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Boating Skills and Seamanship II


with US Coastguard

Calendar May 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

If there is sufficient student interest a more in-depth class will be offered. Prerequisite: Completion of previous class.

Tuesday, May 15- June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 5 sessions

Course Fee: $40



with Thomas Berger

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Over the last several years Thomas has developed an interest and knowledge about insect gardening (pollinators, butterfly larval host plants, etc.) and would love to share that knowledge. This presentation includes slides and videos, and will be of most interest to people who enjoy gardening, the environment, hobby entomologists and birders. Session one will focus on the plight of insects and an overview of the most important groups and their role in the environment. Session two will focus on two important groups, the Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) and the Bees, and how we can support these in gardens or restoration projects. All ages welcome (children 8 and over with a parent or guardian). Thomas is the owner of Green Art in Kittery, Maine.

Tuesday, May 8 & 15, 7-8 p.m., 2 sessions

Course Fee: $14

Greenhouse Gardening


with Anne Masury

Calendar Mar 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

NEW START DATE: MARCH 29th. This two-part lecture will get you ready to garden. Part I: Starting seeds in a greenhouse space, learn about lights, soil, seed sources, and about the Traip Greenhouse and Garden Program. Part II: Planting out your seedlings, early crops for outdoors, spring garden activities.

Thursday, March 29 & May 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2 Sessions

Course Fee: $8

Guided Tour of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail -


with JerriAnne Boggis

Calendar Apr 28, 2018 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

With tour guide, JerriAnne Boggis you will visit local wharves and auction sites related to the Atlantic Slave Trade, where a captive could be exchanged for “cash or good lumber” to serve in the master’s house or work on the docks or on a ship.   You will also tour a selection of sites where early black residents lived, worked , prayed and are buried. You will learn of their stories and how they shaped the community.

Meet at the BHTNH office in the South Meetinghouse (previously Children's Museum) at 280 Marcy Street. Please meet JerriAnne there on Saturday.

Unfortunately, parking cannot be gauranteed, so please allow additional time to find a place -- there's free parking nearby on Four Tree Island, aka Peirce Island, and at the South Mill Pond (Pleasant St.), then the Hanover Parking Garage has an hourly rate.

Saturday, April 28, 2-3:30 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $22

Full Course

Marine Research at the UNH Marine Lab


with Jason Goldstein

Calendar May 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Located on the picturesque mouth of the Piscataqua River in NewCastle, NH the UNH Marine Lab Center supports a variety of marine-related projects and ongoing research as part of its mission for the Seacoast and the Gulf of Maine. Embark on a walking tour of the Marine Lab and it's current research projects being carried out by UNH Faculty, students, and associated scientists. Learn about lobster mating, jonah crab growth, see lumpfish and other marine creatures along the way. Bring your favorite marine biology questions for an interactive tour and discussion. Please meet at the Public Parking lot at the UNH Judd Gregg Marine Research Center.

Tuesday, May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $12

Sailboat Racing


with Tom Brown

Calendar Apr 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will cover the basics of yacht racing with an emphasis on local PSA Evening and Weekend racing.  The Racing Rules are discussed, as is boat speed, crew assignments, prep, and tactics. Move up in your fleet or simply discover a new way to get out there on your boat! Tom is currently the long standing  Race Committee's Principal Race Officer and brings many  years of experience racing at all levels from Clubs to World Class events.

Tuesday, April 24-May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 sessions 

Full Course

Sailing Fundamentals


with Tom Brown

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four evening course will be a discussion on how boats and sails work, tips, sail trim and best practices.  Stories and Topics both past and present are welcome for analysis.  Those new to sailing as well as seasoned sailors will all greatly benefit from this course. Tom Brown is the long running Principal Race Office for Yacht Racing in the Seacoast.  He has over 40 yrs. sailing experience including racing at a very high level, has been a delivery and charter boat Captain, and a partner in a NYC adult sailing school.  He is certified through all levels with the American Sailing Association.  He is currently in management at Great Bay Marine.

Monday, April 23- May 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 4 sessions 

Will run

Spring Birding


with Dave Tucker

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

NEW CLASS JUST ADDED: Brush up your birding skills with this 3 part class. One night class session at Traip Academy,  and then two field sessions at Fort Foster focusing on finding and identifying birds, especially migrants like warblers, vireos, sparrows and orioles. Please note: there may be an additonal fee to enter Fort Foster, payable at the gate, if not a pass holder.

Monday, April 30, 6-8 p.m., 1 session, at Traip Academy

Saturday, May 5 & 19, (rain dates May 6 & 20), 2 sessions to meet at Fort Foster, time TBD (note: the walks will prob. take place in the am around 7:30 am)

Course Fee: $28

Full Course

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