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May 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

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Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, May 4,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

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Circus in the Woods

Sunday, May 9
NOTE: This event is SOLD OUT.
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Jugglers among the trees. Wire walkers in the ferns. Acrobats and contortionists in the meadows. Celebrate spring with the Flying Gravity Circus! Outdoors, family-friendly, and COVID-cautious.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: The Biology & Inspiration of Birdsong

Tuesday, May 11,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Zoom
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join us for a four-week exploration of the biology of birdsong, and how bird music has inspired humans throughout time. Discover how and why birds sing, and how writers, poets, and musicians have translated birdsong into art.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 24,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Thursday, May 27,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Hiroshi Land
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join the Morel Quandary Club for a spring ramble about the Hiroshi Land, where we'll search for mushrooms, slime molds, and other fascinating fungal finds.

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New Hampshire’s Loons

Thursday, May 27,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
A fuzzy loon chick nestles up to its parent. (photo © Kittie Wilson)

Join the Loon Preservation Committee to learn about the biology, life history, and challenges facing loons — as well as ways you can help loons thrive on New Hampshire lakes.

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June 2021

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 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 joining us for a virtual "Project Nighthawk" volunteer training!

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Living Light: Fireflies, Light Pollution & What You Can Do To Help

Tuesday, June 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
An evening meadow with fireflies.

Join entomologist Avalon C.S. Owens to learn how light pollution affects fireflies — along with some simple solutions for ensuring that our lights don't interfere with their unique bioluminescent signals.

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Salamanders Count!

Friday, June 11,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A juvenile red-backed salamander, curled up on a beech leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join us we survey for red-backed salamanders as part of a national study. Try your hand at field science, and help biologists make discoveries about this common, but still mysterious species!

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Pond Exploration at Robin Hood Park

Sunday, June 13,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Keene
Kindergardeners ponding with Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear. (photo © Ben Conant)

Have you ever wondered what insects, amphibians, and crustaceans might live in Robin Hood Pond? Join Harris Center naturalist Karen Rent for a fun exploration of the aquatic animals that call this pond home.

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Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Wednesday, June 16,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Hands holding a yellow beech leaf and a small mushroom. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to search local fields and forests for all types of fungus. Our adventures will be no ordinary field trips!

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Tour de SuperSanctuary

Saturday, June 19,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bike leaning against a tree at the edge of a dirt road. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Russ Cobb and Richard Pendleton for a challenging, but easy-paced 30-mile bike ride around the SuperSanctuary on a combination of pavement, dirt, and gravel roads.

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In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Friday, June 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hiroshi Land
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

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In Fine Feather: A Musical Walk on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

Saturday, June 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until Saturday, June 26, 2021

Hiroshi Land
Eastern Meadowlark singing. (photo © OH Falcon via the Flickr Creative Commons)

In Fine Feather is a self-guided musical hike inspired by birdsong. Prior to your walk, join musician Jazimina MacNeil and poet and naturalist Henry Walters for an introductory talk on the stories behind the music and poems, the biology of birdsong, and the ways in which humans and birds listen to and inspire each other.

Learn more »

July 2021

Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Thursday, July 8,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
MacDowell Lake
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to search local fields and forests for all types of fungus. Our adventures will be no ordinary field trips!

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Paddling Robb Reservoir

Friday, July 9,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Robb Reservoir
A kayak's-eye-view of Robb Reservoir, with the front of a red kayak in the foreground and the lake in the background. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Jeremy Wilson and Brett Amy Thelen for a leisurely paddle on Robb Reservoir in Stoddard, where we'll look for eagles, turtles, herons, and more.

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Animal Tales Around the Campfire

Monday, July 12,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people tells stories around a campfire. (photo © Ville Miettinen)

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening of animal stories from near and far. Gather around the campfire for magical tales from the more-than-human world, including how Bullfrog came to be and how Hummingbird made the stars.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 14,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

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Monitoring for Monarchs

Tuesday, July 20,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
Undergraduate researcher Katie Galletta examines milkweed plants for insect herbivory. (photo © Mark Wilson)

Join Harris Center ecologists Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver to survey for monarch eggs and caterpillars in a Harris Center-conserved milkweed patch in Peterborough. No experience necessary!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 21,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »

Moth Lighting with The Caterpillar Lab

Thursday, July 22,
9:00 pm
to 11:00 pm
Hancock
Scores of moths, silhouetted against a white sheet. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join The Caterpillar Lab for an evening of moth lighting! Bring your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed by the diversity, size, and beauty of our local nocturnal insects.

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Camp Chenoa Hike

Saturday, July 24,
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Camp Chenoa
A view of the beaver wetland on the Camp Chenoa property, with red maples at the edge starting to turn red. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Jenna Spear and Jeremy Wilson for a 2-mile, moderately strenuous roundtrip hike through the Camp Chenoa property in Antrim, with views of a magnificent wetland.

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Youth Program: Monitoring for Monarchs

Monday, July 26,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
Peterborough
A black-and-yellow monarch caterpillar on a green milkweed leaf. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Harris Center ecologist Karen Seaver and LAB GIRLS leaders Susie Spikol and Emily Wrubel for a morning in the milkweed patch doing real, hands-on field science.

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OUTing! to Nubanusit Lake

Tuesday, July 27,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Nubanusit Lake
A person in a green kayak on Lake Nubanusit. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ paddle on Nubanusit Lake. After the paddle, we’ll have access to a private area for swimming, relaxing, and fostering community.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, July 28,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »

August 2021

LAB GIRLS Goes to the Stream

Tuesday, August 3,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to high water.
Hancock
Two girls, wearing life vests and hip waders, stand in a woodland stream. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls for a macroinvertebrate stream survey! Using waders and kicknets, we’ll sample a local stream for small bugs. Then, we’ll use our collection to determine the water quality of the stream.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, August 4,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »
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