COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. 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.
April 15 (Wed) Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics » April 16 (Thu) Environmental Studies Institute: 50 Years Since Earth Day » April 16 (Thu) Online Book Group for Middle Schoolers: “Hatchet” » April 16 (Thu) “Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour » April 16 (Thu) Conserving Grassland Birds in New England » All Events
Go Wild: Things Your Kids Can Do Outside
With schools closed, outside time will be 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.
What We’re Doing in Response to COVID-19
The Harris Center is keeping a close watch on COVID-19 developments. Here’s what we’re doing to keep our community healthy.
Nightsongs: Tracking the Spring Bird Migration
Listen to spring unfold through the sounds of night-migrating birds.