COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center has canceled or postponed all in-person programs and events through at least June 15. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until June 15. Our trails and grounds remain open.

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May 2020

Nature Singalong with John: Mushroom Songs

Wednesday, May 27,
12:00 pm
to 12:30 pm
YouTube
John Benjamin playing the mandolin near a mushroom.

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a good old-fashioned singalong, with a focus on fungi! John will sing some of his original songs about mushrooms, and share the lyrics so you can sing along at home too.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, May 28,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

We've had to postpone our popular Nature on Tap series for the spring, but we're excited to bring you a different kind of naturalist happy hour -- via Zoom!

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June 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

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Online Book Group: “A Swampwalker’s Journal”

Friday, June 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, June 19, 2020

Zoom

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a discussion of  "Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetland Year" by New Hampshire author, artist, and naturalist David Carroll.

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Storytime with Jaime: Chipmunk Song

Tuesday, June 9,
10:00 am
to 10:15 am
YouTube
A chipmink with a mouth full of nuts. (photo © Alex Lauzon via unsplash)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jaime Hutchinson as she reads "Chipmunk Song" by Joanne Ryder. Let your imagination come alive as you pretend to be a chipmunk gathering nuts and berries, hiding from a hawk, or curling up inside your burrow.

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Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Tuesday, June 9,
4:30 pm
to 5:30 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 nighthawk monitoring.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 11,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

Learn more »

“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, June 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

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 springtime observations.

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Online Book Group: “A Swampwalker’s Journal”

Friday, June 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, June 19, 2020

Zoom

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a discussion of  "Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetland Year" by New Hampshire author, artist, and naturalist David Carroll.

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eBird for Beginners

Tuesday, June 16,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Zoom
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join local bird expert Steven Lamonde of Antioch University New England for this hands-on introduction to eBird, where we’ll learn how to record and share our bird sightings, and to explore sightings shared by others.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 18,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

Learn more »

Online Book Group: “A Swampwalker’s Journal”

Friday, June 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, June 19, 2020

Zoom

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a discussion of  "Swampwalker's Journal: A Wetland Year" by New Hampshire author, artist, and naturalist David Carroll.

Learn more »

Storytime with Jaime: Wonderful Worms

Tuesday, June 23,
10:00 am
to 10:15 am
YouTube

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jaime Hutchinson as she reads as she reads "Wonderful Worms" by Linda Glaser. If you’ve ever wondered, “what’s so wonderful about worms?" this story is for you.

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“Ask a Naturalist” Virtual Happy Hour

Thursday, June 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

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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