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July 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 17,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

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Volunteer Workday at Elmwood Junction

Sunday, July 21,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Elmwood Junction
A team of interns removes a blowdown from across a trail.

Join aspiring Eagle Scout Sigmund Winiecki for a day of trail clearing at Elmwood Junction in Hancock!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 24,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

Learn more »

Norway Pond Series: Pond Life Exploration

Wednesday, July 24,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Norway Pond
A group of children hold kitchen strainers and peer into plastic bins to look at aquatic wildlife gathered from a nearby pond. (photo © Ben Conant)

Come explore the edges of Norway Pond with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol! Using long-handled dip nets, kitchen strainers, and buckets, we’ll search for dragonfly nymphs, whirligig beetles, and caddisfly larva.

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Norway Pond Series: Sunset Paddle

Friday, July 26,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Norway Pond

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a leisurely sunset paddle around Norway Pond, where we’ll search for signs of beavers, birds, and turtles.

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Volunteer Workday at Elmwood Junction

Sunday, July 28,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Elmwood Junction
A team of interns removes a blowdown from across a trail.

Join aspiring Eagle Scout Sigmund Winiecki for a day of trail clearing at Elmwood Junction in Hancock!

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August 2019

Easygoing Hike at Crotched Mountain

Friday, August 2,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Crotched Mountain

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a moderately strenuous, 3-mile roundtrip hike along Crotched Mountain’s accessible trails, with expansive views of the Contoocook River Valley.

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Celebrating Our Trip Leaders and Trail Stewards

Saturday, August 3,
11:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Lupines bloom above Island Pond in Stoddard. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all volunteer trip leaders and trail stewards! Join Harris Center staff for a scenic lunch (provided by the Harris Center) at a cabin overlooking Island Pond, as a thank you for your incredible and much-appreciated work.

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Pizza Night at Orchard Hill to Benefit the Harris Center

Tuesday, August 13,
5:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
A photo of the "Orchard Hill Breadworks" sign, with people lining up in the background for pizza. (photo © Chad Cassin)

On summer Tuesdays, Orchard Hill Breadworks welcomes the community to their beautiful property for Pizza Nights – delicious, family-friendly events whose proceeds are donated to local nonprofits. August 13 will benefit the Harris Center!

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Norway Pond Series: Birding by Boat

Friday, August 16,
8:00 am
to 9:30 am
Norway Pond
KSC conservation interns Lauren Peyser (left) and Audrey Kaiser (right) paddle with KSC faculty supervisor Karen Seaver (middle) to Harris Center-protected land on the shoreline of Nubanusit Lake.

Join master birder Phil Brown for an early morning paddle in search of feathered friends on Norway Pond.

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Norway Pond Series: Old Home Day Paddle Party

Sunday, August 18,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Norway Pond
A canoe floats on Norway Pond in Hancock, with the town church and barn in the background. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Come start a new tradition with a late morning paddle around Hancock’s town gem! We’ll circumnavigate the pond, glimpsing back toward the hustle and bustle of Hancock’s Old Home Day as well as the church steeple and its beautiful arching barn.

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Norway Pond Series: Forest Ramble to the Norway Pond Peninsula

Monday, August 19,
4:00 pm
to 5:30 pm
Hancock Depot

Join Jeremy Wilson for this 1.5-mile exploration of the forests surrounding Norway Pond, drawing on information from a tree-ring study that described how those forests have been shaped by events in Hancock’s history.

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