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April 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, April 20,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour: Earth Day Edition

Thursday, April 22,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

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How to Be a Stargazer: Spring Edition

Friday, April 23,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
An engraving by Camille Flammarion depicting the night sky, ca. 1888.

Join David McDonald, stargazing expert and former director of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, for an evening of night sky watching tips. Discover the stories the stars have to tell, and where to find them in our spring skies! 

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Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, April 27,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

Learn more »

Coexisting with Carnivores

Thursday, April 29,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A portrait of a grizzly bear. (photo © Princess Lodges via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join wildlife biologist Steve Gehmann for a review of the return of large carnivores, and a discussion of how humans and carnivores can come to coexist.

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May 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, May 3,
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 Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, May 4,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

Learn more »

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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Caterpillars — The Whole Story: Caterpillars, Connections, and Why Biodiversity Matters

Thursday, May 6,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A photo of a swallowtail caterpillar by Sam Jaffe

Join Sam Jaffe of The Caterpillar Lab for a deep dive into the world of native caterpillars — and toward a more complete understanding of local biodiversity.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, May 11,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

Learn more »

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Wednesday, May 12,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
Ashuelot River covered bridge. (photo © James Walsh via the Flickr Creative Commons)

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.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, May 13,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

Learn more »

Humans and Nature in the Monadnock Region: The First 12,000 Years

Friday, May 14
Zoom

Spend an evening with renowned archaeologist Dr. Bob Goodby as he shares what local archaeological finds have revealed about settlement patterns, seasonal movements, technology, and responses to climate change in the Monadnock Region over the last 12,000 years. This special presentation is offered by invitation only to current Harris Center supporters.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Pollinators We Love to Hate

Wednesday, May 19,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A mosquito on a purple flower. (photo © Flickr user "Andrew_ww" via the Creative Commons)

Join Harris Center naturalist and entomologist Jenna Spear to find out what there is to love about mosquitoes, black flies, Japanese beetles, and more!

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The Lazy Lawnmower: A Simple Way to Help Native Bees

Thursday, May 20,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Dr. Susannah Lerman mows a suburban lawn as part of her "lazy lawnmower" pollinator research. (photo © UMASS Amherst)

Join Dr. Susannah Lerman to learn how a “lazy lawnmower” approach to maintaining your yard can help restore habitat for bees and other pollinators.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 24,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Cyanobacteria 101

Tuesday, May 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A bright green cyanobacteria bloom. (photo © NH DES)

Join Dr. Amanda McQuaid for an introduction to cyanobacteria in New Hampshire lakes and ponds. We'll cover what cyanobacteria is, why it matters, how to recognize it, when to be concerned — and when not to be!

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Firefly Watch with Mass Audubon

Wednesday, May 26,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
Fireflies alight. (photo © Fred Huang via the Flickr Creative Commons)

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.

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New Hampshire’s Loons

Thursday, May 27,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A fuzzy loon chick nestles up to its parent. (photo © Kittie Wilson)

Join the Loon Preservation Committee to learn about the biology, life history, and challenges facing loons — as well as ways you can help loons thrive on New Hampshire lakes.

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June 2021

LAB GIRLS for Wildlife

Wednesday, June 2,
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!

Learn more »

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.

Learn more »

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

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

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, June 7,
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 Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

Learn more »

Living Light: Fireflies, Light Pollution & What You Can Do To Help

Tuesday, June 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
An evening meadow with fireflies.

Join entomologist Avalon C.S. Owens to learn how light pollution affects fireflies — along with some simple solutions for ensuring that our lights don't interfere with their unique bioluminescent signals.

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Vermont’s Wild Bee Survey: What New Hampshire Can Learn

Thursday, June 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A bumble bee on a flower. (photo © Dennis Thompson)

Join conservation biologist Kent McFarland to learn about the Vermont Wild Bee Survey, which is collecting data on the population status, habitat needs, and conservation of these essential invertebrates.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, June 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused happy hour -- via Zoom! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and listen to our team of talented Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

Learn more »

July 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, July 5,
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 Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

Learn more »
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