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January 2021

Weathering Winter: Life at Low Temperatures

Tuesday, January 19,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A polar bear standing upright on snowy ground. (photo © Hans-Jurgen Mager via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver for an introduction to the ways in which animals, plants, and microbes have adapted to life in extreme cold. From penguins to polar bears, bobcats to barred owls, learn how life goes on when the mercury drops!

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The New England Cottontail: A Rabbit on the Run

Thursday, January 21,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A New England Cottontail. (photo © J. Maughn via the Flickr Creative Commons)

New England cottontails were once common throughout the Northeast, but are now endangered in New Hampshire. Join UNH wildlife biologist Dr. Adrienne Kovach to learn about her work on the reintroduction of these rare rabbits.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, January 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 5, 2021

Zoom
An artistic representation of birds flying overhead at night. (image © David Siebold via the Flickr Creative Commons)

The late, great poet Mary Oliver focused above all on the depth and mystery of the natural world. In this three-part seminar, we’ll explore a selection of her nature poems, drawing connections between them and our own experiences of wilderness.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, January 29,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 5, 2021

Zoom
An artistic representation of birds flying overhead at night. (image © David Siebold via the Flickr Creative Commons)

The late, great poet Mary Oliver focused above all on the depth and mystery of the natural world. In this three-part seminar, we’ll explore a selection of her nature poems, drawing connections between them and our own experiences of wilderness.

Learn more »

February 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, February 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

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LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, February 4,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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From Field to Frame: A Night with Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson

Thursday, February 4,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A portrait of an American Toad by Matt Patterson

Join award-winning wildlife artist Matt Patterson for an evening of art and tales of his adventures.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 5,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, February 5,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 5, 2021

Zoom
An artistic representation of birds flying overhead at night. (image © David Siebold via the Flickr Creative Commons)

The late, great poet Mary Oliver focused above all on the depth and mystery of the natural world. In this three-part seminar, we’ll explore a selection of her nature poems, drawing connections between them and our own experiences of wilderness.

Learn more »

Woolly Mammoths: Long-Lost Elephants of New England

Saturday, February 6,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Zoom
A wooly mammoth diorama. (photo © FireHawk Hulin via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Discover the long-lost lives of New England’s forgotten elephants with Harris Center naturalist and woolly mammoth lover Susie Spikol.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 12,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour: Valentine’s Day Edition

Thursday, February 18,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 19,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

Learn more »

4th Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Saturday, February 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Zoom
Norway Pond Commission chair Tom Shevenell sets a canoe anchor during a morning of water quality sampling on Norway Pond. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join us for a morning of short talks highlighting recent research on water quality and the environmental history of Norway Pond in Hancock.

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March 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, March 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

Learn more »

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, March 4,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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Abbott Thayer’s Monadnock: The Intersection of Natural History, Artistic Research, and World War

Thursday, March 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Mount Monadnock by Abbott Thayer (image © Corcoran Gallery of Art via the Wikimedia Commons)

This richly illustrated presentation by artist and art historian April Claggett will take a deep dive into the lessons that Abbott Thayer — Dublin resident, natural historian, and a leading American artist in his day — learned from our local landscape.

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Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

Thursday, March 18,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Zoom

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this online volunteer training.

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March Adventure Days

Friday, March 19,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

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Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Friday, March 19,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A middle school boy collects sticks to build a shelter. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a day of of outdoor adventure and survival skills practice, including hiking, fire making, shelter building, tracking, and more!

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March Adventure Days

Wednesday, March 24,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

Learn more »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, March 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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.

Learn more »

March Adventure Days

Friday, March 26,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

Learn more »

April 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, April 1,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

Learn more »

May 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, May 6,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

Learn more »

June 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, June 3,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

Learn more »
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