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September 2020

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, September 24, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Peterborough
Mother with baby in backpack

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning ramble with your little ones along a winding trail in a magical corner of Peterborough.

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Soar with the Hawks: A Program for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners

Monday, September 28, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, September 28, 2020

Hancock
A boy studies drawings of hawk silhouettes on a Harris Center hawkwatching outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center raptor education specialist Kim Snyder to learn everything you always wanted to know about New England’s raptors! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners  in Grades 2 through 6.

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October 2020

Babies in Backpacks & Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, October 22, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Peterborough
Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol leads a program for young children. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a morning ramble with your little ones along a winding trail in a magical corner of Peterborough.

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Go Wild for At-Home Learners: Mushroom Madness

Friday, October 23, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A hand holding an orange mushroom. (photo © Ben Conant)

Have you ever wondered about mushrooms? Join Harris Center naturalists to explore the fascinating world of fungi! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners in Grades 1 through 5.

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November 2020

Spooky Birds

Friday, November 6, 2020,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
Hancock
A raven flying above a graveyard on a full-moon night. (photo © Jeanne Masar via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join raptor education specialist Kim Snyder for this positively haunting in-person program on birds with scary reputations. From owls to crows, ravens to vultures, discover what's true about these birds -- and what's just a spooky story.

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Go Wild for At-Home Learners: Squirrels Up Close

Friday, November 20, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A gray squirrel perched on a wooden platform. (photo © Jacob McGinnis via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Harris Center naturalists to explore the secret world of squirrels! This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners in Grades 1 through 5.

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December 2020

Go Wild for At-Home Learners: Everlasting Evergreens

Friday, December 18, 2020,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A caterpillar is well camouflaged in the hemlock branches. (photo Brett Amy Thelen).

December is the perfect time to get crazy with conifers! We'll study cones, search for shrubs, and learn to tell a pine from a hemlock. This in-person, outdoor learning experience is for homeschoolers and remote learners in Grades 1 through 5.

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January 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, January 7,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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February 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, February 4,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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March 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, March 4,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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March Adventure Days

Friday, March 19,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

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Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Friday, March 19,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A middle school boy collects sticks to build a shelter. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a day of of outdoor adventure and survival skills practice, including hiking, fire making, shelter building, tracking, and more!

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March Adventure Days

Wednesday, March 24,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

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March Adventure Days

Friday, March 26,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for an active day in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder.

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April 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, April 1,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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May 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, May 6,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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Circus in the Woods

Sunday, May 9
NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT.
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Jugglers among the trees. Wire walkers in the ferns. Acrobats and contortionists in the meadows. Celebrate spring with the Flying Gravity Circus! Outdoors, family-friendly, and COVID-cautious.

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Turtle “Color-Along” with Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson

Thursday, May 20,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Zoom
A Blandings turtle coloring page created by Matt Patterson.

Join award-winning wildlife artist and turtle conservationist Matt Patterson for a live "paint-along" via Zoom!

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June 2021

LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, June 2,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Zoom
Julie Brown holds a Broad-winged Hawk, which is about to be released back to the wild. (photo © Ben Conant)

Are you a high school girl interested in a career working with wild animals? Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS online program, and meet women who work in wildlife fields!

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LAB GIRLS Goes Wild: A Monthly Online STEM Club for Girls

Thursday, June 3,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Thursday, June 3, 2021

Zoom

Calling all girls from grades 5 through 12! Join us for this fun, monthly, online afterschool club to grow your skills as a wildlife scientist.

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Salamanders Count!

Friday, June 11,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A juvenile red-backed salamander, curled up on a beech leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

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!

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Pond Exploration at Robin Hood Park

Sunday, June 13,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Keene
Kindergardeners ponding with Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear. (photo © Ben Conant)

Have you ever wondered what insects, amphibians, and crustaceans might live in Robin Hood Pond? Join Harris Center naturalist Karen Rent for a fun exploration of the aquatic animals that call this pond home.

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July 2021

LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, July 7,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Zoom
Julie Brown holds a Broad-winged Hawk, which is about to be released back to the wild. (photo © Ben Conant)

Are you a high school girl interested in a career working with wild animals? Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS online program, and meet women who work in wildlife fields!

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Animal Tales Around the Campfire

Monday, July 12,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people tells stories around a campfire. (photo © Ville Miettinen)

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening of animal stories from near and far. Gather around the campfire for magical tales from the more-than-human world, including how Bullfrog came to be and how Hummingbird made the stars.

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 13,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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Open House: Wild Roots Nature School

Thursday, July 15,
4:45 pm
to 5:45 pm
Elm Farm
Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson leads a group of preschoolers on a search for worms. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us to learn about the Harris Center’s new early childhood program, Wild Roots Nature School -- a nature immersion program in Keene for children ages 3 to 6.

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 20,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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Moth Lighting with The Caterpillar Lab

Thursday, July 22,
9:00 pm
to 11:00 pm
Hancock
Scores of moths, silhouetted against a white sheet. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join The Caterpillar Lab for an evening of moth lighting! Bring your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed by the diversity, size, and beauty of our local nocturnal insects.

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Youth Program: Monitoring for Monarchs

Monday, July 26,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
A black-and-yellow monarch caterpillar on a green milkweed leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

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.

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LAB GIRLS Bugs Out

Tuesday, July 27,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Zoom
Swallowtail caterpillars, photo by Brett Thelen

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls! Join the Harris Center’s LAB GIRLS club as we discover the fascinating world of insects.

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