Outdoor Events from NH365.org
Let’s Go Ice Fishing
February 28, 2016 8:30 am -3 pm Beaver Brook Nature Center 117 Ridge Road Hollis NH
Ice fishing is a recreational activity the whole family can enjoy. This introductory course will cover tip ups and other ice fishing equipment, ice safety, knot tying, fish identification, ethics, rules and regulations, and basic winter ecology. After completing a classroom session you’ll head out on the ice and put your newly learned skills to the test.
8:30-11:30 classroom lesson at Beaver Brook in Hollis. 12-3 Fishing on Silver Lake or Lake Potanipo nearby. No license needed this day! Tackle and bait are included.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Free! Limited registration. Pre-register online at www.beaverbrook.org
Maple Sugar Sweet
March 19 1-4 pm Beaver Brook Nature Center. A program for any Brownie or Daisy Girl Scout of the Green & White Mountain Council.
Did you ever wonder how trees make sugar? Learn from a talking tree and her leaves and roots as you watch a hilarious puppet show. Identify maple trees without their leaves, measure, drill and set a tap. Enjoy some sweet maple snacks and a beverage. This is a wonderful and unique bit of science, history and food found only in the North East of North America. Dress for the weather.
Register through www.girlscoutsgwm.org $14 per person
Summer Programs and Open Centers
NH Audubon, Concord & Auburn
Summer camp programs for Ages 4-15. One-week sessions all summer. Spend summer days in the great outdoors and explore the natural world! www.nhaudubon.org
Any time – Massabesic Audubon Center, Auburn
New “Passport to Adventure” – Families will follow clues that will lead to various locations around the Audubon Center and its trails where they will find a stamp that can be used to stamp their passport. Call (603) 668-2045 or visit www.nhaudubon.org
Any time – 4-H Clubs and Programs (statewide)
Join a local 4-H club or 4-H affiliated after school program and explore outdoor hands-on projects with other families from your community. Find the UNH Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development office in your county to get started: extension.unh.edu/4H/4H.htm
Any time – Appalachian Mountain Club (statewide)
The AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. Hikes, camping, paddling and special events throughout NH, especially in the White Mountains! Activity search: http://www.outdoors.org/recreation
Any time – Beaver Brook Nature Center, Trails & Gardens
35 miles of trails on 2200 acres of conservation land in southern NH, Beaver Brook is open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. The office is open M-F 9-3 pm. Environmental education programs take place year round for people of all ages and school groups. Topics range from New England Wildlife and Wildflowers, Maple Sugaring, Orienteering, Forest Ecology, Aquatic Science, Watershed education, composting and organic gardening to earth themed birthday parties! See calendar of events for more details.
Weds. – Sun. through September, 10 to 4 daily – Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland
Interpretive exhibits about the Great Bay Estuary and the amazing creatures that call it home. Children can get their hands wet in an estuarine touch tank as they learn about lobsters, horseshoe crabs, mud snails and more! Special events include BayVentures – Sandy Point Beach Clean-Up on July 13 or July 15: Join us for a mini-service project, learn how pollution affects Great Bay, and make a craft to take home. 9:45 am – 12pm; ages 7-11; pre-registration required. www.greatbay.org/events
Any time – Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock
The Harris Center offers more than 100 programs and outings each year. Volunteer leaders guide hikes, bicycle treks and paddling adventures throughout the Monadnock Region. Programs and workshops are held at the Harris Center. Calendar: http://www.harriscenter.org/Programs/programs.htm
Weekends and holidays June 25 through October 30 – Little Nature Museum, Contoocook
Events include: Spring Wild Edibles Workshop, June 25, 1 to 2 pm; Child Survival: Teaching Your Child to Survive Getting Lost in the Woods workshops, August 6; NatureFest, “Tots on the Trail” nature walk, Sept. 10. Details: www.littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html
June 27 to August 26 – Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, Laconia
WildQuest Summer Camp for children ages 4-15. Throughout the year, Prescott Farm has public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools. Visit the farm, which is designated as an official New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and offers hiking on more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails. www.prescottconservancy.org
Any time, 10 to 5 daily – Seacoast Science Center, Rye
Discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center’s dramatic seaside setting, interpretive exhibits, and commitment to creating a memorable, personalized experience for each visitor. Many camps and programs for children and young people. www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
Through November 1. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness
Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Many special events and programs! www.nhnature.org/events_and_programs.html