JUNE PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AT SQUAM LAKES NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER

Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise
Tuesday, June 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod or Senior Naturalist Dave Erler for a special Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. The cruise focuses on the recovery of Bald Eagles as a nesting species in the state, with particular discussion about the pair of Bald Eagles that has nested on a Squam island since 2003 and fledged 18 chicks. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

How You Can Help Wildlife Adapt to Climate Change
Tuesday, June 3, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presents Science Center Trustee and New Hampshire Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Emily Preston to speak about climate change and how it’s affecting wildlife. Attendees will learn about the Ecosystems and Wildlife Climate Change Adaptation Plan and how they can help wildlife adapt and help maintain healthy habitats.
There is no charge to attend this event but registration is required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.

Natural Adventure Series: Color Coded Messages
Wednesday, June 4, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds the first in a four month series of programs about color for children ages 3 and under. Nature talks with color – some colors help to hide, some to say danger, and still others mean welcome. Explore the natural world of color in this program. Adult must accompany children at no charge. Registration is required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: $5/member child per session; $7/non-member child per session

Spring Birding
Friday, June 6, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Squam Lakes Conservation Society are offering a weekly bird identification program for adults and children ages 14 and up. Join Iain MacLeod or Rick Van de Poll on this series of beginning birding programs. Learn to identify the huge variety of birds that fill our woods, meadows, and wetlands each spring. Explore a variety of habitats in the Lakes Region. Learn identification by sight and sound and build upon your bird ID skills each week. Iain will lead the trip on June 6; Rick will lead the trip on June 13. Registration is required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: $12 per member (SLNSC or SLCS) per session; $15 per non-member per session

Annual Breeding Bird Census
Saturday, June 7, 5:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presents a birding program for adults and older children. 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. The census is done primarily by ear, listening for 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 to 8:00 a.m.) involves canvassing two forested zones, including Mt. Fayal. The later session (8:00 to 9:30 a.m.) covers fields, exhibit areas, and Kirkwood Gardens. Binoculars are available at no extra charge or attendees may bring their own.
There is no charge to attend the Breeding Bird Census but reservations are required by calling 603-968-7194.

Loon Cruise
Monday, June 9, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise
Tuesday, June 10, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod or Senior Naturalist Dave Erler for a special Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. The cruise focuses on the recovery of Bald Eagles as a nesting species in the state, with particular discussion about the pair of Bald Eagles that has nested on a Squam island since 2003 and fledged 18 chicks. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Spring Birding
Friday, June 13, 7:00 t0 10:00 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and Squam Lakes Conservation Society are offering a weekly bird identification program for adults and children ages 14 and up. Join Rick Van de Poll to identify the huge variety of birds that fill our woods, meadows, and wetlands each spring. Explore a variety of habitats in the Lakes Region. Learn identification by sight and sound and build upon your bird ID skills each week. Registration is required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: $12 per member (SLNSC or SLCS) per session; $15 per non-member per session

Loon Cruise
Friday, June 13, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Loon Cruise
Monday, June 16, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise
Tuesday, June 17, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod or Senior Naturalist Dave Erler for a special Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. The cruise focuses on the recovery of Bald Eagles as a nesting species in the state, with particular discussion about the pair of Bald Eagles that has nested on a Squam island since 2003 and fledged 18 chicks. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Natural Adventure Series: Yoga Wild
Wednesday, June 18, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds the first in a three month series of programs for children ages 4 to 7. Yoga Wild will explore animal movement through fun yoga poses. Children will learn spatial concepts, stimulate their senses, and develop motor skills as they use their imaginations to mimic animals. Each session will include a visit with a live animal. Registration is required in advance by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: $5/member child per session; $7/non-member child per session

Loon Cruise
Friday, June 20, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Young Birders Club: Birds of the Open Ocean
Monday, June 23, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rye Harbor, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center and the Young Birders Club invite people to attend Birds of the Open Ocean. The Harriers make their inaugural trip to New Hampshire’s ocean waters aboard the Granite State out of Rye Harbor. The forests and fields of New Hampshire aren’t the only habitats teeming with life; watch th ebuoyang flight of the tiny Wilson’s Storm-petrel, which breeds in the Southern Hemisphere and travels north for “winter”; the Sooty Sheatwater, oscillating like a radio wave in its “dynamic soaring”; and glimpse a plunging Northern Gannet, Atlantic Puffin, or another rare surprise. Attendees will keep their eyes peeled for whales, porpoises, seals, and all manner of wildlife as well.
Register by calling Henry Walters at 603-525-3572 or emailing nhyoungbirders@gmail.com.

Loon Cruise
Monday, June 23, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise
Tuesday, June 24, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Join Executive Director Iain MacLeod or Senior Naturalist Dave Erler for a special Bald Eagle Adventure Cruise to view these magnificent birds in their natural habitat. The cruise focuses on the recovery of Bald Eagles as a nesting species in the state, with particular discussion about the pair of Bald Eagles that has nested on a Squam island since 2003 and fledged 18 chicks. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Loon Cruise
Friday, June 27, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

Coyote Day
Saturday, June 28
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is holding a day all about coyotes. Visitors can meet the Science Center’s resident coyotes up close. See one at the new Coyote Exhibit on the live animal trail where volunteer docents will answer questions. Meet another younger coyote during “Up Close to Animals” presentations. Hear the latest about coyotes in New Hampshire from Chris Schadler, wild canid ecologist with Project Coyote, who will speak at 1:00 p.m. Join in games, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
All programs for Coyote Day are part of regular admission rates. Trail rates are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors (age 65+), $12 for youth ages 3 to 15, free for children 2 and under and members.

Loon Cruise
Monday, June 30, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center joins forces with the Loon Preservation Committee (LPF) to offer twice weekly Loon Cruises. The Loon Cruise focuses on Common Loon conservation, biology, and monitoring. A Science Center naturalist joins an LPC biologist who guides the tour and discusses the work LPC does across the state and on Squam Lake to protect these extraordinary birds. The cruise route is chosen to maximize Loon observations. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.

ONGOING PROGRAMS
River Otter Feeding
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center holds a special river otter feeding every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 a.m. See the 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.
Cost: FREE/members; $15/adult, $12/senior (65+), $10/youth (ages 3 to 15), children 2 and under free.

Explore Squam Cruise
Daily 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Holderness, NH – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center presents Squam Lake Cruises for the 2014 season. 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 Common Loons and Bald Eagles, regularly seen, but best viewed while nesting from May through August. All Squam Lake Cruises are 90-minutes and depart from the dock on Route 3 at the bridge, next to Walter’s Basin Restaurant in downtown Holderness. Squam Lake Cruises are on canopied pontoon boats. Binoculars are available for wildlife viewing at no additional cost. There is limited space for Squam Lake Cruises. Please reserve your seat by calling 603-968-7194.
Cost: Adult: $21/member; $25/non-member; Senior (65+): $19/member; $23/non-member; Youth (ages 0-15): $17/member; $21/non-member. Not recommended for children 2 and under.
For details about any event, upcoming program, and membership go to www.nhnature.org or call 603-968-7194.

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