School Program News

High School Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Karel Wolterbeek and Caitlin Beal on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2022!

A Creative Donation Brings Abenaki History to Local Schools

With help from Harriet and Stephen DiCicco, 41 copies of “A Deep Presence” have been donated to schools and teachers in the Monadnock Region.

Volunteers and Partners Honored at 2021 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners and volunteers at our 51st Annual Meeting on October 15.

Local Teachers Explore Nature-based Teaching at Summer Retreat

This August, nine local elementary school teachers spent three days at the Harris Center developing and deepening their nature-based teaching skills.

High School Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Erin Weidner and Aria Frehner on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2021!

A Headstart for Hatchling Turtles

This year, Harris Center staff members and their families cared for 24 snapping turtle hatchlings as part of a pilot project aimed at giving baby turtles a “headstart” on life.

Outdoor Learning in Cold Weather: Keep Moving Through Winter & COVID-19

Harris Center teacher-naturalists are working with educators from New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont to advocate for teaching outside as much as possible, and to offer examples for how this might work in the cold months.

50th Anniversary Year Comes to Celebratory Close at 2020 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center honored several extraordinary partners and celebrated the conclusion of our 50th Anniversary Year at our 2020 Annual Meeting.

Taking Teaching Outside

In preparation for the start of this extraordinary school year, Harris Center teacher-naturalists recently held workshops for 300 local classroom teachers. The goal: to help them take their teaching outside, where virus transmission rates are much lower.

Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID-19

As our communities plan for the reopening of schools, Harris Center teacher-naturalists are working with educators from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to advocate for teaching outside as much as possible, and to offer examples for how this might work.

Four New Projects Supported by 50th Anniversary Fund

The Harris Center is launching a new 50th Anniversary Fund, which will seed innovative education and conservation research projects for years to come, as well as provide for stewardship of the land and trails in our care. Four initial projects have already received funding.

ConVal Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Zoe Werth and Trevor Faber of ConVal High School on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2020!