2012 Summer Programs
Canoe and Kayak Rentals
|Canoes & 2 Person Kayaks||New Hampshire Audubon Member||Non-member|
|Full Day||$ 30||$ 40|
|Half Day (3 hours)||$ 20||$ 30|
|Kayaks||New Hampshire Audubon Member||Non-member|
|Full Day||$ 25||$ 30|
|Half Day (3 hours)||$ 15||$ 20|
|Season Pass||New Hampshire Audubon Member||Non-member|
|Monday – Friday||$ 200||$ 250|
|Anytime||$ 250||$ 300|
Cost per participant of all youth programs: $8 NH Audubon members (M), $10 Non-members (NM)
Mondays Stories & Discoveries: Ages 3-8
Greet and get to know a different environmental theme each week through well told stories and outdoor activities. Grandparents and parents are welcome to stay as young people awaken to new delights.
Tuesdays Nature Detectives: Ages 7-11
Consider how natural systems work and how human actions can help them function properly via lively meanderings and measured studying of field, marsh, wood & lake-shore habitats.
Wednesdays Newfound Explorers: Ages 9-13
Explore & learn about local ecosystems by examining the natural world using scientific methods. Explorers will perform transect studies, collect & interpret water analysis data, and learn that the more you know about your surroundings, the more fascinating they become.
Thursdays Curious Naturalists: Ages 4-7
Utilize movement, one’s five senses, and different tools of discovery to delve into inspections of the outdoor universe. Adults welcome to accompany children.
Fridays Fairy & Gnome Home Building: Ages 3 and up
Create homes for small forest-dwelling beings rarely seen by grown-ups using found building materials provided by the natural world, and discuss how wildlife finds shelter without the help of human hands.
Tuesdays Red Barn Presentations 7:30 – 8:45PM
Programs hosted across the road at Meadow Wind B&B (Park at Ash Cottage)
Suggested Donation: $ 8M/ $10NM Family $16M/ $20NM
Go outside and explore the world around us after gathering inspiration from tales and images shared by those finding adventure in scales ranging from the summit of Mt. Everest, to the cobblestone wall in your backyard. Presentations hosted in the enchanting atmosphere of a beautifully refurbished 200 year old barn. See schedule of presenters below.
Wednesdays Guided Canoe and Kayak Tours
10AM – noon at Paradise Point Nature Center
Suggested Donation: Adult $15M/ $20NM, Youth (5-16 accompanied by adult) $10M/ $12NM
Skim the crystal clear surface of Newfound Lake and glide quietly along the edges of Hebron Marsh where an abundance of wildlife congregates. Paddlers will explore the waters of the lake and the Cockermouth River during these naturalist led outings. -Please bring plenty of water, snacks, and binoculars-
Fridays Friday Night Campfires –Stories, Songs and Lore
7:30 – 9PM at Paradise Point Nature Center Free/ Donations appreciated
Warm your hands & imaginations as gifted weavers of well-told tales charm & delight enraptured listeners circled around the mesmerizing glow of a summer campfire. Bring a musical instrument and join in the fun.
Adult and Teen Programs
9-10 AM at the Ash Cottage $12M/ $15NM
Draw health and vigor from the surrounding sanctuary inward while releasing stress and tension. People of all fitness levels will benefit from this guided practice of focused movement and natural breathing.
Mondays Evening Yoga with Eve Belanger
5:30-6:30 PM at the Ash Cottage $12M/ $15NM
Focus and recharge your body and mind. Yoga students of all levels will breathe deeply and follow Hatha style progressions that gently encourage proper alignment and restoration of balance. -Please wear comfortable clothing. Yoga mats available if needed-
Thursdays Evening Tai Chi with Viki Kiman $12M/ $15NM
5:30-6:30 PM at the Ash Cottage
See description above.
2012 Schedule of Tuesday Evening Presentations
Red Barn Presentations 7:30 – 8:45PM
7/3 Mike Jones Mike is a biologist who studies wood turtles and the unique alpine ecology of northern New England and eastern Canada. www.beyondktaadn.org
7/10 Lidia Dale-Mesaros Lidia is a sled-dog musher who races competitively and also guides guests on recreational excursions with a team of Hedlund Huskies; a historic line of working Alaskan village dog which she is helping to preserve. www.valleysnowdogz.com
7/17 Brian Nevins Brian is an award winning professional photographer whose incredible images of outdoor adventures have been featured in many nationally distributed magazines. www.briannevins.com
7/24 John Jurczynski John is an avid cyclist who has raced in many ultra-endurance events including RAAM- the Race Across America- in which winners pedal coast to coast in less than ten days.
7/31 Rick Libbey Rick is known as the “Mooseman” because of the extraordinary photos of moose he has captured in annual backcountry trips to northern Maine. www.moosemannaturephotos.com
8/7 Steve Whitman Steve is a certified Permaculture Design instructor who has traveled the globe looking for innovative solutions to the many challenges now facing the world.
8/14 Maria & Beth Weick Maria and Beth are a mother/daughter pair who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail together from Georgia to Maine.
8/21 Jim Gagne Jim is a New Hampshire native who has climbed the highest peak on all seven continents. www.jimgagne.com
8/28 Tom Wessels Tom is an highly-acclaimed author and educator whose books; Reading the Forested Landscape, Forest Forensics and others help readers uncover the fascinating answers to some of the mysteries that lie within sight of those who wander in New England forests & fields.