:30 AM - 03:30 PM)

This workshop for teachers will highlight STEM elements in professional deep-sea exploration, show how to use cutting edge technologies in the classroom, spotlight STEM careers, provide new resources for your students, and introduce teachers to the New Hampshire Ocean Exploration Trust's Community STEM Program.

For K12 and informal educators with emphasis on grades 5-8. Registration is required. Limited to 30 educators.

Flyer

Register

Website

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Coös County Sharp Shooters 4-H Group
Saturday, 09/10/2016 (09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Join us at the Groveton Fish & Game Club Range, Lost Nation Road, Groveton. Youth age 8-18 are welcome, learn firearm safety. 

This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. 

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Location

  • Groveton Fish & Game Club, 1100 Lost Nation Road, Northumberland, NH, 03582

Calling All Learners: Creating Inclusive and Respectful Classroom Culture
Saturday, 09/10/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Classroom with Children

“Helping young children understand differences: Getting to the roots of inclusion”

Young children are naturally curious and begin to understand the world by recognizing human differences from a young age. Early Childhood professionals have an important role in helping young children develop a foundation of respect and inclusion. This work shop will focus on practical strategies for helping young children understand and appreciated differences.

“Transitions, Traditions, Routines & Rituals: Learning where you would least expect it”

Putting coats away, transitioning from activity to activity, putting things away, washing hands, cleaning up, etc. etc. This things seem to happen day in day weather we think about them or not. By carefully attending to transitions, traditions, routines and rituals early childhood professionals have the opportunity to foster positive relationships, build social skills and create a positive classroom/program culture. This workshop will feature strategies and ideas you can use to build a positive classroom culture.

“Creating Meaningful Family Involvement Plans: Work Session”

Family engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving positive & respectful program culture. Family involvement in early childhood programs has been associated with positive child outcomes such as, social competence, communication skills, cognitive development and expressive language skills. This workshop will present a framework for creating comprehensive family involvement plans, which participants will create as part of the workshop.

 

Location

  • Wolfeboro Area CC, 180 South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH, 03894

Sunday, 09/11/2016

4-H at Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair
Sunday, 09/11/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11.

 

Website

Location

  • Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 15 Hill Dale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

New Hampshire Livestock Show and Auction
Sunday, 09/11/2016 (All day)

The first-ever New Hampshire 4- H Livestock Show and Auction is slated for the Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair this September. The event expands on the successful Market Lamb Program by adding beef, swine, and goats. The event helps 4-H youth build their animal science and small-business skills as they get their project animals ready for market.

Flyer

 

Website

Location

  • 4-H Youth Center, 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston, NH, 03070

Take a Bite out of Appledore: An Eco-Culinary Island Retreat
Sunday, 09/11/2016 (All day)

Friday - Sunday, September 9 - 11. Six miles off the New Hampshire coast, the Isles of Shoals have always embodied both opportunity and sense of place. From the cod fishermen of the early 1600's - to the glamorous Appledore House of the nineteenth century - to today's world-class Shoals Marine Laboratory, Appledore Island in particular has played host to people with a deep connection to their food and the natural world.

 

In this unique retreat, we bring together ecologists and award-winning chefs to interpret the many natural gifts the Isles of Shoals have to offer. Come as an individual or as a group to learn about the importance of sense of place, while also protecting a vital resource. And bring your appetite for food and knowledge!

 

Participants will forage for edible plants across the island, exploring trails and gardens, both maintained and wild. Along the rocky shore, comb for molluscs and seaweed, much like the island's colonial inhabitants. Ship out to sea in search of oceanic fish and benthic life as you learn each species' role in Gulf of Maine fisheries.

 

Dinners will be served en plein air with ocean views abound and the calls of passing seabirds in your ears. Sit with a glass of wine in hand as the smell of steamed shellfish wafts off your plate. Take a Bite out of Appledore is the perfect weekend getaway for connisseurs of food, science, and Isles of Shoals culture!

Website

Location

  • Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Wildflower Walk - Weeks State Park Event
Sunday, 09/11/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

This can be a great time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a walk in the woods. Please join us for our autumn wildflower walk. We will discover the wildflowers and other signs of nature in the park with the aid of naturalist, Matt Peters.

 

Matt is an independent ecologist and botanist with extensive field experience in diverse North American landscapes from Alaska and the Great Plains to the forests of the northeast. His work focuses on botanical and natural resource inventory, mapping, and management in northern New England. He leads workshops on foraging, edible wild plants and plant identification. In his home community of Plainfield, VT, he is involved in local river conservation efforts, serving on the town's Flood Management Advisory Committee and other non-profit boards. Matt's past work has included researching native grassland restoration practices, and assessing the impacts of industrial forestry and land management practices.

Participants should meet at the main entrance of Weeks State Park at 1 PM. Bring raingear just in case and suitable clothing and footwear for an easy walk in the Park.

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Summit Lodge, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 09/12/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate - General Use Training - Core
Monday, 09/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 04:30 PM)

UNHCE will host a series of all-day training workshops for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate (general-use pesticides) from NH’s Division of Pesticide Control (DPC). To receive this certification, a person needs 8 hours of category-specific training for each category plus 8 hours of general use instruction (i.e., core training). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

During this core training, instructors will review the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual.

 

The DPC will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators.

 

For more information, visit our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Coös County UNHCE Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Business Meeting of the Coös County, UNH Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, meets in Lancaster.  Please RSVP 788-4961.

 

Agenda Items:

 

Staff Evaluations:

 

Administrative Staff Attending:

 

Location

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

Agriculture and Natural Resource Business Institute
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Mondays: September 12 - December 5.

 

Launch a natural resource business or grow the one you have!

 

New Hampshire farmers and landowners have always been independent, self-reliant, and inventive. UNH Cooperative Extension offers this Institute because we believe outreach education is the best way to reach these entrepreneurs and help strengthen the economic viability of New Hampshire’s agricultural and natural resource businesses.

 

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and web-based tools, you will develop an operational plan for your business proposal. In addition, participation will help you meet USDA Farm Service Agency borrower training requirements. 

  

Register

 

 

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Location

  • Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord, NH, 03301

Rockingham County Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Program Presentation:

 

Administrative Staff attending:

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, 113 North Road, Brentwood, NH, 03833

Building a Foundation for the Future: Promoting Social Emotional Competency in Infants and Toddlers
Monday, 09/12/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Promoting Social Emotional Learning in Early Childhood
Building a Foundation for the Future:
Promoting Social Emotional Competency in Infants and Toddlers

Social competency can seem mysterious. Some infants and toddlers seem to connect easily with everybody and others seem to struggle to fit in. Social and emotional competence involves a child’s ability to regulate and express emotions and form close and secure relationships. It involves skills such as self-confidence, curiosity, motivation, persistence, and self-control. Infant/Toddler professionals have an important role in promoting the social emotional learning.

Grounded in the research-based “Pyramid Model” developed at the Center on the Social Emotional Foundation of Early Learning (CSEFEL), this series will utilize material from the CSEFEL Infant/Toddler training modules to  provide a thorough framework of strategies to support emerging social emotional competence in very young children.

 

 

September 12: Module 1 - Understanding Social Emotional Development

This module will focus on developing a “deep dive” thorough understanding of social emotional competency, how it develops and the infant/toddler 
professional’s role in promoting social emotional learning.

September 26: Module 2 - Forming and Sustaining Relationships with Young Children and Families

This module will focus on how relationships with infants and toddlers and their families are crucial in creating a positive social/emotional climate in your program. Through the lens of attachment, strategies for forming and sustaining relationships with children and families while navigating the day to day challenges of working in an infant/toddler setting will be presented. This will include strategies for supporting parents in forming positive secure relationships.

October 10: Module 3 - Creating High Quality Supportive Environments for Promoting Social Emotional Learning

This module will focus on how the physical environment, schedules and routines support the social/emotional development of infants and toddlers. Strategies for providing individualized responsive care and education will be presented.

October 24: Module 4 - Using Targeted strategies to build social emotional skills

This module will focus on emotional literacy, the ability to identify, understand and express emotions in a healthy way, as well as the ability to recognize emotions in others. Strategies for promoting age appropriate social and emotional skills will be presented.

November 5: Module 5 + 6 - A Relationship based approach to challenging behavior

This module will focus on understanding and responding to challenging behavior. Strategies for understanding the meaning behind challenging behaviors and strategies for helping toddlers learn the skills to begin to understand and regulate their emotions and behaviors will be an emphasis. Strategies for helping parents and caregivers respond to challenging behaviors will also be explored.

Dates & Times

Module One 9/12, 6:00-9:00
Module Two 9/26, 6:00-9:00
Module Three 10/10, 6:00-9:00
Module Four 10/24, 6:00-9:00
Modules Five & Six 11/5 8:30-3:30

18 hours Professional Development

Cosponsored by NH AEYC for more info and to register go to: http://nhaeyc.org/professional-development/training-series/

Location

  • YWCA, 72 Concord St, Manchester, NH, 03101


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