Summer will be here before you know it and space is limited to 42 participants—plan your family’s stay at Camp PSU now!
3:00-6:00 PM: Registration and Check in to Landgon Woods
6:00-7:00 PM: Welcome dinner
7:00-9:00 PM: “Get to know PSU” scavenger hunt
Wednesday, July 27th:
9:00-11:30 AM: History and heritage of the White Mountains
11:30-12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30-4:30 PM: Choice of outdoor adventure: hiking or PSU’s Ropes Course
4:30-6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00-8:30 PM: Planetarium show and star gazing
Thursday, July 28th:
9:00-11:30 AM: Combining Art and Nature in the White Mountains
11:30-12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30-4:30 PM: Science of the Lakes at Squam Lake Natural Science Center
4:30-6:00 PM: Dinner
6:00-8:30 PM: Family Skate Night
Friday, July 29th:
8:00 AM: Depart for Day of Weeks Celebration (at Mt. Washington)
-4:00 PM: Programming on site
5:30 PM: Return to PSU
6:00 PM: Check out**
(**Families can opt to stay an additional night and check out on Saturday morning. Please indicate your interest in an additional evening when registering)
Note: The agenda is tentative and may change prior to the final program.
A hands-on, minds-on workshop for the public
Come and learn what permaculture is all about and why it is important to you and your community. Permaculture works with a set of ethics and principles that suggest we think and act responsibly to each other and the earth. How does permaculture differ from other approaches to sustainable land use? Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world. The workshop will include an introduction to the Permaculture Ethics and Principles using images from Permaculture sites, an introduction to the Permaculture Design Process, and an optional afternoon visit to the PSU EcoHouse to learn more about this emerging Permaculture Site and help with the its installation.
This workshop is especially useful for homeowners, farmers, community activists, and gardeners. If you are working toward a sustainable future and want practical tools and applicable methodologies,then session is for you!
Date: May 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Room 001, Boyd Hall
8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM Introduction to Permaculture
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Designing Your Landscape
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:oo PM The EcoHouse Project: From Concept to Implementation
presented by Stephanie
2:00 PM Walk to PSU’s EcoHouse
2:15 PM Hands-on demonstration (weather permitting)
4:00 PM Wrap up and evaluation
For more information about the workshop or to register, please contact Melissa Greenawalt-Yelle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In partnership with Button Up New Hampshire, Plymouth Better Buildings and the White Mountains Institute are co-hosting a workshop aimed at helping homeowners identify the greatest opportunities for saving energy in homes and where to find technical and financial resources to get started.
Date: April 6, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: PSU’s EcoHouse, located on the roundabout on Main Street
Cost: FREE and open to the public
To register, please contact Madeline McElaney, email@example.com or 603-717-6531.
Download a flyer about the workshop here.
A variety of studio-based art courses are being offered in conjunction with PSU’s College of Graduate Studies and Art Department. Beginners through advanced artists are welcome.
An Experiential Course in the White Mountains region of NH
August 1, 2010-August 7, 2010
This course will introduce students to the core concepts of sustainability, different frameworks fro working towards a more sustainable world, and examples from different sectors in the Lakes/White Mountains region of New Hampshire. The themes that will be discussed include energy, shelter, food, transportation, material goods, local economics, habitat/biodiversity and many others. This course will include examining how sustainability is being pursued in the residential, commercial/industrial, municipal, institutional, agricultural and recreational sectors. Topics covered also include how different frameworks are being used to achieve greater sustainability in these sectors through green building, organic food production, climate adaptation, and local energy initiatives, Transition Towns, relocalization, the Natural Step approach and permaculture.