Kentucky Derby Party 2021 – CANCELLED

White Birch Center has made the difficult yet, correct, decision to cancel this year’s Kentucky Derby Party. Although we would like nothing more than to have this unique and fun event this year, especially after the trying year we have all experienced, it just simply is not the right thing to do at this time. Planning and preparation for an event such as this takes months. We began planning in January, when it looked as though there was hope that by May 1st, we would be able to hold an in person event. Unfortunately, with COVID numbers trending the way that they are and the recent guidance from Dr. Chan stating to avoid gathering in large groups, it is evident that we are not where we thought we might be by this time. We appreciate all who have purchased tickets and signed up as sponsors. We apologize for the inconvenience and we will be issuing full refunds over the next week.

We now shift our focus to NH Gives 2021. NH Gives is an online day of giving for state of NH Non-Profit organizations and will be occurring on June 8, 2021. Please stay tuned for more information on this day of giving and how you can support White Birch Center with your very own NH Gives Fundraiser!

We apologize for the inconvenience of cancelling this event and we greatly appreciate your continued support of our organization. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Thank you,

White Birch Center Administration

Ivory Soap Experiments with Extended Ed.

Have you ever put ivory soap in the microwave? The Extended Education Program conducted this fun science experiment yesterday. Check out the children’s reactions. We wont give away what happens, you’ll just have to try it for yourself. Here’s how: Unwrap a bar of Ivory soap. Place the bar of soap on a paper towel or microwave-safe dish. Microwave your soap for 2 minutes. Watch the soap closely to see what happens. Allow the soap to cool for a minute or two before touching it. Check out to see how it works!

National Read Across America Day at WBC!

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day!
Our Extended Education Program came to visit the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading some of his books together. This was such a huge success that the Extended Education Program plans to come visit and read with our Pre-Kindergarten classroom more frequently! What a great experience it was for all involved!

National Love Your Pet Day

National Love Your Pet Day

February 20th was an exciting day at the Extended Education Program. We celebrated Love Your Pet Day by welcoming our adopted manatee to our White Birch Family and having a visit from the Pope Memorial SPCA.

When our manatee arrived, we had to give him a name. So, we selected some names for our manatee and voted on our favorites. We ended up with a tie between Jeff and Wonder, which was solved with a round of rock-paper-scissors. The final name we decided on was Jeff. Welcome Jeff, to our White Birch family! We then had to give Jeff a nice home, so we built an aquarium out of cardboard and used paper to make plants, decorations, and fish.

A Humane Educator from the SPCA, Shannon, and her daughter, came to the Extended Education Program to share what they do at the SPCA and teach us how to properly approach a dog. The four most important steps in approaching an unfamiliar dog are: 1. ask your parent/guardian for permission, 2. ask the owner for permission, 3. approach slowly and let the dog sniff you (ask the dog for permission) and 4. once the dog has sniffed you and shown that it is okay with you, pet it in a place where it can see your hand (the front of its body). Once we learned these important steps, we practiced what we had learned on their dog Jax.

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

February 4th was National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. The Extended Education Program took advantage of the warmer weather and walked to the Henniker Post office to hand deliver thank you cards they made to their mail carriers!