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Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way, Keene, NH

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 19th season of water quality monitoring! Participants in this training will gain hands-on experience in sampling techniques and in the use of monitoring equipment.

Nighthawk Watch

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way, Keene, NH

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

Surveying for Salamanders

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

Join Brett Amy Thelen for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander ecology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!

“Big Sit” Migration Watch at Pack Monadnock

Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH

Join fellow birders and hawk watchers for the annual “Big Sit” event - a tally of all bird species as viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Come for an hour or stay the whole day, and lend your eyes to the skies!

First-Ever Monadnock Region Natural History Conference

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way, Keene, NH

This one-day conference will feature presentations on a diversity of natural history topics, with a focus on conservation research, ecological restoration, and natural resource management in the Monadnock Region.

Keene Christmas Bird Count

Keene Keene, NH

The Christmas Bird Count is the world’s oldest and largest biological survey and citizen science endeavor, with thousands of participants worldwide. The Keene count is one of the oldest, dating all the way back to 1900.

3rd Annual Norway Pond Symposium

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

Join us for a day of talks highlighting recent research, and plans for future study, on the ecology of Norway Pond in Hancock.

Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.

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

Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Keene

Putnam Science Center at Keene State College Appian Way, Keene, NH
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.

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

Citizen Science Opportunity: Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

NOTE: This training will now take place via Zoom.

We're partnering with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to tag one or more Broad-winged Hawks with satellite transmitters that will track their migration in detail. The first step is finding their nests, and we need your help to make it happen!

eBird for Beginners

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.

Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver to survey for monarch eggs and caterpillars in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch. This morning of citizen science is offered in conjunction with the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz, an annual research effort aimed at understanding and protecting monarch butterflies.

Surveying for Salamanders

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander ecology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!

4th Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Zoom
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED.

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

Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

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.

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Zoom

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 21st season of water quality monitoring! Participants in this training will gain hands-on experience in sampling techniques and in the use of monitoring equipment.

Firefly Watch with Mass Audubon

Zoom

Join staff from Mass Audubon's Firefly Watch to learn how and why fireflies light up, how to identify them by their flash patterns, and how they can help inform us about a wide array of environmental issues.

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Zoom

Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for a virtual "Project Nighthawk" volunteer training!

Salamanders Count!

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

Join us we survey for red-backed salamanders as part of a national study. Try your hand at field science, and help biologists make discoveries about this common, but still mysterious species!

Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver to survey for monarch eggs and caterpillars in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch in Peterborough. No experience necessary!

Youth Program: Monitoring for Monarchs

Peterborough Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver and LAB GIRLS leaders Susie Spikol and Emily Wrubel for a morning in the milkweed patch doing real, hands-on field science.

Wetland Plants & Wildlife Walk at Norway Pond

Norway Pond Hancock, NH

Get to know the plants and wildlife found in and around Norway Pond during this walk with ecologists Jeff Littleton and Steven Lamonde. This event is part of the 2021 NH BioBlitz, a statewide project encouraging people to record species found on town-owned lands all over New Hampshire.

Surveying for Salamanders

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

Join Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander ecology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!

Butterfly Monitoring in the Granite State

Zoom

Join NH Fish and Game biologist Heidi Holman for an introduction to New Hampshire's butterflies and butterfly monitoring efforts — including a new butterfly count planned for the SuperSanctuary in the summer of 2022.

Winter Birds of the Monadnock Region

Zoom

Join conservation biologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for a look at the birds found in the Monadnock Region during the coldest months of year. Find out how they survive winter’s grasp, and discover how you can help scientists learn more about our region’s bird populations.