Moose Mountains Regional Greenways
Box 191, Union, NH 03887
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Snowflake Workshop and Walk with Professor Jennifer Jacobs
On Saturday morning, February 8, Moose Mountains Regional Greenways and Branch Hill Farm/Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust (BHF/CSFCT) will offer a fun and educational outdoor workshop about snowflakes. Professor Jennifer Jacobs will lead the walk at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mills to look at snow and share information about how the warming climate is affecting snowfall and the structure of snowflakes.
Jacobs is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire and Founder and Director of The Infrastructure and Climate Network. Her interest in the impact of climate change on snow has been stimulated in recent years by noticing snowflakes engorged to excess size after falling through alternating cold and warm atmospheric layers. Scientists want a better understanding of how such differently-shaped flakes affect snow melting, which in turn may impact our water resources and landscape.
The workshop will take place 10 am – 12 pm on Saturday, February 8. It is free and open to all ages but pre-registration is required by noon on Friday, February 7. For more information, directions and to register, contact MMRG Education Coordinator Kari Lygren at 603-978-7125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branch Hill Farm/the Carl Siemon Family Charitable Trust works to protect open space and working forests and to educate the public about sound forestry, conservation and agricultural practices; see www.branchillfarm.org. MMRG, a non-profit land trust, works to conserve and connect important water resources, farm and forest lands, wildlife habitats, and recreational land and offers many educational opportunities to inform all ages about the benefits of our region’s natural resources. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, visit www.mmrg.info.