Reminder: Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is almost here! This free outdoor festival is coming up this Saturday, April 21, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 

The event is fun for all ages, with lots of hands-on activities and a chance to see live animals, big trout, retriever dogs, and trained falcons.  Under the big tent, talk to exhibitors from more than 35 outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from throughout New Hampshire. Come find out how you and your family can get connected to life outdoors -- and learn some new tips for conserving energy and protecting our environment. Details at www.wildnh.com.

Special presentations and demonstrations go on throughout the day, including:

  • 10:30 a.m.: What’s Your Water Footprint? – N.H. Department of Environmental Services
  • 11:45 a.m.:  Living Wild – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
  • 12:45 p.m.:  Owls of New Hampshire – New Hampshire Audubon
  • 1:45 p.m.:  Let's Paws and Consider... – W.I.L.D. Center/Zoological Park of New England

Participate in on-going activities during the event, including a chance to visit a mobile DES Air Quality Monitoring Station, see retrieval dogs in action, learn to find your way with basic map and compass, practice casting with “Let’s Go Fishing” instructors, become a Junior Conservation Officer, explore the Discovery Room and see the Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit. You can also tour Fish and Game's Wildlife Habitat Garden with Wildlife Educator Marilyn Wyzga (check program for times).

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is held rain or shine.  A food concession is available from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Please note that no dogs are allowed; service animals only.

Discover WILD New Hampshire Day is co-sponsored by the N.H. Fish and Game Department and the N.H. Department of Environmental Services (DES), which this year is celebrating its 25th anniversary protecting and restoring New Hampshire's precious natural resources and public health, with support from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire and Southeastern Container, Inc.