Make natural science a part of your summer reading program with a Natural Encounters live animal program. Introduce your readers to the world of ecology, ornithology, and biology! Some of our outreach programs are below or learn more about outreaches here:
- 2016 Summer Reading Program: Animal Athletes
Animals are truly Amazing Athletes! Did you know a mountain lion can leap 15 feet in the air or that a peregrine falcon can reach speeds of 240 mph? Join a naturalist from Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, along with three wild animal athletes (no mountain lions though), to learn how speed, strength, and agility help them to survive. You’ll even be able to compare your own athletic abilities to some of New Hampshire’s wild athletes!
- Aquatic Critters
Water is essential for all life on our planet. Be an ecologist for a day as you learn about the habitats, adaptations and populations of animals supported by NH’s aquatic communities. Meet three live animals dependent on NH waters.
- Owls of New Hampshire
Who calls in the night? Who glides on shadowy wings in silent flight? Be an ornithologist for a day and meet three of our state’s mysterious owls and find out what is myth or fact about these nocturnal birds.
- Coded Messages
People communicate in many ways – a loud shout, a soft whimper, a wrinkled expression, laughter. Animals communicate in many ways, too. Be a biologist for a day and discover how and why wild animals communicate.
- More outreach programs here.
Consider purchasing a Library Membership at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center this year and bring your patrons Nearer to Nature!
The Library Membership fee is $300. A Library Membership pass is valid for two $3 trail admissions, plus up to four additional discounted trail admissions ($10 each), every day from May 1 to November 1. Please join us today by completeing your library membership purchase below or if you would prefer, you may print and mail your library membership form.
*Note: Library Memberships are not appropriate for use by schools or other organized groups.