Melissa Brogle, 603-778-0015
Kelle Loughlin, 603-778-0015
January 7, 2019

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GREENLAND, NH — The Great Bay Discovery Center invites the public to a free Lunch and Learn lecture series this winter in its Hugh Gregg Center located at 89 Depot Road in Greenland, NH. Each lecture will run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, and no registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own brown-bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided.

The winter 2019 Lunch and Learn series begins on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, and features a presentation on the role of fisheries in the Granite State. Jason Smith, Chief of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Inland Fisheries Division, will share his knowledge of fisheries management and the diverse programs administered by the Division that support freshwater fisheries. Smith will also discuss the role of hatcheries in New Hampshire’s management of aquatic resources. Anyone with an interest in the fish that inhabit freshwater lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams will enjoy this talk.

What do New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Biologists actually do? Join us on Thursday, February 7, to learn about the vital role biologist’s play in supporting the mission of the Department to conserve, manage, and protect the state’s wild resources with presenters Patrick Tate and Jessica Carloni. From fur-bearing mammals to waterfowl, Tate and Carloni have both developed a deep understanding of, and passion for, the species they steward here in the Granite State.

On Thursday, March 21, you won’t want to miss lunch with Sergeant Jeremy Hawkes of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Law Enforcement Division. Hawkes will share an insider’s perspective on what a “typical” day in the field is like for a Conservation Officer and how our state’s seasons affect the job. Sergeant Hawkes will also explore some threats to fish and wildlife, highlight some interesting cases he has worked on during his career, and explain the process of becoming a Conservation Officer.

The Great Bay Discovery Center is managed by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHFG) and is the education headquarters for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, a state and federal partnership between NHFG and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is located just off Route 33 at 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH.