307 Applebee Rd, Milton Mills, NH 03852

Snowshoe Tracking — first event of 2020 ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ Program

Moose Mountains Regional Greenways

Box 191, Union, NH  03887

603-473-2020

info@mmrg.info

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: 12/23/2019


Snowshoe Tracking — first event of 2020 ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ Program

On Sunday morning, January 18, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways (MMRG) and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT) will jointly offer a kids’ snowshoe walk and tracking activity. Snowshoe tracking is the first event of MMRG’s 2020 ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ program, intended to encourage the next generation of conservationists by offering families ways to have fun together outside while learning about the natural world.

At MMRG’s previous family snowshoe event, kids went sledding, tried out walking in snowshoes, listened for bird songs at the edge of the woods and crowded around the leaders as they pointed out signs of wildlife along a snowy trail. Anticipating the upcoming event, MMRG’s Educational Outreach Coordinator Kari Lygren says, “We’ll look for signs of wildlife and talk about the animal stories that we can read in the snow. We always have a great time because kids are so curious and love to explore!”

The Snowshoe Tracking event will take place from 10 am to 12 pm at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills, led by MMRG staff and volunteers.  Kids-sized snowshoes will be available as well as a few loaner snowshoes for adults. Children of all ages with their families are welcome but pre-registration is required. ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ events are a membership benefit for MMRG member families, but non-members are encouraged to try out their first family activity for free. For more information, directions, and to pre-register, call MMRG’s Educational Outreach Coordinator Kari Lygren at (603) 978-7125 or email mmrgnh@gmail.com.

The updated 2020 ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ series includes Birdhouse Building (March), Using a Map to Find Your Way (also in March), Following a Stream (May), the annual Woods, Water & Wildlife Festival (second Saturday in August), Night Time Walk (September), Photography Scavenger Hunt (October), and Natural Holiday Decorations (December). Interested families may join MMRG with an online donation of $25 per household per year at www.mmrg.info  or inquire about available scholarships by calling 603-473-2020.

MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land in Brookfield, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, New Durham, Wakefield, and Wolfeboro. For more information and a calendar of upcoming educational events, visit www.mmrg.info.  Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to protect open space and working forests and to educate the public about sound forestry, conservation and agricultural practices; see www.branchillfarm.org. ‘MOOSE-ies for Families’ events are made possible in part through the generous support of local business and community sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring this program on behalf of your business, please contact Jill Eldredge, Executive Director, at jill.mmrg@gmail.com.

 

Identifying tracks by Kari Lygren
Identifying tracks by Kari Lygren
Looking at animal scat by Amy Gardner
Looking at animal scat by Amy Gardner
Looking at tracks by emily Lord
Looking at tracks by emily Lord
Families looking at signs in the snow by Emily Lord
Families looking at signs in the snow by Emily Lord

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