Become a nature detective in Nashua parks

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Nashua families with children ages 6 and up are invited to explore local parks at Nature Detectives, a free program offered by the Nashua Public Library and the Nashua River Watershed Association (NRWA).

Each month, led by NRWA naturalists, the group will set out on a new adventure, exploring the nature and history of the sites and completing a sleuth sheet while they search for clues.

The group will meet from January to May, investigating a new topic each month:

What’s Up With Winter Wilderness?
Greeley Park
Saturday, January 29, from 1:30-3 pm

Tales of the Tell-All Trees
Lovewell Park
Saturday, February 26, from 1:30-3 pm

Discover Nashua River Tales and Trails
Along the Riverwalk at the Nashua Public Library
Saturday, March 26, from 1:30-3 pm

Soil Safari Secrets
Mine Falls Park
Saturday, April 30, from 1:30-3 pm

Water Wonders’ Hidden Treasures
Fields Grove
Saturday, May 21, from 1:30-3 pm


Participants will learn about water and land, the history of the Merrimack and Nashua Rivers, human impact, wildlife corridors, and the importance of nature parks in urban settings.

At the end of the series, families will receive a guide featuring discoveries from each participant. The guide will also be displayed in the Children’s Room at the library and posted online.

This program is supported in part by the Merrimack Conservation Partnership.

How to sign up

To register or get more information, email Stacey Chilcoat at Limited space is available, so registration is required. Participation at all five sessions is encouraged but not required. Backpack babies are welcome, but please leave pets at home.

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