Lifestyle Briefs: Seacoast Science Center offers vacation camp

January 20. 2018 5:38PM

Seacoast Science Center offers vacation camp

RYE - The Seacoast Science Center is offering two sessions of February Vacation Camp, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays Feb. 19 to 23 and Feb. 26 to March 2.

Treks 4 Tots and Seaside Safari Environmental Day Camp programs are for children ages 4 to grade 5. The programs incorporate outdoor learning in Odiorne Point State Park and engage children with hands-on science activities and interactive exhibits.

Themes for the week are: Monday, Out & About in Winter; Tuesday, Cuttlefish Curiosities; Wednesday, Get Micro!; Thursday, Year of the Reef; and Friday, Life on the Edge.

Extended care is available for the Safari program. Families may sign up by the day or for the whole week. The cost is $60 a day for science center members; $65 for nonmembers or $300 a week for members; $325 for nonmembers.

For a complete schedule and registration, visit For more information, contact Henry Burke at 436-8043, ext. 16 or

App design mini-course set at SEE Science Center

MANCHESTER - The SEE Science Center and the UNH Cooperative Extension are teaming up to offer an App development mini-course: Creative Computing Challenge.

Students will learn the basics of MIT App Inventor and design their own app that can be used on a tablet or mobile android device.

The program will run on Saturdays, Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, for students in grades seven to 12 who meet the prerequisites. The course will be held in the SEE Science Center's computer lab.

The cost is $90 per student ($80 for SEE members). Preregistration is required. Call 669-0400 to sign up.

This is an introductory program for students who have little or no coding experience. This program is being offered as part of the STEM Docent program of the UNH Cooperative Extension and will be conducted by a trained STEM docent.

The prerequisites: Students must be comfortable navigating on a computer, finding, downloading, saving and uploading files and have access to a Gmail account to share files.

For more about the science center, visit

Applications open for Farm Camp Scholarship

WALPOLE - Does your child have interest in farms or gardening? Would he or she like to explore these interests this summer?

Through the Jeffrey P. Smith Farm Scholarship, the Monadnock Localvores endeavors to connect young people with agriculture and the natural world around them and hopes to inspire the next generation of local farmers and local food supporters.

The scholarship gives children in the region an opportunity, through summer camp, after-school programs or membership in the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, to experience sustainable farming practices first-hand and watch their efforts bear fruit.

The group is accepting applications for 2018. For more information, to request application material or to donate to the scholarship fund, contact the Cheshire County Conservation District at 756-2988 ext.116 or

More information is also available at


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