Lifestyle Briefs: Seacoast Science Center offers hiking trip for teens

July 14. 2017 11:25PM

Seacoast Science Center offers hiking trip for teens

RYE - The Seacoast Science Center is offering a three-day guided trip to the White Mountains for students in grades 6 to 9, during which they will learn about New Hampshire's watershed and explore the northern region of the state.

The Stewards White Mountains Hiking Trip, led by experienced hikers, is set for Aug. 7 to 9 and will include overnight stays at the Madison Hut and Lake of the Clouds Hut in the White Mountain National Forest.

The trip will involve moderate to strenuous hiking at elevations of 4,000 to 6,000 feet. Some gear and meals will be provided; campers will only need to pack trail lunches.

The cost is $225 for members; $250 for nonmembers.

A mandatory pretrip meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Seacoast Science Center, which is at 570 Ocean Blvd. in Odiorne Point State Park

The center offers a full summer of environmental day camp programs for children ages 4 to 14. With seven different habitats in Odiorne Point State Park to explore, plus off-site trips for older children, camp programs are designed to help kids gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the natural world around them.

For more information, go to or contact camp director Henry Burke at or 436-8043.

Families First schedules parenting workshops

PORTSMOUTH - Families First Health and Support Center, 100 Campus Drive, offers ongoing parenting workshops, including two scheduled for next month.

"Helping Children Develop Self Control" - Tuesday, Aug. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Does your child throw tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants? Hit his younger sibling? Respond, "No!" when you ask her to do something? Refuse to do things because he's afraid?

Dr. Laura Rubin, founder of the Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center, will talk about strategies to decrease challenging behaviors and promote your child's success. There will be plenty of time for questions.

"How to Talk So Kids Will Listen" - Tuesdays, Aug. 15 and 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tired of having to repeat things 20 times? Do you wish your child would just listen and cooperate?

In this two-part series, parents will find out how to connect with their children while maintaining authority and providing guidance.

The sessions will offer some of the best strategies for getting cooperation, setting consequences that teach, defusing outbursts and strong feelings, and teaching kids to solve their own problems.

The workshop is based on the best-selling book, "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen," by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Parkie Boley and Bob Pavlik, who has a master's degree in education, will facilitate the series.

Both workshops are free and include free child care. Advance registration is required. To sign up, go to or call 422-8208 ext. 2.

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