We'll use hand lenses and microscopes to magnify different items. Discover a new world that can't be seen with the naked eye.Learn More
You will get a chance to handle real fossils from the Museum's collection and then use a variety of clues to uncover their origins.Learn More
An ice skater, a tightrope walker, or even a basketball spinning on a finger can appear momentarily suspended in the air by magic, but it’s all about mass distribution and center of gravity (and lots of practice!). Experiment with the science of balance and play by using unique paper and metal materials to create a work of art that balances. No magic wand required.
Pre-registration is required for this event. Pre-registration will close on November 25.Learn More
Explore the scientific principles of balance. Learn all about how our own bodies balance. Create whimsical balancing toys. Investigate rotational motion by creating different spinning top designs.
Schedule of Activities
Speaker: Ruth L. A. Stiff, Curator of International Exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (London)
Home to more than half of the world’s estimated million species of plants, animals, and insects, the Amazonian rain forest supports a biodiversity unparalleled by any other region in the world. British artist Margaret Mee cataloged and illustrated Amazonian plants and flowers. Mee created scientifically accurate botanical documents of extraordinary beauty.
Join us for a talk by Ruth Stiff on Mee’s remarkable work. Stiff is the Curator of International Exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London). She is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and holds a Master of Arts from Dartmouth College.Learn More
Speaker: David Nelson, photographer
Plants blooming in situ are David Nelson’s inspiration. His love of plants, flowers and the outdoors motivate his photographic journeys throughout the Upper Valley. He is pleased to share his works with all and especially avid gardeners. Join us for his presentation.
David is retired and has been photographing the landscape of the Upper Valley for a number of years. He and his wife are delighted to live in such a beautiful area of New England and, in addition to review David’s photographs, enjoy time with family and friends.Learn More
Speaker: Kim DeLong, Manager of the Dartmouth Greenhouse
The beauty and drama of orchids captivates many gardeners. Enjoying their long-lasting blooms, especially in the winter season is a joy. Fellow garden club member and Dartmouth Greenhouse manager, Kim Delong will discuss the care and cultivation of these stunning plants.
Prior to Kim’s life at Dartmouth, she contemplated a mid-life career change. She knew she had to work with nature. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, she started taking horticulture classes. At the same time, she began working at the greenhouses at the University of California, Berkeley. She has happily been surrounded by plants ever since.Learn More
Speakers: Susan Edwards and Liz Knox
Hanover Garden Club members Susan Edwards and Liz Knox have been gardening all of their lives. Their gardens are delights and continue to inspire and give them and their family and friends joy. While they never intend to not garden, they both have developed interesting and informative techniques on how to garden with ease as one matures!Learn More
Speaker: Judith Schwartz, author
Over time more CO2 has gone into the atmosphere from the soil compared to the burning of fossil fuels. Judith Schwartz’s first reaction was, “Why don’t I know this?” Her second was, “If this is true, can carbon be brought back to the soil?” Her book Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth looks at soil as a hub for our many environmental, economic and social challenges—and for solutions.
Judith Schwartz lives and works on the side of a mountain in southern Vermont. She is a longtime member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.Learn More
Speaker: Bill Noble, Garden Designer and Preservationist
Cornish Colony artists such as Augustus Saint Gaudens, Charles Platt, and Ellen Shipman shaped an influential new garden style out of ideas borrowed from Italy but made with native New England plants and materials. What looks comfortably old-fashioned today was at the leading edge of garden-making in its day. The site is recognized as one of the most beautiful cultural properties in the National Park Service. As gardener, Bill Noble has refurbished hundred-year-old hedges, instituted organic lawn care practices, and returned the artist’s intent to the exuberant flower gardens. Bill remains active as a Trustee of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial.Learn More
Speaker: Susannah Lermer, PhD
Dr. Susannah Lermer’s research highlights strategies and tools for reconciling urban development with conservation. She explores the links between human management of the urban forest (e.g. yards, neighborhood parks and open space) and the health and success of native wildlife populations, and how these impacts subsequently feedback to influence people due to the role of biodiversity in delivering ecosystem services.
Dr. Lermer seeks opportunities to explain scientific findings to varying audiences while trying to facilitate connections between the publics' personal lives and the urban ecosystem.Learn More