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Thursday, 06/29/2017

Trouble in the Presidentials - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 06/29/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

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.

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Wednesday, 07/05/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Mini Camp
Wednesday, 07/05/2017 (All day)

Mini Camp - July 5-7, 2017

Check out the Camp webpage for details 

 

Location

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

Thursday, 07/06/2017

Fern Natural History Walk - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/06/2017 (01:00 PM - 04:00 PM)

Join: Elizabeth Farnsworth, New England Wild Flower Society

 

Mount Prospect is home to many ferns including some unusual ferns associated with calcium rich environments. Join us for an easy walk to identify and learn all about the ferns of Mount Prospect. Elizabeth Farnsworth is sometimes changed to “Fernsworth” for her expertise in ferns. She is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Ferns. While this field trip is labeled as a fern walk we will be looking at all kinds of natural history topics from ants to wildlife. Meet at the Summit Parking Lot at 1:00 PM.

 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

State of New England's Native Plants - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/06/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Challenges and Opportunities for Conserving New Hampshire Habitats

Presenter: Elizabeth Farnsworth, New England Wild Flower Society

 

New England Wild Flower Society recently released a comprehensive, peer-reviewed report that, for the first time, gathers the most up-to-date data on the status of plants on the New England landscape. From this data, we can discern increases and declines in both rare and common species across all six states.

 

We will discuss the report findings, with particular emphasis on rare and common plants of New Hampshire and their importance in supporting other organisms and in providing ecosystem services for humans. We identify hotspots of rare plant diversity, and discuss factors that foster this diversity. We document the primary ecological and anthropogenic threats to both rare and common species. We discuss activities and initiatives by New England Wild Flower Society and its partner organizations to conserve and manage rare plants and habitats throughout the region. We articulate a research agenda to bridge gaps in our knowledge of plant species and ecological communities and develop a framework for protecting the viability of thousands of species that together comprise our diverse and vibrant flora. Most importantly, we offer recommendations for steps we all can take—as individuals and at community and national levels—to promote conservation.

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Friday, 07/07/2017

Scientist for a Day on Great Bay Cruise
Friday, 07/07/2017 (08:30 AM - 02:30 PM)

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.

 

Location

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

Sunday, 07/09/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Fish Camp
Sunday, 07/09/2017 (All day)

Location

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

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
Sunday, 07/09/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

Location

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

Wednesday, 07/12/2017

Safety Awareness in the Food Environment
Wednesday, 07/12/2017 (02:30 PM - 04:30 PM)

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 to the NH Food Bank to document training.

To be held at the World Fellowship Center, Albany, NH.

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

This is a private event. If you would like to hold a SAFE workshop for your employees, please contact Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@unh.edu.

Thursday, 07/13/2017

Dragons and Damsels of New Hampshire - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/13/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Presenter: Pamela Hunt, NH Audubon

 

Welcome to the fascinating world of the insect order Odonata! You may be familiar with the dragonflies buzzing over your yard in the summer, or the damselflies that land on your kayak, but what do you REALLY know about these ancient insects? This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, from their amazing life cycle (content alert: some pretty crazy reproductive behavior is involved!) to their incredible diversity. It also highlights a few of NH's notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the “NH Dragonfly Survey,” a five-year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state.

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Sunday, 07/16/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - 4-H On The Wild Side
Sunday, 07/16/2017 (All day)

Location

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

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
Sunday, 07/16/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

Location

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

Tuesday, 07/18/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Tuesday, 07/18/2017 (All day)

Tuesday - Thursday, July 18 - 20, 2017. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Advanced Identification Skills for Grasses
Tuesday, 07/18/2017 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

seagrasses

Location: Durham Campus-Spaulding Life Science Lab Room 140
Instructor: Leslie Adams

 

2 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 3 CEUs for Surveyors
11 Category 1 CFEs for Foresters preapproved by the Society of American Foresters

Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

 

This two-day workshop is intended to teach natural resource professionals the skills necessary to identify any New England grass species (Family Poaceae) using Gleason and Cronquist's "Manual of Vascular Plants", the only complete and accurate taxonomic key available for this family. A combination of lecture and laboratory instruction will be used to familiarize you with this challenging group. Instruction will focus on the ecology of grasses, understanding and recognizing their unique morphology, and mastering technical terminology. Through carefully guided exploration of native specimens, you will gain solid experience identifying species using a technical key. This workshop is for all experience levels, but some prior botanical experience is recommended. Please bring a hand lens and purchase or borrow the following two texts to bring to class: "Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, 2nd Edition" by H. A. Gleason and A. Cronquist (1991, The New York Botanical Garden Press, www.nybgshop.org, ISBN-13: 978-0893273651; ISBN-10: 0893273651) and "How to Identify Grasses and Grasslike Plants" by H.D. Harrington (1977, Swallow Press, ISBN-10: 0804007462; ISBN-13: 978-0804007467). All other supplies will be provided.

 

Veterans in Agriculture, Farm Equipment Workshop
Tuesday, 07/18/2017 (10:00 AM - 02:30 PM)

About Us -
This is the first planned program involving New Hampshire Farm Bureau’s new “Veterans in Agriculture” Committee, UNH Cooperative Extension, and others supporting Veterans.
“By Veterans For Veterans”  Is a guiding principle of our group.

Our Mission -
“Recruit, Educate, Support, and Promote Veterans and their Families in Agriculture.”

Join Us -

Help us out by attending this workshop and passing the word along to Veterans and potential Farmer Mentors who want to grow NH Agriculture.

Linked file:

Location

  • Grafton County UNHCE Office, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03774

Wednesday, 07/19/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Wednesday, 07/19/2017 (All day)

Tuesday - Thursday, July 18 - 20, 2017. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Advanced Identification Skills for Grasses
Wednesday, 07/19/2017 (09:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

 

seagrasses

Location: Durham Campus-Spaulding Life Science Lab Room 140
Instructor: Leslie Adams

 

2 CEHs for Wetland and Soil Scientists, 3 CEUs for Surveyors
11 Category 1 CFEs for Foresters preapproved by the Society of American Foresters

Also approved for 6 NHDES Subsurface Bureau credit hours.

 

This two-day workshop is intended to teach natural resource professionals the skills necessary to identify any New England grass species (Family Poaceae) using Gleason and Cronquist's "Manual of Vascular Plants", the only complete and accurate taxonomic key available for this family. A combination of lecture and laboratory instruction will be used to familiarize you with this challenging group. Instruction will focus on the ecology of grasses, understanding and recognizing their unique morphology, and mastering technical terminology. Through carefully guided exploration of native specimens, you will gain solid experience identifying species using a technical key. This workshop is for all experience levels, but some prior botanical experience is recommended. Please bring a hand lens and purchase or borrow the following two texts to bring to class: "Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada, 2nd Edition" by H. A. Gleason and A. Cronquist (1991, The New York Botanical Garden Press, www.nybgshop.org, ISBN-13: 978-0893273651; ISBN-10: 0893273651) and "How to Identify Grasses and Grasslike Plants" by H.D. Harrington (1977, Swallow Press, ISBN-10: 0804007462; ISBN-13: 978-0804007467). All other supplies will be provided.

 

NHLA and Extension Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 07/19/2017 (04:00 PM - 06:00 PM)

 

More details to come!

Location

  • Fuller Gardens, 10 Willow Avenue, North Hampton, NH, 03862

Thursday, 07/20/2017

Introduction to ArcGIS
Thursday, 07/20/2017 (All day)

Tuesday - Thursday, July 18 - 20, 2017. Learn the ins and outs of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2 With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. Data processing and data editing technigues are also covered.

Location

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

Supervisors Boot Camp
Thursday, 07/20/2017 (09:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Secrets to supervisory success!

The Supervisors Boot Camp is a one-day workshop specifically designed for individuals who are newly promoted to the supervisor's role, or for those who wish to refresh their supervisory skills. The program will be broken into four 75-minute sessions.

Location

  • Holloway Commons - UNH, Durham, NH, 03824

Slavery & The Underground Railroad in NH - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/20/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Revealing the Long Hidden Black Heritage in New Hampshire

Presenter: Michelle Arnosky, Sherburne

 

Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire is the newest addition by author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, freelance writer for newspapers and magazines. Michelle lectures in Vermont and New Hampshire, bringing history to life in schools, libraries, and area organizations.  She reveals incredible facts and stories of Amos Fortune, Harriet Wilson, and Slavery in New Hampshire. 

New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad.

 

Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire. 

  • The incredible story of success and courage by Ona Judge Staines, President George Washington’s runaway slave.
  • Dartmouth College was founded to educate Native Americans, but was built and maintained by slave labor.
  • Sheds light on the fascinating people of New Hampshire who helped with the Underground Railroad Efforts getting fugitive slaves on their way to Canada and freedom.

“I hope to share the true history of New Hampshire’s slavery, black heritage and Underground Railroad, and educate readers about fascinating, courageous people who made major contributions to the state.”      

 

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Saturday, 07/22/2017

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
Saturday, 07/22/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

Location

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

Sunday, 07/23/2017

Barry Conservation 4-H Camp - Hunter Education
Sunday, 07/23/2017 (All day)

Location

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

Explore Appledore Island Walking Tour Cruise
Sunday, 07/23/2017 (09:30 AM - 03:00 PM)

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 Docents. Look down to magnificent rock formations of eons past and up to a sky filled with birds that live on the island today. Learn about the plants that withstood the salty sea air to provide colonial settlers with remedies and today supply nutrition for the long voyages of migrating birds.

 

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.

 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while looking from the Isles to the coast or gazing at the long line of the horizon where the sea meets the sky. Taking an Appledore Island Walking Tour with the Docents is a voyage you'll never forget.

Location

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

Wednesday, 07/26/2017

NH Plant Growers Association Summer Meeting
Wednesday, 07/26/2017 (03:00 PM - 05:00 PM)

 

Join us at the Black Forest Nursery and Garden Center in Boscawen, NH, for the 2017 New Hampshire Plant Growers Association (NHPGA) summer meeting. We will start with greenhouse and garden center tours at 3pm, and at 4pm we will cross the street to the Winthrop Carter House for the business meeting. Dinner and drinks will be served. The guest speaker is Dr. Peter Konjoian of Konjoian’s Floriculture Education Services and affiliate faculty at the University of New Hampshire.

Location

  • Black Forest Nursery and Garden Center, 209 King Street, Boscawen, NH, 03303

Thursday, 07/27/2017

Coming Soon: The Cougar Come to the East - Weeks State Park Event
Thursday, 07/27/2017 (07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)

Presenter: Susan C. Morse, of Keeping Track

 

There is no question about it.  Cougars are not only being seen in Eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats.  Where once it was flatly dismissed as impossibility in the so-called “developed” east, scientists have now documented cougar dispersals and even occupancy of a growing list of eastern states and provinces.  Join us for a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats where Sue has studied them, from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border.  We will also get the low-down regarding the latest confirmations of cougars in the east, including the recently documented suitability of a substantial amount of wild habitats from Manitoba to Louisiana and Maine to Georgia.  It is only a matter of time!  

 

Throughout North America, Susan Morse is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking. Ms. Morse has more than forty years’ experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use.  Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear, and Canada lynx.  She has given workshops on wild felids (cats) and other carnivores to a wide range of audiences, including the public, conservation leaders and professional biologists.

Location

  • Weeks State Park, Weeks State Park Road, Route 3, Lancaster, NH, 03584


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