School Program News

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!

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.

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.

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.