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.

Weeks State Park Summer Program: Peregrine Falcon & Live Animals

Earth Heroes

A Peregrine Falcon and live animal friends from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness come to visit, in a program led by expert naturalists. The live animal programs are always a hit; come early and bring the kids!

The free summer evening programs are held in the Great Room at the Summit Lodge on Thursdays at 7 pm. The public is invited to all programs.
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site’s house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4 pm.

Wednesday-Sunday, through September 9, 10am-5pm; Friday-Sunday, September 7-October 7 (also open Labor Day & Columbus Day)

More info: (603) 788-4004