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August 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 11,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Wol’s Nest & Summer Adventures Camp Celebration

Thursday, August 13,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Calling all camp alumni for a virtual celebration of our iconic Wol's Nest and Summer Adventures camps! We'll sing some camp classics, see old friends and staff, guess the "mystery animal," enjoy a slideshow of camp through the years, and reminisce together about adventures had and friends made.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 18,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Shining a Light on Light Pollution

Thursday, August 20,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Tree silhouettes against the night sky. Bureau of Land Management photo via Flickr Creative Commons

How we light our homes, towns, and cities impacts everything from fireflies and luna moths to songbirds, owls, mammals, and even our own health. Join Susan Harder of the International Dark Sky Association for a presentation on the ecological and human health impacts of light pollution -- including ways you can make a difference.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Zoom
A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

Learn more »

Last Day of StoryWalk: “Swirl by Swirl”

Thursday, August 27
Hancock
An illustration from Beth Krommes' book "Swirl by Swirl"

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the picture book "Swirl by Swirl" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Joyce Sidman's lyrical writing and Peterborough illustrator Beth Krommes' vivid scratchboard artwork will inspire you to look for spirals in your own backyard, and beyond...

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, August 27,
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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Coyotes of Gotham

Friday, August 28,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A coyote in an urban setting. (photo © Renee Grayson via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Chris Nagy for a slideshow and discussion of his research on coyotes and other wildlife in New York City. Find out how these canines make a living in the Big Apple -- and what the Gotham Coyote research is revealing about the secret lives of these fascinating and resilient mammals.  

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September 2020

Special Event: VINS Raptor Encounter

Friday, September 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A close-up of a hawk. (photo © VINS)

In this virtual encounter with naturalists from the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS), we'll meet three rehabilitated birds of prey and explore their adaptations for life on the wing. This is a special invitation-only event for current Harris Center supporters.

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