County Records & Medals Due to 4-H Office
The 4-H Working Steer Mini Fair is one of the three qualifying shows that 4-H youth can exhibit their working steer projects at in order to qualify for Eastern States Exposition. It will be held on June 24th at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds in Contoocook, NH. For more information about this event please see that attached document below.
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25.
All youth are welcome ages 8-18, learn firearm safety, with hands-on learning.
This group meets the 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. (see complete schedule)
Ever wonder which pollinators visit your garden?
Find out at the Pollinator Workshop on Saturday, June 24th (10:00-12:00).
Master Gardner Meg Miller will help us learn how to identify and support bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators in a New England garden. Discover the many common plants, including annuals, perennials and shrubs that attract pollinators throughout the growing season.
Meg Miller has been a gardener for over 30 years and recently earned her Master Gardener Volunteer Certificate through the UNH Cooperative Extension Service. She grows perennials, apples, peaches, blueberries and vegetables on her farm in Canterbury, NH.
Join us and your soon-to-be closest friends, for the experience of a lifetime at the 39th Annual NH 4-H Teen Conference, June 25 – 28.
If you’re not already a 4-H’er, come and check us out!
You’ll spend four days on the beautiful University of New Hampshire campus in Durham:
The Conference is open to all teens from across New Hampshire and neighboring states completing the 8th grade (or age 14 by 6/26/17) up through 12th grade.
Shooting Sports Camp Week - June 25 - 30, 2017
Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25.
Protect yourself and the people you feed! SAFE reviews safe food handling techniques, reminders of personal hygiene practices, prevention of cross-contamination, safe time & temperature controls, and receiving food donations. SAFE workshops provide food safety training for new employees and refresher information for more experienced staff. The 2-hour workshop uses practical discussion and hands-on demonstrations to help participants apply safe food handling practices. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance will be provided.
Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.
This is a private event. If you would like to schedule a SAFE workshop at your business for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Learn to use your mobile device (smartphone, tablet) to collect data in the field and make a map on your computer! Whether you want to use your smartphone to make maps for fun or for work, this workshop is for you. This class starts with a review of the most capable mapping apps available for iOS and Android.
Participants will learn to collect GPS data with a mobile device, make an online map with collected data, move map layers from their computer to their mobile device.
Recipes Revived, make old recipes new again!
Participants will learn how to freshen up old family recipes so they can pass down healthier traditions to their children or grandchildren. Topics will include cooking and storing food safely, cooking with whole grains, adding more fruits and vegetables, and reading food labels to reduce sugar and fat.
Learn how to get a group of people (or just yourself) using mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to collect GIS data in the field, complete the drop-down menus and online syncing! This class will cover the use of two mobile data collection apps - Survey 123 and Collector - to plan and carry out field data collection projects using Esri's ArcGIS Online platform. The workshop will begin by covering the basics of mobile data collection and will progress into the setup and hands-on use of both apps. Each participant will learn how to configure each app for field data collection, and then use the apps to collect data in the field.
Step back in time, and experience the unique beauty of Celia Thaxter's Island Garden! Restored and maintained by Shoals Marine Laboratory, the garden is accessible to the public during guided Garden Tours each summer.
Celia Thaxter's Garden Tour participants (34 per tour) will be transported to and from beautiful Appledore Island aboard the R/V Gulf Challenger. Passengers should plan to meet the vessel at UNH's Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex adjacent to the US Coast Guard Station on New Castle Island. As a part of this unique tour package, you will enjoy a fully-catered luncheon courtesy of Shoals Marine Laboratory in our beautiful Kiggins Commons Dining Room offering expansive water views and an open deck – should you wish to dine en plein air!
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Learn GIS basics and how to use ArcGIS 10 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience or GIS users looking for basic ArcGIS 10 experience. Activities focus on using ArcGIS 10 to get information from GIS data layers, answer basic questions and manipulate attribute data.
What a Mountaineering Accident Can Teach Us About Decision Making and Managing Risk
Presenter: Ty Gagne
Although strikingly beautiful, Mount Washington and the surrounding Presidential Range hold the dubious distinction of having “the world’s worst weather.” The Presidential Range is also world-renowned for the challenging terrain it provides for alpinists, and as such, has been the scene of hundreds of mountaineering accidents over the years. Ty will provide an in-depth analysis of a recent tragedy on the range and extend those lessons and others learned above tree-line into your roles as outdoor enthusiasts, and in your day to day lives.
Ty Gagne, Chief Executive Officer of Primex3, has held executive positions in the municipal, non-profit, and healthcare sectors. Ty holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science from Granite State College. Ty is a member of the Leadership NH Class of 2013, and is the co-founder of Leadership Central NH. Ty completed the program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He holds the Associate in Risk Pool Management (ARPM) and the Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities (ARM-P) designations. He is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
State 4-H Horse Show Entries Due to State Office
The statewide NH Wildlife Action Plan identifies 27 different habitats important to our state’s wildlife. Some of these are common, while others occur infrequently across the landscape. Join us as we visit a floodplain forest, pitch pine barrens, grasslands, and a spruce bog to learn about these special places and the wildlife that depends on them.
Attend one, two, three, or all four of the workshop series.
All 4-H members ages 12 and older as of 1/1/2017 and in the dairy project may compete for Eastern States selection.
New this year: 4-H members interested in participating in the 4-H Dairy Show at Eastern States Exposition can now qualify at one of the following fairs:
North Haverhill Fair - July 26-30, 2017 www.nohaverhillfair.com
Cheshire Fair - August 3-6, 2017 www.cheshirefair.org
Cornish Fair - August 18-20, 2017 www.cornishfair.org
There will be a Cardboard Boat Regatta "Build" Training Day on April 27th at 6:30 PM at the Merrimack County 4-H Office at 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303. Contact Michelle Bersaw-Robblee at email@example.com if you would like to use Zoom to attend the meeting in your county.
University of New Hampshire Offices Closed.