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Thursday, 06/30/2016

Plant Identification Woods Walk
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

Unity, NH

Join us for a guided walk where we will practice identifying trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants. Lionel Chute (Sullivan County Conservation District) and Dode Gladders (UNH Cooperative Extension) will cover getting started, identification tips and tricks, and using dichotomous keys to help with the ID process.

 

Directions:
From the 2nd NH Turnpike, turn onto County Farm Road and take the very first right (before the County buildings) at the “Sullivan County Community Garden” sign. We will be meeting at the new Sullivan County Outdoor Classroom in front of the demonstration high tunnels.


This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Location

  • Sullivan County Complex, Ahern Building, 103 County Farm Rd., Unity, NH, 03743

Celtic Music Concert - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 06/30/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Islay Mist Ceilidh is a group of amateur musicians from Northern New Hampshire who play traditional Celtic music from Scotland, Ireland and martime Canada. The fourteen members of the ensemble perform with fiddles, flutes, tin whistles, guitars, bodhran, cello and accordion. Their preertoire includes centuries-old tunes, Scottish country dance music, jigs, reels, waltzes and strathspeys. Many of the members wear the tartans of their family heritage. A Ceilidh is a popular gathering in many Celtic countries, perhaps in our grannies kitchen, where everyone is expected to contribute to the evening's entertainment. Islay is an island region of Scotland, Famous for whisky making.

 

The members of the Islay Mist Ceilidh live and work in the towns of Northern New Hampshire from Littleton to Clakrsville and Milan. All members enjoy playing music for the joy of hearing this wonderful centuries-old repertoire come to life and bring pleasure to our listeners.

Location

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

Thursday, 07/07/2016

Live Raptors, Bird Rehabilitation - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/07/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Jane Kelly grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, the majority of her time was spent outdoors. Her father had a big influence on her enthusiasm for nature, fishing, hiking and hunting. His appreciation for birds rubbed off.

 

Five and a half years ago she found 10 dead barred owls all hit by cars on the shoulder of highway 101. A heavy heart learning the impact of humans in cars. She felt the need to help advocate for all animals, specializing in raptors. Jane volunteered at a wildlife center where she started in rehabilitation and eventually worked in education with raptors, mammals and turtles for 3 1/2 years. Yearning to gain more knowledge of raptors, she took up the sport of falconry.

 

Fortunate to have partnered with Tim and Selvi Lampman, of Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital of Brentwood, NH. Between their amazing team and state of the art hospital, injured birds receive the best care 24-7. Their goal is to provide realistic care in hopes of getting these birds back to mother earth. Honored to be in the presence of these amazing creatures and educate all age groups in making a difference for wildlife.

Location

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

Thursday, 07/14/2016

Songs of Old New Hampshire - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/14/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us "where we came from and what brought us along." These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills and the war between the sexes offer views or pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Location

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

Wednesday, 07/20/2016

Grasslands & Meadows: Important Wildlife Habitat
Wednesday, 07/20/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Grasslands and meadows are rare habitats in New Hampshire, and many of the wildlife species that depend on them have declined significantly over the last several decades. Learn about the maintenance required to create or maintain these habitats during a series of indoor presentations, followed by an outdoor field session at the Strafford County Farm. We will discuss the ecology and management of grasslands, management of native pollinator habitat, and common plants found in these habitats. The afternoon field session will include visits to a variety of grasslands and meadows and discussion of management techniques.

Agenda

Welcome & Introduction - Haley Andreozzi, UNH Cooperative Extension


Grassland Ecology & Management - Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension


Managing for Native Pollinators - Jarrod Fowler, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation - Don Keirstead, Natural Resources Conservation Service


Common Grasses & Meadow Plants - Jim Kennedy, Landscape Architect/Wetlands Scientist, NH Coverts Project Volunteer


Lunchtime (Bring your own lunch)

Field Session at Strafford County Farm - led by Andy Fast and Matt Tarr, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

REGISTER HERE

 

SAF - 4.5 category 1 CFE credits
5.25 contact hours for natural resources professionals

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Location

  • William A. Grimes Justice & Administration Building, 259 County Farm Road, Dover, NH, 03820

Thursday, 07/21/2016

Telling Your Story with Maps
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (01:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Have an interesting historical downtown that you want people to visit? Looking to engage people of a community to explore their town and provide their thoughts? Hoping to have your audience prepare for meeting by looking at maps/pictures/videos? Driven by Esri's ArcGIS Online, Story Maps are a great way to share your information and tell your story to a wide variety of stakeholders (no coding experience necessary!)

Activities focus on getting up and running with Story Maps, including how to create and configure the map to best communicate with your audience. We will also use a mobile app, Snap2Map, to build Story Maps in the field with a mobile device. 

Location

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

Getting to Know ArcGIS Online
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (09:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Basic online mapping, adding new data to online maps, sharing online maps with others.

This workshop will provide hands-on practice using ArcGIS Online to create custom online maps.  For users of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Online provides a way to share maps previously only possible through advanced server software (Such as ArcGIS Server).

Learn to make basic maps with ArcGIS Online (AGO), add online date layers to an AGO map, create new layers in AGO, import .shp and .csv apps using AGO templates, differentiate between public and subscription accounts for AGO.

Location

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

Allagash Tails & Tales - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/21/2016 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Narrated by retired park ranger, author, and humorist Tim Caverly; the presentation will take the audience on an armchair canoe trip down New England's premier "Wild and Scenic River" the Allagash. Journey along as Tim presents legends, mystery and lore from the northern forest. The presentation includes music, scenic, historic and wildlife photo's as well as tales from Tim's 32 year experience working and living in the deep forest.

 

Tim Caverly is a Maine autor who has written and published seven books about Maine's northern forest. In addition, several of his short stories have been printed in newspapers, magazines and outdoor journals. His second book "An Allagash Haunting" has been adapted into a stage play and performed numerous times.

 

Due to accompanying his fire warden dad and ranger brother 'on patrol' and his 32 years as a Maine Park Ranger; Tim has lived in the four corners of Maine. Readers can depend that his stores are based on personal experiences and knowledge. 

Location

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

Tuesday, 07/26/2016

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

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.   This is the story of 12 Women hired by US Forest Service to run Turkey Pond Sawmill and help clean up the 1938 Hurricane.

Location

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

Thursday, 08/04/2016

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

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

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Turf (G2)
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

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

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Forest (C1)
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

Tuesday, 09/27/2016

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Certificate: General Use Training - Microbial(F8)
Tuesday, 09/27/2016 (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

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