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June 2019

Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We Are In Without Going Crazy

Saturday, June 1, 2019,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people sit in a circle, overlaid with the words "The Work That Reconnects." (photo © Claudian Dobos & Empatheast)

This workshop will help you stay engaged in working toward a better world. You’ll have the opportunity to share deeply, listen actively, find joy, take risks, create safe space, and collaborate with others that care for our world.

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Medicinal Plant Walk with Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations

Saturday, June 8, 2019,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

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July 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 10, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 17, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, July 22, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 24, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, July 29, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

Learn more »

August 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, August 5, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

Learn more »

September 2019

Beyond Bird Feeders — Creating Winter Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, September 17, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Take the bite out of the bitter winter season by planning ahead for wildlife, healthy soils, and thriving plants with landscape designer, author, and educator Marilyn Wyzga.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, September 23, 2019,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Beyond Bird Feeders — Creating Winter Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, September 24, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Take the bite out of the bitter winter season by planning ahead for wildlife, healthy soils, and thriving plants with landscape designer, author, and educator Marilyn Wyzga.

Learn more »

Medicinal Plant Walk and Herbal Tea Making

Saturday, September 28, 2019,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris, founder of Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations, to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

Learn more »

October 2019

A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 9, 2019,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

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A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 16, 2019,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

Learn more »

A Community of Women Getting (Back) Into Hiking

Wednesday, October 23, 2019,
11:30 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman hiker enjoys the summit of Pitcher Mountain. (photo © Janet Altobello)

This popular series, facilitated by Harris Center naturalist and lifelong hiker Janet Altobello, is designed to support women who want to build their confidence as they get back into hiking.

Learn more »

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, October 28, 2019,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

November 2019

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Tuesday, November 12, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:15 pm
NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

“Bobcats Before Breakfast” Reading and Discussion Group

Thursday, November 21, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for this special opportunity to read and discuss John Kulish’s classic 1969 book, "Bobcats Before Breakfast."

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December 2019

“Bobcats Before Breakfast” Reading and Discussion Group

Thursday, December 5, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for this special opportunity to read and discuss John Kulish’s classic 1969 book, "Bobcats Before Breakfast."

Learn more »

“Bobcats Before Breakfast” Reading and Discussion Group

Thursday, December 12, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for this special opportunity to read and discuss John Kulish’s classic 1969 book, "Bobcats Before Breakfast."

Learn more »

April 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 8,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 15,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

Learn more »

May 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Emerson and Thoreau

Friday, May 8,
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, May 22, 2020

Zoom

Join us to explore Emerson's classic essay “Nature” and Thoreau's essay “Walking." Short, sweet, and full of big ideas, these essays provide a lively introduction to two quintessentially American thinkers.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Emerson and Thoreau

Friday, May 15,
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, May 22, 2020

Zoom

Join us to explore Emerson's classic essay “Nature” and Thoreau's essay “Walking." Short, sweet, and full of big ideas, these essays provide a lively introduction to two quintessentially American thinkers.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Emerson and Thoreau

Friday, May 22,
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, May 22, 2020

Zoom

Join us to explore Emerson's classic essay “Nature” and Thoreau's essay “Walking." Short, sweet, and full of big ideas, these essays provide a lively introduction to two quintessentially American thinkers.

Learn more »

June 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 11,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 18,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

Learn more »

August 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 11,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

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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