Events 2014-06-05T15:49:20+00:00

Bears of Katmai

From 7pm until 8pm

At Nature Learning Center

Katmai National Park is a spectacular four million acre national park and preserve located on the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska. Katmai is famous for its geology, salmon and the world’s largest protected population of brown bears, estimated at 2,200 individuals. David Govatski will discuss his visit to the region as well as how to go about planning a trip to an area as remote as Katmai.


In Search of Winter Wanderers: Winter Tracking

From 9am until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center

Join Master Naturalist Rick Van de Poll for a comprehensive program on northern New England's winter-active furbearers. This combination slide and outdoor program will cover the basic life histories of two dozen mammals we are likely to see in winter by virtue of their tracks and signs. The hour-long indoor program will precede a 2 - 3 hour field excursion at Tin Mountain's Bear Paw Conservation Land on the Maine/New Hampshire border. Come dressed for being out in winter weather - we will go out! Call 447-6991 for reservations.


Screening: Run Wild Run Free

From 6:30pm until 8:30pm

At Whitney Community Center, Jackson

Over 60 years ago America was in the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation’s waterways were dying from dams, water diversions and pollution. Run Wild Run Free takes the viewer through the history and current state of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that sought to protect these waterways. Join Tin Mountain, the Jackson Conservation Commission, and former Director of Research for the AMC, Dr. Kenneth Kimball, for this celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.


Children's Winter Craft Project

From 9am until 11:30am

At Nature Learning Center

Join kids craft maven Kathy Bowie for this fun winter project. Participants will sew and stuff their own balsam pillows, complete with a small pocket for treasures. Designed for children age 6-12. Space is limited, please call 447-6991.

Program & Material Fee: $10


Backcountry XC Ski Trip

From 9am until 1pm

At Meet at the Downes Brook/ UNH Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway

Strap on your skis and join the TMCC naturalist staff on the beautiful spruce-lined winter trails of the Kanc.  A series of short loops along the edge of Hedgehog Mountain lead skiers over the ungroomed trails of the WMNF.  While the terrain is beginner friendly there will be moderate climbs and downhill runs along the way.


The Moon, Planets & Zodiac: Your Nightly Guide to Our Journey through Space

From 6pm until 8pm

At Whitney Community Center, Jackson

Understanding and observing the nightly phases of the moon and its relative position within the zodiac is a key to understanding, enjoying, and contemplating our night skies. What is the real world significance of the zodiac beyond just a tool of astrology? How does it help us understand our movement through space? What causes the phases of the moon? This program for all ages will answer some of these basic questions to help enhance your nightly sky gazing. If the skies are clear, the program will include time outside for identifying constellations of the zodiac and using a telescope.