COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.

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May 2020

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 12,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 20th season of water quality monitoring! Participants in this training will gain hands-on experience in sampling techniques and in the use of monitoring equipment.

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June 2020

New Hampshire Bat Counts Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 4,
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A little brown bat hangs in a cave. (photo © USFWS)

This summer, NHFG and UNH Extension are seeking volunteers to conduct bat counts at known roost sites in the Monadnock Region. To participate, join wildlife biologists Sandi Houghton and Haley Andreozzi for this indoor-outdoor volunteer training.

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Nighthawk Watch

Tuesday, June 9,
7:00 pm
to 9:30 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for an evening of nighthawk monitoring.

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eBird for Beginners

Tuesday, June 16,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join local bird expert Steven Lamonde of Antioch University New England for this hands-on introduction to eBird, where we’ll learn how to record and share our bird sightings, and to explore sightings shared by others.

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