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      Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
      April 25, 2014

Learn More about Wildlife and the Outdoors at these May Events

CONCORD, N.H. – Spring is a great time to get out and learn about wildlife and nature.  Following is a roundup of workshops and talks that are open to the public, sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and its partners.  Follow the links for more details.

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GPS Workshop in Concord, NH – May 6, 2014, in Concord

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a GPS workshop at NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord on Tuesday May 6, 2014.  In the morning, get yourself up-and-running with handheld GPS receivers, in the afternoon, learn how to bring data into Google maps and upload features from those maps into a GPS.  For more information and to register, visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/GPS_workshop_042514.html

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Free Talk on NH Fish and Game Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program – May 7, 2014, in Concord

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program (RAARP) will be the topic of a spring Citizen Science lecture on May 7, 2014, from 6 to 7 pm at the NH Fish and Game Department in Concord.  Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Michael Marchand will summarize the reptiles and amphibians that are found in New Hampshire and discuss how citizens can become involved in tracking their distribution and abundance. The talk is part of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services’ Jody Connor Limnology Center (JCLC) Citizen Science Lecture Series.  For more information, visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/RAARP_Citizen_Science_Talk_042514.html.

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Spotlight on Hunting Workshop - May 10, 2014, in Northwood

Folks who may be interested in getting into hunting, and those who share the woods with hunters and are interested in learning more about this outdoor pursuit, should check out a free workshop from noon to 5 p.m. on May 10, 2014, at Camp Wah-Tut-Ca, 292 Blakes Hill Road, in Northwood, NH. The workshop will be led by NH Fish and Game State Lands Habitat Biologist Jim Oehler and Fish and Game Owl Brook Hunter Education Center Coordinator Tom Flynn. For more information, visit http://www.wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/hunting_workshop_Northwood.html.

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Something’s Fishy Here – Fish Migration Event May 10, 2014, in Newmarket

To learn more and play an active role in helping river herring get from the sea back into the Lamprey River, join the folks from Fish and Game and the Lamprey Rivers Advisory Committee on Saturday, May 10, from 10:00 to noon as they gather fish and help them get up and over the McCallen Dam in Newmarket. Other fish might include see-through baby American eels and prehistoric lamprey eels. This rain-or-shine event is free and registration is not required. For more information, visit fishnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/Fish_migration_talk_042514.html.

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How is Climate Change Affecting NH’s Wildlife Right Now?

What is the connection between NH’s declining moose populations and the skimpy shrimp catch off NH’s coast in the last two years? And what is happening to NH’s birds? Join conservation planners and wildlife enthusiasts to hear from expert biologists on the health trends of moose, shrimp and birds and the connection with climate change. Learn about the N.H. Ecosystems and Wildlife Climate Change Plan to help better manage wildlife in our changing climate.

Three sessions to choose from: May 12 in Hanover; May 22 in Auburn, and May 28 in Concord. For more details, visit wildnh.com/Newsroom/2014/Q2/climate_and_wildlife_talks_042514.html.

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