Holderness, NH – Meeting wild animals up close is fun for all ages. From children to adults, the look of wonder on a person’s face when they are only feet away from a Peregrine Falcon is priceless. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness has brought native New Hampshire animals and ecological education to the public for over 50 years and is privileged to see this look on faces of every age.

Many visitors think of children learning about wildlife at the Science Center, but  adults of all ages are just as enchanted with the programs and even more invested in learning about the importance of the natural world around us. Unfortunately, as with youth programming, not everyone has the funding available for a program at their site. The Science Center is pleased to announce it is now offering free educational programs for senior centers, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities in New Hampshire.

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is offering the New Hampshire Wildlife program to facilities that serve senior citizens. New Hampshire Wildlife showcases the critters that inhabit the Granite State. Audiences will meet three live wild animals found in New Hampshire’s forests, fields, or wetlands. A Science Center naturalist will talk about what makes the animals well suited for life in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Wildlife program is available free of charge for senior centers, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities from November through April, within a two-hour drive of Holderness. Each location may schedule one program per year.


To learn more about outreaches or to request a program for a senior facility, please visit nhnature.org/programs/outreach.php. Or contact Education Director Audrey Eisenhauer at audrey.eisenhauer@nhnature.org.