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August 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 18,
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

Zoom
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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Shining a Light on Light Pollution

Thursday, August 20,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Tree silhouettes against the night sky. Bureau of Land Management photo via Flickr Creative Commons

How we light our homes, towns, and cities impacts everything from fireflies and luna moths to songbirds, owls, mammals, and even our own health. Join Susan Harder of the International Dark Sky Association for a presentation on the ecological and human health impacts of light pollution -- including ways you can make a difference.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25,
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

Zoom
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 »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, August 27,
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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Coyotes of Gotham

Friday, August 28,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A coyote in an urban setting. (photo © Renee Grayson via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Chris Nagy for a slideshow and discussion of his research on coyotes and other wildlife in New York City. Find out how these canines make a living in the Big Apple -- and what the Gotham Coyote research is revealing about the secret lives of these fascinating and resilient mammals.  

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September 2020

A Hawkwatching Primer

Tuesday, September 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Broad-winged Hawk in flight. (photo © Jen Esten)

Join Harris Center Hawk Watch Coordinator and avid birdwatcher Phil Brown for a virtual primer on viewing the greatest show above the earth -- the annual fall hawk migration.

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Stuffed in Time: A History of Taxidermy as Art, Science, and Conservation

Thursday, September 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Divya Anantharaman with one of her taxidermied specimens. (photo © Divya Anantharaman)

Join New York City’s premier taxidermist, Divya Anantharaman of Gotham Taxidermy, for a fascinating talk on the art of taxidermy and its role in science and conservation.

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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 11,
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, October 9, 2020

Zoom

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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Special Event: VINS Raptor Encounter

Friday, September 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A close-up of a hawk. (photo © VINS)

In this virtual encounter with naturalists from the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences (VINS), we'll meet three rehabilitated birds of prey and explore their adaptations for life on the wing. This is a special invitation-only event for current Harris Center supporters.

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Hawkwatching for Families

Tuesday, September 15,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Harris Center teacher-naturalist Susie Spikol and a budding naturalist from Pierce Elementary School point to birds during a hawkwatching outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Families, get ready to learn about the greatest show above the earth -- the annual fall hawk migration! Join Harris Center hawk education specialist Kim Snyder to for an introduction to the basics of hawkwatching, then head outside to experience this incredible natural phenomenon happening right above your home.

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“Meet a Raptor” Night

Thursday, September 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A portrait of a Red-Tailed Hawk. (photo © Glass House via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join NH Audubon educator Shelby Morelli for an up-close virtual visit with some of NH Audubon's resident raptors. Look into an owl’s eyes, check out a Red-tailed Hawk's talons, and learn about the lives of these charismatic birds of prey.

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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 18,
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

Zoom

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 »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, September 24,
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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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 25,
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

Zoom

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,
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

Zoom

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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Fascinating Fungi

Thursday, October 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A fly agaric mushroom. (photo © Aleksey Gnilenkov via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Lawrence Millman for an evening of stories from his latest book Fungipedia, an illustrated mini-encyclopedia of mushroom lore. You won't want to miss this fun glimpse into the fascinating world of fungi!

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Environmental Studies Institute: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, October 9,
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

Zoom

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 »

Hawk Watches: What the Numbers Tell Us

Tuesday, October 13,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join Phil Brown for a talk on what hawk watch data -- including our local counts from the summit of Pack Monadnock -- are helping researchers understand about the complexities of raptor migration, ecology, and long-term population trends.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, October 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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November 2020

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, November 19,
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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December 2020

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, December 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.

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