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Field Trips and Events

Come explore New Hampshire and rediscover what makes living here so special! The Forest Society offers a full program of fun, educational field trips, workshops and events designed to meet your interests and celebrate the people and places of this great state.

Choose from a wide range of activities – for all ability levels – held throughout the state.


Special Events

Field Trip 101: You Can Lead a Guided Walk!

Friday, December 5, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conservation Center, Concord

This fun and interactive volunteer training will provide you with the basics of planning and executing a guided walk. Participants in this free training should be willing to commit to leading at least one outdoor event in the subsequent 12 months. You can do it! It's easy, it's fun, and we promise you'll feel prepared after this workshop. Workshop is co-sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension and the Forest Society.

Register online here or email Carrie Deegan at Carrie Deegan.

Farm & Forest logoJoin us at the 2015 NH Farm & Forest Expo!

Friday, February 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Radisson Hotel/Center of New Hampshire, Manchester

Fun for all ages! A winter standard since 1984, "New Hampshire's Greatest Winter Fair" offers commercial exhibits, educational sessions, demonstrations, and activities for attendees of all ages. Be sure to stop at the Forest Society's display booth to meet our staff and volunteers.

Cost: $7.00 for adults; children 16 and under free. Save $1 off the admission price by bringing 2 non-perishable food items to benefit the NH Food Bank. For more information visit

Save the date! Saving Special Places 2015

Saturday, April 11

Saving Special Places is New Hampshire's largest annual conservation event. Whether you're new to conservation and want to learn from the people who do it every day or you're an old hand wanting to network with colleagues, Saving Special Places is not to be missed. Watch for more information as it becomes available.

North Country Calendar

Visit for a calendar of events happening at The Rocks and in the surrounding area.


Winter Botany Workshop

Friday, December 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, December 19, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration full)

Conservation Center, Concord

The NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists Winter Botany Workshop consists of a thorough review of botanical morphology during the winter, training in the use of a dichotomous key, hands-on experience in the classroom and in the field with a large inventory of twigs from all the major botanical families found in the northeast, and professional shortcuts to help students identify an unknown plant in Winter.

Visit for details.

Conservation Commission Field Training Series

Come join the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) and UNH Cooperative Extension for this year's outdoors-based Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Sessions include:

  • Engaging Youth with your Conservation Commission
  • Wetlands Applications and Permitting
  • Mobile Technology for Mapping
  • Wetlands Identification
  • Learning to Live with Beavers
  • How to Lead an Invasive Plant Work Day
This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors this Spring, Summer, and Fall and learn some essential skills. The best part is that the sessions are free, though there is a $10 suggested donation to help defray the costs of running them.

For more details, take a look at the workshop flyer. Please feel free to print or email the flyer to distribute to those who may be interested in attending.

Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lord at or 603-224-7867.

See you in the field!

Exhibits at the Conservation Center

Exhibits are open for viewing weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A percentage of sales will benefit the work of the Forest Society.

Please call 603-224-9945 before visiting as the exhibit room may be in use. It also serves as a meeting space.

The oil paintings of Mary Crump:
Rural and Scenic Landscapes of New Hampshire

November and December
Artists reception: Friday, November 7, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In “Sanctuary at Sunset,” painter Mary Crump of Concord has captured the last golden light of a summer's day streaming over green marsh grasses and quiet water. The rich colors evoke the warmth and vibrancy of moments that don’t last as long as you want them to.

But in Crump’s painting, the golden hour never ends.


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