Beaver Brook holding open house to encourage membership

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Nature Center in Hollis will host a new spring event to encourage more people to become members of the organization.

From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 20, new and renewing members of Beaver Brook will be able to enjoy an open house at Maple Hill Farm. There will be maple sugaring demonstrations, guided hikes, tours of the Bird Loft Museum, visits to the Cooper Shed with summer camp information, homemade waffles and maple syrup, and crafts for children.

Beaver Brook is an environmental conservation and education center that serves the region. There are 2,100 acres of protected land and 35 miles of well-mapped trails for hiking. Environmental education programs are held year-round for ages 4 years through adult at the Maple Hill Farm campus. There are 12 beautiful theme gardens open to the public, an ash bark wigwam, a fitness trail, a wildlife pond, streams, fields and forest to explore.

To become a new member or to renew your membership, register at www.beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787. There are time slots for maple sugaring and guided hikes so choose your times online.

Beaver Brook is a member of the Association of Nature Centers, so your membership entitles you to free or reduced admission to hundreds of nature centers across North America. Membership also provides a 10 percent discount on all programs, workshops and camps.