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January 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, January 29,
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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February 2021

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

Wednesday, February 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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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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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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From Field to Frame: A Night with Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson

Thursday, February 4,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A portrait of an American Toad by Matt Patterson

Join award-winning wildlife artist Matt Patterson for an evening of art and tales of his adventures.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 5,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Mary Oliver and the Poetry of Nature

Friday, February 5,
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, 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.

Learn more »

Woolly Mammoths: Long-Lost Elephants of New England

Saturday, February 6,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Zoom
A wooly mammoth diorama. (photo © FireHawk Hulin via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Discover the long-lost lives of New England’s forgotten elephants with Harris Center naturalist and woolly mammoth lover Susie Spikol.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 12,
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, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

Learn more »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour: Valentine’s Day Edition

Thursday, February 18,
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 »

Environmental Studies Institute: Fungi Diversity in New Hampshire

Friday, February 19,
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, February 19, 2021

Zoom
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for this three-part online series exploring the world of fungi found right outside our doors.

Learn more »

4th Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Saturday, February 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED.
Zoom
Norway Pond Commission chair Tom Shevenell sets a canoe anchor during a morning of water quality sampling on Norway Pond. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join us for a morning of short talks highlighting recent research on water quality and the environmental history of Norway Pond in Hancock.

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March 2021

Women in Science Speaker Series: Milkweed, Monarchs & More

Wednesday, March 3,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Zoom
Undergraduate researcher Katie Galletta examines milkweed plants for insect herbivory. (photo © Mark Wilson)

Celebrate Women's History Month with this series of talks highlighting women scientists in New England and beyond! In the inaugural talk, join undergraduate researcher Katie Galletta to learn about the interactions between monarch butterflies and the larger community of milkweed-eating insects.

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

Wednesday, March 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 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!

Learn more »

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.

Learn more »

Women in Science Speaker Series: The Urban Ocean

Wednesday, March 10,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Zoom
Marine scientist Kelly Luis

Celebrate Women's History Month with this series of talks highlighting women scientists in New England and beyond! Join marine scientist Kelly Luis for this second talk in the series -- an introduction to the history, culture, and science of Boston Harbor.

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Abbott Thayer’s Monadnock: The Intersection of Natural History, Artistic Research, and World War

Thursday, March 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Mount Monadnock by Abbott Thayer (image © Corcoran Gallery of Art via the Wikimedia Commons)

This richly illustrated presentation by artist and art historian April Claggett will take a deep dive into the lessons that Abbott Thayer — Dublin resident, natural historian, and a leading American artist in his day — learned from our local landscape.

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Women in Science Speaker Series: Corals and Climate Change — Learning from the Past

Wednesday, March 17,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Zoom
Dr. Logan Brenner in her lab.

Celebrate Women's History Month with this series of talks highlighting women scientists in New England and beyond! In this third talk of the series, join paleoclimatologist Dr. Logan Brenner for a fascinating delve into the past, and to learn what coral skeletons can tell us about our planet's climate history.

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Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

Thursday, March 18,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Zoom

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this online volunteer training.

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Women in Science Speaker Series: My Journey Through Science — From Africa to Gametopia

Wednesday, March 24,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Zoom
Chidi Paige at the Education Lab

Celebrate Women's History Month with this series of talks highlighting women scientists in New England and beyond! In this talk, innovative STEM educator Chidi Paige will trace her path from student to successful science-themed game designer.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, March 25,
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 »

Women in Science Speaker Series: Critter Cartoons for Conservation

Wednesday, March 31,
12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm
Zoom
A photo of cartoonist Rosemary Mosco holding antlers up to her head. (photo © Rosemary Mosco)

Celebrate Women's History Month with this series of talks highlighting women scientists in New England and beyond! For this final talk of the series, join cartoonist, naturalist, and author Rosemary Mosco to dive into the funny side of nature, and to discover why comics and science are natural allies.

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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.

Learn more »

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.

Learn more »

June 2021

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 »
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