Unlike our public and school programs, Special Events
only happen a few times a year. They are usually much larger in scale
and showcase live animals and guest speakers. You don't want to miss these
events. They are lots of fun for all ages. Check back often to catch our
next Special Event!
NEW at the Fishways!
Interactive Watershed Exhibit
The Amoskeag Fishways is thrilled to be the first science education center in New Hampshire to have an augmented reality watershed exhibit! Visitors play in the sand to create unique landscapes and observe how the projected contour lines and colors change as the terrain is altered. It is really fun to build mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers... essentially creating your very own watershed. Make it RAIN when a 3-D camera responds to your hand movements, showing in real time how water moves over a landscape!
Amoskeag Fishways Spring Programs and Events
Predators of the Sky: Live Birds of Prey
Tom Ricardi teaches with a diverse group of raptors which often include a very playful turkey vulture and
a beautiful golden eagle! Learn about the great work done by Tom's organization, the Massachusetts
Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility, which cares for injured birds and operates a successful captive
breeding program. For all ages.
Chimney Swift Watch
Did you know that we have recovering populations of chimney swifts in downtown Manchester? Meet at
the Fishways before we go out together to explore a confirmed roost site. Binoculars encouraged.
Peregrine Falcon Watch
Celebrate the success of our local peregrine falcon family. Meet at the Fishways for an introductory
presentation, then walk to the Brady Sullivan building to view these urban raptors.
2016 Fish Festival
We will meet in the upper parking lot at 10 am to create fish hats, noise makers and banners. Thus
bedecked, we will parade down to the center accompanied by live music, local dignitaries, and Fishways
partners. Fish enthusiast and retiring President of NH Audubon, Mike Bartlett, will be our grand marshal
and deliver the first fish to stock our ladder. Fish games, surprises and activities will continue throughout
the day. Don't miss this classic Fishways event!
World Fish Migration Day
World Fish Migration Day is a one day global-local event to create awareness of the importance of open
rivers and migratory fish. We will join our voices with over 1,000 organizations connecting fish, rivers and
people everywhere. Learn about sturgeon and other migrating fish in the Merrimack River and view fish in
our underwater windows.
Sea Lamprey Appreciation Day
The slimy and fascinating sea lamprey returns! Hold a live three foot long fish and get sucked into the
fun of celebrating a much underappreciated animal as we learn all about the unique physical nature and
lifecycle of the incredible sea lamprey.
Family Fish Tour Day
Learn all about our fish ladder, the Amoskeag Hydro station, the history of the Amoskeag area, and the
unique fish restoration projects in our region. Guided Fish Season Tours will be offered throughout the
day. Fun for all ages!
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