Name: Sue Amann
Date registered: May 11, 2012
Wednesday December 7, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Less than 100 years ago eastern U.S. forests were dominated by large American chestnut trees. By the 1950’s this population was reduced to short-lived stump sprouts. These trees reigned over 200 million acres of eastern woodlands from Maine to Florida, and from the Piedmont west to the Ohio Valley, until succumbing to a lethal fungus disease, chestnut blight. An estimated 4 billion American chestnuts, one quarter of the hardwood tree population, grew within this range prior to the blight.
Join Wildlife Biologist, Curt Laffin, as he discusses the history and demise of this tree and promising efforts by the American Chestnut Foundation to restore it locally and throughout its historic range. For more information see American Chestnut Foundation.
Thursday November 10, 2016
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Join Jason Clark to explore 3D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more.
Depending on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector, or a metal detector. Learn to think like an inventor. For ages 10 and up.
Jason is a lifelong Milford resident with 20 years of experience in prototype design and fabrication. His latest project is a device that can measure blood sugar without a blood sample! His projects vary wildly… from automated bird feeders to temperature measuring robots. His favorite part of any day is helping someone to the “ah-ha” moment, the point when an idea clicks.
We all think we know the story of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary War general who fought for the Continental Army but then defected to the British. Recalled mainly as a traitor for his 1780 defection, Arnold had risked his life and fortune for American freedom in courageous exploits between 1775 and 1778, when the dream of independence was at its most fragile.
This program will be presented at the Milford Town Hall Banquet Room. Please enter the Middle Street entrance next to the old ambulance bays and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
This program is funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Sign up today!