Coalition Events

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Nature Happy Hour

June 5, 5:30-7:30pm, McLane Audubon Center, Concord

Join outdoors friends at our Nature Happy Hour Celebration, as we celebrate 5 years of the NH Children in Nature Coalition connecting children, youth and families to the outdoors! Be there to honor our first Outdoor Champions. See how children are spending more time in nature and learn more about the work of the coalition. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served. Free admission; donations gratefully accepted. All are welcome!

Please RSVP by June 1










Past NH Children in Nature Conferences

2013 Conference

We teamed up with Live and Learn Early Childhood Center to collaboratively present the “Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature” Conference on September 14 in Lee, NH.

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2012 Conference 


The 2012 NH Children in Nature ConferenceDiscovering Nature Wherever You Arewas held October 4, 2012 at the Castleton Conference Center in Windham, NH. 

Click here to see summaries of the conference presentations and workshops.


For details on our next conference, please visit here again in late spring 2014.


Partner Events & Programs

This is just a short list of some organized events coming up in NH, as well as fabulous outdoors facilities to visit – there are many more at our partner sites. But you know what? You don’t need an event to have fun in the outdoors – far from it! Just step outside and PLAY! (Click here for ideas on how to spend your time in NH’s great outdoors.) Note: many of these sites/events charge a fee; links are provided for you to learn more.

July 1 to September 5 – Discover the Power of Parks

Get up close with nature through Discover the Power of Parks Interpretive Ranger programs in NH State Parks. Catch frogs, meet trees, and explore the parks with the guidance of knowledgeable Park Rangers. Student Conservation AssociationNH Interpretive Park Rangers will lead family programs at Bear Brook State Park, Franconia Notch State Park, Greenfield State Park, Mount Monadnock State Park, Pawtuckaway State Park and White Lake State Park. Dates & details:

June 27 to August 12 – 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!

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

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!

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:

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:

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:

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:

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.

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.

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.

Also – be sure to check our Facebook page for coalition partner events and activities!