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Wednesday, 03/29/2017

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 03/29/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

 

This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 5, 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm.

All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. 

 

Registration Required; Space is limited.

 

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/2fCLRqs

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101

Container and Raised Bed Gardening
Wednesday, 03/29/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Container and Raised Bed Gardening

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Fifth Workshop of the 2017 Gardening Workshop Series

 

Registration & Fees: Registration required. We offer a discounted rate for two members of the same family: $20 per person or $25 for two members of the same family. No refund. Anyone can register! Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: March 26th 2017.

 

Description: Growing fruits and vegetables in containers is a great way to save space and improve the efficiency of your garden. We’ll show you all the tricks to growing healthy, bountiful plants in small spaces.

 

This is the fifth workshop ofthe workshop series "Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits". These workshops are opened to anyone who would like to learn more about growing organic vegetables and fruits, whether they are beginner or experienced gardeners. For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

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Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Friday, 03/31/2017

Choose Health Staff/Leader Training
Friday, 03/31/2017 (09:00 AM - 11:30 AM)

Location

  • Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, 175 Morrill Dr., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Saturday, 04/01/2017

Blueberry Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, 04/01/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension Specialists, Becky Sideman and Amy Papineau, will lead this hands-on workshop where attendees will learn how to prune and care  for blueberry plants to keep plants healthy and productive. We’ll discuss when to prune, how to prune, and why to prune. We’ll also discuss fertilizer, pest control, and other topics that will help you successfully grow blueberries at home or on the farm. We will also prune some apple trees and discuss what it takes to successfully grow apples.

 

The event is outdoors, please dress accordingly. We will provide pruners and loppers for those who wish to try their hand at pruning, but please bring your own gloves.

 

Directions to the event are on the attached flyer.

 

Click here to see the complete list of all the pruning demonstrations. 

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Location

  • Joe Downey, 1004 Lane Road, Epsom, NH, 03234

Monday, 04/03/2017

NH Professional Loggers Program First Aid, CPR, AED for Loggers
Monday, 04/03/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

 

Registration Details

 

Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Monday, 04/03/2017 (02:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

SAFE reviews critical food safety and sanitation concepts such as personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, and controlling time and temperature. 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 in the workplace. SAFE participants receive fact sheets and a certificate of attendance.

Presented by: Ann Hamilton, Field Specialist and ServSafe(r) Certified Instructor.

To be held at the Sunapee Middle High School, Sunapee, NH.

This event is not open to the public. If you’d like to have a SAFE workshop for your employees please contact Ann Hamilton at 603-447-3834 or email her at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Raising Piglets in Your Backyard
Monday, 04/03/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Come and listen to Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension, give all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising and caring for pigs in New Hampshire. You will learn about different breeds, how to get ready for the piglets, housing and space requirements, nutrition and health, and basic care of pigs. This talk is for anyone interested in raising pigs in their backyards.

 

This talk is free and open to the public.

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Location

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

Tuesday, 04/04/2017

Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)

Day 1

April 4th
PREPARING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN FORESTED WATERSHEDS


Natural resource managers face the tremendous challenge of developing and implementing management actions that help ecosystems respond to climate change. This session will:

* Outline adaptation concepts and strategies in the context of sustainable management of water resources in forested areas.

* Provide information on the current and anticipated effects of climate change on water resources in forested landscapes of the Northeast.

* Describe resources and tools that can be used to integrate climate change into the management of forest water resources.

* Identify actions that enhance the ability of forested watersheds and other ecosystems to adapt to changing conditions. Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner
   goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.

 

Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions.

 

Day 2

April 5th

FOREST-WATER ADAPTATION PLANNING & PRACTICES


The second day of the workshop will focus on the testing and continued development of a set of adaptation strategies and approaches for managing water resources in rural, forested landscapes. During this active, hands-on session, participants will use the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change impacts and identify adaptation options in real-world management situations. Feedback from Day 2 will directly inform the continued development of the new Forests and Water Strategies and Approaches menu.

 

Lunch and light refreshments provided

 

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Location

  • Antioch University New England, Community Room, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.

Conway Public Library: 15 East Main Street, Conway, NH 03818

Tuesdays - April 4, 11, and 18*, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

Registration & Fees: $55 Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: March 26th 2017.

 

Description: The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering this training to prepare prospective applicators for their private and commercial applicator certification exams. Please note that this training does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

Attendance at an initial certification training is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing will be held the last day of training at each location.

For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

 

*Note: Different sections of the training will be presented on April 4th and 11th; testing for private applicators will be held on April 18th.

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Location

  • Conway Public Library, 5 E. Main St, Conway, NH, 03818

Wildflowers of New England
Tuesday, 04/04/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)


Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series


What is that plant? Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman and The New England Wildflower Society covers the six New England states. It describes and illustrates nearly 1,100 of the common and rare wildflowers that occur in the region's forests, meadows, mountains, wetlands, and coastal areas. The user friendly organization by flower color and petal count is augmented by 1100 color photographs. The slide-illustrated presentation includes information on when and where these species grow.

 

Native-plant enthusiast, Ted Elliman is staff botanist at The New England Wildflower Society. For years he has conducted botanical inventories, natural habitat surveys and invasive species management throughout New England. He has a master’s degree from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

 

SAF 1.5 category 1 CFE credits


Directions: All presentations take place in the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Rd. in Hillsborough. From the traffic lights at the junction of West Main St. and Rt. 149 in downtown Hillsborough go north on School Street (which becomes Center Road after the school). Fox Forest is approximately 2 miles on the right.

 

Preregistration is not required.

 

Learn more about the Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series: CLICK HERE

 

Location

  • Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center, Caroline Fox Research and Demonstration Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH,

Wednesday, 04/05/2017

NH Professional Loggers Program Advanced First Aid, CPR, AED for Loggers
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

 

Registration Details

 

Location

  • Northwoodlands Inc., 24 Camel Hump Rd., Croydon, NH, 03773

Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (08:30 AM - 05:00 PM)


Day 2 - April 5th


FOREST-WATER ADAPTATION PLANNING & PRACTICES


The second day of the workshop will focus on the testing and continued development of a set of adaptation strategies and approaches for managing water resources in rural, forested landscapes. During this active, hands-on session, participants will use the Adaptation Workbook to consider climate change impacts and identify adaptation options in real-world management situations. Feedback from Day 2 will directly inform the continued development of the new Forests and Water Strategies and Approaches menu.

 

Lunch and light refreshments provided

 

For information on Day 1 - CLICK HERE

 

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Location

  • Antioch University New England, Community Room, 40 Avon Street, Keene, NH, 03431

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

 

This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 5, 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm.

All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. 

 

Registration Required; Space is limited.

 

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/2fCLRqs

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101

Pruning Mature Apple Trees
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

Pruning demonstrations are held outside. Please be prepared for weather & snow!

 

See flyer for the complete list of all 2017 demonstrations.

 

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Location

  • Maple Lane Orchard, 220 Gunn Road, Keene, NH, 03431

A Fungus Among Us
Wednesday, 04/05/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

A Fungus Among Us

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Sixth Workshop of the 2017 Gardening Workshop Series

 

Registration & Fees: Registration required. We offer a discounted rate for two members of the same family: $20 per person or $25 for two members of the same family. No refund. Anyone can register! Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: April 2nd 2017.

 

Description: Do you have sickly plants or tons of gnarly weeds in your garden?  Let us provide you with strategies and solutions to reduce diseases and manage weed pressures in your garden.

 

This is the sixth workshop of the series "Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits". These workshops are opened to anyone who would like to learn more about growing organic vegetables and fruits, whether they are beginner or experienced gardeners. For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

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Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Thursday, 04/06/2017

NH Professional Loggers Program First Aid, CPR, AED for Loggers
Thursday, 04/06/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

 

Registration Details

 

Location

  • Carroll County Administrative Building, 95 Water Village Road, Route 171, Ossipee, NH, 03864

Creative Computing Challenge Training
Thursday, 04/06/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

"The workshop series was excellent! The instructors were very supportive of all levels and make the culture of learning one that was comfortable."

Join UNH Cooperative Extension staff for a computer coding training!

Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, computer coding and mobile app development using MIT App Inventor.

Sign up as a volunteer to join the UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docent Program; a group of individuals dedicated to strengthening youths' appreciation and understanding of STEM. 

The training can also be taken as Professional Development for those people who already work with youth and do not wish to volunteer. PD hours and documentation are available. 

Dates: April 6 & 13

Time: 9:00 - 3:00 each day

Location: UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Room 325, Manchester NH

REGISTER HERE

 

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Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101

Saturday, 04/08/2017

Saving Special Places 2017 Land Conservation Conference
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Registration is now open!

Get ahead of the rush and register now for Saving Special Places 2017!
Join us at New Hampshire's largest land conservation training, education and networking event for
a great line-up of workshops and presenters – we have many new offerings in 2017!

Note that workshops fill quickly so register early to be sure you get your selection.
Register by April 1 to take advantage of the lower $60 fee.
After April 1, the fee is $75.

 

For more information and to register, please visit our website at  Saving Special Places 2017

Location

  • Prospect Mountain High School, 242 Suncock Valley Rd., Alton, NH, 03809

NH Professional Loggers Program Advanced First Aid & CPR
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 

Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

A NEW class for those who have received certification in Basic First Aid/CPR through NHTOA at least two times. First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and of course, CPR re-certification.

NOTE: Utilization of heavy equipment during class, so space limited to 20 participants. Persons should be comfortable with mechanized operations without accommodations.

 

Registration Details

 

Location: Conway, NH

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Woodcock Walk & Talk
Saturday, 04/08/2017 (04:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

The American Woodcock is considered a species in greatest need of conservation in the New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan. The "singing fields" and brushy habitat that woodcock need also benefit many other wildlife species, and these habitats can be managed on a small scale right in your backyard.


Join us to tour the Slade Brook Easement and the Huntington Hill Management Area with Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester, and John Lanier of the Northeast Woodcock Initiative. Stay for refreshments, and at twilight see the aerial courtship display of this amazing migratory bird. The Slade Brook Easement was preserved with funding from Jim Kennedy, the Hanover Conservancy (formerly Hanover Conservation Council), and the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department.

 

Registration is requested, but not required. Register on line or call Jim Kennedy at 603-643-6446

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Location

  • Slade Brook Farm, 494 Hanover Center Rd., Etna, NH, 03750

Tuesday, 04/11/2017

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.
Tuesday, 04/11/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Initial Pesticide Certification Training: Carroll Co.

Conway Public Library: 15 East Main Street, Conway, NH 03818

Tuesdays - April 4, 11, and 18*, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 PM

 

Registration & Fees: $55 Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: March 26th 2017.

 

Description: The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Pesticide Safety Education Program is offering this training to prepare prospective applicators for their private and commercial applicator certification exams. Please note that this training does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

Attendance at an initial certification training is not required for certification at the operational level. However, it does help direct the studying. Instructors will provide a review of the information found in the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual, NH Code of Administrative Rules, and the Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides. Private applicator testing will be held the last day of training at each location.

For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

 

*Note: Different sections of the training will be presented on April 4th and 11th; testing for private applicators will be held on April 18th.

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Location

  • Conway Public Library, 5 E. Main St, Conway, NH, 03818

Wednesday, 04/12/2017

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 04/12/2017 (03:30 PM - 06:30 PM)

Participants will learn the fundamentals of inquiry-based instruction and how to integrate NGSS science practices including how to ask investigable questions, planning an investigation and sharing results. You will conduct an inquiry investigation on their own and learn how to “shift” or change existing science activities into authentic inquiry-based activities that integrate NGSS science and engineering practices.  

 

This 24 hour course includes 7 classes on Wednesday evenings from 3:30-6:30.  Class meets on March 8, 15, 22, 25, 29, April 5, 12 and May 10.  One full day class is on March 25 from 9-4pm.

All classes are at the UNH STEM Discovery Lab at Manchester. 

 

Registration Required; Space is limited.

 

Register Here:  http://bit.ly/2fCLRqs

 

 

 

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Location

  • UNH STEM Discovery Lab, Pandora Building, 88 Commercial St, Manchester, NH, 03101

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Wednesday, 04/12/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Seventh Workshop of the 2017 Gardening Workshop Series

 

Registration & Fees: Registration required. We offer a discounted rate for two members of the same family: $20 per person or $25 for two members of the same family. No refund. Anyone can register! Register here!

 

Last Day to Register: April 9th 2017.

 

Description: Squash bugs and potato beetles. Mice and ground hogs. Deer, bear, and DRAGONS! They’re all in my garden! Learn how to attract and keep the good guys around while scaring the bad guys away.

 

This is the seventh workshop of the series "Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits". These workshops are opened to anyone who would like to learn more about growing organic vegetables and fruits, whether they are beginner or experienced gardeners. For more information on other topics offered in the same series, please visit this page.

 

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Location

  • Hillsborough County Conference Room, 329 Mast Road, Room 100, Goffstown, NH, 03045

Thursday, 04/13/2017

NH Professional Loggers Program Advanced First Aid, CPR, AED for Loggers
Thursday, 04/13/2017 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

 
Emergency Care and Safety Institute standard first aid, adult CPR, and AED training. Additionally, special focus will be logging injury prevention and a new logging site informational form.

A NEW class for those who have received certification in Basic First Aid/CPR through NHTOA at least two times. First Aid/CPR/AED instruction is enhanced by utilizing hands on instruction for proper extrication methods, trapped person removal, “to move or not to move” scenarios, GPS usage, and of course, CPR re-certification.

NOTE: Utilization of heavy equipment during class, so space limited to 20 participants. Persons should be comfortable with mechanized operations without accommodations. 


Registration Details

 

Location

  • , 42 Dump Road, Loudon, NH, 03301

Creative Computing Challenge Training
Thursday, 04/13/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension staff for a computer coding training!

Receive in-depth, ongoing training on inquiry-based, computer coding and mobile app development using MIT App Inventor.

Sign up as a volunteer to join the UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docent Program; a group of individuals dedicated to strengthening youths' appreciation and understanding of STEM. 

The training can also be taken as Professional Development for those people who already work with youth and do not wish to volunteer. PD hours and documentation are available. 

Dates: April 6 & 13

Time: 9:00 - 3:00 each day

Location: UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Room 325, Manchester NH

REGISTER HERE

Location

  • UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, 03101


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