Education

The mountain that everybody hikes is now a place where everybody can learn thanks to the Forest Society’s New Hampshire Forest Explorer for smartphones.

Often when we humans head for a day in the woods, it is to free ourselves from the demands of our increasingly interconnected world. Step far enough into the wild and our “smart” phones no longer bring us the latest desperately important updates on Facebook or Instagram.

“I’ll bet a kid from rural Africa could teach you a thing or two about making things out of trees” my colleague said.

It's true. 

Seacoast Walk Explores Estuary Botany with Dr. Gregg Moore

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

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.