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Monday, 07/25/2016

Advanced Identification Skills for Grasses
Monday, 07/25/2016 (All day)

Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26. This two-day workshop is intended to teach natural resource professionals the skills necessary to identify any New England grass species (Family Poaceae) using Gleason and Cronquist's "Manual of Vascular Plants", the only complete and accurate taxonomic key available for this family. A combination of lecture and laboratory instruction will be used to familiarize you with this challenging group. Instruction will focus on the ecology of grasses, understanding and recognizing their unique morphology, and mastering technical terminology. Through carefully guided exploration of native specimens, you will gain solid experience identifying species using a technical key. This workshop is for all experience levels, but some prior botanical experience is recommended. 

12 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 3 CEUs for Surveyors, 12 CEUs for Foresters. Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Register

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Geospatial Enlightenment for Reading and Writing
Monday, 07/25/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, 27. Join us for this three-day adventure in thinking outside the book. This institute, focused on integrating mapping, spatial literacy, and analysis into reading and writing instruction, is designed for any level of geospatial experience, novice through expert. Explore ready-made lessons centered around classic literature, non-fiction, and content area reading. Learn how outdoor experiences can give students perspective. Create your own mapping experiences for students. Bring a book, story, article, or content area reading with you to build your own multidisciplinary, differentiated learning experience for your students. You might consider working with a team of teachers to implement a cross-curricular, thematic approach. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Register

Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Tuesday, 07/26/2016

Advanced Identification Skills for Grasses
Tuesday, 07/26/2016 (All day)

Monday, July 25 & Tuesday, July 26. This two-day workshop is intended to teach natural resource professionals the skills necessary to identify any New England grass species (Family Poaceae) using Gleason and Cronquist's "Manual of Vascular Plants", the only complete and accurate taxonomic key available for this family. A combination of lecture and laboratory instruction will be used to familiarize you with this challenging group. Instruction will focus on the ecology of grasses, understanding and recognizing their unique morphology, and mastering technical terminology. Through carefully guided exploration of native specimens, you will gain solid experience identifying species using a technical key. This workshop is for all experience levels, but some prior botanical experience is recommended. 

12 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 3 CEUs for Surveyors, 12 CEUs for Foresters. Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Register

Location

  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824

Geospatial Enlightenment for Reading and Writing
Tuesday, 07/26/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, 27. Join us for this three-day adventure in thinking outside the book. This institute, focused on integrating mapping, spatial literacy, and analysis into reading and writing instruction, is designed for any level of geospatial experience, novice through expert. Explore ready-made lessons centered around classic literature, non-fiction, and content area reading. Learn how outdoor experiences can give students perspective. Create your own mapping experiences for students. Bring a book, story, article, or content area reading with you to build your own multidisciplinary, differentiated learning experience for your students. You might consider working with a team of teachers to implement a cross-curricular, thematic approach. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Register

Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Introduction to ArcGIS
Tuesday, 07/26/2016 (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

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Wednesday, 07/27/2016

Geospatial Enlightenment for Reading and Writing
Wednesday, 07/27/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:30 PM)

Monday, July 25 - Wednesday, 27. Join us for this three-day adventure in thinking outside the book. This institute, focused on integrating mapping, spatial literacy, and analysis into reading and writing instruction, is designed for any level of geospatial experience, novice through expert. Explore ready-made lessons centered around classic literature, non-fiction, and content area reading. Learn how outdoor experiences can give students perspective. Create your own mapping experiences for students. Bring a book, story, article, or content area reading with you to build your own multidisciplinary, differentiated learning experience for your students. You might consider working with a team of teachers to implement a cross-curricular, thematic approach. All activities will utilize ArcGIS Online in a web browser, which can be used on Macs, PCs, and mobile devices.

Register

Location

  • Hopkinton Middle/High School, 297 Park Ave, Contoocook, NH, 03229

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 07/27/2016 (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

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

Thursday, 07/28/2016

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 07/28/2016 (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

  • UNH - G18 Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, Durham, NH, 03824

They Sawed Up A Storm - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/28/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Join Sarah Smith, author of They Sawed Up A Storm.   In 1942, a group of New Hampshire women operated a sawmill on the shores of Turkey Pond, in Concord. New Hampshire. The sawmill, one of two on the pond, was built by the US Forest Service to saw up what remained of the logs stored in the water from the 1938 hurricane.

 

Sarah will present how she first learned about the women's mill from John Willey, the son of one of the women who worked there. John's mother, Laura, had a scrapbook which was a tattered collection of snapshots and newspaper clippings depicting the women at work between 1942 and 1943. Sarah's book begins with an account of the hurricane of 1938 and the path of destruction it left from Long Island to northern New England. Over 600 lives were lost, cities were flooded and property damaged was extensive. Join us for an exciting adventure through the great hurricane of 1938 and the determination of the group of New England women! Go to www.TurkeyPond.com to learn more.

Location

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

Thursday, 08/04/2016

Identifying Ferns of Northeastern New England
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

This workshop will teach the skills necessary to positively identify the ferns of northeastern New England. Indoor and outdoor instruction will focus on understanding and recognizing the unique morphology of ferns, basic technical terminology, reproduction, ecology, and identifying species in the field using a fern key. You will examine local specimens in detail, in class and in the field. Highlights include strategies and suggestions for identification within some of the more difficult genera, and a thorough discussion of the challenges presented by fern hybridization. This workshop is for all experience levels.

6 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 1.5 CEUs for Surveyors, 6 CEUs for Foresters. ?Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

Register

Location

  • University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training, 119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, 03801

Beech Control
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Join us for a twilight walk in a woodlot that has been managed since the early 80’s by NH Licensed Forester Peter Renzelman.  Foresters, landowners and others are welcome to join us on our walk to have a conversation about his past management, controlling the undesirable tree species, American beech, and share thoughts about next steps for the woodlot.  This should be a great experience for networking and to see the results of forest management 30+ years in the making.  Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and be prepared to walk in the woods. 

 

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Location

  • , Colony Mine Road (Grant Road), Alstead, NH, 03602

Loon Rehabilitation - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 08/04/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Join Squam Lakes Project Biologist, Tiffany Grade, for a talk on The Common Loon - Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon. Have you ever wondered why little chicks ride on their parents' backs? What loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night? Do loons mate for life? What threats do they face? Tiffany will describe the natural history of these amazing and beautiful birds on New Hampshire lakes and Loon Preservation Committee's work to safeguard this threatened loon population.

 

The mission of the Loon Preservation Committee is to restore and maintain a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; to monitor the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and to promote a greater understanding of loons and the natural world. Since its creation in 1975 in response to concerns about a dramatically declining loon population and the effects of human activities on loons, Loon Preservation Committee has grown to become a leader among environmental organizations working to preserve a threatened species. Loon Preservation Committee's success in protecting New Hampshire's loon population has been attributed in large part to the monitoring, research, management and educational activities of Loon Preservation Committee staff, members, and volunteers.

 

 

Location

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

Thursday, 08/11/2016

Tracking Ospreys, Movie & Live Osprey - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 08/11/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Iain MacLeod will describe Project Osprey Track, a multi-year project using GPS trackers to follow Ospreys from their nests in New Hampshire to their wintering grounds in South America. Hear the amazing and sometimes tragic stories of more than a dozen NH Ospreys, including Art, a male Osprey from a nest in Bridgewater who traveled 5,000 miles to his winter home in Brazil and returned to his nest in April 2013 to be greeted by a film crew and reporters. The program will include an up close encounter with a live Osprey.

 

Iain is Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH. Prior to that he was with NH Audubon for 18 years. Iain has studied Ospreys for 35 years, first in his native Scotland and now in New Hampshire. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bird Records Editorial Team and the New Hampshire Rare Birds Committee. He serves on the Board of the Association of Nature Center Administrators and North East Hawk Watch and is a former Board chair of Hawk Migration Association of North America.

Location

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

Friday, 08/12/2016

Moth Exploration at Burley Farm
Friday, 08/12/2016 (06:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

Join us for a fun two-part event to learn more about moths at Burley Farm in Epping, NH! Join us for either or both parts. This 4-H Wildside Event is open to the public and all ages are welcome!  Both activities will be weather dependent. Please sign-up here: bit.ly/MothExplore (for one or both events) so we can notify you of any last-minute changes.

Friday, August 12th 6:30-7:30pm

  • Learn how to make and set up a moth collecting trap! We'll provide supplies to make 2-3 traps, which we'll deploy overnight at the farm.

Saturday, August 13th 8:00-9:30am

  • Come and see what we caught! Join us bright and early as we open the traps to see what we caught overnight. We'll have plenty of field guides available and some expert help to help us ID the moths before we release them back to the wild.

 

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Location

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

Saturday, 08/13/2016

Moth Exploration at Burley Farm
Saturday, 08/13/2016 (08:00 AM - 09:30 AM)

Join us for a fun two-part event to learn more about moths at Burley Farm in Epping, NH! Join us for either or both parts. This 4-H Wildside Event is open to the public and all ages are welcome!  Both activities will be weather dependent. Please sign-up here: bit.ly/MothExplore (for one or both events) so we can notify you of any last-minute changes.

Friday, August 12th 6:30-7:30pm

  • Learn how to make and set up a moth collecting trap! We'll provide supplies to make 2-3 traps, which we'll deploy overnight at the farm.

Saturday, August 13th 8:00-9:30am

  • Come and see what we caught! Join us bright and early as we open the traps to see what we caught overnight. We'll have plenty of field guides available and some expert help to help us ID the moths before we release them back to the wild.

 

Location

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

Thursday, 08/18/2016

The Changing Nature of the North Woods - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 08/18/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

What did the forests of the White Mountains look like before they were logged and burned over? Author and forest ecologist Charlie Cogbill will describe what these forests looked like based on information from early settlers and land surveyors and studies of remaining stands of original forest. Charlie will also describe what the forests we have today will look like in the future.

 

Charlie Cogbill has a BS in biology from Dartmouth, a MS from Cornell University in Forest Ecology and a PhD from the University of Toronto in Botany. Charlie has studied and inventoried forests for over 35 years and his study of acid rain effects on northeastern forests was ground breaking. He is the co-author of The Changing Nature of the Main Woods published in 2012.

Location

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

Thursday, 08/25/2016

Annual Meeting of Membership & Music Program, Points North - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 08/25/2016 (06:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Please join us at the Summit Lodge at 6:00 for hors d’oeuvres celebrating the 2016 programs. The evening program at 7:00 P.M. will follow a brief Association Annual Meeting, which the public is welcome to attend!

 

Points North is a group of musicians from the corners of the North Country who play accoustic instruments in the Celtic, Franco-American and Appalachian traditions. We play for contra dances, farmers markets, informal concerts and private gatherings.

 

Join Paul Cormier (Randolph): fiddle and accordian; Hildy Danforth (Shelburne): hammered dulcimer and recorders; Tom Meredith (Milan): banjo, guitar, and fiddle; Rachel O'Meara
(Stratford): flute and penny whistle; David Van Houten (Bethlehem): citern and guitar.

Location

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

Sunday, 09/11/2016

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.

 

Participants can register by visiting 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

Tuesday, 09/13/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Right-of-Way (B)
Tuesday, 09/13/2016 (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 on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

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

 

Participants can register by visiting 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

Monday, 09/19/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Core
Monday, 09/19/2016 (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/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting 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

Tuesday, 09/20/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Ornamental (G1)
Tuesday, 09/20/2016 (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 on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

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

 

Participants can register by visiting 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

Wednesday, 09/21/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Turf (G2)
Wednesday, 09/21/2016 (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 on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

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

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (http://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Licensing-Information). Registration will be opened until 08/29/2016.

 

Location

  • UNH School of Law, Building: 1 Main, 2 White St, Concord, NH, 03301

Monday, 09/26/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Forest (C1)
Monday, 09/26/2016 (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 on September 12 and 19, 2016). Additionally, he/she must pass a written and oral exam and show proof of insurance.

 

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

 

Participants can register by visiting 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

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