River Builders: Exploring Nature’s Best Engineers

RANDOLPH — The Randolph Public Library and the Children’s Museum of NH presents “River Builders: Exploring Nature’s Best Engineers” on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m.

A museum educator will describe a trip down the river to investigate some of nature’s very best architects and engineers. From the beaver to osprey to the lesser known caddis fly and Native American fish weir — participants will get to examine and hypothesize about these builders and the incredible structures they create.

Particular focus will be on the designs of buildings, homes, and tools found along rivers in New England. This hour-long program will wrap-up with every participant building their own osprey nest platform that will actually hold weight — with plenty of time to test and redesign their creation. We’ll be making osprey nests and mini osprey birds as well.

The free program is designed for ages 5-11, but all children are welcome to attend. The Randolph Public Library is located at 130 Durand Road, Randolph. The program is open to the public. For more information call (603) 466-5408, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..