All are welcome to attend our programs which meet at the Seacoast Science Center, Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Refreshments are at 7:00 pm. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. For more information contact Dan Hubbard at 603-332-4093, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Program: Birding Marvelous Morocco and the Canary Islands
Wednesday, November 12
Dana and Bob Fox travel the world to see wonderful birds in amazing habitats. In this program, they will lead us on a journey to two of the Canary Islands and some of the bird rich areas of Morocco, including the Atlas Mountains, the coast with a pelagic trip, the gorges, the high desert, and the western edges of the Sahara. Come and explore these exciting birding destinations.
Program: Injured Seal on a New Hampshire Beach? Who You Gonna Call?
Wednesday, December 10
As of January, 2014, for the first time, you will call a NH rescue team from the Seacoast Science Center (SSC). For 47 years, the New England Aquarium led the rescue response and for the past seven years, members of the SSC's crew contributed as volunteer responders. Today, the Center is responsible for 238 miles of NH shoreline from Great Bay and Hampton Harbor to the Isles of Shoals. The program starts with an evocative thought experiment about the evolution of Americans' relationship to marine mammals. You'll learn how the Center's Team is protecting animals from people and people from animals through response, rescue, and education. You will also find out which species of seals visit our shores, from the ice seals of winter to the most commonly seen year-round seals. Speakers are Ashley Stokes, Rescue Coordinator, and SSC President, Wendy Lull.
Program: Turtles of New Hampshire; What You May Not Know
Wednesday, January 14
Do you know that NH has no truly terrestrial turtles or that we have a state endangered turtle? Turtles are very long lived and their continued existence depends on this longevity. Turtles see in color and hatchling/baby turtles receive no parental care. Please join us and learn much more about the natural history of turtles. Chris Bogard, a NH State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, will present a few of her case histories of turtles hit by cars and also bring some live individuals that you may never have seen before.
Program: Lions and Zebras and Ostrich, Oh My!
Wednesday, February 11
The Tanzania plains are home to about a quarter of Africa's large mammals and hundreds of bird species. It's not possible to see all in two weeks, but NH Audubon’s, Ruth Smith observed and learned about many of them during a February 2013 dream-come-true trip. Join Ruth sharing safari slides and highlights, including close encounters with elephant herds, towers of giraffes, coalition of cheetahs, migrating wildebeest, mischievous monkeys, gorgeous rollers, flamboyant flamingos, and elegant cranes (naming a few). Experiencing "zoo creatures" in their native habitat, visiting the cradle of mankind, and meeting current residents of this special country was a journey worth sharing.