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Friday, 02/12/2016

Hot Water Seed Treatment Clinic
Friday, 02/12/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension now has two hot water baths to aid farmers in treating against pathogens in or on seed. Diseases like downy mildew, black rot, bacterial canker, bacterial speck, bacterial leaf spot, early blight, fusarium wilt, Alternaria, leaf mold, tomato mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt are some of the diseases that can be treated with hot water seed treatment.

We can treat your crucifer, carrot, eggplant, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pepper, spinach, tomato, turnip, rutabaga and radish seed.

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Location

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

Saturday, 02/13/2016

Deering Wildlife Sanctuary Harvest Tour
Saturday, 02/13/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Join Phil Brown (Director of Land Management at NH Audubon), Matt Tarr (Wildlife Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension), Jeremy Turner (Forester, Meadowsend Timberlands), and Wendy Ward (Soil Conservationist, NRCS) for an informative walking tour of an active timber harvest. A timber harvest is being conducted on the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary to diversify wildlife habitat, especially early successional habitats, and to provide foraging resources for wood ducks, beaver, snowshoe hare, and moose, in additional to other species of wildlife.

 

NH Audubon’s land manager will discuss how different types of management can benefit a diverse assortment of wildlife, including many of our familiar bird and mammal species. Foresters will show you how and why some of these changes are taking shape on the landscape and will discuss the future of the sanctuary’s forests.

 

Meet at the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary’s upper parking area along Clement Hill Road to carpool to the harvest site along North Road at 9 am. Bring a snack, beverage, snowshoes (if conditions permit), and dress for the weather. Back by noon.

 

TO REGISTER:

Contact Phil Brown at 224-9909 x 334 or pbrown@nhaudubon.org.

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Location

  • Deering Wildlife Santuary, Clement Hill Road, Deering, NH,

Monday, 02/15/2016

Deadline: 2016 Beekeeping Essays due to State 4-H Office
Monday, 02/15/2016 (All day)

(electronically only) 

2016 Essay Topic: “Bees and Pollination. How Important is it?”

 

Beekeeping has had is five minutes of fame for the past five years. Now more than ever, people are asking “What will happen if the bees are gone?” Your paper should research and help answer this question.

 

Survey your community to see what is being done. Include your state in your survey to see if there are any programs they are using for pollination or any other program that could aid the honey bee.

 

The scope of the research is an essential judging criterion, accounting for 40% of your score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources, and the variety of the sources are all evaluated.

 

Personal interviews with beekeepers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented. Sources, which are not cited in the endnotes, should be listed in a “Resources” or “Bibliography” list.


Website

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension - Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Tuesday, 02/16/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Tuesday, 02/16/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

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.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Wednesday, 02/17/2016

Physics 4-H SPIN Club
Wednesday, 02/17/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Explore the physical world around you through exciting hands-on activities taught by UNH Manchester Students at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab.

In the Physics SPIN Club, youth will explore the wonders of force, motion, gravity, velocity and acceleration. 

This program is appropriate for youth in grades 4-6

This program consists of six one-hour sessions taking place on Wednesdays from January 27 - March 2

Register 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

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Location

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

Thursday, 02/18/2016

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)


- January 7, 14, 21, February 4, 11, March 10 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- January 30 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 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.

 

All classes will be held in Room 329 at UNH Manchester.


Website 

Flyer Registration deadline is January 4.

Location

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

Hillsborough County Advisory Council Meeting
Thursday, 02/18/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Location

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

Friday, 02/19/2016

Deadline: Horse Cover/T-Shirt Contest Designs Due to State 4-H Office
Friday, 02/19/2016 (All day)

(Or may be brought to Horse Advisory Meeting on 2/21.)

Website

Location

  • UNH Cooperative Extension - Moiles House, 180 Main Street, Durham, NH, 03824

Monday, 02/22/2016

Emerald Ash Borer Field Trip
Monday, 02/22/2016 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join us for a walk through a woodlot infested by emerald ash borer. Experts from UNH Cooperative Extension and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food will explain how to identify ash trees and what to look for when surveying for new infestations. Participants will have a chance to peel trees showing signs of ash borer activity to expose the distinctive winding galleries under the bark. Other aspects of the emerald ash borer situation, including the quarantine and current management recommendations, will also be discussed.


This event is free and open to the public. This event will be held outdoors. Participants should come prepared for winter weather conditions. Registration is not required.

SAF Category 1 2.0 CFEs

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Location

  • McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Maple Sugaring in New England
Monday, 02/22/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

The production of maple sugar is steeped in history and for 150 years was an annual event for almost every farm in New England.  Those farmers today would hardily recognize today’s process of creating maple syrup yet the idea is still the same. Join Steven Roberge, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester and Maple Specialist for an evening discussing the history, process and innovations of maple syrup production.

Location

  • Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Wednesday, 02/24/2016

Physics 4-H SPIN Club
Wednesday, 02/24/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Explore the physical world around you through exciting hands-on activities taught by UNH Manchester Students at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab.

In the Physics SPIN Club, youth will explore the wonders of force, motion, gravity, velocity and acceleration. 

This program is appropriate for youth in grades 4-6

This program consists of six one-hour sessions taking place on Wednesdays from January 27 - March 2

Register 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

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Location

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

Saturday, 02/27/2016

2016 Bunny Blitz
Saturday, 02/27/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Citizen science volunteers needed. Did you know that winter is the best time to survey for cottontail rabbits? They leave telltale signs (pellets) in the snow, making it possible to locate and sample for different species. This winter, wildlife biologists need help from citizen science volunteers to conduct surveys for Eastern cottontail rabbits in southern New Hampshire.  On February 27, 2016, 9:00am-Noon, UNH Cooperative Extension and New Hampshire Fish and Game will train volunteers to collect pellets from Eastern cottontail rabbits on public land in Hudson, NH. Eastern cottontails are a known threat to the state-endangered New England cottontail. At this event, which combines training and a 1/2-day pellet collection "Blitz," wildlife biologists with UNH Cooperative Extension will introduce the project, describe rabbit habitat, and explain sampling and data collection techniques. Volunteers will work in teams to survey nearby rabbit habitat. Then, we’ll meet back up to submit samples, share findings, and drink hot chocolate! Participants will also receive their own supplies and instructions to collect samples on their own following the training, if interested. 

More about Cottontails:  Eastern cottontails were introduced into New England as a game species in the early 1900s and have since become the dominant rabbit in New Hampshire. Unlike the native, state-endangered New England cottontail, Eastern cottontails are better able to survive in fragmented, human dominated landscapes. NH Fish & Game needs your help to better understand where Eastern cottontails occur in New Hampshire, how abundant they are, and the potential threat to New England cottontails. 

What to Bring: Volunteers should come dressed for the weather, and prepared to spend the morning outdoors. Waterproof boots or snowshoes are recommended, depending on snow depth.

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Location

  • Benson Park, 19 Kimball Hill Road, Hudson, NH, 03051

4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Clinic
Saturday, 02/27/2016 (10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Any interested youth or 4-H volunteer who would like to learn more about dairy cattle selection are invited to participate in this clinic. 

 

This clinic will be an excellent opportunity to get younger members started in the basics of dairy judging and will also serve to help older, more experienced judges sharpen their judging skills.

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Location

  • Billings Farm, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock, VT, 05091

Monday, 02/29/2016

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshops
Monday, 02/29/2016 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Location: Burley Farm, Epping
Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage, and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join Extension wildlife biologist, Emma Tutein, and our guest tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and signs and provide you instruction for how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.

 

This workshop is being offered on three different days and on three different properties where we expect to encounter tracks and signs from a variety of wildlife species. All workshops are entirely outdoors so please come prepared to spend the day in the weather conditions forecasted for the day.

Audience: All are welcome. Specific instruction included for: natural resource professionals, conservation commission members, and landowners


Schedule:

9:00 -9:30 am      Registration
9:30 - noon:         Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
Noon – 12:30:       Lunch in the field (bring your own)
12:30 – 2:00:       Outdoor wildlife tracking instruction
2:00pm:               Adjourn


CEU’S

SAF Category 1 - 4.0 CEUs
NH Licensed Forester 4.0 CEU

REGISTER HERE

Online registration is encouraged.
Checks can be mailed to:
UNHCE BSC
Winter Tracking # 19748
59 College Rd., Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824


ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS

Tuesday - March 1  - Cold River Farm, North Sandwich
Thursday - March 3 - Sullivan County Farm, Unity

 

 

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Location

  • Burley Farm, North River Road, Epping, NH, 03042

Tuesday, 03/01/2016

ServSafe Food Managers Certification Course and Exam
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

(Snow date Wednesday, March 2, 2016)

ServSafe® is a nationally recognized food safety certification program of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).
This one-day course provides the latest science-based information on food safety and best practices in the industry.


Participants will learn how foodborne bacteria contaminates food and the safest way to receive, store, prepare, cook, and serve food for their customers.

Participants are expected to study the ServSafe Manager book prior to class. At the end of the course, the national ServSafe certification exam will be administered. Participants passing the exam with a grade of 75% or higher will receive ServSafe® Food Safety Certification from NRAEF. Certification is valid for five years.

Register

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Location

  • Manchester Health Department, 1528 Elm St, Manchester, NH, 03101

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come learn about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and the effects this invasive insect will have on the forest and landscapes of Franklin and surrounding towns. The EAB is the most destructive non-native insect in North America. Over the past few years, it has been found infesting and killing ash trees in forests and landscapes throughout central and southern New Hampshire. Experiences in other states tell us we can't eradicate EAB from New Hampshire, but we can protect high-value trees and slow the spread of the ash mortality. Come learn the facts and get your questions answered. Free and open to all.

 

Presenters:

  • Tim Fleury, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Amy Papineau, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Scott Rolfe, NH Division of Forests and Lands
  • Bill Davidson, NH Division of Forests and Lands

Held at the TRIP Senior Center in the back of the Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive, Franklin, NH.

 

Co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Division of Forests and Lands, NH Department of Agriculture Markets & Food, and the Franklin Conservation Commission.

 

To register, contact Mary West at UNH Cooperative Extension - 603-796-2151 or mary.west@unh.edu.  Directions are on the attached flyer.

 

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Location

  • Bessie Rowell Community Center, 12 Rowell Drive #1, Franklin, NH, 03235

Understanding Bobcats in the Granite State
Tuesday, 03/01/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

The Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series / March 2016

In 1989, bobcat numbers in New Hampshire were so low the species was protected. Back then few of these wildcats were ever seen. Twenty-five years later, there are an estimated 1,000 bobcats statewide, and sightings are much more common. In 2010, N.H. Fish and Game teamed up with the University of New Hampshire to examine the distribution and abundance of bobcats in the state, identify what habitat features they rely upon, develop an understanding of how bobcats respond to expanding human populations, and design a method to monitor changes in bobcat abundance. Join us to hear what the UNH bobcat research team has learned about this fascinating feline of the New Hampshire forests.

Speakers:
John Litvaitis, UNH Professor of Wildlife Ecology and
Rory Carroll: UNH Wildlife and Conservation Biology graduate student


SAF 1.5 category 1 CFE credits


 

Preregistration is not required.

 

Directions: All presentations take place in the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd. in Hillsborough. From the traffic lights at the junction of West Main St. and Rt. 149 in downtown Hillsborough go north on School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Wednesday, 03/02/2016

Physics 4-H SPIN Club
Wednesday, 03/02/2016 (06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Explore the physical world around you through exciting hands-on activities taught by UNH Manchester Students at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab.

In the Physics SPIN Club, youth will explore the wonders of force, motion, gravity, velocity and acceleration. 

This program is appropriate for youth in grades 4-6

This program consists of six one-hour sessions taking place on Wednesdays from January 27 - March 2

Register 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

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Location

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

Friday, 03/04/2016

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
Friday, 03/04/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Topics Covered: basic GIS concepts, free GIS and mapping software, types of GIS data

Learn GIS basics and explore a variety of free GIS and mapping programs (for PC's and Macs)! You will be introduced to the basic concepts of GIS, explore the variety of GIS and mapping software available for free, learn GIS jargon and understand both the applications and the limitations of GIS. This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience and new GIS users.

Participants will learn to: "talk the talk" of GIS by learning basic terminology describe the applications and limitations of GIS, understand the pros and cons of free GIS and mapping software options, download free GIS data.

Location

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Mobile Mapping Made Easy
Friday, 03/04/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.

Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.

Location

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Sunday, 03/06/2016

Apple Pruning Demonstration at Hackleboro Orchards
Sunday, 03/06/2016 (10:00 AM - 01:00 PM)

Harry Weiser of Hackleboro Orchards in Canterbury, will be using over 30 years of pruning expertise to demonstrate pruning of standard, semi-dwarf and dwarf apple trees. This event is outdoors, so please dress accordingly. Free hot coffee, fresh cider donuts and apples will be available. Questions can be directed to Harry at hackleboro@hotmail.com. GPS address: 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury. The raindate will be March 13th.

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Location

  • Hackleboro Orchard, 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Monday, 03/07/2016

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Monday, 03/07/2016 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

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.

Location

  • NH Food Bank, 700 E. Industrial Drive, Manchester, NH, 03109

Thursday, 03/10/2016

ArcGIS Drivers Permit 10.2
Thursday, 03/10/2016 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

 Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS useres looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience.  Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data. 


Location

  • NH Fish & Game - Concord office, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 03/15/2016

The Scoop on Tick & Tick-Borne Diseases
Tuesday, 03/15/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

The Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series / March 2016


New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation. About 60% of deer ticks (also called black-legged ticks) sampled in New Hampshire are infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. But did you know that Lyme is not the only disease transmitted by these ticks? Scott Rolfe knows first-hand. His own “journey with tick-borne diseases” began in 2009. As a result Scott is one of the most knowledgeable folks around on all things tick related. Learn more about ticks, Lyme disease, co-infections and how to protect yourself and your family from tick-borne pathogens.

 

Speaker:
Scott Rolfe, Community Forester, N.H. Division of Forests and Lands


SAF 1.5 category 1 CFE credits


Preregistration is not required.

 

Directions: All presentations take place in the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd. in Hillsborough. From the traffic lights at the junction of West Main St. and Rt. 149 in downtown Hillsborough go north on School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Thursday, 03/17/2016

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
Thursday, 03/17/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

 

Location

  • Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301


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