Our Mission

The Harris Center for Conservation Education is dedicated to promoting understanding and respect for our natural environment through education of all ages, direct protection and exemplary stewardship of the region’s natural resources, conservation research, and programs that encourage active participation in the great outdoors.

Harris Center Naturalist Emeritus Meade Cadot leads the way on a birding outing.

Harris Center Naturalist Emeritus Meade Cadot leads the way on a birding outing.

A family plans their next big adventure at a Harris Center trailhead. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A family plans their next big adventure at a Harris Center trailhead. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Students search for mammal tracks on a snowy day at the Harris Center.

Students search for mammal tracks on a snowy day at the Harris Center.