Community Resource Guide

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From foreign films to 4-H camps.

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4-H Teen Conference

A Summer Learning Experience for Youths Ages 14 through Grade 12

Offered through UNH Cooperative Extension, the statewide 4-H Teen Conference is for students ages 14 through Grade 12. Teens from across the state participate in four days packed with activities including half day and full day workshops on a multitude of topics and interests. Community service projects are included, as are opportunities for leadership development.

» 4-H

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Active Retirement Association

Educational and Cultural Enrichment Programs for More than 250 Active Members

The Association offers numerous opportunities to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of members. We encourage our members to take a fresh look at themselves, their world, and the possibilities that await them. Remember -- Curiosity Never Retires!

» Active Retirement Association

Phone: (603) 343-1004
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Adult and Occupational Education Program

Career Advice for High School Students and Adults

Helps you identify your personal strengths, career interests, and how to prepare to succeed in your career.

» Adult and Occupational Education

Phone: (603) 862-2371
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American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Courses

Save a Life!

Looking for new job skills, want to increase your personal safety awareness or want to become an instructor? These CPR and First Aid classes could help you save a life and/or teach others the same skills. Registration is online.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Art Camp - Summer Art Camp for Children

Art Camp

The UNH Museum of Art offers visual arts classes for Grades 2 – 8 and pre-college intensives for Grades 9 – 12 in July. Classes are half-day for one week and include art, clay & wheel work, photography, art history, and painting. Studio art showcases of student work are held on Friday of each week.

» Museum of Art

Phone: 603-862-3713
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CAT-CH the UNH Spirit

UNH athletic teams compete in 20 NCAA-sponsored men's and women's sports.

» UNH Athletics

Phone: (603) 862-3838
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Barry Conservation 4-H Camps

A Summer Learning Experience for Youths Ages 8-17

These camps are held at the Berlin Fish Hatchery in White Mountain National Forest are great for kids who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on learning in environmental and conservation programs, and can benefit from a smaller camp.

» 4-H

Phone: (603) 862-2184
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Belize-UNH Teacher Program

An International, Experiential Learning Opportunity

Get international experience working with teachers and students from Belize, investigate different cultures and explore the local environment including the rain forest and Mayan ruins. (4 credit course)

» UNH Department of Education

Phone: (603) 862-2310 or (603) 926-9136
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Boat-based Educational Activities

Learning About Our Coastal Waters Through Hands-On Experiences

Help middle- and high-school students learn about our coastal waters through boat cruises and other opportunities.

» UNH Sea Grant Extension

Phone: (603) 862-6702
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Camp Wildcat

A Summer Day Camp for Kids

A day camp for youth in Grades 1 – 7. Campers will have a chance to explore nature and the environment, participate in sports, learn new skills and crafts, make new friends, and have fun while being active in the summer! Seven weeks of camp are split into two 2-week sessions, 2 Travel weeks, and an Outdoor Adventure Week

» Campus Recreation

Phone: 603-862-2031
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Campus Recreation

Club sports, intramural sports, fitness and wellness, aquatics, outdoor adventures

Hamel Recreation Center is home to the campus fitness center, court sports, and all your recreational needs.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-2031
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Celebrity Series

Professional Music, Dance and Theater

A series of outstanding performances that feature emerging and world-renowned artists in music, theater, dance, and opera.

» UNH Celebrity Series

Phone: (603) 862-3242
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Center for International Education

Fosters the Growth of International Engagement

Lectures, events, and special academic programs bring the world to Durham.

» Center for International Education

Phone: (603) 862-4788
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Classical Lecture Series

To Enhance Awareness of the Classics

The Professor John C. Rouman Classical Lecture Series enhances awareness of the classics through public lectures by internationally recognized speakers and scholars.

Phone: (603) 862-3522
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College Woods

A Living Laboratory

College Woods offers hundreds of acres of educational and recreational space all year round.

» Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas

Phone: (603) 862-1700
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Cooperative Extension

Putting Knowledge and Research to Work in Our Local Communities

Ten county outreach offices provide information on agriculture, forestry and wildlife, family development, 4-H youth development, food and nutrition, environmental management, and community development.

» UNH Cooperative Extension

Phone: (603) 749-4445
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Dairy Teaching and Research Center

Tour the Center or Just Stop in to Visit the Animals

Visitors to the Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center can view 100 milking cows, tour the state-of-the-art facility, and participate in a variety of workshops.

» Dairy Teaching and Research Center

Phone: (603) 862-1027
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Day of the Coast Celebration

Environmental Learning for Students Grades 1-8

A day of customized activities designed to help elementary and middle school students and teachers augment their environmental curriculum.

» UNH Sea Grant Extension

Phone: (603) 862-6702
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Discovery Program

University Dialogue

Each year a theme is chosen as the topic for programs, integrating in and out of class learning, and community deliberation.

» Discovery Program

Phone: (603) 862-0130
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Durham, Town of

Town of Durham

Long-time residents and those new to the area will benefit from the wealth of local business, civic, and other information.

» Town of Durham, NH

Phone: (603) 868-5571
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Family Boat Building Program

A Project for the Whole Family

Offers adults and children 12 and over a chance to work together and build a 12 foot skiff in two days.

» UNH Marine Docents

Phone: (603) 862-6702
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Fitness/Wellness Programs

A Great Way to Stay Healthy!

Stay fit and healthy with a variety of group fitness classes including but not limited to; cardio boxing, step, Zumba ™, indoor cycling, water fitness, strength and conditioning, personal fitness training, national fitness instructor certifications, Pilates, yoga, massage therapy, and more! Classes are a part of the Recreation Center membership or pay the daily facility guest fee.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Foreign Film Series

Entertainment in a Variety of Languages

Each semester up to 21 foreign films, from Chinese to Portuguese, are shown in the MUB theater.

» Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures

Phone: (603) 862-3769
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Great Bay Coast Watch

Volunteers Working to Preserve Our Great Bay and Coastal Waters

Teachers, health and business professionals, homemakers, retirees, and students are trained to monitor the health of the Great Bay Estuary.

» UNH Sea Grant Extension

Phone: (603) 862-6702
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Greenhouse Complex

Lectures and the Spring Tour Inspire Plant Lovers

Tour the Greenhouse Complex, including the Plant Conservatory, home to exotic tropical plants. A plant lover's paradise.

» UNH Greenhouse Complex

Phone: (603) 862-2061
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Hamel Recreation Center

A State-of-the-Art Health Club Facility

State-of-the-art fitness center features more than 100 stations of cardiovascular and weight training equipment, jogging track, racquetball courts, group fitness studios, and much more. Open to the community for memberships.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Homecoming Road Race

A Special Event for Hundreds of Area Runners

The annual homecoming 5k-road race welcomes community residents, UNH alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Sponsored by area businesses, the race offers cash, merchandise awards, and refreshments. Registration is online each year.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Horse Barns and The Smith Equine Center

Attend a Show, Take a Tour, or Visit the Horses

The University houses approximately 52 horses that may be visited daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The University hosts two horse trials and a dressage show each year.

» Biological Sciences

Phone: 603-862-1356
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Jazz Series

Paradise for Jazz Lovers

Celebrates jazz with performances by jazz greats.

» Music Department

Phone: (603) 862-2404
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Linguistic Colloquium Series

A Speakers' Series for Those Interested in Language Issues

A public series for those interested in language and linguistics.

» Linguistic Program

Phone: (603) 862-3714
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Little Red Wagon

Department of Theatre and Dance

Little Red Wagon is a children's theatre summer touring troupe appropriate for families and children (PK-6th grade).

» College of Liberal Arts

Phone: (603) 862-2919

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Marine Docent Program

A Learning Opportunity for Volunteers Who Love the Sea

An organization of volunteers from all walks of life dedicated to the conservation and wise use of marine resources.

» University of New Hampshire Marine Docents

Phone: (603) 862-6702
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Masters Swimming

Competitive swimming for adults

Adults looking to have a structured and coached practice can join this group that meets year round. Attending competitions is NOT mandatory and all levels are welcomed. Fees are posted on the website. Community members are welcomed, along with UNH affiliated swimmers.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Mendum's Pond Outdoor Recreation Area

A beautiful 200-acre outdoor recreation area just 9 miles from campus

Open from mid-June to mid- August and weekends in September. The recreation area offers boating, picnicking, playground, hiking trials, orienteering course, and swimming (NOTE: No lifeguards on duty). Canoe and kayaks available for rent. Two covered pavilions with grills and picnic tables available for group reservations.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Movies at the MUB

Offering a Series of Foreign Language and Art Films

Art films presented each week. Foreign language films presented on weeknights.

Phone: 603.862.1586
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Museum of Art

Presenting Art Exhibitions and Weekly Programs

Changing exhibitions and an array of programs (gallery walks, films, concerts, and slide lectures) are presented free of charge. Our Outreach Program offers a lending library of audio-visual materials and guided exhibition tours for school teachers and their students. Open September - May: Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

» Museum of Art

Phone: (603) 862-3712
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Music Department

Concerts Throughout the Academic Year

A range of performances and concerts are offered throughout the year, including faculty concerts, student performances, workshops, and master classes. An informal music-teacher referral service is available.

» Music Department

Phone: (603) 862-2404
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New Hampshire Youth Band

Providing Musical Challenges for Serious Musicians

This ensemble provides musical challenge and advanced performance experiences for school band musicians from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine. Groups rehearse and perform at UNH on Sundays from noon to 2:00 PM. Concerts are given with various UNH concert bands, and occasional trips for outside performances and tours, including to locations such as New York City, are regularly scheduled.

» Music Department

Phone: (603) 862-2404
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Northeast Passage

Accessible Recreational Activities

NEP is a health promotion and recreation program serving individuals with disabilities living in the New England area. Sports and recreation programs include: sled, hockey, cycling, water skiing, golf, cross country skiing, hiking, various court sports, paddle sports, and opportunities for competitive training.

» Northeast Passage

Phone: (603) 862-0070
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Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas

Maintaining Unspoiled Recreational Environments

Manages 4,000 acres of forested property throughout New Hampshire, with 1,500 acres in Durham, Lee, and Madbury. Recreation activities include skiing, hiking, hunting (with permit), fishing, bird watching, and biking.

» Office of Woodlands and Natural Areas

Phone: (603) 862-3951
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Outdoor Adventures at Campus Recreation

UNH's only professionally run outdoor recreation program.

Provide outdoor trips and clinics for UNH students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. Trips include hiking, kayaking, climbing, spring break bouldering, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and more. Outdoor gear rentals are also available at a reasonable price at the Recreation Center.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-4515
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Picturing Writing: Fostering Literacy through Art

Image-Making Within the Writing Process

Dynamic art-and-literature-based approaches to writing designed to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles.

» Center for the Advancement of Art-Based Literacy

Phone: (603) 862-3691
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Project SMART

A Summer Program for High School Students Gifted in Math and Science

The four-week, residential intensive science and technology program challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school juniors and seniors (from across the nation) who are interested in biotechnology, nanotechnology, marine and environmental science, and space science.

» Project SMART

Phone: (603) 862-3840
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Seacoast Science Center

An Oceanside Learning Environment

Located in historic Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH. Featuring aquariums and live-animal exhibits.

» Seacoast Science Center

Phone: (603) 436-8043
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Sidore Memorial Lecture Series

Discussing Critical and Sometimes Controversial Issues

All free and open to the public.

» Center for the Humanities

Phone: 603-862-4356
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Summer Youth Music School (SYMS)

Students Sharpen Their Music Skills

A longstanding and popular summer music program for kids entering grades 5 – 12. Students concentrate on an instrument or voice along with electives to broaden their experience. Learning is one with outstanding college music professors, high school teachers, and college students.

» Music Department

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The Memorial Union Building (MUB)

Home of

New Hampshire's official state war memorial, the MUB operates as a comprehensive conference, entertainment, and gathering center for the UNH campus and community.

» The Memorial Union Building

Phone: 603.862.1586
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The Ticket Office

Your Window to a Variety of Entertainment

Ticket venue for activities that take place in the MUB, including the Celebrity Series, Traditional Jazz Series, dramatic performances, and more.

» The Ticket Office

Phone: 603.862.1586
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The UNH Observatory

View New Hampshire's Sky

Guided tours of celestial wonders presented twice each month, clear skies permitting.

» Physics Department

Phone: 617-955-3704
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UNH Community Guide for Students

Living as a Member of the Local Community

Designed with the off-campus or commuter student in mind, the Community Guide gives information about the Town of Durham, UNH, and surrounding communities. Find out more about the office of Commuter Student Services, along with town ordinances and laws, rental and apartment safety information, UNH storm closing and delay information, transportation options, and so much more.

» Commuter Student Services, Memorial Union Building

Phone: 603-862-0303
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University Museum

Sharing the University's resources

The University Museum, located within Special Collections and Archives in Dimond Library, plans two exhibitions per year covering a wide range of themes related to UNH’s history, programs, collections, or community. Hours: M-F, 10-4, Sat. 12-4:00 (academic year only). Closed UNH holidays.

» University Museum

Phone: (603) 862-1081
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Upward Bound

Helps Talented High School Students from Low Income Families Succeed

Includes an academically rigorous six-week summer institute on the UNH Campus as well as a comprehensive yearlong academic support program.

» Upward Bound

Phone: (603) 862-1563
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Whittemore Center Arena, The

The Whittemore Center Arena hosts a variety of events throughout the year including concerts, tradeshows, family shows and other special events. The arena is home to the UNH Men's & Women's Ice Hockey programs as well as the Oyster River Bobcats.

» Campus Recreation

Phone: (603) 862-2031
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Woodman Farm

Displays Experimental Gardening Techniques

Provides visitors with a view of innovative growing techniques and a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and flowers during the summer months.

» UNH Horticulture Farm

Phone: (603) 868-2345
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Writers Academy

Writing, Editing, and Publishing for Youth

The UNH Writers Academy is a program for middle school and high school students to spend a week in the summer with their peers, sharing what they enjoy about writing and reading their favorite stories, poems or plays.

» English Department

Phone: 603-862-1168
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Writers Series

Join the Lively Discussion of Literary Works

Writers Series brings several poets, fiction writers and nonfiction authors to campus every semester.

» English Department

Phone: (603) 862-0731
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