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Gilgamesh: A Retelling of an Ancient Tale

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

Join master storyteller Sebastian Lockwood as we gather around the campfire for a new telling of the 4,000-year-old epic, Gilgamesh – a Mesopotamian myth filled with adventure, friendship, loyalty, and even a monster.

Nature on Tap: A Loon Ranger’s Life

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

Join us at the Post & Beam Brewery for happy hour storytelling with Caroline Hughes of the Loon Preservation Committee. Find out the secrets of one of New Hampshire’s most iconic species and raise your glass to this majestic bird!

“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin for Families

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

Families and friends, come experience "Danika the Rose," a musical fairy tale adapted for a young audience!

“Danika the Rose” with Odds Bodkin

Monadnock Center for History and Culture 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

As a prelude to the Harris Center’s 50th Anniversary, come celebrate how nature inspires art. Melding song and storytelling, "Danika the Rose" weaves together Dvorak’s sublime Moravian Duets with an original fable written and narrated by Odds Bodkin to create a musical fairy tale for our tumultuous times.

Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Pitcher Mountain Stoddard, NH
NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED to 10/26.

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

Harris Center Classic: Jefts Cemetery by Dark

Pitcher Mountain Stoddard, NH

Join local history buff Eric Aldrich and ghost story enthusiast Susie Spikol for a favorite Harris Center hike to a remote cemetery in Stoddard’s Andorra Forest. Come learn about the lives of those who once lived here and spend time in the graveyard hearing some good old-fashioned ghost tales, just in time for Halloween...

An Evening with Walt Whitman

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH
NOTE: Unfortunately, this program has been CANCELED due to illness.

Stephen Collins brings Walt Whitman to life in this acclaimed one-man show by playwright Michael Keamy.

Stories in the Stars

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

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 12 Depot Street, Peterborough, NH

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

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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

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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: Chipmunk Song

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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!