School Program News

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.

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!

Harris Center 50th Anniversary Kids’ Art Show

Celebrate the natural world as seen through the eyes of young artists through this virtual art exhibit.

Announcing Our First-Ever Kids’ Art Contest

Calling All Artists from Pre-K Through Grade 12! You’re invited to participate in our first-ever kids’ art contest and exhibit.

Visionary Founder and Extraordinary Partners Honored at 2019 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center honored our founder and several extraordinary partners at our 49th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 20.

Local Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Ian Aldrich (ConVal High School) and Hannah Jenkins (Conant High School), the recipients of the Harris Center’s 2019 Environmental Leadership Awards for local graduating seniors!

A Solar-Powered Day at the Races

In early June, 105 middle school students gathered in Peterborough for the 11th Annual Monadnock Region Solar Sprint, a solar-powered model car competition organized by the Harris Center.

Our Natural History Collection: Guidelines for Giving

Have a natural history artifact (skull, bone, nest) you’d like to donate to our teaching collection? Here’s what you need to know.

Partners Honored at 2018 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners at our 48th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 28.

Strengthening & Sharing our Skills as Environmental Educators

The Harris Center’s team of talented teacher-naturalists are strengthening and sharing their skills this fall – locally, regionally, and even nationally.

A Day at the Races

In May, middle school students gathered for the 10th Annual Monadnock Region Solar Sprint, a solar-powered model car competition coordinated by the Harris Center.

Educators Honored at 2017 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several extraordinary partners at our 47th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 22.

Solar-Powered Fun at the 9th Annual Solar Sprint

The 9th Annual Monadnock Region Solar Sprint, a solar-powered model car competition coordinated by the Harris Center, was a day of fun and learning.

Lab Girls Brings STEM to Life

A new Harris Center afterschool club, designed to help middle school girls stay in love with science, is officially underway.

Women Who Care Support Lab Girls

Lab Girls, a new Harris Center afterschool program to help middle school girls stay in love with science, has received seed funding from 100+ Women Who Care.

Partners Honored at 2016 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized two outstanding partners at our 46th Annual Meeting on October 16.

8 Years of Solar-Powered Fun

In early June, more than 100 students from six area schools gathered at Adams Park in Peterborough for the 8th Annual Monadnock Region Solar Sprint.

Janet Altobello Receives Conservation Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations to our own Janet Altobello, who has received the Hillsborough County Conservation District’s Conservation Educator of the Year Award for 2016!

8th Graders Wade into Water Quality

Last month, 8th graders from South Meadow and Great Brook Schools worked with the Harris Center to study water quality in Bogle and and No Name Brooks.

Volunteers Lauded at 2015 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized many extraordinary partners at our 45th Annual Meeting on October 18.

Snow Science at Otter Brook Farm

This month, Harris Center teacher-naturalists worked with 8th graders to conduct a “snow math” investigation.

ConVal Educators Lauded at Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized two extraordinary educators from the ConVal School District at our Annual Meeting on October 19.

Antrim Students Explore Art and Science with the Harris Center

In November, AES teachers worked with Harris Center naturalist Jenn Sutton to integrate art and outdoor exploration into a 4th grade science curriculum.

Spooky Studies at the Village Cemetery

In a nature story befitting Halloween, 4th graders at the Jaffrey Grade School have discovered that cemeteries are the perfect place to study the weathering of rocks.

Laura White and AUNE Celebrated at 2013 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center honored two exemplary partners at our Annual Meeting on October 20.

Science and Stewardship at Otter Brook Farm

In early June, 8th graders from Great Brook and South Meadow Schools came together for a morning of service learning.

Junior Solar Sprint a Solar-Powered Success!

Last week, over 100 students from six area schools gathered in Peterborough for the 6th Annual Monadnock Regional Junior Solar Sprint.

Three Cheers for the Educators of the Year!

Emily Wrubel and Stacy Egan, 8th grade science teachers in the ConVal school district, have been named the 2013 New Hampshire Environmental Educators of the Year.

Keene Teachers Celebrated at 2012 Annual Meeting

Andrea Dube and Gail Woolridge were honored for their collaboration on a Birds Across the Seasons curriculum for 3rd graders.

Harris Center in the News

The Harris Center was featured in regional, state and even national media this summer.

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