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Sunday, 07/05/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Fish Camp Week
(All day)

Fish Camp Week - July 5 - July 10, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Monday, 07/06/2015

Cooking Mattersā„¢ for Teens
(01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Learn the basics of Cooking and Healthy Eating in these free hands-on cooking classes.  Practice preparing dinners, lunches, snacks and breakfast. All meals are healthy, low cost and tasty!

 

This is a six (6) session series.  Mondays, June 15, 22, 29 and July 6, 13, 20, 2015. 

Location: Monadnock Congregational Church, Main Street, Colebrook, NH.

 

Registration required.  Please see the attached flyer for more information and how to register.

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Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
(06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Fresh strawberries picked from the home garden are a favorite summertime treat.

 

UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, Betsy Fazio, will discuss the many options and considerations for growing strawberries at home.

 

Learn how to grow strawberries in garden beds and in containers.

 

Variety selection, pest management, and plant care will be discussed.

 

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Location

  • Boscawen Municipal Complex, 116 North Main Street, 4th Floor, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 07/08/2015

GIS 101: Learning to Map in the Digital Age
(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

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

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Cooking Matters for Parents
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Wednesdays: June 17 - July 22 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This six week series covers meal preparation, nutrition, hands-on cooking, and food budgeting to empower parents in the kitchen. Participants take home a bag of groceries to duplicate the recipes learned in class. This program is open to participants who meet income guidelines.

Flyer

Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
(05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Please join us for a tour of the Cardigan Mountain Orchard. There will be insect and disease IPM updates and discussions about tree fruit management with Extension Specialists.

 

 

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Location

  • Cardigan Mountain Orchard, 1540 Mt. Cardigan Rd., Alexandria, NH, 03222

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

Friday, 07/10/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

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

Sunday, 07/12/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - On The Wild Side Week
(All day)

On The Wild Side Camp Week - July 12 - July 17, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Wednesday, 07/15/2015

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Cooking Matters for Parents
(05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Wednesdays: June 17 - July 22 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This six week series covers meal preparation, nutrition, hands-on cooking, and food budgeting to empower parents in the kitchen. Participants take home a bag of groceries to duplicate the recipes learned in class. This program is open to participants who meet income guidelines.

Flyer

Location

  • The Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, NH, 03038

Thursday, 07/16/2015

Celia Thaxters Garden Tour
(08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers tours of Celia Thaxter's Appledore Island Garden through our UNH and Cornell partnership; tours are lead by UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents.

Appledore Island is an extremely rugged landscape, with uneven, slightly steep, and rocky paths. All tour participants must be 14 years of age or older and should be in good physical condition. Please wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. The majority of the day is spent walking, and participants are required to stay with tour leaders for the entire duration of the time on Appledore Island. Limited seating is available aboard the R/V Challenger; passengers must be prepared to stand for the duration of the trip (~45 minutes).


Please arrive by 8:30 AM. Departure time from New Castle is 9:00 AM. Departure time from Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore Island is 2:45 PM, arriving back in New Castle by 4:00 PM.

- Friday, June 19, 2015
- Friday, June 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 16, 2015
- Saturday, July 25, 2015
- Sunday, July 26, 2015
- Thursday, July 30, 2015
- Friday, August 7, 2015
- Saturday, August 8, 2015

 

Website

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

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

Friday, 07/17/2015

State 4-H Horse Show
(All day)

Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18. Day 1 of the NH State 4-H Horse Show starts with moving in, set up, horse judging contest and written test.

 

The New Hampshire State 4-H Horse show is an opportunity for delegates from each county to showcase their equine project animals. Eligible 4-H members age 12 and up may participate as stable managers, horse show office assistants, riders, or in the in-hand or driving divisions.

 

Spectators are welcome!

Website

Location

  • Deerfield Fairgrounds -34 Stage Road, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH, 03037

Bone Builders
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

Wednesdays & Fridays. Enjoy the company of other seniors, and maintain bone health through strength and balance exercises. 

Location

  • Sunrise Sunset Newmarket Senior Activity Center, 2 Terrace Drive, Newmarket, NH, 03857

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Dates 

- Friday, July 17

- Sunday, July 19

- Friday, July 31

- Sunday, August 2

- Sunday, August 9

- Friday, August 14

- Saturday, August 15

- Saturday, August 22

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion.

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 9:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 3:00 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Saturday, 07/18/2015

State 4-H Horse Show
(All day)

Friday & Saturday, July 17 & 18. Saturday is day 2 of the show with Fitting and Showmanship, riding and driving classes. The day ends with fun and games and an ice cream social.

 

The New Hampshire State 4-H Horse show is an opportunity for delegates from each county to showcase their equine project animals. Eligible 4-H members age 12 and up may participate as stable managers, horse show office assistants, riders, or in the in-hand or driving divisions.

 

Spectators are welcome!

Website

Location

  • Deerfield Fairgrounds -34 Stage Road, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield, NH, 03037

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Dates 

- Saturday, July 18, 2015

- Tuesday, July 21, 2015

- Saturday, August 1, 2015

- Thursday, August 6, 2015

- Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours, including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 8:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 2:30 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

Sunday, 07/19/2015

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Hunter Education Camp Week
(All day)

Hunter Education Camp Week - July 19 - July 24, 2015

Check out the Camp webpage for details

 

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
(09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

Dates 

- Friday, July 17

- Sunday, July 19

- Friday, July 31

- Sunday, August 2

- Sunday, August 9

- Friday, August 14

- Saturday, August 15

- Saturday, August 22

 

Spend the day on Appledore Island, one of the nine beautiful Isles of Shoals off the coasts of Maine and New Hampshire, and visit the Shoals Marine Lab. Travel out to Appledore on the University of New Hampshire research vessel, the R/V Gulf Challenger, with UNH Marine Docent tour guides. Investigate the intriguing intertidal creatures and zooplankton collected from the ocean at informal science stations on the boat.

 

On Appledore, explore the natural history of the island with the UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents. Discover the important role the Shoals played in the fishing economy of the 17th century. Find out about the amazing resort hotels on the Shoals in the 19th century and the people who flocked to the Isles for the healthy sea air. Visit the recreated garden of famous poet and essayist Celia Thaxter, who once lived on Appledore, and learn of her family's life on the Shoals.

 

Cruise guests must accompany Marine Docents at all times on the Appledore tours. Children 10 years of age and older are welcome on the cruises when escorted at all times by an adult. All cruise guests must be able to walk several miles. Terrain of the island requires moderate hiking exertion.

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 9:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 3:00 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854

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

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
(08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

Dates 

- Saturday, July 18, 2015

- Tuesday, July 21, 2015

- Saturday, August 1, 2015

- Thursday, August 6, 2015

- Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Join fellow explorers on an activity-based cruise from Portsmouth up the Piscataqua River into the Great Bay Estuary and to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. You are likely to get your hands wet as you learn about marine and estuarine ecosystems on this informal, educational cruise. You'll be invited to tow for plankton and marvel at its movement in a magnifying scope; capture water from below the surface and test its characteristics; observe, handle, and hear about plants and animals from the unique habitats of the estuary; deploy an otter trawl; and find out what scientists study about The Great Bay.

 

The Great Bay Estuary system adds approximately 150 miles to New Hampshire's relatively small coastline. Those 150 miles include everything from industrial, historical, and military landmarks to a wildlife refuge and National Estuarine Research Reserve. There will be opportunities to learn more about these landmarks and share what you know. There is also plenty of time on-board to just enjoy the fresh air, sights, and sounds of the estuary with your on-board companions as we scan for bald eagles, osprey, and harbor seals.

 

You will cruise aboard the 50 foot UNH Research Vessel, Gulf Challenger, under the guidance of the enthusiastic and knowledgeable UNH Cooperative Extension Marine Docents, a New Hampshire Sea Grant water resources educator, and the crew of the Gulf Challenger. Time aboard the boat is approximately 5 hours, including about a half-hour visit to the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory.

 

Cruises depart from the UNH Pier, next to the U.S. Coast Guard station at Fort Point in New Castle, New Hampshire. Please arrive at the UNH Pier by 8:30 AM for check-in and orientation. Cruises return by 2:30 PM.


Website 

Location

  • UNH Pier, Sullivan Lane, New Castle, NH, 03854


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