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Mount Washington Observatory Announces a Full Line-Up of Summer Educational Opportunities

Press Release by Krissy Fraser, Director of Events & Marketing
kfraser@mountwashington.org | (603) 356-2137, ext. 231

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North Conway, NH – June 1, 2017– The non-profit Mount Washington Observatory has announced a full line-up of summer educational offerings on the summit of Mount Washington and in the valley including overnight Edutrips and workshops.

EduTrips:
Back by popular demand the Observatory will be offering five overnight Edutrips including expert instruction on various topics and the opportunity to stay the night on the summit of Mount Washington with Observatory staff.

Edutrip dates and topics include: July 8-9 and August 12-13 – Life, Work and the Environment Atop Mount Washington; July 15-16 and August 19-20 – Thunderstorms; October 7-8 – Fall Foliage Photography.  Trips will cost $399 to Observatory members and $475 to non-members.

Workshops:
Returning for summer 2017 the Observatory will also offer two popular workshops.

The Star Party Astronomy Workshop: Presented by John Gianforte, Astronomy lecturer for the Physics Department at U.N.H., this will be a fun and educational outing for anyone interested in astronomy from novice to advanced. The Star Party Astronomy workshop will take place on Saturday, August 5 (“Cloud” Date – Sunday, August 6). This will be a two part program starting with an indoor session at the Weather Discovery Center from 2:30 pm-5:30 pm followed by an outdoor session from 7:30 pm-11:00 pm.

The Geology and White Mountains Workshop: Presented by geologist Woody Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey, this will explore the glacial geology of the northern White Mountain region and the history of geological exploration and understanding of the area.

The workshop will begin with an informal classroom presentation and then proceed to sites of geological interest in the northern White Mountains region. Taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, September 10).  The workshop run from 8:30 am-4:30 pm, starting at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH.

Workshop fees are $75 for observatory members and $105 for non-members. The fee includes instruction and all associated materials.

Additional Offerings:
In the summer months the Mount Washington Observatory provides additional educational offerings including a free Science in the Mountains lecture series, summit weather station tours for observatory members and daily “Live from the Rockpile” call-ins to the summit observers from the Weather Discovery Center.

Guests can also explore the world of weather at the Mount Washington Observatory’s two museums – The Weather Discovery Center located in North Conway and Extreme Mount Washington located on the summit of Mount Washington in the Sherman Adams State Park building.

For more information on the Mount Washington Observatory educational programs visit MountWashington.org or call (603) 356-2137, ext. 225.

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About Mount Washington Observatory
Mount Washington Observatory is a private, nonprofit, member-supported institution with a mission to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth’s weather and climate. Since 1932, the Observatory has been monitoring the elements from its weather station on the summit of Mount Washington, using this unique site for scientific research and educational outreach. For more information, call (800) 706-0432 or visit MountWashington.org.

White Mountain Waldorf School Children’s Winter Craft Faire

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The White Mountain Waldorf School invites in the wonderment of the holiday season with their 28th Annual Children’s Winter Craft Faire on Saturday, November 22nd from 10am-2pm. The Faire delights the entire family with festive hands-on crafts including woodworking, candle and wreath making, puppet shows, storytelling, a cake walk, and musical performances. Outdoors, make sure to visit King Winter telling a story in his Crystal Cave, warm up by the bonfire with hot cider, and search for the pocket lady with her special treasures. Natural, handmade and creative toys and crafts are available to purchase made by local artisans and the school’s parents, teachers and upper grade students. This year an “Elf Shoppe” is being added for younger children to select wrapped $1 gifts for friends and family. Delicious hearty breakfast and lunch with desserts is available. The event is free and open to the public, who are also welcome to view student artwork and lesson books.

White Mountain Waldorf offers early childhood nursery and kindergarten, elementary, and middle school through 8th grade. The school is located on Route 16, just south of Conway Village, at 1371 New Hampshire Route 16, Albany, NH 03818. Known for creative play with lots of movement, color, song, and story designed to appeal to the early childhood years, with an increasing importance on deep exploration, problem-solving, and independent thinking in the upper grades. For more information about the Winter Craft Faire or the school, contact Denice Tepe, Outreach Director at info@whitemountainwaldrof.org or call the school at 603-447-3168.

 

Apply for Leadership MWV!

Businesses! Leadership MWV is a great program to add employee benefit to your work culture! Show your employees you care about the advancement of their career by nominating them for this program! 

Are you looking to expand your network and make meaningful business and personal connections?

Leadership MWV is a network for developing professionals, providing opportunities for mentorship for community involvement and support for civic leadership.

Leadership MWV aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and create the opportunity for hands-on learning with an emphasis on:

1. Generating new participation on local boards;

2. Providing one-to-one mentorship by existing community leaders to up-and-coming professionals and citizens;

3. Empowering those with leadership capabilities to act effectively to help solve local problems.

The program will emphasize service, collaboration, and existence of synergistic opportunities to enhance quality of life in this community.

How does Leadership MWV operate? 

Leadership MWV is a six-month program that meets bi-weekly. Each session focuses on topics critical to community development. Topics include town government, healthcare, education, state government, running a non-profit and more.

Each session is presented by an expert in that particular field with ample time for Q&A.

Outside assignments include interviews, recommended reading and a collective group project. Two all-day field trips and a graduation ceremony are part of the class.

The guest lecturers and interviews are chosen to help you network with local and state leaders. Leadership MWV is designed to be an active program where you maximize the tools presented to you to build your professional and philanthropic skill-set.

Breakfast and coffee is provided during a network session prior to the start of each class.

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Application

 

Sound familiar? Then apply for the program today! Or nominate a co-worker or peer you may feel is a good fit for the program!

Applications are due November 3rd and all applicants are notified by December 2nd of their acceptance.

The program begins in mid-January to mid-June.

For more information, contact program facilitator,
Jaimie Crawford. Jaimie@MtWashingtonValley.org or (603) 356-5701 ext. 304

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Childhood Mini-Morning at White Mountain Waldorf School

Join the White Mountain Waldorf for their Early Childhood Mini-Morning session on Tuesday, August 19th from 10-12pm.

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80’s Boogie Nights with the White Mt. Waldorf!

Dance the night away with the White Mountain Waldorf School!
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Founded in 1984, the White Mountain Waldorf School has been offering an excellent choice in education to families in and around the Mt. Washington Valley. Waldorf is one of the fastest growing independent, non-sectarian, educational movements worldwide. A choice in education ensures that families have an opportunity to choose a quality-learning environment that best serves the needs of their children.

Our mission at the White Mountain Waldorf School is to instill creativity and a desire for learning, cultivates social responsibility and personal integrity, and supports the home and greater community.

We currently have elementary school openings, grades 1-8 and the first 8th grade class graduated in the spring of 2010. We also have openings in our early childhood programs in which we offer: Parent/Infant program, Parent/Child Program, Toddler Program, Nursery Program, Kindergarten, Parent-Education Series and Afternoon Care. Visit our website at http://www.WhiteMountainWaldorf.org to learn more about our growing school or visit us on facebook.

Congratulations Granite State College!

logo from website copyIn its annual compilation of “Best Online Degree Programs,” U.S. News & World Report has awarded Granite State College (GSC) two top rankings for 2014.

In both categories, GSC is the #1 ranked institution in New Hampshire. Nationwide, GSC ranks #48 for online bachelor’s programs and #73 for online graduate business degrees. This is GSC’s second appearance in the bachelor’s degree category and its first for master’s degrees.

“Each day, we see and experience how the average college student is challenged by expensive tuition rates—a predicament that’s always a top concern for working adults. This drives our students to look at affordable online institutions, like Granite State College, and being recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report is a special honor,” said Kathi Mullin, Chief Administrative Officer of Granite State College.GraniteStateCollege111008

U.S. News evaluates several factors to determine this listing including student engagement, faculty credentials, peer reputation, and student support services and technology.

Granite State College is the largest public provider of online courses in New Hampshire. The programs have consistently grown and today, every bachelor’s and master’s program is available online and nearly all students enroll in multiple online classes while earning their degree. For more information, please visit www.granite.edu.

As one of four public institutions within the University System of New Hampshire, GSC services a statewide student population with affordable tuition, 100% online degree programs, four full-service campuses, five additional academic sites throughout the state, and two colocations on NH Community College campuses.

Shannon Door Hosts White Mt. Waldorf School Fundraiser

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The Shannon Door Pub and Restaurant in Jackson is hosting one of their regular pizza fundraisers for the White Mt. Waldorf School on Thursday, May 30th from 4 to 11 PM. For every ten inch pizza, The Shannon Door will donate $1 towards the educational programs offered by the White Mt. Waldorf School. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle.

Development Director David Brooks noted, “We are honored to have the support of the businesses like the
Shannon Door Pub supporting the goals of our school.”

The White Mountain Waldorf School is a growing independent school committed to educating the whole child. As a small independent and non-profit school, community support from businesses and individuals is essential to the school’s financial viability”

Since 1985 the White Mt. Waldorf School has been providing education for young people in the Mt. Washington Valley
and surrounding areas based on the following precepts:

-To provide children with an education that inspires intellectual freedom, artistic creativity, and social responsibility.

-To cultivate continuity among school, home and the greater community, we provide an opportunity for parents and friends to share in the artistic, intellectual and social elements of the school.

To learn more about this fundraiser or find out more about the school contact the school office at: 603-447-3168 or email: info@whitemountainwaldorf.org

Preview Spring OLLI Classes at Granite State College

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You’re invited to attend the preview of spring classes of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College) Tuesday, February 26th at 1pm at Granite State College, 53 Technology Lane , Conway.

You will learn about the classes, socialize with OLLI members, meet the presenters and the OLLI staff, enjoy refreshments and add your name to the mailing list or become a member. Door prizes will also be offered, including 3 gift certificates for OLLI classes. Olli offers a wide array of classes in literature, the arts, history, sports, current issues, financial planning, and much more! OLLI classes are reasonably priced, and often 1 or 2 sessions. Please join us for this fun event. For more information call 603-513-1377 or go to: http://www.olli.granite.edu