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Animal Habitats (Grades 3-6)

Join us as we explore the rich habitats which comprise New Hampshire Audubon’s Massabesic Center, learning about the 3 critical elements all animals need to survive.

Students will be able to identify several native animals, understanding how they adapt to their surroundings, finding food, water and shelter.

Birds All Around Us (Grades 3-6)

Characteristics and adaptations unique to birds will be explored, providing students with an in-depth understanding of 3 major bird groups while exploring where they might live.

Students will learn how to identify common backyard birds through visual and auditory clues.

Raptor Rapture (Grades 3-6)

Get up-close and personal with NH’s raptors. Look into an owl’s eyes, check out the talons of the red-tailed hawk, and learn about the efficient hunting techniques of these birds of prey. Learn the basic biology and lifestyle of these great birds of prey.

Students will understand what makes a raptor unique in the bird world.

Food Chains (Grades 3-6)

This program provides students with a systematic understanding of food chain and food web structures through model demonstration, vocabulary terms and activities to apply these concepts. Exploration of a pond habitat provides a unique backdrop for student observation and critical thinking question prompts.

Students will further their learning and understanding with challenges to create their own food web models, as well as research animals in the habitats we visit.

NH Wildlife (Grades 3-6)

From beavers to reptiles to birds, learn about NH's wildlife by looking at what they eat, where they live, and some of their predators. Take a closer look at the Barn owl, Painted Turtle, and the Pumpkinseed Sunfish.

Students will understand how wildlife are all connected.

Beginner Botany (Grades 1-2)

Did you know that plants are the only organisms on Earth capable of making their own food!? From the air we breathe to the clothes we wear, our relationship with plants far exceeds consumption.

Students will be able to: identify the basic parts and needs of a plant; explain why plants are important parts of our ecosystems; and identify by sight the three state species of plant (paper birch, purple lilac, pink lady slipper).

Interesting Insects (Grades 1-2)

Creeping, crawling, leaping, flying, insects are all around us. Come explore these amazing creatures that make up more than 80% of the world's fauna!

Students will be able to: identify three characteristics of an insect, three insects in their community, and several commonly mistaken species of insects; and formulate at least one question about insects in their neighborhood.

Food Webs (Grades 1-2)

Every living creature on Earth can thank the sun for providing the foods we eat. Explore the amazing food chains occurring in our ecoregion as we challenge ourselves to connect to the wild in this interactive Food Webs program.

Students will be able to: explain the difference between a food web and a food chain; comprehend and provide examples of the following terms: producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore; and formulate a question regarding the interconnectedness of nature.

Explore 39 wildlife sanctuaries throughout all 10 counties of New Hampshire.

Committed to the conservation of ecologically important lands.

We regularly observe and count 14 species at NH Audubon’s Raptor Observatories.

NH Audubon Protects

The New Hampshire Audubon offers multiple opportunities for those interested in joining us as a member or donating for one of our various causes.

About Us

Founded in 1914, NH Audubon’s mission is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people. It is an independent statewide membership organization with four nature centers throughout the state. Expert educators give programs to children, families, and adults at centers and in schools. Staff biologists and volunteers conduct bird conservation efforts such as the Peregrine Falcon restoration. NH Audubon protects thousands of acres of wildlife habitat and is a voice for sound public policy on environmental issues. For information on NH Audubon, including membership, volunteering, programs, sanctuaries, and publications, call 224-9909, or visit www.nhaudubon.org.