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Surveying for Salamanders

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver for an afternoon of salamander monitoring at the Harris Center’s long-term study plots — part of SPARCnet, a national research effort aimed at understanding the effects of climate change on red-backed salamanders.

Ask a Naturalist: Autumn Edition

Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour — via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

Last Day of Art Exhibit: Transitions

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

The images in this exhibition by local photographer Stephen Gehlbach employ color, texture, and form to explore the idea of seasonal change.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike Along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail

Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail: Route 9 Parking Route 9 at South Street, Stoddard, NH

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ hike along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail in Stoddard and Nelson.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Ben King, Karen Rent, and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this fall. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher!

First Day of Art Exhibit: Biodiversity in Photographs by Sean Beckett

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

An ode to the biodiversity of our shared landscapes, each photo represents an encounter with a stunning animal or wild place and an experience that may move us toward environmental responsibility.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Goose Pond 183 East Surry Road, Keene

Join John Benjamin and George Caughey for a mushroom meander around the Harris Center grounds. Discover the fascinating world of fungi and slime molds, learn how to recognize common species, and more.

“Our Better Nature” Biodiversity Walk

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join conservation ecologist Steven Lamonde for a ramble around the Harris Center grounds in search of local biodiversity. Together, we'll see what species are making their home here, and what we can learn from them.

Hike-a-thon: Critter Carvings & Jack’s Pond

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center Director Jeremy Wilson for a relaxed, 1.8-mile roundtrip hike up the Harriskat and Thumbs Down Trails to Jack’s Pond and back.

Birding for All: World Migratory Bird Day Big Sit at Pack Monadnock

Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center raptor biologist Levi Burford and volunteers to tally all bird species observed in a single day from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Peterborough.

Hike-a-thon: Hiking the Thumb-Skatutakee Loop

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Eric Masterson for a moderately strenuous, 4.5-mile loop hike from the Harris Center to the top of Thumb Mountain to the Skatutakee Mountain summit and back.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Ben King, Karen Rent, and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this fall. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher!

Conservation Around the Globe

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join the Executive Director of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund (KACF) for an introduction to KACF's wildlife conservation efforts and to learn about opportunities for travelers to make conservation connections well beyond our borders.

Upland Traverse at MacDowell Lake

MacDowell Lake 75 Wilder Street, Peterborough, NH

Join forester and nature enthusiast Swift Corwin for an upland exploration of the land surrounding MacDowell Lake in Peterborough.

Hike-a-thon: Big Boulders or Bust

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Jenna Spear for an adventure-filled hike to one of our favorite places: the Big Boulders. Perfect for families with elementary-aged children and older.

Hike-a-thon: Leaf Peeping Along the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver and other nature lovers for a foliage-focused, 1.9-mile hike along the relatively flat terrain of the Hiroshi Loop Trail.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Ben King, Karen Rent, and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this fall. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher!

Annual Meeting 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center staff, trustees, and friends for highlights from the past year, special recognitions, entertaining short videos, and more.

Chipmunks, Squirrels, and Mice, Oh My!

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH

Scurry into the world of New Hampshire’s small mammals with Harris Center naturalist Ben King! A great program for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children and their families.

Hiking the Deering Sanctuary

Deering Sanctuary Clement Hill Road, Deering, NH

Join Dave Butler for a 2.5-mile hiking tour of NH Audubon’s Deering Sanctuary, where we’ll take in the fall color as we traverse gently rolling terrain.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Ben King, Karen Rent, and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this fall. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher!