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Saturday, 02/25/2017

4-H Horse Advisory Committee Annual Work Day
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (All day)

Annual Horse Advisory Committee work day for teens and leaders in the horse project to plan events, review resources and have fun!

 

Location

  • Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Beginner Maple Sugaring
Saturday, 02/25/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Have you thought about making your own maple syrup? Want to know what equipment is needed? Join Steve Roberge, UNH Extension Forester, to learn the steps from tree to the table.

 

This workshop is for first-timers and beginner sugar makers having less than 75 taps. All aspects of maple sugaring will be covered, including tree identification and tapping, collecting and boiling sap, finishing, filtering and packing syrup. Equipment and supplies needed, especially sizing and operating small evaporators, homemade and commercial, will also be discussed.

 

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Location

  • Osborne's Agway (Hooksett), Route 28 Bypass, 343 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH,

Monday, 02/27/2017

Supervisory Pesticide Applicator Registration Certificate - General Use Training: Core
Monday, 02/27/2017 (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.

 

The DPC will offer eight recertification credits/day for both commercial and private applicators.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Register-Supervisory-Registration-Certification-General-Use).

 

Registration will be opened until 02/24/2017, 8a.m.

Location

  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH, 03301

Tuesday, 02/28/2017

Raising Broilers
Tuesday, 02/28/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Special at UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, seasonal care, costs, predation and much more. This talk will not cover butchering.

 

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising poultry for meat.

 

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Wednesday, 03/01/2017

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)

 

Identifying and interpreting wildlife tracks can greatly expand your understanding for what wildlife species are using the land you manage,  and how wildlife respond to your habitat management activities. Join wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension and expert tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest, and wetland habitats in search of winter wildlife tracks and sign. Participants will receive instruction on how to identify and use wildlife sign to interpret wildlife behavior and habitat use.


The workshop will take place entirely outdoors, so come prepared and dressed appropriately for the weather. Bring your own lunch and plenty of water.


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Location

  • Cold River Farm, Foss Flats Road, North Sandwich, NH, 03259

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning
Wednesday, 03/01/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

First 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: February 26th 2017.

 

Description: Improve the function of your garden while increasing yields, lowering costs, and reducing workload. We will talk about garden location and layout, seeds, plants, equipment, and so much more!

 

This is the first workshop of the 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

Thursday, 03/02/2017

WEBINAR - Dairy Management Alternatives in Low Income Years
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM)

 

This is a FREE risk management education webinar featuring Michael Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, emeritus, University of Illinois, and Robert Parsons, Extension Professor, University of Vermont Extension.

 

This webinar may be viewed from one of the eight locations set-up around the state or from the comfort of one's own home by going to https://unh.zoom.us/j/817616579.

 

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Location

  • Grafton County Administration Building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy., North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Initial Pesticide Certification Training - Rockingham Co., March 2nd, 9th, and 16th, 2017
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a training to prepare prospective applicators for their private or commercial applicator certification exam at the operational level. Please note that this course does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

 

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.

 

The NH’s Division of Pesticide Control will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators. Different sections of the training will be presented on March 2nd and 9th; testing for private applicators will be held on March 16th.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Initial-Certification).

 

Registration will be opened until 02/19/2017.

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Location

  • Kingston Community Library, 56 Church Street, Kingston, NH, 03848

Initial Pesticide Certification Training - Carroll Co., April 4th, 11th, and 18th, 2017
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a training to prepare prospective applicators for their private or commercial applicator certification exam at the operational level. Please note that this course does not satisfy the requirements for applicators looking to get certified as Supervisory Registration Certification - General Use Applicators.

 

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.

 

The NH’s Division of Pesticide Control will offer six recertification credits for both commercial and private applicators. Different sections of the training will be presented on April 4th and 11th; testing for private applicators will be held on April 18th.

 

Participants can register by visiting our website (https://extension.unh.edu/Pesticide-Safety-Education-Program/Initial-Certification).

 

Registration will be opened until 03/26/2017.

Location

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

Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club
Thursday, 03/02/2017 (06:00 PM - 07:30 PM)

The Monadnock Shooting Sports 4-H Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, weather permitting, at the Peterborough Sportsman's Club. The club generally shoots indoors till the weather gets good in the spring then moves outdoors. Youth must be age 8 or older to participate. Contact Chuck Zimmermann, club leader, (cez.teamwez@gmail.com) or the Hillsborough County 4-H Office (603-641-6060) for more information.  

General information about 4-H Shooting Sports can be found at https://extension.unh.edu/NH-4-H-Shooting-Sports.

 

Location

  • Peterborough Sportsman's Club, 209 Old Peterborough Rd, Dublin, NH, 03444

Saturday, 03/04/2017

Calling All Learners: Creating Inclusive and Respectful Classroom Culture
Saturday, 03/04/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

Classroom with Children

“Helping young children understand differences: Getting to the roots of inclusion”

Young children are naturally curious and begin to understand the world by recognizing human differences from a young age. Early Childhood professionals have an important role in helping young children develop a foundation of respect and inclusion. This work shop will focus on practical strategies for helping young children understand and appreciated differences.

“Transitions, Traditions, Routines & Rituals: Learning where you would least expect it”

Putting coats away, transitioning from activity to activity, putting things away, washing hands, cleaning up, etc. etc. This things seem to happen day in day weather we think about them or not. By carefully attending to transitions, traditions, routines and rituals early childhood professionals have the opportunity to foster positive relationships, build social skills and create a positive classroom/program culture. This workshop will feature strategies and ideas you can use to build a positive classroom culture.

“Creating Meaningful Family Involvement Plans: Work Session”

Family engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving positive & respectful program culture. Family involvement in early childhood programs has been associated with positive child outcomes such as, social competence, communication skills, cognitive development and expressive language skills. This workshop will present a framework for creating comprehensive family involvement plans, which participants will create as part of the workshop.

Location

  • World Academy, 138 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH, 03062

Apple Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, 03/04/2017 (12:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

 

Join orchardist Harry Weiser for a demonstration of pruning  techniques to keep apple trees healthy and productive at home and on the farm.  Specialists from UNH Cooperative Extension will discuss care and maintenance of apple trees, including variety selection, fertilization, managing pests, and more.

 

This event is free of charge and open to everyone. This event is outdoors, please dress accordingly. Free hot coffee, fresh cider donuts, and apples!

 

Rain date is March 5th

 

GPS: 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH. Questions? Contact Harry Weiser: hackleboro@hotmail.com

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Location

  • Hackleboro Orchard, 61 Orchard Road, Canterbury, NH, 03224

Monday, 03/06/2017

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

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension, will be covering different housing options for chickens, what to feed them, how to care for them, and how to prevent problems. This talk is for anyone interested in raising their own chickens for eggs or meat.

 

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, 03/07/2017

Backyard Turkey Production
Tuesday, 03/07/2017 (06:30 PM - 08:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, Livestock Field Specialist at UNH Cooperative Extension, will present information about breeds, housing, nutrition, illness and more. This talk is designed to help the beginner get ready for the arrival and basic care of their turkeys. This talk will not cover butchering.

 

Come listen to all the facts and many practical tips pertaining to raising turkeys in the backyard.

 

Register on-line at: bit.ly/BackyardTurkey

 

 

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Location

  • Merrimack County UNHCE Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH, 03303

The Big Trees of NH
Tuesday, 03/07/2017 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)


Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series

NH native and outdoorsman, Kevin Martin will share 28 hikes to find 85 of the largest trees on public land and in cities where the public may visit. City tours of Portsmouth, Nashua and Concord are described and some of the 11 National Champion trees will be highlighted. Martin includes tree history, management and current stewardship. 

 

Kevin Martin will show and discuss the state’s biggest trees as described in his book Big Trees of New Hampshire. Author and wooden boat builder Kevin Martin will bring us through the woods and into cities all over NH to find and measure the very largest living trees in our landscape. Some examples include the state's largest northern white cedars in Clarksville that have been marked by bears for generations and a horse chestnut in Portsmouth that was planted by a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. New Hampshire has 11 national champion Big Trees.

 

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

 

Preregistration is not required.

 

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.

Location

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

Wednesday, 03/08/2017

Inquiry Teaching Methods: Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (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 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

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Starting Plants from Seeds
Wednesday, 03/08/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Starting Plants from Seeds

Grow Organic Vegetables & Fruits

Second 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 5th 2017.

 

Description: Starting plants from seeds is a great way to grow your favorite vegetables and save money at the same time. Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop!

 

This is the second 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.

Location

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

Thursday, 03/09/2017

Annie’s Project: Managing for Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, 03/09/2017 (09:00 AM - 03:30 PM)

This 3-week course is a discussion-based workshop to connect women and subject-matter experts in the areas of estate and succession planning.  As they work through important discussions in these topics, women will find many opportunities for questions, sharing, and connecting with the presenters and other participants.  This workshop offers a relaxed, fun and encouraging way to learn and discuss one of the most difficult subjects that face farm women today.

 

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Location

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

Mousetrap Car Challenge Build Day!
Thursday, 03/09/2017 (03:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

On March 9th from 3:00-6:00 the STEM Docents will be available to assist youth build and test a Mousetrap Car in preparation for the Mousetrap Car Challenge at the Hillsborough County 4-H Activities Day on March 25th.  

A Mousetrap Powered Car Distance Challenge is a fun way to wrap up your mousetrap car experience or if you missed an experience, you can still participate by coming to build your own car!  See attached flyer for more information.   

Materials will be available.  $5 suggested donation.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Location

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

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Thursday, 03/09/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Friday, 03/10/2017

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Friday, 03/10/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Saturday, 03/11/2017

Mousetrap Cars Engineering Program grades 3 - 5
Saturday, 03/11/2017 (04:00 PM - 05:30 PM)

Come learn to think like an engineer! Join UNH Cooperative Extension STEM Docents for 8 weeks of designing, building, and testing ways to turn everyday objects into moving creations! Hosted and paid for by Wilton Public Library. Details are below:

Dates: Wednesdays January 25 - March 15

Times: 4:00 - 5:30

Location: Wilton Public Library, 7 Forest Street, Wilton NH 03086

Ages: grades 3 - 5

For more information to register email Stephanie Loiselle: stephaniel@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call (603) 654 - 2581

Cost: Paid for by UNH Cooperative Extension

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Sunday, 03/12/2017

Maple Syrup Workshop
Sunday, 03/12/2017 (01:00 PM - 03:00 PM)

Spring is in the air and it’s maple syrup time in New England! To help celebrate this spring tradition join Steve Roberge, Cheshire County Extension Forester, for a workshop on small-scale maple syrup  production. The workshop will take place at Distant Hill Gardens' sugarhouse in Walpole NH. Learn how they collect the  sweet sap  from 150 sugar maple trees using a gravity tubing system. Michael Nerrie of Distant Hill will fire up the  wood-fired evaporator so you can experience the  sweet smell of sap  being boiled down  to produce the  ‘Liquid Gold’ we call maple syrup.

 

All ages  are welcome to this free event.  It is a short and  easy walk to the  sugarhouse. Please dress for the  weather. Snowshoes are not required but feel free to bring a pair to explore the  sugar bush.

 

Snow date:   Sunday, March 19, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Location

  • Distant Hills Gardens, 507 March Hill Rd., Walpole, NH, 03608


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