Volunteer Opportunities

Taking Time to Observe Spring

Published Apr 5, 2017
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” — Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles  Spring is in the air! The days are (slowly) becoming warmer; soon daffodils and crocuses will poke their heads out of the soil and buds will appear on trees.  It’s the perfect time of year to practice your observational skills by keeping a nature journal. More

5 Moments from the NH Coverts Workshop

Published Jan 23, 2017
Story and photos by Emily Lord, Stewardship Outreach Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension and Stewardship Network: New England Team Member. This story was originally published on the The Stewardship Network: New England website. More

In Search of Rare Plants

Published Jan 6, 2017
Story and photos by Emily Lord, Stewardship Outreach Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension. Team Member, The Stewardship Network: New England. This story was originally published on the The Stewardship Network: New England website. More

5 Ideas for Wild Winter Fun

Published Dec 9, 2016
Story and Illustrations by Emily Lord, Stewardship Outreach Coordinator, UNH Cooperative Extension. Team Member, The Stewardship Network: New England. This story was originally published on Dec 6, 2016 on The Stewardship Network: New England website. More

Head Over Eels

Published Sep 20, 2016
The volunteers gather around Shea Flanagan, 2013 New Hampshire Sea Grant Doyle Fellow, to inspect the muscle movement inside the tiny, transparent American eel on the palm of her hand. Flanagan gently places the eel on a measuring board and demonstrates how to estimate the creature’s length. More

An Investment Pays Off

Published Sep 20, 2016
The hustle and bustle of a college town fades away as the peace and quiet of nature takes over. You’ve found College Woods on the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham, where trails meander through white pines, beech trees and hemlocks. Used by students, faculty and staff and community members, the area provides a spot for outdoor recreation. More

Space to Grow

Published Sep 20, 2016
Gardening is not a typical summer camp activity. But thanks to master gardener Russ Gaitskill, the campers at Copper Cannon Camp in Bethlehem have a 6,000-square-foot garden, called The Growing Space, where they plant seedlings, tend to them as they grow and experience the unique pleasure of eating food like sweet, sun-ripened tomatoes straight from its source. More

Rockingham County Welcomes Two New Members to Advisory Council

Published Sep 6, 2016
The Rockingham County office of UNH Cooperative Extension welcomes two new members to their Advisory Council: HC Costello from Hampton, and Patty Laughlin of Epping. More

Hillsborough County Advisory Council is Seeking Nominees

Published Mar 22, 2016
Our county office is seeking nominations from interested citizens who live or work in Hillsborough County to be members of our Hillsborough County Advisory Council. The council includes 12 citizens, and a representative of both the County Commissioners and County Delegation. These advisors assist Extension program staff to evaluate current programming, identify local educational and research needs, and to consider new programming across the county.  More
volunteeres in the garden

Volunteers Help Make Extension Great!

Published Feb 5, 2016
Volunteering Benefits State and Spirit By Jeremy Delisle and David White “I am interested in becoming a volunteer and have heard about the Master Gardener Program offered through UNH Cooperative Extension. Can you tell me more about it? Are there other volunteer opportunities at Extension?” – Judy R., Hampton More

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