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Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
603-968-7194 www.nhnature.org

May 2019

May 25

Squam Lake Cruises

RESERVE ONLINE This unforgettable guided tour has something to delight everyone. Learn about the natural history of the lake, the wildlife that makes Squam so special, and the people who have enjoyed these lakes for over 5,000 years. View locations where the movie On Golden Pond was filmed over 30 years ago. Watch for Common Loons, Bald Eagles, and other wildlife. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90 minutes in length. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are…

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May 25, 2019 01:00 PM
May 25, 2019 02:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
May 27

River Otter Feeding – Squam Lake Science Center

Join us for River Otter Feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m. from May 1-November 1. See two playful resident river otters enjoy an early lunch. Expert volunteers tell visitors about otter biology and ecology, while also serving up a tasty treat or two. River otter feeding time is included in regular trail admission. Trail rates Free/members; $20/adult, $17/senior(65+), $15/youth (ages 3 to 15), children 2 and under free.  

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May 27, 2019 11:30 AM
May 27, 2019 12:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
May 28

StoryWalk Opening Celebration

StoryWalk features Tadpole Rex, written and illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. In this story that connects dinosaurs to modern amphibians, the muddy footprint of a T. Rex becomes a puddle, and in that puddle a tadpole grows. Enjoy family activities and refreshments at the Opening Celebration.  StoryWalk surrounds the Holderness Town Gazebo behind the Holderness Post Office at Curry Place. Presented in partnership with Holderness Library and Holderness Recreation Department. Open daily from June 28 through September 2. Cost: No charge…

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May 28, 2019 10:00 AM
May 28, 2019 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
May 29

River Otter Feeding – Squam Lake Science Center

Join us for River Otter Feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m. from May 1-November 1. See two playful resident river otters enjoy an early lunch. Expert volunteers tell visitors about otter biology and ecology, while also serving up a tasty treat or two. River otter feeding time is included in regular trail admission. Trail rates Free/members; $20/adult, $17/senior(65+), $15/youth (ages 3 to 15), children 2 and under free.

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May 29, 2019 11:30 AM
May 29, 2019 12:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
May 31

Spring Birding – Squam Lake Science Center

For adults and children ages 14 and up Join Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in partnership with Squam Lakes Conservation Society for these beginning bird ID programs. Under the guidance of Iain MacLeod, participants will seek out the huge variety of birds that fill our woods, meadows, and wetlands each spring. Explore a variety of habitats in the Lakes Region looking for birds as you learn identification by sight and sound. Cost per program: $12/SLNSC or SLCS member; $15/non-member

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May 31, 2019 07:00 AM
May 31, 2019 10:00 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
May 31

River Otter Feeding – Squam Lake Science Center

Join us for River Otter Feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m. from May 1-November 1. See two playful resident river otters enjoy an early lunch. Expert volunteers tell visitors about otter biology and ecology, while also serving up a tasty treat or two. River otter feeding time is included in regular trail admission. Trail rates Free/members; $20/adult, $17/senior(65+), $15/youth (ages 3 to 15), children 2 and under free.

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May 31, 2019 11:30 AM
May 31, 2019 12:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States

June 2019

Jun 1

Kirkwood Gardens Day

For all ages Gain inspiration from Kirkwood Gardens and find beautiful plants for your own. Purchase fine perennials from a prestigious New England nursery and knowledgeable local gardeners. Peruse the silent auction of desirable plants and garden items, browse craft vendors, and find treasures at the collectibles yard sale. Enjoy beverages and baked goods for sale. All proceeds benefit Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, est. 1995.  Kirkwood Gardens and parking are located on Route 3 in Holderness…

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June 01, 2019 09:00 AM
June 01, 2019 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 4

Moose in New Hampshire

For adults How is New Hampshire’s moose population doing? What is the deal with winter tick and moose? How is climate change affecting moose populations? Join New Hampshire Fish and Game Biologist and Moose Project Leader Kris Rines for answers to these questions and more as she shares her research on these largest members of the deer family. Cost: No charge but reservations are required by calling 603-968-7194 x7.

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June 04, 2019 07:00 PM
June 04, 2019 09:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 7

Spring Birding – Squam Lake Science Center

For adults and children ages 14 and up Join Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in partnership with Squam Lakes Conservation Society for these beginning bird ID programs. Under the guidance of Iain MacLeod, participants will seek out the huge variety of birds that fill our woods, meadows, and wetlands each spring. Explore a variety of habitats in the Lakes Region looking for birds as you learn identification by sight and sound. Cost per program: $12/SLNSC or SLCS member; $15/non-member REGISTER…

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June 07, 2019 07:00 AM
June 07, 2019 10:00 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 7

Loon Cruise – Squam Lake Science Center

RESERVE ONLINE  We are delighted to join forces with our friends and colleagues at the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC). Offered twice a week these cruises focus on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins a LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90 minutes in length.…

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June 07, 2019 03:00 PM
June 07, 2019 04:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 8

Annual Breeding Bird Census

Session 1 - 5:30 to 8:00 a.m. Session 2 - 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. For adults and families with children ages 12 and up For over three decades Senior Naturalist Dave Erler has conducted a census in early June of bird species that nest on the Science Center campus. Done primarily by ear, listening for the territorial songs of male birds, indicating probable nesting. This is a great opportunity to hone your bird song identification skills. The early session (5:30…

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June 08, 2019 05:30 AM
June 08, 2019 09:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 8

Squam Climate Change Forum

For adults What can we do as a community to prepare for the impacts of climate change? What actions can we each take to reduce these effects? Join us for this important conversation about taking action to mitigate climate change in the Squam Lake watershed. We will hear from scientists and community leaders before engaging in discussion about moving forward together to create collective impact.  This dialogue will be hosted by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and…

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June 08, 2019 09:00 AM
June 08, 2019 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 8

Squam Climate Change Forum

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society will hold the first Squam Climate Change Forum on Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. The forum is an opportunity for concerned citizens to learn about the impact of climate change on the local community of the Squam Lakes watershed and discuss actions that can be taken at the individual and community level. Participants will discuss what can be done as a community to prepare…

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June 08, 2019 09:00 AM
June 08, 2019 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 13

Invasive Species Removal Work Day

For adults Learn to how to identify and remove invasive plant species. Begin with a brief introduction to an invasive species and then go onto the Science Center grounds to learn and practice techniques for removing that species from an area. Learn skills you can apply to removing invasive species from your own property. Refreshments provided to wrap up our work sessions. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring work gloves, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Cost: No charge but…

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June 13, 2019 10:00 AM
June 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 24

Loon Cruise – Squam Lake Science Center

RESERVE ONLINE  We are delighted to join forces with our friends and colleagues at the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC). Offered twice a week these cruises focus on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins a LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90 minutes in length.…

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June 24, 2019 03:00 PM
June 24, 2019 04:30 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jun 26

Yoga on the Deck

Rise and shine with Vinyasa Yoga on the deck at Water Matters Pavilion. Stretch and renew while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. Led by Donna Sullivan E-RYT 200, RYT-500, this gentle flow yoga is appropriate for all levels. Bring a yoga mat and water. Cost: $13/member; $15/non-member REGISTER ONLINE or call 603-968-7194 x 7. Advance registration is required by noon the day before the program. If minimum enrollment is not met, programs may be cancelled. Walk-ins may…

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June 26, 2019 07:30 AM
June 26, 2019 09:00 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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