Mission: The Museum provides visitors with a very personal hands-on learning experience. It includes a natural science teaching collection, exhibits, and trails. The Museum has rescued many specimens and is using them as teaching tools. The Museum''s mission is to develop awareness and appreciation of the natural world and the environment through its hands-on collections, trails, and on-site and outreach educational programs. The Museum sponsors educational programs throughout the year for adults and children. The museum is run entirely by volunteers.
Target demographics: Everyone interested in nature and the environment
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3,000
Geographic areas served: Contoocook, NH
Merrimack County, NH
New England and beyond
Programs: Speakers Bureau at Hopkinton Library
NatureFest at Gould Hill Orchard in September
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The Little Nature Museum was established in the early 1950's. I became familiar with it through my girl friend who became my wife. It was established in Winthrop, MA as that was where Sandy was living. She went to the University of New Hampshire where she kept some animals in her dorm room. Later she married my fraternity roommate. When she got married, she was able to expand the museum.
I think the museum's present location is excellent and the museum has collection that has grown with the space she now has. She has alos arranged for presentations to be made by experts in their fields, which I think is worthwhile. Sandy has put her soul into the museum, and it shows.