A view Mount Monadnock in summer. (photo © Dave Mallard)

Monadnock Region Natural History Conference

Save the Date: November 12, 2022

Discover Conservation Research in the Monadnock Region

The Monadnock Region Natural History Conference (MRNHC) features presentations on a range of natural history topics, with a focus on conservation research, ecological restoration and management, and environmental education in the Monadnock Region. This full-day conference brings together people who have an interest in local natural history, including scientists, land managers, educators, students, and backyard naturalists. The first MRNHC was held in November 2019, and the next one is being planned for November 12, 2022 as a hybrid event, with both in-person and online options for attendance. We hope you’ll join us!


The next Monadnock Region Natural History Conference will be held in person on November 12, 2022 at Keene State College. Hybrid (online) options will also be available. Save the date, and check back in early summer 2022 for more updates!


We anticipate sessions on wildlife, wetlands and stream ecology, forest ecology and management, Mount Monadnock, community science, human connections to nature, accessibility and inclusion in the outdoors, and more.

Keynote: Sam Jaffe, Uncovering the Whole Story

Sam Jaffe, Director of The Caterpillar Lab, will present an original photograph- and video-packed talk that explores backyard pollinators, plants, parasitoids, and the many caterpillars that are positioned at the center of it all. The Whole Story is a celebration of caterpillars in all their incarnations and across all their ecological connections — a fresh perspective on natural history study that just might make you reconsider an herbivore’s place in our world.


Registration for this full-day conference will cost $2o in advance, or $25 at the door. (Students: $10.) Lunch is not included in this fee. Financial assistance is available. To request assistance or for other questions, please contact the conference organizers via email. Stay tuned for a link to online registration, which will open in the summer of 2022!

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