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Thursday, 07/02/2015

The Connecticut: New England's Great River - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

Join us for an armchair tour of New England’s greatest river ---  from the source in a small beaver pond near Canada and flowing over 400 miles through four states to the sea.  Adair Mulligan will show us its history, natural beauty and the communities along its banks.  She will describe the many issues involved in managing the health of this major river and how citizens have created a vision for its future.

Adair is an environmental biologist and natural resource planner.  She is Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy and previously served for 20 years as Conservation Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.  She is an avid writer, photographer, historian and outdoorswoman.  She holds a master’s degree in environmental biology from Smith College.  

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 07/03/2015

Canoe Trip on Connecticut River - Weeks State Park Event
(08:30 AM - 01:00 PM)

 

This half-day outing to an easy canoeing section of the Connecticut River supplements Adair’s evening slide talk about the Connecticut River.  Adair will be our interpretive guide during this trip.  She is an environmental biologist with over 20 years of experience studying and facilitating the management of this river.

 

We will meet at 8:30 AM at the Park Entrance parking lot.  Please pre-register for this event by phoning 603-788-4961 or email Carolyn.McQuiston@unh.edu and indicate whether or not you can bring a canoe or kayak, and if you will have room for another paddler.  Those wishing to participate, but not having a canoe or kayak, will be accepted on a space available basis. Wearable life jackets are required.  Bring a lunch, snack, water and raingear just in case.

 

This trip will be cancelled only if conditions are particularly adverse.  Phone 603-788-4961 if trip status is in question.

Questions about this event may be directed to Sam Stoddard at 603- 788-3814.

 

 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 07/09/2015

The Whip-poor-will - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

 

Join us for a presentation by Pamela Hunt. The eastern whip-poor-will was once a familiar bird across much of New Hampshire.  Today it is rare except in a few scattered locations.  Pam is an expert on whip-poor-wills.  She will present a slide program that will show us this interesting bird of the night and inform us about its conservation, ecology, and the research conducted to better understand this unusual species.  Pam is an avian conservation biologist with NH Audubon.  She became interested in birds as a youngster when an uncle took her birding.  She has degrees from Cornell, Univ of Montana, and a PhD from Dartmouth College.  She coordinates and prioritizes bird research and monitoring in NH.  She is also active in dragonfly monitoring and mapping.

Field trip to follow.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Nature Sounds of the Night Field Trip - Weeks State Park Event
(08:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

This night field trip will begin at the summit lodge at the Park immediately following the 7 PM indoor slide program on whip-poor-wills.  The group will travel in cars to a local site known to be used by whip-poor-wills where we hope to hear them singing at dusk.  Later we will go on to other sites to discover and learn about additional sounds of the night.  The trip is expected to last 2 to 3 hours, weather permitting. Pam Hunt will be our interpretive guide for this trip.  She is an avian conservation biologist with NH Audubon.  She has extensive education and experience with the birds, insects and other fauna of New Hampshire.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

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

Saturday, 07/11/2015

Great Park Pursuit at Pawtuckaway State Park
(10:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

Join the NH Children in Nature Coalition and its partners for “Children in Nature Day,” a unique event for experiencing nature with your family. You and your family will learn how to connect with nature in fun and safe ways by exploring the local forest, searching for aquatic wonders, and learning about animal adaptations and the aquatic food webs of Pawtuckaway Lake.

Drop in Activities
• Face Painting
• Nature Crafts

Get in Touch with a Tree
Are you “in touch with trees?” Can you figure out the contents of Mystery Box? Join UNH Cooperative Extension as we explore the forest using the sense of touch. Discover shapes and textures in nature as we find them on our exploration of Pawtuckaway.
10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 1:15

Play the Wild Animal Way
Join the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center to play games and explore the natural world as we discover the amazing adaptations of NH’s wild animals. We’ll learn about what animals need to survive and look under logs to find some of the smallest residents of the forest and the places they call home.
10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:15

Water Wonders 
Dragonflies, caddisflies, tadpoles and turtles. How many different types of organism’s can you find? Are there any organisms that you have seen before? With a little effort, a great diversity of living things from tiny to large can be found in the water. Learn how to safely explore the water’s edge in a pond, lake, wetland or stream with the help from Beaver Brook educators.
10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 1:15

Water Web
Who’s who of the water web of life? Join New Hampshire Lakes Association as they explore what makes up the water web of life through interactive games. Discover who’s trying to hitchhike their way into the web and how you can help stop trouble!
10:30, 11:30, 12:45

Website

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Location

  • Pawtuckaway State Park, 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham, NH, 03290

Thursday, 07/16/2015

Secrets of Porcupines - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

Porcupines are often misunderstood because of their interactions with people and pets. Manley will help to clear up some of these misunderstandings in this presentation.  Manley is an avid naturalist and outdoorsman and has tracked porcupines to their winter denning areas.  Manley will cover many common questions and misperceptions. Why do porcupines gnaw on buildings? Do they den together? Can they throw their quills? What is a young porcupine called?

 

Manley has a degree from Reading University in the United Kingdom and has spent the last 28 years working for the Forest Society at The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.  He moved to the United States in 1985 with a passion for the outdoors, natural history and cultural history. His programs are based on first-hand observation and experience of wildlife out in the field.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 07/20/2015

The Stewardship Network New England: Southeast Hub Hangout
(05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

Join us for a casual meeting of conservation conversation after work. Get to know your fellow conservation-minded colleagues better, discuss your latest stewardship issues and questions, share a story about your recent work with volunteers, just come and have fun!

 

Sign up

Location

  • Riverworks Restaurant and Tavern, 164 Main Street, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Tuesday, 07/21/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



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Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Thursday, 07/23/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

The Monarch Butterfly - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

In view of recent disturbing news about the perils facing the monarch butterfly, we have asked Lincoln Brower to return to New Hampshire to give us an update on this well-loved butterfly.  Brower has spent much of his life studying the monarch butterfly and will share his knowledge with us.  Starting in 1954 as a Yale graduate student, he has continued a deep commitment to the conservation of this extraordinary insect.  Brower has published over 200 scientific papers on the monarch butterfly and has worked tirelessly in Mexico to educate and help Mexicans save local forests critical to the survival of the monarch butterfly.  Brower is Distinguished Service Professor of Zoology Emeritus at Univ. of Florida and Research Professor of Biology at Sweet Briar College and works closely with NASA and Univ. of Mexico.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Monday, 07/27/2015

Timber Talks
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Timber Talks

Informational sessions on the Northern Long-Eared Bat "Threatened" listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interpretation of the interim 4(d) rule which accompanies this listing.

Also offered on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 p.m., White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, Campton, N.H.

Location

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

Tuesday, 07/28/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 07/29/2015

Timber Talks
(06:00 PM - 08:00 PM)

Timber Talks

Informational sessions on the Northern Long-Eared Bat "Threatened" listing by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) interpretation of the interim 4(d) rule which accompanies this listing.

Location

  • White Mountain National Forest Headquarters, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH, 03223

Thursday, 07/30/2015

Wetland Assessment Training
(09:00 AM - 02:45 PM)


Learn to Evaluate Wetland Condition using a Rapid, Field Based Method


2 day training with classroom instruction and hands-on field experience for: conservation commissions, natural resource professionals, township officials and land trusts.


The Ecological Integrity Assessment (EIA) method can be used to:

  • prioritize wetlands sites for conservation or restoration
  • contribute to land use planning
  • guide mitigation application
  • aid in assessing the functions of wetlands
  • monitor status and trends of wetlands

 Session 1 July 21 & July 23 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

 or

Session 2  July 28 & July 30 - 10 category 1 CFE credits

Attendance at one session (one session is 2 days long) provides 12 CEH’s for Wetland and Soil Scientists

DAY 1 (Indoor Training):  Tuesday July 21 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • Review EIA manual and forms prior
  • bag lunch

DAY 2 (Indoor + Field Training):  Thursday July 23 (9:00 am – 2:45 pm)

What to bring:

  • bag lunch & water
  • Clipboard, pencil, binoculars (optional), clothing suitable for field work and the weather (hat, rain gear, umbrella, etc.), footwear suitable for wet conditions (rubber boots or sneakers you don’t mind getting wet), backpack.
  • Bring the following handouts you received Day 1:
  1. EIA forms (Rapid Recon Form, Stressor Checklist, & Metric Form)   & wetland system key.
  2. Land Use Index maps, aerials, and topographic maps for wetlands we are visiting.

 
Registration deadline is
Wednesday July 15

 



Location

  • DRED, 172 Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, 03301

Lynx and Marten in New Hampshire - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This slide program will cover the expansion of two fascinating wildlife species in New Hampshire--- the Canada lynx and the American marten.  Our speaker is Jillian Kilborn, a wildlife biologist with NH Fish and Game.  Jill is responsible for forest and wildlife habitat management on NH Fish and Game lands.  She also coordinates research and management of American marten and Canada lynx throughout NH.  She has a Bachelors degree in wildlife management from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s Degree in wildlife conservation from the University of Massachusetts. 

 

We are especially pleased to offer this program on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of NH Fish and Game.  The department was established in 1865.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 07/31/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Saturday, 08/01/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Sunday, 08/02/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Thursday, 08/06/2015

Celtic Music Concert - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a large group of local musicians who play Celtic tunes.  Their instruments include on fiddles, flutes, penny whistle, guitars, bodhran, cello and accordion. The group has performed at numerous events and concert settings over recent years, drawing audiences at venues from Colebrook to Crawford Notch. They appear on a frequent basis at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, as well as yearly at the Lancaster Fair. They are planning to release their first CD in 2016.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 08/13/2015

Star Stories and the Night Sky - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

This program about the stories behind the stars uses myths and a gentle mix of science, along with audience participation to introduce the wonders of the night sky.   Come and find out which planets are out tonight; the origins of your zodiac sign; and how to tell a planet from a star.  We will start indoors, but if the sky is clear we will also go out on the front lawn to view the night sky and the Perseid Meteor Showers that are active on this date. So, bring a jacket or sweater and perhaps a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. This is a family program for ages 6-106.

 

Our presenter is Matthew Krug, a teacher and storyteller living in the Mount Washington Valley.  He has told stories in schools, libraries, alongside trails and campfires, aboard ship, on skis, and in canoes. He is a member of the Mountain Storytellers of Conway, NH; The New Hampshire Storyteller’s Alliance; and the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 08/15/2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course: Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle and Legacy through Permaculture Design
(All day)

Embracing the Shaker Lifestyle & Legacy through Permaculture Design

A Permaculture Design Certification Course rooted in history, meaningful dialogue, the connection to holistic rhythms and beautifully skilled design

This April, spring into a unique and deep learning experience through ecological design that will shift the way you move through your life. Perhaps you are curious about the study of permaculture. It could be that there is a home landscape project you would like to design and implement using less resources and less maintenance. Maybe you are looking for a new way to view the world’s complicated array of problems…as opportunities? Would you like to discover your ‘ecological self’ and live more harmoniously and in tune with nature and the natural world?

This course runs one weekend a month from April 2015 – August 2015 (dates below) at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Dates for Training:

April

Friday, April 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, April 19, 8:30am to 5:30pm

May

Friday, May 29, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, May 31, 8:30am to 5:30pm

June

Saturday, June 13, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 8:30am to 5:30pm

July/ August

Friday, July 31, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, August 1, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, August 2, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, August 15, 8:30am to 5:30pm

The cost for the Permaculture Design Certification Course is $1,200.  Register online

Presenters: Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

As we plan and design a more sustainable and holistic world for ourselves and future generations, the Shakers have much to teach us about:

  • How much is enough
  • Simplicity
  • Multi-functionality in all we do
  • Finding contentment in who we are, what we have and what we do
  • Making a lot with a little
  • Resiliency

Join Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis on a journey of self exploration, professional level design work, deep connection and understanding of natural cycles and rhythms, and the ability to make your own life more meaningful and resilient simultaneously turning global unknowns into positive actions.

About Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis

Your instructors for this program are Lauren Chase-Rowell, Stacey Doll and Mary Tebo Davis – and you are in good hands with an enthusiastic teaching team!! Combined, they have over:

  • 40 years experience in contemplative and holistic practices
  • 50 years experience in design work
  • 60 years experience in teaching and homesteading

Lauren, Stacey and Mary all have their Permaculture Design Certifications, were on the teaching and design teams for Advanced Permaculture Diplomas in Franklin, Littleton, and Manchester, and they all have the Permaculture Teacher Training Certifications. Stacey brings over fifteen years of land use and sustainability planning to the team’s experience. Lauren brings over twenty-five years of ecological landscape design and project management to the team’s experience. Mary brings over twenty years of volunteer coordination of Natural Resources Stewards and community leaders to improve ecosystems in NH communities. Lauren and Mary together have co-authored books in their field while Stacey, an aspiring author, has recently begun a daily blog to inspire people to embrace a daily practice of gratitude, love and communion with nature. Their approach to teaching permaculture is unique in that they bring authenticity, earth-wisdom, and deep connection between nature and our daily lives, while building on the solid foundation of science, horticulture, and design found in regional permaculture design certificate courses.

As we engage in this opportunity as a learning community, this class becomes more than a permaculture design certification course. It is an experience that can change your perspective, give you hope, and empower you from decision making to taking simple actions in your life that bring satisfaction and contentment. We look forward to sharing this experience with you.

Sign up today!

Please contact Maisie Daly at Canterbury Shaker Village at mkdaly@shakers.org for more information or download the permaculture design certificate flyer.

 

 

Location

  • Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Rd., Canterbury, NH, 03224

Thursday, 08/20/2015

Movie Night: Mt Washington Cog Railway: Climbing To The Clouds - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A New Documentary by NH Public Television

Please join us for a free showing of “Climbing to the Clouds” at the Rialto Theater in Lancaster.  This new documentary by New Hampshire Public Television explores the history of the iconic Mt. Washington Cog Railway, from its founding visionary Sylvester Marsh to the present day, and all the dramatic moments that have tested the existence of this engineering marvel.  This movie is the story of years of adversity, persistence and success. And NHPTV has a special connection with the Cog: the documentary’s producer and videographer, Steve Giordani, was once a Cog Railway engineer.

 

Location

  • Rialto Theatre, 80 Main St., Lancaster, NH, 03584

Thursday, 08/27/2015

What Did We Rescue? Archeological Discoveries in Jefferson - Weeks State Park Event
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

 

Prior to new construction over a portion of the 12,000-year old Jefferson archeological site, volunteers were given permission to excavate and study the site. A wealth of data was produced about two very different occupations--- a family’s encampment and a specialized workshop.  Richard Boisvert, State Archeologist, will present the preliminary interpretations based on what was found.  Richard Boisvert received his BA from Beloit College and MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. He has conducted extensive field work and research, focusing much on Paleoindian topics.  He was appointed State Archaeologist in 2002 and is the current Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer.

 

This program will be in the Great Room of the Summit Lodge of Weeks State Park.  Come early and bring a picnic supper, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 10/03/2015

Farm Tractors and Forestry
(08:30 AM - 12:30 PM)


Thinking about using a farm tractor in the woods? While they have their limitations, properly equipped tractors can play an important role in your woodlot. Come to this workshop to find out about ways you can safely and productively use a farm tractor as a tool in forestry. Several tractors and attachments will be on site and in use.

Also, Steve Patten, NHTOA Program Director, will demonstrate directional tree felling, utilizing the open-face notch technique as taught in the NH Professional Logger Program. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and chainsaw safety features will also be reviewed.

 

Location

  • Bridgewater-field location, 2325 River Road, Bridgewater, NH, 03222

Saturday, 10/17/2015

23rd Loggers and Truckers Convention
(All day)

The 23rd Annual New Hampshire Loggers and Truckers Convention

Location

  • Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH, 03301


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