2019-04-15: Smokey Bear, s’mores and traditional art demonstrations at Discover Wild NH Day2019-04-15T08:50:25-04:00


Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Twitter: @NHDNCR

Smokey Bear, s’mores and traditional art demonstrations at Discover Wild NH Day

Three divisions from the N.H. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will exhibit different facets of the state’s outdoor traditions at this year’s Discover Wild New Hampshire Day.

The N.H. State Arts Council’s Heritage & Traditional Arts program will have three traditional artists demonstrating their skills and answering questions about their art forms throughout the day: wildfowl decoy carver and painter Fred Dolan, traditional bamboo fly maker Fred Kretchman and black ash basket maker Alice Ogden.

The Division of Forests and Lands, in partnership with the Community Forest Advisory Council, is sponsoring a tree planting activity. Participants will receive an evergreen seedling grown at the division’s State Forest Nursery in Boscawen that they can plant in a cup and take with them for permanent planting at home.

To help celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th anniversary of raising awareness about wildfires, Forests and Land’s Forest Protection Bureau will have a display of historic Smokey Bear posters and public service announcements, along with games for all ages and the opportunity to win Smokey Bear items. Smokey himself will also be available for photos.

Again this year, the Division of Parks and Recreation will be hosting free make your own s’mores over a real campfire and will share information about recreational opportunities at the state’s 93 park properties.

Discover Wild New Hampshire Day takes place Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Fish and Game headquarters, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord. Admission is free. More information is available at WildNH.com.

Discover Wild New Hampshire Day is hosted by Fish and Game and sponsored in part by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. The Division of Forests and Lands is also providing sponsorship.

The N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources is made up of five divisions dedicated to protecting, preserving, promoting and managing the State’s natural and cultural resources. Together, they support New Hampshire’s high quality of life and strengthening the experiences of our residents and guests. Learn more at dncr.nh.gov.