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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.

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“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."

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“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, 2020,
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, 2020,
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, 2020,
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, 2020,
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

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, 2020,
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

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 22, 2020,
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

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, 2020,
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

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, 2020,
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

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, 2020,
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

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, 2020,
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

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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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 18, 2020,
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

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 »

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25, 2020,
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

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 »

September 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 11, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England's most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 18, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England's most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 25, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England's most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

Learn more »

October 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, October 2, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England's most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, October 9, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 9, 2020

Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England's most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

Learn more »

November 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, November 17, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, November 24, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

Learn more »

December 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, December 1, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Poems I Have Known

Wednesday, December 2, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Zoom
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Join local poet and naturalist Henry Walters to read and discuss poetry that takes its cue from the flora and fauna of New Hampshire and beyond.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Carnivore Cousins

Tuesday, December 8, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehman for this four-part online series on carnivores. Each session will be devoted to one of four mammal families, with discussions on bears, coyotes, wolves, bobcats, mountain lions, wolverines, and more.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Poems I Have Known

Wednesday, December 9, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Zoom
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Join local poet and naturalist Henry Walters to read and discuss poetry that takes its cue from the flora and fauna of New Hampshire and beyond.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Poems I Have Known

Wednesday, December 16, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Zoom
Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Join local poet and naturalist Henry Walters to read and discuss poetry that takes its cue from the flora and fauna of New Hampshire and beyond.

Learn more »

January 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: “What A Wonderful World” Song Club with Jazimina MacNeil

Wednesday, January 6,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom
Jazimina McNeil with a monarch butterfly. (photo © Lori Pedrick)

Join mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil to explore a treasure trove of songs written by great artists who drew inspiration from the natural world -- from Schubert to Amy Beach to Stevie Wonder. Like a book club, but with songs!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, January 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 5, 2021

Zoom
An artistic representation of birds flying overhead at night. (image © David Siebold via the Flickr Creative Commons)

The late, great poet Mary Oliver focused above all on the depth and mystery of the natural world. In this three-part seminar, we’ll explore a selection of her nature poems, drawing connections between them and our own experiences of wilderness.

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