Discover WILD NH Day
4/19 - 10 am till 3 pm
Leave your pets at home.
Wildlife Encounters will have "Koda" the Arctic Fox and other native species for you to visit, and Derek will do a presentation in the indoor conference room. There will be TONS of exciting things to see and do, plus a scavenger hunt!
Live animal presentations will go on throughout the day, including:
- 10:45 a.m.: Reptiles on the Move
- 12:30 p.m.: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
- 1:30 p.m.: Wildlife Encounters
Ready to celebrate spring? Come to Discover WILD New Hampshire day, an action-packed outdoor festival on Saturday, April 19, from 10 to 3 at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord. See live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Kids will love trying archery, casting and wildlife crafts. With more than 70 exhibits, this event is fun for all ages! And it's free!
This action-packed outdoor festival is fun for all ages. Sample a crispy fish fillet. See retriever dogs in action. Prepare to be wowed by live animals, big trout and trained falcons. Kids can try archery or air rifle activities, cast with the "Let's Go Fishing" program and create wildlife crafts.
Visitors will enjoy browsing more than 70 exhibits by outdoor, conservation and environmental groups from all over New Hampshire. Plant a tree with the N.H. Division of Forests and Lands. Get the buzz on bees from the Capital Area Beekeepers. Learn more about trout fishing with the Basil Woods Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
You'll pick up lots of great ideas for conserving energy and protecting the environment, too. The N.H. Department of Environmental Services has a tent full of displays where you can learn how to help protect our air and water. Plus, get an up-close look at alternative-fuel vehicles and bring your questions about these gas-saving cars and trucks.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Discover WILD New Hampshire Day began in New Hampshire in 1989 as an observance of Earth Day and a celebration of the state's wealth of natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. In observance of that milestone, visitors will be invited to contribute their hopes and dreams for the future of wildlife and the environment in New Hampshire for inclusion in a buried time capsule.
Ongoing demonstrations include Fish and Game Law Enforcement Search and Rescue dogs (10:30 a.m./noon/2 p.m.); and Landscaping for Wildlife (11:30 a.m./1 p.m.)
The event is held rain or shine. The Fish and Game License Office will be open during the event, so stop by and purchase your fishing or hunting license while you're there. A food concession will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please note that the rule prohibiting dogs from the event will be strictly enforced. Only service animals will be permitted.