The Nature of New Hampshire

About this Presentation

Title of Presentation: The Nature of NH: Natural Communities of the Granite State

Summary: In this dazzling presentation, you’ll see New Hampshire’s natural beauty through the lens of Natural Heritage Bureau ecologists and photographers Ben Kimball and Dan Sperduto. Featuring photos of rare and special plant communities and habitats throughout the state, you’ll learn new ways to look at the natural landscape and find out places to visit some of New Hampshire’s unique places.

Program length: 1 hour, including time for discussion

Watch this Presentation: Click below to watch a slideshow of the presentation narrated by Ben Kimball, formerly of the NH Natural Heritage Bureau. This presentation has been updated since the recording of this video; some information and visuals will differ.

Information for Speaking for Wildlife/Coverts Volunteers:

What You Will Need What's This? Notes
Brochure about the SFW Program

Press Release about SFW Prog

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NatureofNH_NotesNature of NH Presentation

This is a script of the presentation (in a printable .pdf format). It includes slides and notes. Use it to practice your talk. The digital (PowerPoint) version of this talk will already be downloaded onto the laptop that you will pick up from the County UNHCE office.
Visiting NH's Biodiversity Handout A special handout associated with just this talk - instructions for how audience members can download brochures online Make sure there are enough copies of this in the kit before you take it, if you are giving this talk!

Presenter's Checklist

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How to Deliver an Effective Presentation

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Sign In Sheet (also Newsletter Sign Up)

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Sample Flyer - Nature of NH Click to download a sample flyer announcing your presentation (MS Word format). You will need to fill in the details. When you are done, email your flyer to your County Forester. They can create a .pdf docuement from the flyer, post it online, and/or help you get the word out.

Sample Press Release - Nature of NH

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Powerpoint & Equipment Tutorial
Powerpoint Basics
LCD - How to Connect to Laptop

Download these documents if you need a refresher about how to set up and run the presentation equipment and play with Powerpoint. These are Chuck Hersey's handouts from the Presenter's Training.

Presenter Self Evaluation - How Did it Go?

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Accident/Injury Forms
University of NH Form
Cooperative Extension form
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What Every UNH Cooperative Extension Volunteer Should Know Explains all of the policies and procedures of UNH Cooperative Extension that relate to volunteers.  

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