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Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do

The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.

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.

Harris Center Reads: Owls

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In January, we share our recommendations for books about owls.

Harris Center Reads: Winter

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In December, we share our recommendations for books about winter.

Harris Center Reads: Squirrels

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In November, we share our recommendations for books about ever-entertaining, everyday squirrels.

Harris Center Reads: Mushrooms

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In October, when mushrooms sprout from the deep, dark ground, we share our recommendations for books about fungi.

Harris Center Reads: Hawks

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In September, when migrating raptors soar and swirl overhead, we share our recommendations for books about hawks.

Harris Center Reads: Water

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In August, we share our recommendations for books about water.

Harris Center Reads: Insects

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In July, we share our recommendations for books about bugs.

Harris Center Reads: Herps

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In June, we share our recommendations for books about amphibians and reptiles.

Harris Center Reads: Plants

Introducing Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated list of books for readers of all ages! In May, we share our recommendations for books about plants.

Nightsongs: Tracking the Spring Bird Migration

Listen to spring unfold through the sounds of night-migrating birds.

How to Hike Responsibly in the Age of COVID-19

Our trails remain open, but extra precautions are required. Here’s how to keep yourself, and others, safe on the trail in the age of COVID-19.

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