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Study the SuperSanctuary.
Science in the SuperSanctuary & Beyond
The Harris Center supports conservation research on our lands – and throughout the Monadnock Region – via undergraduate, graduate, and other professional study, as well as our popular citizen science initiatives.
Every autumn, thousands of hawks, eagles, and other raptors migrate through New Hampshire on their way to wintering grounds in South and Central America — a spectacle that is considered one of the great wonders of the natural world. At the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Peterborough, biologists with the Harris Center and New Hampshire Audubon collect hawk migration data as part an international effort to monitor raptor population trends.
The Harris Center has directly protected more than 23,000 acres of land in the Monadnock Region, much of which is open to conservation research. We also welcome research in collaboration with our popular citizen science initiatives and longstanding environmental education programs.
We support undergraduate research in environmental studies, geography, and related disciplines by training students in field methods, working with faculty to design capstone research experiences with applied conservation value, and hosting undergraduate internships.
For more information on conservation research with the Harris Center, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email.