Southern NH Outdoor Recreation Expo
April 13, 2013 – Speakers and Demonstrations

Black Bear Happenings in NH - 10:00 a.m.
Presenter:  Ed Boyle,Fish and Wildlife Steward– sponsored by the NH Fish and Game
Black Bear Happenings in NH includes information about the natural history of black bears, research taking place, how the information learned will affect management for that species, and background on the Wildlife Restoration Program that has made the work possible.   New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Fish and Wildlife Stewards are volunteers trained to present public presentations aimed at increasing public awareness of the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration programs and the important Fish and Game projects they fund.
Camping Demonstration – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Boy Scouts Troop

Walking Stick Construction Demonstration - 10:00.a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

David Crocker of Davy's Walking Sticks.  The walking sticks are totally handcrafted, sanded and treated with 3-4 coats of Danish Oil and rubbed down to a polish.  The hand grips are wrapped with string or suede lace; the wrist loop is hand braided. These sticks are of various sizes with a boot added for no slipping.  The canes are also handcrafted with additives for uniqueness and can be made to fit.

Canine Alert Search Team Demonstrations - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Canine Alert Search Team is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 2005. Our mission is to provide, at no cost, highly trained search and rescue canine (K9) teams for New Hampshire's Fire and Police agencies within Hillsborough and Cheshire Counties. Our primary area of expertise is in using our teams in a wilderness environment to locate lost and missing people.

Horse Vaulting Demonstration – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Pam Fleurant of Renaissance Farm

Renaissance Farm, Center for the Equestrian Arts enjoys giving riding lessons and Equestrian Vaulting lessons. Located in Milford, NH, you can learn to be a competitive rider or a weekend trail rider in a peaceful atmosphere.  Equestrian Vaulting is Dance and gymnastics on the back of moving horse. 

A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard11:15 a.m.
Presenter:  Peggy Barter – UNH Cooperative Extension Service

A Garden for Wildlife is a slide presentation that shows how anyone with a backyard, garden, or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices.  The presentation includes discussion of wildlife and habitats, plant choice, use of native plants, nest boxes and feeders, and issues such as invasive plants.

Local Nature Authors – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Authors Nikki Andrews and Jessie Salsbury

Birds, Bats, & Butterflies: Keeping Common Wildlife Common in NH – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter Chris Bogard – UNH Cooperative Extension Service

The Birds, Bats & Butterflies slide presentation highlights a dozen wildlife species commonly seen in New Hampshire. Participants will learn cool animal facts and find out about how the diverse mix of habitats in our region support species such as American woodcock, painted turtle, pileated woodpecker, wood frogs, little brown bats and other captivating creatures. Presentation includes handouts and other helpful materials.
Chris Bogard is a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator and work exclusively with turtles. She is a volunteer land steward for Southeast Land Trust and has her BS in Environmental Studies.

GeoCaching Demo – 1:00 p.m.
Presenter Becky Lorette – Milford Conservation Commission

Becky is an avid GeocacherGeocaching is a free real-world outdoor treasure hunt.  Participants try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online.  There will be a short indoor introduction then an outside demonstration.

New Hampshire Bats and White Nose Syndrome – 1:30 p.m.
Presenter Cynthia Nichols – UNH Cooperative Extension Service

Bats have been in the news lately. Wondering what’s up with bats in New Hampshire? This talk will give you an overview of the different kinds of bats found in our state, where to look for them, and how landowners and homeowners can help conserve these fascinating mammals. You’ll also learn about the impact of white-nose syndrome on our bats in New Hampshire, what scientists are learning about this threat, and how you can help.  Cynthia Nichols will also talk about Bat Maternity Roost Count Citizen Science Project

Horse Vaulting Demonstration – 2:30 p.m.
Presenter Renaissance Farm

How to Increase Your Energy 300% - 2:45 p.m.
Presenter Jenny Bruck – Spinal Corrective Center

Dr. Jenny will be discussing body mechanics, nutrition and sleep strategies for the athlete.  Dr. Jenny has been in private practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic since 1996.  The owner of Spinal Corrective Center in Amherst, NH, she specializes in chiropractic for pediatric development and adult health with measured spinal corrections.  She is known for her wellness philosophy that encompasses all aspects of creating health such as nutrition, exercises, proper sleep strategies, positive thought and spinal health.