Education

Why do ticks bite? How do trees grow? How do rivers decide which way they want to flow? 5th grade students brainstormed questions during their recent visit to the Merrimack Riverwalk in Hooksett, New Hampshire as part of a class research project with the goal to create educational stations along the trail.

You’ve seen slogans on pick-up truck bumpers or wood chip trailers: “Got Wood?” or “Local Wood, Local Good.”  You don’t think twice about trucks on NH highways hauling logs heading for sawmills or tractor trailer loads of wood chips destined to generate electricity.

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 1:00pm
ConcordMerrimack County, New Hampshire

Do you love hiking, inspiring kids, and live within a reasonable driving distance of Mount Major?  We are looking to train some additional volunteers to assist with Mount Major Outdoor Classroom, a program that provides outreach to schools who run annual field trips to hike Mount Major.  Volunteer hike helpers greet students, teachers and parent chaperones at Mount Major and hike with them to the summit, reinforcing messages they've learned in the classroom portion of Mount Major Outdoor Classroom about natural, cultural and geologic history, hiker safety and etiquette.  We'll show you what

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 9:00am

Visit the Forest Society booth and meet some of our staff at the annual NH Farm & Forest Expo. Learn about our land conservation and forestry work. Pick up a copy of Forest Notes magazine. Kids can play "Farmo" to win prizes.  

Admission price is $7 per person; age 16 and under are admitted for free.  And new for 2018 – come Friday, February 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. and pay just $5 admission!  If you come Friday, February 2 before 5 p.m. or any time Saturday, February 3, save $1 off the admission price by bringing at least one non-perishable food item to benefit the NH Food Bank.

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
HillsboroughNH

Cottrell-Baldwin Lecture Series 2019 – From the Ground Up

Join us for the 2019 Cottrell-Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series at the Henry I. Baldwin Environmental Center at Fox Forest in Hillsborough. This year’s series explores topics from the bedrock that underlies the hillsides of the Granite State upward to the original forests that covered them, to the loons whose haunting voice echo across our spring time waters and dragons and delicate damsels that dance through the summer air.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Join forestry professionals at Gap Mountain for a public tour of a working timber harvest and introduction the basics of conducting a well-planned, careful timber harvest operation. Primary field trip date is Saturday February 10th. Inclement weather date is Saturday February 17th.

Traditionally, dividends cited by land trusts working to conserve tracts of open space are quantified in ecological terms: protecting the ecology of forests, water quality and habitats for native wildlife.

Late September and early to mid October are peak season for schools hiking at the Forest Society's Mt Major Forest Reservation in Alton.  This autumn the Forest Society staff and volunteers have been busy visiting schools for an in-school introduction to the geology, land use history, wildlife, f

The Forest Society recently completed its third Conservation Easement Excursion with a tour of Brookford Farm in Canterbury.  Our Easement Excursion Series offers landowner-guided tours of Forest Society conservation easements to explore lands with outs