Squam Lakes Science Center Brings “Animal Sounds” to Bretzfelder Park

The Squam Lakes Natural Science Center returns to Bretzfelder Park  for a free program titled “Animal Sounds.”

Animals make sounds for a variety of reasons — to attract a mate, to defend their territory, to capture prey, or even to escape predators. Join a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist and three live animals native to New Hampshire to hear their sounds and discover the reasons behind them.

The program is part of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series.

The program is interactive and designed to engage and educate audience members of all ages.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (www.nhnature.org) is a non-profit organization in Holderness whose mission is to advance the understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world.

Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center has educated and enlightened visitors for over 40 years about the natural world. The Science Center is the only institution in northern New England nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org),Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites.

Two series of educational programs are held there each year, one in August and the other in February. The Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series continues Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Linnea Manley, educator and geologist presenting “Don’t Take Rocks for Granite.” For more information and a calendar of events please visit www.therocks.org, email us at [email protected], or call 603-444-6228.