Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Contact: Neva Cole, Communications Director
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
Children’s Museum’s Summer Travels
“Exploring Nature’s Best Engineers” Library Program
Dover, NH – (June 22, 2017) The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire’s Early Childhood & Literacy Coordinator, Meredith Lamothe will be very busy this summer. Every week from late June to mid-August she will be traveling around the state to deliver the Dover museum’s “River Builders” summer library program to libraries as far away as Bath, NH.
“River Builders: Exploring Nature’s Best Engineers,” sponsored by Fidelity Investment’s Unique College Investing Plan, is a one hour-long program during which children, ages 5-11 can investigate some of nature’s very best architects and engineers. From the beaver to osprey to the lesser known caddis fly and Native American fish weir, participants will get to examine and hypothesize about these builders and the incredible structures they create.
This program is a hands-on informative presentation with a focus on the designs of buildings, homes, and innovative tools found along rivers in New England. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is well suited to teach this topic, as its home sits on the banks of the Cocheco River in downtown Dover, and has several "Cochecosystem" exhibits featuring these uniquely engineered homes.
Meredith is currently scheduled to visit over 30 libraries across New Hampshire and southern Maine, traveling over 1,200 miles - one way! “I’m excited for this summer, and look forward to it all year long,” shared Meredith. “We’ve been working hard on preparing the materials for this program including models of these animal’s homes.” Every participant will build their own osprey nest platform that will actually hold weight, along with mini osprey birds.
For information about this program, contact your local library. Please note that dates, times and cost are determined by the library and differ from town to town. To learn more about the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, visit www.childrens-museum.org.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org