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Wednesday January 27, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Learn to Skate - Parent & Me Skating: Wed
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Thursday January 28, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    "I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6 - I Love Nature-Thur - Snow Much Fun
Welcome to I Love Nature-Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you. Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft. Who: Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers Where: Peabody Mill Environmental center When: Classes are the first three Thursdays of each month- 10:00am-10:45am. In case of inclement weather class will be rescheduled until the following day. Participants will be notified by email by 9am.Fee: $24R; $29NRNovember: 5th, 12th & 19th Superhero Bug Powers - We will explore the unique attributes of some of the bugs you can find out in the woods! We will explore the woods and uncover some of the mysteries of the bugs in our backyard.December: Tracking- Find out who has been in the woods at PMEC – Winter is a perfect time to get out and follow animal tracks. We will become animal detectives and go out and learn about animal tracks, as well as other signs that can help us track animals and find where they live and where they venture to in the winter.January: Snow Much Fun - We will learn all about the wonders of snow, ice and winter weather. We will take a closer look at the amazing snowflake and learn about how animals can survive in the snow. Get ready to learn and explore all the fun that we can have with snow! February: 4th, 11th, 18th -Things With Wings – Insects, birds and bats. We will focus on a variety of creatures with wings and visit their different shelters here at PMEC. March: 4th, 11th, 18th -Hibernation - Let us explore animal hibernation and who is asleep in the woods and beginning to wake up. We will focus on a variety of animals and how they survive through the winter at PMEC. April: 1st, 8th, 15th -Circle of Life – Frogs, butterflies and bugs. We will learn all about the wonders of life and how certain bugs and animals transform!May: 6th, 13th, 20th -Get Growing- We will focus on different seeds and plants and talk about gardening and how plants grow. We will create journals and head out each week to add new animals and plants to them.Please Note: We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 4 students and maximum of 6 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining a 6 foot distance. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Friday January 29, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Forest Bathing-Meditation in Nature - Forest Bathing-Meditation in Nature
Join us as we develop an appreciation of our local lands and nature in general, subtle and mindful ways. Forest bathing is the practice of immersing yourself in nature in a mindful way, using your senses to derive a whole range of benefits for your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It is also known as Shinrin-yoku. ‘Shinrin’ means forest and ‘Yoku’ stands for bathing. The idea took birth in Japan in the 1980’s and proved to be a very effective tool to reduce the ill effects of a hectic life and stressful work environment. A Guide will lead the group through the forest offering skillfully crafted meditation invitations which will allow participants to open their senses and experience the forest in a new way, even if they’ve been hiking in the forest for years. Spending time in the forest has known health benefits. This practice is a blending of nature and mindfulness, while bathing in the beneficial environment of the forest.This program is suitable for all fitness levels, and is designed as a slow wander through the forest with attention to opening the sense and experiencing the forest in a new way, while receiving the health and wellness the forest naturally offers. You may register for one or multiple classes. All will include meditations techniques you can use on your own.Who: Adults 18yrs and olderWhat: Forest Bathing at PMECWhen: See dates belowWhere: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Meet at the pond next to the parking area.Fee: See fees below
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    XC Ski Lessons & Clinics - Middle School XC Ski
Make Cross-country Skiing your new favorite winter sport! We have teamed up with the Souhegan High School Nordic Ski Team to help you learn to love one of the most popular winter activities.Middle School Program:Who: Grades 5-8When: Fridays 3-4pm: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (2/19 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $56R, $66NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle, running shoes and face coveringNote: This program will continue regardless of the amount snow on the ground. Participants will play games, learn techniques and exercises that will improve their skiing regardless of the amount of snow. Adult Beginner Clinic:Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those new to xc skiing that may feel uncomfortable or nervous on skis. When: Saturday 2/6, 10am-noon (2/7 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering Adult Intermediate Clinic: Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those who feels comfortable on xc skis and wants to become faster and learn more control. When: Saturday 2/20, 10am-noon (2/21 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering 
 
Saturday January 30, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Learn to Skate - Bronze
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Skate - Silver
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Learn to Skate - Bronze
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
Sunday January 31, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature - Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature- Jan 5 weeks
Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while exploring nature and finding peace in the outdoors.This class is designed for adults. It will include walking the trails, yoga poses on the trail and mindfulness exercises. You will need comfortable walking/hiking shoes with spikes or Yak tracks, hand coverings, yoga clothing, water and a mat. Wearing bright colors is a must for sharing the woods with possible hunters.Who: Adults 16yr and olderWhat: Adult Hiking & Yoga in NatureWhen: Sundays 10:00-11:00 -January 24th,31st,February7th, 14th & 21st Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Fee: $48.R $53.NR Per-person In case of poor weather:Class will be held in rain and light snow (if the roads are clear). If there is thunder, lightning, high winds, or snow plows need to treat the roads after 7AM, we will cancel and reschedule a makeup at end of session.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Learn to Play Hockey - Hockey: Level 1
Learn to Play Hockey this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice hockey skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating in multiple directions, and basic stick work. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill. We will use substitutes for sticks and pucks such as pool noodles and wiffle balls.Please send your participant with skates, helmets, and warm winter clothes and a face covering/mask. Bike helmets work great. Please see levels below: Level 1:This level is for the true beginner hockey player. They will be learning how to move around on their skates for the first time and basic stick handling skills!Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRLevel 2: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR Min 4, Max 8 for all sessions
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Play Hockey - Hockey: Level 2
Learn to Play Hockey this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice hockey skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating in multiple directions, and basic stick work. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill. We will use substitutes for sticks and pucks such as pool noodles and wiffle balls.Please send your participant with skates, helmets, and warm winter clothes and a face covering/mask. Bike helmets work great. Please see levels below: Level 1:This level is for the true beginner hockey player. They will be learning how to move around on their skates for the first time and basic stick handling skills!Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRLevel 2: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR Min 4, Max 8 for all sessions
 
Monday February 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Learn to Skate - Bronze: Afterschool
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Tuesday February 2, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
Wednesday February 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Learn to Skate - Parent & Me Skating: Wed
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Thursday February 4, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    "I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6 - I Love Nature- February: Things With Wings
Welcome to I Love Nature-Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you. Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft. Who: Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers Where: Peabody Mill Environmental center When: Classes are the first three Thursdays of each month- 10:00am-10:45am. In case of inclement weather class will be rescheduled until the following day. Participants will be notified by email by 9am.Fee: $24R; $29NRNovember: 5th, 12th & 19th Superhero Bug Powers - We will explore the unique attributes of some of the bugs you can find out in the woods! We will explore the woods and uncover some of the mysteries of the bugs in our backyard.December: Tracking- Find out who has been in the woods at PMEC – Winter is a perfect time to get out and follow animal tracks. We will become animal detectives and go out and learn about animal tracks, as well as other signs that can help us track animals and find where they live and where they venture to in the winter.January: Snow Much Fun - We will learn all about the wonders of snow, ice and winter weather. We will take a closer look at the amazing snowflake and learn about how animals can survive in the snow. Get ready to learn and explore all the fun that we can have with snow! February: 4th, 11th, 18th -Things With Wings – Insects, birds and bats. We will focus on a variety of creatures with wings and visit their different shelters here at PMEC. March: 4th, 11th, 18th -Hibernation - Let us explore animal hibernation and who is asleep in the woods and beginning to wake up. We will focus on a variety of animals and how they survive through the winter at PMEC. April: 1st, 8th, 15th -Circle of Life – Frogs, butterflies and bugs. We will learn all about the wonders of life and how certain bugs and animals transform!May: 6th, 13th, 20th -Get Growing- We will focus on different seeds and plants and talk about gardening and how plants grow. We will create journals and head out each week to add new animals and plants to them.Please Note: We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 4 students and maximum of 6 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining a 6 foot distance. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Friday February 5, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    XC Ski Lessons & Clinics - Middle School XC Ski
Make Cross-country Skiing your new favorite winter sport! We have teamed up with the Souhegan High School Nordic Ski Team to help you learn to love one of the most popular winter activities.Middle School Program:Who: Grades 5-8When: Fridays 3-4pm: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (2/19 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $56R, $66NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle, running shoes and face coveringNote: This program will continue regardless of the amount snow on the ground. Participants will play games, learn techniques and exercises that will improve their skiing regardless of the amount of snow. Adult Beginner Clinic:Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those new to xc skiing that may feel uncomfortable or nervous on skis. When: Saturday 2/6, 10am-noon (2/7 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering Adult Intermediate Clinic: Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those who feels comfortable on xc skis and wants to become faster and learn more control. When: Saturday 2/20, 10am-noon (2/21 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering 
 
Saturday February 6, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Learn to Skate - Bronze
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    XC Ski Lessons & Clinics - Adult Beginner XC Ski Clinic
Make Cross-country Skiing your new favorite winter sport! We have teamed up with the Souhegan High School Nordic Ski Team to help you learn to love one of the most popular winter activities.Middle School Program:Who: Grades 5-8When: Fridays 3-4pm: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (2/19 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $56R, $66NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle, running shoes and face coveringNote: This program will continue regardless of the amount snow on the ground. Participants will play games, learn techniques and exercises that will improve their skiing regardless of the amount of snow. Adult Beginner Clinic:Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those new to xc skiing that may feel uncomfortable or nervous on skis. When: Saturday 2/6, 10am-noon (2/7 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering Adult Intermediate Clinic: Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those who feels comfortable on xc skis and wants to become faster and learn more control. When: Saturday 2/20, 10am-noon (2/21 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Skate - Silver
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Learn to Skate - Bronze
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
Sunday February 7, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Nature's Quilts Monthly Meetings 2020
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature - Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature- Jan 5 weeks
Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while exploring nature and finding peace in the outdoors.This class is designed for adults. It will include walking the trails, yoga poses on the trail and mindfulness exercises. You will need comfortable walking/hiking shoes with spikes or Yak tracks, hand coverings, yoga clothing, water and a mat. Wearing bright colors is a must for sharing the woods with possible hunters.Who: Adults 16yr and olderWhat: Adult Hiking & Yoga in NatureWhen: Sundays 10:00-11:00 -January 24th,31st,February7th, 14th & 21st Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Fee: $48.R $53.NR Per-person In case of poor weather:Class will be held in rain and light snow (if the roads are clear). If there is thunder, lightning, high winds, or snow plows need to treat the roads after 7AM, we will cancel and reschedule a makeup at end of session.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Learn to Play Hockey - Hockey: Level 1
Learn to Play Hockey this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice hockey skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating in multiple directions, and basic stick work. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill. We will use substitutes for sticks and pucks such as pool noodles and wiffle balls.Please send your participant with skates, helmets, and warm winter clothes and a face covering/mask. Bike helmets work great. Please see levels below: Level 1:This level is for the true beginner hockey player. They will be learning how to move around on their skates for the first time and basic stick handling skills!Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRLevel 2: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR Min 4, Max 8 for all sessions
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Learn to Play Hockey - Hockey: Level 2
Learn to Play Hockey this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice hockey skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating in multiple directions, and basic stick work. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill. We will use substitutes for sticks and pucks such as pool noodles and wiffle balls.Please send your participant with skates, helmets, and warm winter clothes and a face covering/mask. Bike helmets work great. Please see levels below: Level 1:This level is for the true beginner hockey player. They will be learning how to move around on their skates for the first time and basic stick handling skills!Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRLevel 2: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Sundays 1/17- 2/7 (2/14 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: AMS Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR Min 4, Max 8 for all sessions
 
Monday February 8, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Learn to Skate - Bronze: Afterschool
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Tuesday February 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
Wednesday February 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Thursday February 11, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    "I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6 - I Love Nature- February: Things With Wings
Welcome to I Love Nature-Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you. Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft. Who: Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers Where: Peabody Mill Environmental center When: Classes are the first three Thursdays of each month- 10:00am-10:45am. In case of inclement weather class will be rescheduled until the following day. Participants will be notified by email by 9am.Fee: $24R; $29NRNovember: 5th, 12th & 19th Superhero Bug Powers - We will explore the unique attributes of some of the bugs you can find out in the woods! We will explore the woods and uncover some of the mysteries of the bugs in our backyard.December: Tracking- Find out who has been in the woods at PMEC – Winter is a perfect time to get out and follow animal tracks. We will become animal detectives and go out and learn about animal tracks, as well as other signs that can help us track animals and find where they live and where they venture to in the winter.January: Snow Much Fun - We will learn all about the wonders of snow, ice and winter weather. We will take a closer look at the amazing snowflake and learn about how animals can survive in the snow. Get ready to learn and explore all the fun that we can have with snow! February: 4th, 11th, 18th -Things With Wings – Insects, birds and bats. We will focus on a variety of creatures with wings and visit their different shelters here at PMEC. March: 4th, 11th, 18th -Hibernation - Let us explore animal hibernation and who is asleep in the woods and beginning to wake up. We will focus on a variety of animals and how they survive through the winter at PMEC. April: 1st, 8th, 15th -Circle of Life – Frogs, butterflies and bugs. We will learn all about the wonders of life and how certain bugs and animals transform!May: 6th, 13th, 20th -Get Growing- We will focus on different seeds and plants and talk about gardening and how plants grow. We will create journals and head out each week to add new animals and plants to them.Please Note: We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 4 students and maximum of 6 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining a 6 foot distance. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Friday February 12, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    XC Ski Lessons & Clinics - Middle School XC Ski
Make Cross-country Skiing your new favorite winter sport! We have teamed up with the Souhegan High School Nordic Ski Team to help you learn to love one of the most popular winter activities.Middle School Program:Who: Grades 5-8When: Fridays 3-4pm: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (2/19 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $56R, $66NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle, running shoes and face coveringNote: This program will continue regardless of the amount snow on the ground. Participants will play games, learn techniques and exercises that will improve their skiing regardless of the amount of snow. Adult Beginner Clinic:Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those new to xc skiing that may feel uncomfortable or nervous on skis. When: Saturday 2/6, 10am-noon (2/7 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering Adult Intermediate Clinic: Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those who feels comfortable on xc skis and wants to become faster and learn more control. When: Saturday 2/20, 10am-noon (2/21 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering 
 
Saturday February 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Sunday February 14, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature - Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature- Jan 5 weeks
Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while exploring nature and finding peace in the outdoors.This class is designed for adults. It will include walking the trails, yoga poses on the trail and mindfulness exercises. You will need comfortable walking/hiking shoes with spikes or Yak tracks, hand coverings, yoga clothing, water and a mat. Wearing bright colors is a must for sharing the woods with possible hunters.Who: Adults 16yr and olderWhat: Adult Hiking & Yoga in NatureWhen: Sundays 10:00-11:00 -January 24th,31st,February7th, 14th & 21st Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Fee: $48.R $53.NR Per-person In case of poor weather:Class will be held in rain and light snow (if the roads are clear). If there is thunder, lightning, high winds, or snow plows need to treat the roads after 7AM, we will cancel and reschedule a makeup at end of session.
 
Monday February 15, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Homeschool Science Classes - Homeschool Science Class-February 2021-ages 5-7
Homeschool Science Class Welcome to Homeschool Science Class! We are thrilled to be kicking off the Fall school year with an exciting Homeschool curriculum.This year PMEC will be offering science classes once a month beginning Tuesday, September 22nd. The structure for each session includes, one hour Education and one hour Play/Social Interaction. The classes will most often be divided by age during the first hour. Ages may combine for the second hour for gaga ball; Broom Hockey, Charades, Pictionary, and various group building games. Please find below an outline of what we planned for each month. Hope you can join us!Who: Ages 5-7yrs & 8-10yrsWhere: PMEC 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031 – Weather allowing, classes will be held outside. When: The 3rd Tuesday of every month - from 1:00 – 3:00Fee: $28R; $33NR Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 10 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining 6 feet apart. September - Aquatic Life Exploration — Come to PMEC and explore what lives in the water around our home. Be biologists for the day, complete with nets and magnifying glasses and discover how and what lives in the watery depths. We will explore the pond and the streams. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.October - The Secret Life of Trees — Did you know that trees communicate with one another? They protect and help each other grow! Come explore the trails at PMEC and learn all about the different trees found in the woods around us and how they interact. We will learn and experiment with why leaves change colors. We will explore a variety of pinecones and uncover their amazing secrets. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.November - Animal Adaption — Skulls, furs, beaks all help animals adapt for their particular life styles. Let’s learn how with this interactive lesson! First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.December – Animal Tracking -  Winter is a great time to learn about animal tracks! We will study different animal tracks and how animals move throughout the woods. We will become detectives and see if we can figure out what animals have been walking around in the woods at PMEC. We will learn about tracking animals and other useful techniques that might help you to figure out what animals have been there before you!January - SnowHow does nature make snow? Let’s make our own! We will capture and examine snowflakes (if the weather cooperates!), make snow cones, talk about the different types of snow and what animals we can find that live under the snow. We will go snowshoeing or a hike to see if we can find any traces of life in the woods.February - Animal Signs  – What can you tell from looking at animal scat A.K.A. poop? Many things! For homeschool science this month, we will dissect an owl pellet and talk about how scat is used to identify animals. In the second hour, we will build a winter shelter in the woods. 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Homeschool Science Classes - Homeschool Science Class-February 2021-ages 8-10
Homeschool Science Class Welcome to Homeschool Science Class! We are thrilled to be kicking off the Fall school year with an exciting Homeschool curriculum.This year PMEC will be offering science classes once a month beginning Tuesday, September 22nd. The structure for each session includes, one hour Education and one hour Play/Social Interaction. The classes will most often be divided by age during the first hour. Ages may combine for the second hour for gaga ball; Broom Hockey, Charades, Pictionary, and various group building games. Please find below an outline of what we planned for each month. Hope you can join us!Who: Ages 5-7yrs & 8-10yrsWhere: PMEC 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031 – Weather allowing, classes will be held outside. When: The 3rd Tuesday of every month - from 1:00 – 3:00Fee: $28R; $33NR Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 10 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining 6 feet apart. September - Aquatic Life Exploration — Come to PMEC and explore what lives in the water around our home. Be biologists for the day, complete with nets and magnifying glasses and discover how and what lives in the watery depths. We will explore the pond and the streams. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.October - The Secret Life of Trees — Did you know that trees communicate with one another? They protect and help each other grow! Come explore the trails at PMEC and learn all about the different trees found in the woods around us and how they interact. We will learn and experiment with why leaves change colors. We will explore a variety of pinecones and uncover their amazing secrets. First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.November - Animal Adaption — Skulls, furs, beaks all help animals adapt for their particular life styles. Let’s learn how with this interactive lesson! First hour of structured learning and second hour of informal outside activity.December – Animal Tracking -  Winter is a great time to learn about animal tracks! We will study different animal tracks and how animals move throughout the woods. We will become detectives and see if we can figure out what animals have been walking around in the woods at PMEC. We will learn about tracking animals and other useful techniques that might help you to figure out what animals have been there before you!January - SnowHow does nature make snow? Let’s make our own! We will capture and examine snowflakes (if the weather cooperates!), make snow cones, talk about the different types of snow and what animals we can find that live under the snow. We will go snowshoeing or a hike to see if we can find any traces of life in the woods.February - Animal Signs  – What can you tell from looking at animal scat A.K.A. poop? Many things! For homeschool science this month, we will dissect an owl pellet and talk about how scat is used to identify animals. In the second hour, we will build a winter shelter in the woods. 
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Learn to Skate - Bronze: Afterschool
Learn to Skate this Winter! During this 4 week program, your child will learn the fundamentals of ice skating. Lessons will focus on gaining balance and confidence on skates, skating forward and backward, turning, and learning to stop. Our goal is to move participants forward individually as each masters a new skill.  Please send your participant with ice skates or hockey skates, helmets, a face covering and warm winter clothes. Bike helmets work great.  Please see levels below: Parent & Me:This fun class will help young new skaters learn the basics of balance and movement on skates. Parent participation is welcome, but not mandatory. Date Options: Wednesdays 1/13-2/3 (2/10 will be  used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 10:00am-11:00amFee: $40R, $50NRBronze:This level is for the true beginner skater. A bronze level will consist of brand new skaters that have never skated before. They will be learning how to stand in ice skates, and move around on their skates for the first time!Dates: See Dates/Times BelowWhere: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkFee: $40R, $50NRSilver: This level is for the beginner skater who can skate comfortably. This skater can stand freely without any assistance. This is made up of beginner skaters who are ready to learn some new moves.Dates: Saturdays 1/16- 2/6 (2/13 will be used as a makeup date if needed)Where: Davis Lane Tennis Court/ Ice RinkTime: 11:00am-12:00pmFee: $40R, $50NR
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Tuesday February 16, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
Wednesday February 17, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM    Virtual Field Trip to PMEC - February 17, 2021 - Open to All - Virtual Field Trip to PMEC - February 17, 2021
Looking for a fun activity for your homeschooler or remote learner? We are excited to offer a virtual field trip to PMEC!! Come join our educators as they teach virtually about animal adaptations. We will take a closer look at a few animal skulls, animal furs and discuss how animals adapt and change for the seasons and their environment. This is an interactive and fun 45 minute field trip sure to educate and entertain your student. Both in-person and remote learners are welcome to join in through a zoom link that we will provide. We look forward to assisting you as you navigate through the virtual learning world. Who: Grades K-4thWhat: Virtual Field trip to PMECWhere: Zoom Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: Wednesday, February 17, 2021Fee: $5.00 per student
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Thursday February 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    "I Love Nature!" Series for ages 3-6 - I Love Nature- February: Things With Wings
Welcome to I Love Nature-Is your preschooler eager to learn about the world they live in or love wandering through the woods? At I Love Nature, we have lots of fun exploring different habitats and learning all about what you can find out in the amazing woods all around you. Each class we will begin with a story, then circle time to discuss a new topic and do an activity related to the topic. We will end with a take-home craft. Who: Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers Where: Peabody Mill Environmental center When: Classes are the first three Thursdays of each month- 10:00am-10:45am. In case of inclement weather class will be rescheduled until the following day. Participants will be notified by email by 9am.Fee: $24R; $29NRNovember: 5th, 12th & 19th Superhero Bug Powers - We will explore the unique attributes of some of the bugs you can find out in the woods! We will explore the woods and uncover some of the mysteries of the bugs in our backyard.December: Tracking- Find out who has been in the woods at PMEC – Winter is a perfect time to get out and follow animal tracks. We will become animal detectives and go out and learn about animal tracks, as well as other signs that can help us track animals and find where they live and where they venture to in the winter.January: Snow Much Fun - We will learn all about the wonders of snow, ice and winter weather. We will take a closer look at the amazing snowflake and learn about how animals can survive in the snow. Get ready to learn and explore all the fun that we can have with snow! February: 4th, 11th, 18th -Things With Wings – Insects, birds and bats. We will focus on a variety of creatures with wings and visit their different shelters here at PMEC. March: 4th, 11th, 18th -Hibernation - Let us explore animal hibernation and who is asleep in the woods and beginning to wake up. We will focus on a variety of animals and how they survive through the winter at PMEC. April: 1st, 8th, 15th -Circle of Life – Frogs, butterflies and bugs. We will learn all about the wonders of life and how certain bugs and animals transform!May: 6th, 13th, 20th -Get Growing- We will focus on different seeds and plants and talk about gardening and how plants grow. We will create journals and head out each week to add new animals and plants to them.Please Note: We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings. We will need a minimum of 4 students and maximum of 6 students allowed for each class. All classes will have an element of outdoor time; if weather is a factor we will be able to hold class inside while maintaining a 6 foot distance. 
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
Friday February 19, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
Saturday February 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x1 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x2 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Strength and Power Group Exercise Classes - Jan-Feb Classes x3 per week (7 Week Session)
Group Exercise Classes are back at Amherst Rec! Check out the schedule and class description below to find what works best for you. All fitness levels are welcome and each class will help you reach your fitness and health goals. Who: ages 16+ When: see schedule belowWhere: Buck Meadow (32 NH 101-A, Amherst) ~or~ via ZoomPricing Structure: you choose how many weekly classes to attend. You can pick a new class every time.     x1 Per Week: $70R, $85NR     x2 Per Week: $126R, $146NR     x3 or more Per Week: $168R, $188NRSchedule:Mondays 6-7pm: Pilates StrengthTuesdays 9-10am: Pilates MatWednesdays 6-7pm: Power BarreThursdays 6-7pm: Yoga SculptFridays 9-10am: Power BarreSaturdays 9-10am: 20/20/20* those choosing to participate in person must wear a face covering for the duration of class*
 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Forest Bathing-Meditation in Nature - Forest Bathing-Meditation in Nature-Saturday
Join us as we develop an appreciation of our local lands and nature in general, subtle and mindful ways. Forest bathing is the practice of immersing yourself in nature in a mindful way, using your senses to derive a whole range of benefits for your physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It is also known as Shinrin-yoku. ‘Shinrin’ means forest and ‘Yoku’ stands for bathing. The idea took birth in Japan in the 1980’s and proved to be a very effective tool to reduce the ill effects of a hectic life and stressful work environment. A Guide will lead the group through the forest offering skillfully crafted meditation invitations which will allow participants to open their senses and experience the forest in a new way, even if they’ve been hiking in the forest for years. Spending time in the forest has known health benefits. This practice is a blending of nature and mindfulness, while bathing in the beneficial environment of the forest.This program is suitable for all fitness levels, and is designed as a slow wander through the forest with attention to opening the sense and experiencing the forest in a new way, while receiving the health and wellness the forest naturally offers. You may register for one or multiple classes. All will include meditations techniques you can use on your own.Who: Adults 18yrs and olderWhat: Forest Bathing at PMECWhen: See dates belowWhere: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Meet at the pond next to the parking area.Fee: See fees below
 
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM    XC Ski Lessons & Clinics - Adult Intermediate XC Ski Clinic
Make Cross-country Skiing your new favorite winter sport! We have teamed up with the Souhegan High School Nordic Ski Team to help you learn to love one of the most popular winter activities.Middle School Program:Who: Grades 5-8When: Fridays 3-4pm: 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, (2/19 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $56R, $66NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle, running shoes and face coveringNote: This program will continue regardless of the amount snow on the ground. Participants will play games, learn techniques and exercises that will improve their skiing regardless of the amount of snow. Adult Beginner Clinic:Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those new to xc skiing that may feel uncomfortable or nervous on skis. When: Saturday 2/6, 10am-noon (2/7 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering Adult Intermediate Clinic: Who: ages 18+. This clinic is for those who feels comfortable on xc skis and wants to become faster and learn more control. When: Saturday 2/20, 10am-noon (2/21 makeup)Where: Buck Meadow Rec Area: 32 NH 101-A, AmherstFee: $20R, $25NREquipment to Bring: Winter layers, classic or skate skis, water bottle and face covering 
 
Sunday February 21, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature - Adult Hiking & Yoga in Nature- Jan 5 weeks
Get ready for a fun and active morning of hiking, yoga and meditation. Build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance while exploring nature and finding peace in the outdoors.This class is designed for adults. It will include walking the trails, yoga poses on the trail and mindfulness exercises. You will need comfortable walking/hiking shoes with spikes or Yak tracks, hand coverings, yoga clothing, water and a mat. Wearing bright colors is a must for sharing the woods with possible hunters.Who: Adults 16yr and olderWhat: Adult Hiking & Yoga in NatureWhen: Sundays 10:00-11:00 -January 24th,31st,February7th, 14th & 21st Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst, NH 03031Fee: $48.R $53.NR Per-person In case of poor weather:Class will be held in rain and light snow (if the roads are clear). If there is thunder, lightning, high winds, or snow plows need to treat the roads after 7AM, we will cancel and reschedule a makeup at end of session.
 
Monday February 22, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp - February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp
February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp. This camp will be based around the the beautiful outdoors and nature that PMEC has to offer! Each day there will be outdoor exploration, snow play, nature hikes, group games, and of course...arts and crafts!Who: Children in grades K-5What: February Vacation Day Camp Where: Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: February 22-26; 9:30-4:00pmFee: Res:$205 for week; Non Res:$235 for week.Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings for all. We will need a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20 camper. Please read our Welcome Letter for details about what to bring, drop-off and pick-up procedures and contact information.
 
Tuesday February 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp - February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp
February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp. This camp will be based around the the beautiful outdoors and nature that PMEC has to offer! Each day there will be outdoor exploration, snow play, nature hikes, group games, and of course...arts and crafts!Who: Children in grades K-5What: February Vacation Day Camp Where: Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: February 22-26; 9:30-4:00pmFee: Res:$205 for week; Non Res:$235 for week.Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings for all. We will need a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20 camper. Please read our Welcome Letter for details about what to bring, drop-off and pick-up procedures and contact information.
 
Wednesday February 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp - February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp
February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp. This camp will be based around the the beautiful outdoors and nature that PMEC has to offer! Each day there will be outdoor exploration, snow play, nature hikes, group games, and of course...arts and crafts!Who: Children in grades K-5What: February Vacation Day Camp Where: Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: February 22-26; 9:30-4:00pmFee: Res:$205 for week; Non Res:$235 for week.Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings for all. We will need a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20 camper. Please read our Welcome Letter for details about what to bring, drop-off and pick-up procedures and contact information.
 
Thursday February 25, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp - February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp
February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp. This camp will be based around the the beautiful outdoors and nature that PMEC has to offer! Each day there will be outdoor exploration, snow play, nature hikes, group games, and of course...arts and crafts!Who: Children in grades K-5What: February Vacation Day Camp Where: Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: February 22-26; 9:30-4:00pmFee: Res:$205 for week; Non Res:$235 for week.Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings for all. We will need a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20 camper. Please read our Welcome Letter for details about what to bring, drop-off and pick-up procedures and contact information.
 
Friday February 26, 2021
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM    School Education at PMEC - School Education at PMEC
Are you looking for an engaging environment outside the classroom? An environment experience that will really grab hold of your student’s attention and imagination?Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) is an environmental and science education center which abuts almost 600 acres of Joe English conservation land. PMEC is located in Amherst, NH and is directed by the Amherst Parks and Recreation Department.Students of all ages can come to PMEC to learn about science, nature, animals in the environment, and much more. The PMEC educators are able to tailor and develop programming that is specific to your own classroom needs and curriculum standards. If you are interested in scheduling a group to come out to PMEC, or for us to come to your school, please reach out to Program Coordinator Amy Hull at ahull@amherstnh.gov, or by calling our main office at 603-673-1141.   Nature Hikes - All AgesLet’s Go For A Hike! Enjoy a guided tour of our peaceful woods while taking in the sights and sounds of the forest. Groups will explore the habitats and eco-systems on the premises of the Joe English Reservation. There are many bridges to cross, and nature’s own obstacle courses to explore. Pond Life Grade K-3rd  Be a detective! Hands on learning with buckets and nets. Learn about different life cycles of aquatic life creatures at our pond. Macroinvertebrates Grade 3rd - UpWhat is Macroinvertebrates? Do we need special tools to find them? What information can they tell us about water quality? Hibernation, Adaptation, Migration Grade 1st-UpDiscuss how human and animals adapt during the seasons. Discussion about migration and hibernation. Includes a hands-on exploration with furs, feathers, and tracks. Birds Grade 1st-UpFind out what makes birds unique. What do they eat, and what are some of their habits? What’s Beneath Your Feet? Grade PreK –Up We play in it and we eat things that grow in it. What is it? It’s soil! Children will go to an area off one of the trails and gather top soil including things that live in it. Children will plant seeds in containers of topsoil and take their plantings back to the classroom. Animal Habitats Grade 1st-UpWhat do animals need to survive? We will explore some habitats here at PMEC, and hopefully get to experience the animals who live in them! Herbivores, Carnivores, Omnivores, Insectivores Grade 4th-UpWe will learn how to tell the difference through hands-on exploration of types of teeth, such as, incisors, canines, and molars. What can the placement of the eyes tell us? Why is being an omnivore an adaptation that helps with survival? Life in an Ecosystem Grade 4th-UpAn Ecosystem includes all living and non-living things in an area. What are the biotic factors? Learn how to tell the difference of the predators and prey, and the difference between animals from their skulls. Learn how plants and animals depends on each other.  Web of Life Grade 4th – Up Who Eats Who?! Who is at the top of our local food chain? We will cover local food chains and webs, and play a hands-on game exploring food webs.  Life Under Logs (late spring, early fall) Ages 3-5 (about 30 minutes)Explore the woods of PMEC. Discover fungi and insects. What is an invertebrate, and a Decomposer? Why are they important?  Winter Ecology (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-Up The days may be shorter and colder, but it can be a great time to explore the winter woods. Appropriately dressed for snow conditions, children will use snowshoes (provided by PMEC) while they observe how animals and plants adapt to cold weather. Children will be given a clipboard, paper, and a pencil, and encouraged to record their observations. These observations can then be discussed back in the classroom.  Animal Tracking (Snow Permitting) Grade 4th-UpWinter is a great time to track animals. Before venturing into the woods, children will be shown how to differentiate between a waddler, trotter, and bounder. Children will be provided with tracking cards, snowshoes, clipboard, paper and pencil. While in the woods, children will be encouraged to both identify and diagram observable animal tracks. Orienteering Grade 7th– UpThe great outdoors is a wonderful place but what happens if you were to take a wrong turn? Would you be able to successfully read a map? What about using a compass? It looks easy enough but would you be able to get home or to safely? Students will learn how to read a map and use a compass. Students will then head out, bushwhacking through the woods, where they will combine their map and compass skills to find hidden “treasures. ” Soil  Grade 1st-Up Why is soil so important? What is it made up of? We will explore what we can find in soil including humus. We will also discuss weathering and erosion and what possible impact it will have on our environment. Rocks and Minerals Grade 4th-UpWe will look at our NH mineral collections and explore hands-on stations, such as, florescent glow box, sorting sedimentary metamorphic, and ligneous rocks. Fossils Grade 4th-UpWhat can rock layers and fossils teach us about how the Earths Landscape has changed over time? Where are the found? What patterns can we discover through hands- on explorations? Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources Grade 4th-UpHow long does it take for things to break down in our landfills? Learn why it is important to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and make a fun project with recyclables.  Solids, Liquids, Gasses Grade 2nd-UpGet Messy with hands-on science projectsLight and Energy - Grade K-UpDefine and discuss energy and how we use and why we need the sun’s light and heat. Using our solar cookers, we will show you how we can capture that heat in practical ways. Completing the Circuit – Electricity Grade 4th-UpHands-on exploration of electricity using household objects.Magnetics – Magnetic Slime  Grade 4th-UpHow do they work? Make one here while learning why they are used in so many different technologies. What happens when we add magnetic powder to slime? We’ll find out!  
 
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp - February Vacation Outdoor Discovery Camp
February School Vacation will be here before you know it! What better way to spend it then take part in a fun-filled week at camp. This camp will be based around the the beautiful outdoors and nature that PMEC has to offer! Each day there will be outdoor exploration, snow play, nature hikes, group games, and of course...arts and crafts!Who: Children in grades K-5What: February Vacation Day Camp Where: Peabody Mill Environmental CenterWhen: February 22-26; 9:30-4:00pmFee: Res:$205 for week; Non Res:$235 for week.Please Note:  We will be following the proper state-directed and CDC guidelines, which includes physical distancing and face coverings for all. We will need a minimum of 8 campers and maximum of 20 camper. Please read our Welcome Letter for details about what to bring, drop-off and pick-up procedures and contact information.
 
Saturday February 27, 2021
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Feed Our Feather Friends -Full Moon Night Hike! - Feed Our Feather Friends -Full Moon Night Hike!
February Feed Our Feather Friends -Night Hike! Come to PMEC and let's have some fun and help out our feather friends! Come make a bird feeder to feed our feather friends this winter. After finishing the feeder we will then venture out on a full moon hike to place the feeder out in the woods along the trails. You may also make a bird feeder to take home to help feed the birds at your house. Then after the hike stay and warm up by a campfire with some hot cocoa and campfire stories. Who: All Ages. What: February Feed Our Feather Friends -Night Hike! When: February 27, 2021 4:30pm - 6:30pm.Where: Peabody Mill Environment Center. 66 Brook Rd Amherst,NH 03031Meet at the pond next to the parking area.Fee: $12.R per person $17.NR per person