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Nature’s Playground Play Group

Event Series Nature’s Playground Play Group
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
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Join Harris Center naturalists and parent educators from The Grapevine and The River Center for three mornings of child-centered, unstructured outdoor winter play. While your little ones build snow forts and sculptures, slide like otters, and practice using snowshoes, you’ll have a chance to talk with other parents and caregivers.

Trees & Tracks at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States
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Join Jeremy Wilson and Susie Spikol to explore the highlands of Dublin from the beautiful Beech Hill trail network. Along the way, we’ll discuss the natural history of trees in winter and search for tracks, scat, and other evidence of our wild neighbors.

February Vacation Camp

Event Series February Vacation Camp
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
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Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for three active days in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens.

Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

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

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a day of winter survival skills, including fire making, shelter building, food and water gathering, and basic winter first aid. Learn how to hike smart, and connect with your inner Yeti.

February Vacation Camp

Event Series February Vacation Camp
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for three active days in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens.

February Vacation Camp

Event Series February Vacation Camp
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for three active days in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens.

Royalston Falls Hike

Royalston Falls Royalston, MA, United States
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Join longtime hike leaders Brian Bishoff and Denny Wheeler for a 2.5-mile roundtrip hike along gorgeous Falls Brook, which features numerous cascades, glacial potholes, and 45-foot Royalston Falls.

Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet

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Roads are so ubiquitous that they’re practically invisible to us, but wild animals experience them as entirely alien forces of disruption. Join us for a special evening with award-winning environmental journalist and author Ben Goldfarb as he discusses his newest book, "Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of Our Planet."

Sargent Camp Hike

Sargent Camp Road Parking Area Sargent Camp Road, Hancock, NH, United States

Join Matthew Allen and Phil Brown for a relaxed hike at the Sargent Camp, where we’ll follow the Peninsula Loop Trail around beautiful Halfmoon Pond and the Nubanusit Trail through forest and meadow.

The Kestrels Young Birders Club: Snowy Owl Search at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Refuge Road, Newbury, MA, United States
This event is now full, but you can still join the waitlist.

Are you a teenager or tween with an interest in birds and birding? Join a growing movement of young adults who are honing their wildlife observation skills, learning to recognize birds and their calls, and spending time outside building community with other young birders.

Gluskabe: The Magical Hero of Wabanaki Storytelling

Zoom , United States

Join us for a special evening with traditional Wabanaki storyteller Anne Jennison, who will introduce us to Gluskabe, the central figure of an entire body of stories at the heart of the Wabanaki cultures of the Northeast.

The Life and Times of New Hampshire’s Black Bears

Olivia Rodham Memorial Library Nelson Common Road, Nelson, NH, United States

Dive into the natural history of Ursus americanus — the American black bear — with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. Learn how these beautiful bruins survive and reproduce, explore their unique adaptations and behaviors, and come away with tips and tricks for co-existence.

Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

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Every year, the Harris Center trains community scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. Attend this fun, information-packed volunteer training to join their ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration.

Spring Tree Identification Walk

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH, United States

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of UNH Cooperative Extension for a relaxed ramble focused on identifying trees and shrubs in early spring. We’ll look at branching, buds, and bark while the leaves are still off the trees, and discuss how each species functions as habitat for wildlife.

Easygoing Hike to High Five Reservation

High Five Reservation Sky Farm Road, Deering, NH, United States

Join Phil Brown and Ben Haubrich for an easygoing climb to the summit of Wilson Hill in the Forest Society’s High Five Reservation, which offers excellent panoramic views to the north and west.

40th Annual Connecticut River Waterfowl Safari

Connecticut River Hinsdale to Charlestown, NH, United States

Join Harris Center bird brains Phil Brown and Eric Masterson, along with other guides, for a morning of waterfowl watching and welcoming spring migrants back to the fields and waterways of the Connecticut River Valley.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Event Series Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this spring. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher. Birds, buds, tracks, scat, worms — come discover it all.

Otter Country: An Unexpected Adventure in the Natural World

Zoom , United States

Whether you love otters or are simply curious to learn more, join us for a deep dive into the lives of these mighty mustelids with Miriam Darlington, author of the new book, "Otter Country: An Unexpected Adventure in the Natural World."

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club at the Harris Center

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

Meet mushroom mavens John Benjamin and George Caughey for an afternoon meander in search of the fantastic fungi of spring! If we’re lucky, we’ll find toadstools, polypores, turkey tails, and perhaps even a slime mold or two.

Film Showing and Panel Discussion: “Women Outward Bound”

Peterborough Community Theater 6 School Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Sixty years ago, girls weren’t allowed to participate in the rigorous Outward Bound wilderness school. Celebrate Women’s History Month with a big-screen showing of this award-winning documentary, which tells the 24 young women who broke that barrier.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Event Series Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this spring. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher. Birds, buds, tracks, scat, worms — come discover it all.

An Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation

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

Have you ever wondered what it's like to provide round-the-clock care for an orphaned raccoon, or to nurse a Barred Owl back to health? Join us for a talk by Deb Gode, director of Winchester Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, for a peek into what it takes to be a wildlife rehabilitator.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Event Series Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this spring. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher. Birds, buds, tracks, scat, worms — come discover it all.

The Life and Times of New Hampshire’s Black Bears

New Ipswich Library 6 Main St., New Ipswich, United States

Dive into the natural history of Ursus americanus — the American black bear — with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. Learn how these beautiful bruins survive and reproduce, explore their unique adaptations and behaviors, and come away with tips and tricks for co-existence.

Hiking the Wales Preserve

Brenner Bridge Depot Park, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Stephen DiCicco and Kyle Vietze for a 1.2-mile loop hike on one of The Nature Conservancy's most beautiful local trails. We’ll follow the banks of the scenic Gridley River through a hemlock and northern hardwood forest, stopping at several small waterfalls along the way.

Nature Mandala Workshop

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

Join local environmental artist Sarah Wilson for this morning workshop to learn some tips and techniques for creating outdoor mandalas using only natural materials. Once we’ve gone over the basics, we’ll work as a group to make one large mandala, leaving our creation for others to enjoy as wind, sun, rain, and local critters slowly reclaim it.

Vernal Pool Project Workshop

Buck Meadow Conservation Area 32 NH-101A, Amherst, United States

Join Harris Center ecologist Brett Amy Thelen for this hands-on introduction to vernal pool documentation, with special focus on identifying amphibian egg masses.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Event Series Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this spring. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher. Birds, buds, tracks, scat, worms — come discover it all.