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March 2021

March Adventure Days

Friday, March 26,
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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April 2021

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

Thursday, April 1,
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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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August 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes to the Stream

Tuesday, August 3,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to high water.
Hancock
Two girls, wearing life vests and hip waders, stand in a woodland stream. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls for a macroinvertebrate stream survey! Using waders and kicknets, we’ll sample a local stream for small bugs. Then, we’ll use our collection to determine the water quality of the stream.

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LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, August 4,
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!

Learn more »

Open House: Wild Roots Nature School

Thursday, August 5,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Elm Farm
A preschooler smiles while taking a close look at a worm on a Harris Center-led outing. (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.

Learn more »

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, August 12,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Keene
Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol leads a program for young children. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join nature preschool educator Liza Lowe to explore the magical Goose Pond Forest trail in Keene. This is a perfect walk for little feet — and a great chance for parents, caregivers, and very young children to connect with others who like to explore nature.

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September 2021

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Peterborough

Tuesday, September 14,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Fremont Field
Mother with baby in backpack

Families with young children: join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on the second Tuesday of each month to wander trails and meadows in search of wild finds! This is a great opportunity to discover nearby nature, and to connect with other families who like to spend time outside.

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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Wednesday, September 15,
10:00 am
to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A girl uses a magnifying glass to look closely at an animal skull. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Join Harris Center naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for four Wednesdays this fall to let your wild side out.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Tuesday, September 21,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Ashuelot River Park
A baby and a toddler enjoy some outside time. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join educator Liza Lowe for monthly family-friendly explorations in and around the green spaces of Keene. Tune into the changing seasons with your little ones, and enjoy the company of other families that like to be outside.

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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Wednesday, September 22,
10:00 am
to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A girl uses a magnifying glass to look closely at an animal skull. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Join Harris Center naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for four Wednesdays this fall to let your wild side out.

Learn more »

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Wednesday, September 29,
10:00 am
to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A girl uses a magnifying glass to look closely at an animal skull. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Join Harris Center naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for four Wednesdays this fall to let your wild side out.

Learn more »

October 2021

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Wednesday, October 6,
10:00 am
to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A girl uses a magnifying glass to look closely at an animal skull. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Join Harris Center naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for four Wednesdays this fall to let your wild side out.

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Fall Insect Investigation

Saturday, October 9,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
Surry
A grasshopper on a leaf. (photo Tianne Strombeck)

Families with elementary age children: Are you curious about caterpillars? Do you like to catch crickets? Spend a morning with Harris Center teacher-naturalists searching for insects in Surry!

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Tuesday, October 12,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Families walk at the Harris Center during a Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow program. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol on the second Tuesday of each month to wander trails and meadows in search of wild finds.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Friday, October 15,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Robin Hood Park
A young boy peers at something small held by Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join educator Liza Lowe for monthly family-friendly explorations in and around the green spaces of Keene. Tune into the changing seasons with your little ones, and enjoy the company of other families that like to be outside.

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