COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center building will be closed to visitors until further notice. Our trails and grounds remain open.
The Harris Center connects people to the natural world through land protection, education of all ages, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.
Our educational programs, camps, and citizen science initiatives invite people of all ages to deepen their understanding of the local landscape.
We've protected more than 23,000 acres of land in the Monadnock Region, for people and wildlife alike. Learn more about our land conservation efforts and how you can help.
We welcome conservation research on much of the land and water we’ve helped protect, and encourage participation in our popular citizen science initiatives.
Our headquarters in Hancock, NH are located in the heart of a 35,000-acre SuperSanctuary of conserved lands. Explore our trails, grounds, and facilities.
December 2 (Wed) Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Poems I Have Known » December 3 (Thu) Santa’s Magic Mushroom: A Look at the Role of the Fly Agaric Mushroom in the Mythology of Santa » December 8 (Tue) Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins » December 9 (Wed) Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Poems I Have Known » December 10 (Thu) Wildfire: What’s Going On? » All Events
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Harris Center is committed to ensuring that our trails, conserved lands, educational programs, and conservation research projects are welcoming spaces for all.
Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do
The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.
Go Wild: Things Your Kids Can Do Outside
Outside time is critical for mental and physical health — especially for kids and families. Here are some ideas for activities your kids can do as a break from screen-based remote learning.