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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

January 2020

Jan 25

Binos and Birdfeeders: Winter Backyard Birds

What birds overwinter in New Hampshire? How do they survive? Gather around our bird feeders and learn to identify backyard birds. You can even try letting the birds eat out of your hand! We will discuss bird feeding basics, make a bird feeder from natural or recycled materials to take home, go on a walk to identify birds in the field and forest using binoculars, and finish up by meeting a bird some may consider an uninvited guest at bird…

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January 25, 2020 10:00 AM
January 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Jan 26

Wild Winter Walks: Guided Tours of the Live Animal Trail

For adults and families with children ages 6 and up Have you ever wondered what happens to the animals at the Science Center during the winter? Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. Join a staff naturalist for a guided walk on the live animal exhibit trail to see our animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats and discuss how these native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire. If…

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January 26, 2020 10:00 AM
January 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States

February 2020

Feb 1

Winter Bald Eagle Watching at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Winter Bald Eagle Watching When: Sat, February 1, 9am – 12pm Description: For adults and families with children ages 12 and up Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod to tour around the Lakes Region to spot Bald Eagles. Iain will share the natural history and adaptations of these majestic birds, the story of how we almost lost our national symbol of freedom, and what has led to their comeback. We will carpool to viewing sites. Binoculars will be available or you…

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February 01, 2020 09:00 AM
February 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 2

Intro to Ice Fishing: Panfish – at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Sun, February 2, 7:00am – 10:30am DescriptionFor adults and families with children ages 9 and up Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Join us in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Try to entice fish to the end of your line using lures and jigging techniques that mimic their natural food. Learn about fish adaptations by…

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February 02, 2020 07:00 AM
February 02, 2020 10:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 6

Homeschool Program for ages 4-6 at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Homeschool Series: All About Series (ages 4-6) When: Thu, February 6, 10:00am – 11:30am For ages 4 to 6 January 9: Skunks* February 6: Groundhogs March 5: Owls April 2: Turtles Join us with your child to learn all about New Hampshire wildlife. Each session considers a different group of living things through activities, hands-on experiences,  and a meeting with a live animal. Cost $9/member child; $11/non-member child An adult must participate with children at no additional cost. Each additional…

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February 06, 2020 10:00 AM
February 06, 2020 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 6

Homeschool Program for ages 7-10 at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Homeschool Series: Get HAPI! (ages 7-10) When: Thu, February 6, 10:00am – 11:30am For ages 7 to 10 January 9: Interrelationships* February 6: Populations March 5: Habitats April 2: Ecosystems The primary interpretive focus of the Science Center’s programs and exhibits is community ecology, which has four major concepts: Habitats, Adaptations, Populations, and Interrelationships (HAPI). Join us with your child to investigate these topics in depth. Cost $9/member child; $11/non-member child An adult must participate with children at no additional…

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February 06, 2020 10:00 AM
February 06, 2020 11:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 8

Winter Forts and Fires Program at Squam Lakes Science Center

Winter Forts and Fires - Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a fun winter program for adults and families with children ages 4 and up. Participants will build forts, play games, and then warm up around a fire with cocoa and toasted marshmallows. The group moves inside to meet a live animal ambassador with special adaptations for winter survival. Dress to be outside with insulated snow boots and warm…

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February 08, 2020 10:00 AM
February 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 11

Science Pub: Community Conversations on Climate Change

Join us in the lounge at Walter’s Basin for engaging evenings discussing climate change solutions over drinks and appetizers. Climate change is affecting our natural world and the animals (including we humans) that inhabit our planet in many ways. We will focus on solutions to this global problem. Different scientists and organizations will speak for about 30 minutes with a lively discussion to follow. Bring your questions and plan to contribute to this community conversation on climate change. Visit nhnature.org…

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February 11, 2020 06:00 PM
February 11, 2020 08:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 15

Winter Bald Eagle Watching at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Winter Bald Eagle Watching Saturday, February 15, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Executive Director Iain MacLeod leads a tour around the Lakes Region to spot bald Eagles. Iain will share the natural history and adaptations of these majestic birds, the story of how we almost lost our national symbol of freedom, and what has led to their comeback. Participants will carpool to viewing sites and binoculars will be available or participants can…

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February 15, 2020 09:00 AM
February 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 16

Winter Backyard Bird Program at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Binos and Bird Feeders: Winter Backyard Birds Sunday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds a winter backyard bird program for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. What birds overwinter in New Hampshire? How do they survive? Gather around the Science Center’s bird feeders and learn to identify backyard birds. Participants can even try letting the birds eat out of their hand! We will discuss bird feeding basics,…

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February 16, 2020 10:00 AM
February 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 16

Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Exhibit Trail at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Wild Winter Walk: Guided Tour of the Live Animal Exhibit Trail Sunday, February 16, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers a winter program for adults and families with children ages 6 and up. Learn about the animals who live at the Science Center during the winter. Most of them stay in the same place, just as they would in the wild. A staff naturalist will lead a guided walk on the live animal…

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February 16, 2020 01:00 PM
February 16, 2020 03:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 23

Ice fishing for Trout at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Ice Fishing: Trout on Sunday, February 23, 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds and introduction to ice fishing for trout for adults and families with children ages 9 and up. Beneath the snow and ice is a wondrous world of peril: oxygen starts to deplete, food is scarce, and water temperature is barely above 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Join a Science Center naturalist in search of fish that remain active under these conditions. Try…

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February 23, 2020 07:00 AM
February 23, 2020 10:30 AM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Feb 27

Animals in Winter – survival basics – at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Animals in Winter - Thursday, February 27, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Holderness, NH – What strategies do animals use to survive the winter? What adaptations do they have to help them stay warm and find food? Participants will meet three live animals during this indoor program and learn about the adaptations that they have to survive in the wild during this challenging time of year. This program is for all ages. Cost: $7/member; $9/non-member To register for this event, and…

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February 27, 2020 01:00 PM
February 27, 2020 02:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States

March 2020

Mar 8

Binos & Birdfeeders: Winter Backyard Birds

Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds a winter backyard bird program for adults and families with children ages 5 and up. What birds overwinter in New Hampshire? How do they survive? Gather around the Science Center’s bird feeders and learn to identify backyard birds. Participants can even try letting the birds eat out of their hand! We will discuss bird feeding basics, make a bird feeder from natural or recycled materials to take home, go on a…

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March 08, 2020 10:00 AM
March 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
Mar 10

Science Pub: Community Conversations on Climate Change

Join us in the lounge at Walter’s Basin for engaging evenings discussing climate change solutions over drinks and appetizers. Climate change is affecting our natural world and the animals (including we humans) that inhabit our planet in many ways. We will focus on solutions to this global problem. Different scientists and organizations will speak for about 30 minutes with a lively discussion to follow. Bring your questions and plan to contribute to this community conversation on climate change. Visit nhnature.org…

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March 10, 2020 06:00 PM
March 10, 2020 08:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States

April 2020

Apr 14

Science Pub: Community Conversations on Climate Change

Join us in the lounge at Walter’s Basin for engaging evenings discussing climate change solutions over drinks and appetizers. Climate change is affecting our natural world and the animals (including we humans) that inhabit our planet in many ways. We will focus on solutions to this global problem. Different scientists and organizations will speak for about 30 minutes with a lively discussion to follow. Bring your questions and plan to contribute to this community conversation on climate change. Visit nhnature.org…

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April 14, 2020 06:00 PM
April 14, 2020 08:00 PM
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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