June 8, 2013
Keyes Memorial Park Elm Street Milford NH
NH Children in Nature Network.
Please join us for a morning of simple, hands on activities inspired by nature. Children and families will have opportunities to engage with fields, streams and forests through fun nature based exploration and experimentation. Pediatrician Dr. Andrew Jones will be on hand to speak with parents. Come prepared to be outdoors with water, snack, sunscreen & bug spray. Children must be accompanied by an adult to participate!
Pre-Register now at www.milfordrec.com.
Hike of the Month Start at the Wildlife Pond Parking area on Route 130 1.7 miles west of route 122 or park at the Whaleback Trailhead 150 Rocky Pond Road. Fabulous acres of blooming laurel! Wear sturdy footwear and bring water bottle and insect repellent.
January 20, 2013 10- 12:00 noon
Guided by trackers Gerry & Gail Coffey, we will look for track and signs of coyote, mink, fisher, otter, porcupine, moose, deer and bear. Learn how these animals adapt and survive in winter. Tracking is a great way to learn about the diversity of wildlife in the area and gain greater insights about their behavior.
Wear warm clothing in layers, warm socks and boots. Snowshoes, crampons and hiking poles may be useful for this off-trail hiking. Bring water and an energy snack. Meet at Rocky Pond Road parking area 1.7 miles north of the intersection with Route 130 in Hollis NH. $10.
Call 603-465-7787 to register.
Photograph of mink compliments of Paul MacFawn.
“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” — Plato (Greek philosopher, 428 – 347 BC)
Sign up for Natural Wonders: A Parent & Preschooler class on Mondays or Tuesdays for one hour enjoying spring changes. Call to register 603-465-7787
NWF recommends that parents give their kids a “Green Hour” every day. This can take place in a garden, a backyard, the park down the street, or any place that provides safe and accessible green spaces where children can learn and play. Scientific research shows kids are happier and healthier when outdoor time is in better balance with indoor time.