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Stories in the Stars

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH, United States
Note: This program has been POSTPONED due to cloudy skies.

The winter night sky is filled with brilliant stars and legendary constellations. Get to know some of them during an evening of stargazing and storytelling with astronomy buff Victory Novotny and constellation mythology fan Susie Spikol.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex, and Wow in the Animal World

Hancock Inn 33 Main Street, Hancock, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists Brett Amy Thelen, Jenna Spear, and Susie Spikol for a special Valentine’s Day discussion on some of the unusual ways wild animals court and mate. Drinks on you, conversation on us!

Bobcats Before Breakfast: John Kulish, His Book, and His Legacy

Toadstool Bookshop - Keene 12 Emerald St., Keene, NH, United States

Join Susie Spikol and Meade Cadot to learn about the Harris Center’s first naturalist, John Kulish. Dig deeper into the life of this charismatic trapper-turned conservationist and, if conditions allow, do one of the things he loved the most – winter tracking!

Earth Day Storytime: Me….Jane

YouTube , United States

On Earth Day, join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jaime Hutchinson as she reads "Me…Jane" -- which tells the story of a young young Jane Goodall and her toy chimpanzee -- by Patrick McDonnell.

Storytime with Jaime: The Dandelion Seed

YouTube , United States

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jaime Hutchinson as she reads the beautifully illustrated book "The Dandelion Seed" by Joseph Anthony, just in time for dandelion season!

Storytime with Jaime: Everybody Needs a Rock

YouTube , United States

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist Jaime Hutchinson as she reads the Byrd Baylor classic, "Everybody Needs a Rock."

Storytime with Jaime: Chipmunk Song

YouTube , United States

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.

Storytime with Jaime: Wonderful Worms

YouTube , United States

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.

First Day of StoryWalk: “Flight School” by Lita Judge

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the whimsical picture book "Flight School" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Follow along with this whimsical story about a little bird who never gives up on a dream and the friends that help make it come true.

Meade’s Tall Tales

Join Naturalist Emeritus and retired Harris Center Director Meade Cadot for a virtual cocktail party, where he'll share some of his favorite Harris Center memories through stories and slides. Come find out how Meade put the "super" in "SuperSanctuary"!

Last Day of StoryWalk: “Flight School” by Lita Judge

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the whimsical picture book "Flight School" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Follow along with this whimsical story about a little bird who never gives up on a dream and the friends that help make it come true.

First Day of StoryWalk: “Swirl by Swirl”

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the picture book "Swirl by Swirl" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Joyce Sidman's lyrical writing and Peterborough illustrator Beth Krommes' vivid scratchboard artwork will inspire you to look for spirals in your own backyard, and beyond...

Last Day of StoryWalk: “Swirl by Swirl”

Hancock Hancock, NH, United States

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the picture book "Swirl by Swirl" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Joyce Sidman's lyrical writing and Peterborough illustrator Beth Krommes' vivid scratchboard artwork will inspire you to look for spirals in your own backyard, and beyond...

Animal Tales Around the Campfire

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

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.

All About Jack’s Pond: A History Hike

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

Jack's Pond in Hancock is named after a once-enslaved African who gained his freedom and lived nearby in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Join us for a 1.75-mile roundtrip hike, where we'll learn about Jack's life, and how Black history that's been so long in the shadows is now coming to light.

All About Jack’s Pond: A History Hike

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

Jack's Pond in Hancock is named after a once-enslaved African who gained his freedom and lived nearby in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Join us for a 1.75-mile roundtrip hike, where we'll learn about Jack's life, and how Black history that's been so long in the shadows is now coming to light.

Nevermore! The Stories of Crows and Ravens

Zoom , United States

Join Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for a talk on the life, times, and folklore of crows and ravens. This dynamic blend of natural history and mythology will leave you with new admiration for these highly intelligent birds — just in time for their Halloween spotlight.

Nature on Tap: A Life with Raptors

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Chris Martin, raptor biologist and co-host of  NHPR’s "Something Wild," for a happy hour talk on his adventures with birds of prey. Learn how he got his start, and hear him recount some of his most spectacular experiences and close calls. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex, and Wow in the Animal World

Nova Arts 48 Emerald Street, Keene, NH, United States

Get your wild on this Valentine’s Day by joining Harris Center naturalists for a discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Nature on Tap: Stories from the Woods

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join UNH Cooperative Extension forester Steve Roberge for a happy hour filled with tales from his work in the woods. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Nature on Tap: Tiny Terrors

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join a team of Harris Center naturalists as they share true tales of cannibalism, zombification, kleptomania, envenomation, and other dark doings by pint-sized wildlife – just in time for Halloween!

“For the Earth” Mini Film Festival

Nova Arts 48 Emerald Street, Keene, NH, United States

Join us for an evening of locally-produced short films that celebrate the natural world, people who have a passion for nature and animals, and the Monadnock Region.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex and Wow in the Animal Kingdom

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Join Harris Center naturalists Phil Brown, Jenna Spear, Susie Spikol, and Brett Amy Thelen for a discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Sing in the Stories of Summer

Toadstool Bookshop - Keene 12 Emerald St., Keene, NH, United States

Join Smithsonian Folkways master musician Mary Desrosiers and storyspinner and naturalist Susie Spikol for songs and stories of warmer days. Let your imagination run wild and lift your voices to help sing in the Story of Summer.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex, and Wow in the Animal Kingdom

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Try not to blush when you join a panel of Harris Center naturalists for this spicy discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Ask A Naturalist: Spring into Summer Edition

Zoom , United States

Join our team of talented naturalists as they answer some of your most intriguing questions about nearby nature. With topics ranging from bird behavior to mammal scat to mushroom identification, no two Ask A Naturalist events are alike!

Book Launch Party: “Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell”

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

Join us for this special event with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and wildlife artist Matt Patterson as we celebrate their newest book on publication day. "Of Time and Turtles" relates the dramas and insights gleaned from working in a hospital for injured, sick, and abandoned turtles and, at the same time, investigates the mystery of time itself.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex and Wow in the Animal Kingdom

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH, United States

Get your wild on this Valentine’s Day by joining Harris Center naturalists Phil Brown, Jenna Spear, Susie Spikol, and Brett Amy Thelen for a spicy discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate.