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Environmental Studies Institute: Bird Language Study Group

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Birds are the messengers of the forest. In this four-week course, you’ll learn how to listen deeply, how to tell what different bird calls mean, and how practicing bird language can give us a deeper understanding of the world around us.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Paddle on the North Branch of the Contoocook

Robb Reservoir Keene-Concord Road, Stoddard, NH

Join Kathy Schillemat and other nature enthusiasts for a morning paddle down the North Branch of the Contoocook River in Stoddard. This section of river is surrounded by conserved land, so the wildlife watching should be excellent!

Kids Count for Wildlife: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Survey at Moose Brook

Hancock Depot 27 Depot Road, Hancock, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining Harris Center naturalists to survey Moose Brook for water scorpions, predaceous diving beetles, water pennies, and more. Discover what creatures like stonefly, dragonfly, and mayfly nymphs can tell us about the water quality of the brook.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Harris Center

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for a wild ramble in search of summer birds, wildflowers, salamanders, and other amazing finds. A perfect hike for little legs!

Sunset Paddle on Norway Pond

Norway Pond Hancock, NH

Join Phil Brown and other naturalists for an evening paddle across Norway Pond to a wetland rich with birds and turtles.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Birding for All: Birding the Nighthawk Migration

Brenner Bridge Depot Park, Peterborough, NH

The "fall" nighthawk migration is at its peak in late August. Join avid birder Phil Brown and nighthawk enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle from a wheelchair-accessible site along the Contoocook River in Peterborough.

Exploring the Willard Pond Brook Land

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Eric Masterson, Jeremy Wilson, and Anitra Sorensen for a 1.5-mile roundtrip exploration of the Harris Center's newest conservation property, a 74-acre preserve in Hancock and Antrim.

Shorebirding at Howe Reservoir

Howe Reservoir Dublin, NH

Join Eric Masterson for a birding outing at Howe Reservoir, which has been drained to facilitate repairs to the dam — creating an attractive inland stopover site for migrating shorebirds.

Environmental Studies Institute: True Nature Yoga

Recurring
Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Immerse yourself in the sounds, scents, and sensations of five summer evenings as we explore nature within and around us through yoga. Embody bird flight, insect hum, and the rootedness of trees. Variations will be offered to suit beginners and seasoned yogis alike. 

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join John Benjamin and George Caughey for a mushroom meander around the Harris Center grounds. Discover the fascinating world of fungi and slime molds, learn how to recognize common species, and more.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Red-backed Salamander Survey

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an afternoon of salamander counting.

Family Hawk Watch

Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory Miller State Park, Peterborough, NH

Want to see the "Greatest Show Above Earth"? Join Harris Center naturalist Ben King for this morning of hawkwatching at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory!

Trail Games at Children’s Woods

Children's Woods Jaffrey, NH

Use your eagle eyes, owl ears, and chipmunk reflexes during this fun afternoon of trail games with naturalist Jaime Hutchinson.

Wetland Shrub Identification Walk

Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Willard Pond Roard, Antrim, NH

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of UNH Extension for a relaxed ramble focused on wetland shrub identification. We'll examine branching patterns, leaf shape and structure, and more.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH

Every fall, monarch butterflies undertake a spectacular, 3,000-mile migration from New England to central Mexico. Here’s a chance to marvel at this far-ranging species up close and contribute to an understanding of their impressive annual migration!

Surveying for Salamanders

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver for an afternoon of salamander monitoring at the Harris Center’s long-term study plots — part of SPARCnet, a national research effort aimed at understanding the effects of climate change on red-backed salamanders.

LGBTQ+ Community Hike Along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail

Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail: Route 9 Parking Route 9 at South Street, Stoddard, NH

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ hike along the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway Trail in Stoddard and Nelson.

“Our Better Nature” Biodiversity Walk

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join conservation ecologist Steven Lamonde for a ramble around the Harris Center grounds in search of local biodiversity. Together, we'll see what species are making their home here, and what we can learn from them.