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April 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: 50 Years Since Earth Day

Thursday, April 2,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 16, 2020

NOTE: This course has been CANCELED.
RiverMead Auditorium

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. How is our planet is doing since that landmark 1970 protest? Join a series of experts to explore a different ecosystem each week, including what’s changed in the last five decades, as well as thoughts on the future.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 8,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Zoom
A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

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Environmental Studies Institute: 50 Years Since Earth Day

Thursday, April 9,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 16, 2020

NOTE: This course has been CANCELED.
RiverMead Auditorium

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. How is our planet is doing since that landmark 1970 protest? Join a series of experts to explore a different ecosystem each week, including what’s changed in the last five decades, as well as thoughts on the future.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 15,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Zoom
A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: 50 Years Since Earth Day

Thursday, April 16,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 16, 2020

NOTE: This course has been CANCELED.
RiverMead Auditorium

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. How is our planet is doing since that landmark 1970 protest? Join a series of experts to explore a different ecosystem each week, including what’s changed in the last five decades, as well as thoughts on the future.

Learn more »

Conserving Grassland Birds in New England

Thursday, April 16,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Boblink perched on a blade of grass. (photo © Peter Swaine via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join renowned ornithologist Jon Atwood to learn about regional conservation initiatives focused on grassland birds, including the Bobolink Project and the status of Eastern Meadowlarks.

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Art in Wood: A Discussion and Demonstration

Friday, April 17,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A marquetry apple blossom by Craig Altobello

Join marquetry artist Craig Altobello and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an evening at the intersection of art and ecology.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, April 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Zoom
A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson for an online course exploring the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

Learn more »

Nature on Tap: A Rapture for Raptors

Wednesday, April 22,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Post & Beam Brewing
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

Celebrate Earth Day with stories of birds of prey in the Monadnock Region, gleaned from raptor biologist Chris Martin’s 30 years of work with NH Audubon.

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Emerald Ash Borer and What It Means to You

Thursday, April 23,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Emerald Ash Borer beetles. (photo © Will Parson / Chesapeake Bay Program via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join UNH Cooperative Extension forestry field specialists Mike Gagnon and Dode Gladders to learn more about the current status of Emerald Ash Borer in New Hampshire.

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Wildflower Talk and Walk

Saturday, April 25,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Red trillium blossoms. (photo © Laurel Swope-Brush)

Join botanist and author Ted Elliman for a morning focused on spring wildflowers. We'll being indoors with an illustrated lecture, then head outside to search for these gems in the Harris Center woods.

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Opossums and Their Marsupial Ways

Saturday, April 25,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
NOTE: This event will now take place online.
Harrisville Public Library
A possume climbing a tree. (photo © Dennis Church via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join teacher-naturalist Susie Spikol for a talk on North America’s only marsupial. Discover how the oddball opossum survives and thrives, and leave with a new understanding of this oft-misunderstood mammal!

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Vernal Pools 101

Sunday, April 26,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
NOTE: This event will now take place online.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Wood frog eggs in a Keene vernal pool. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Dig into the exquisite, ephemeral world of vernal pool ecology in this illustrated lecture by Brett Amy Thelen.

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North of the Notches: The Great North Woods of New Hampshire

Wednesday, April 29,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Bay-breasted Warbler. (photo © Phil Brown)

Join Phil Brown for scenes and stories of the wildlife and wild places in the spectacular Great North Woods – and to learn how to join a trip he's leading there in June.

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May 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Exploring the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, May 21,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 11, 2020

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of our region.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Exploring the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, May 28,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 11, 2020

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of our region.

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The Role of Depots in Small Town New Hampshire

Friday, May 29,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A historic photo of the Elmwood Junction railroad depot. (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join Alan Rumrill, Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for an enlightening talk on the role that train depots played in small town New England.

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Caterpillars of New England: Uncovering the Whole Story

Saturday, May 30,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A photo of a swallowtail caterpillar by Sam Jaffe

Join Sam Jaffe of The Caterpillar Lab for an artist's reception and talk that explores backyard pollinators, plants, parasitoids, and the many caterpillars that are positioned at the center of it all.

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June 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Exploring the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, June 4,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 11, 2020

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of our region.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Exploring the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, June 11,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 11, 2020

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of our region.

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New England Ferns

Saturday, June 13,
12:30 pm
to 2:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of ferns. (photo © Randi Hausken via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Lynn Levine – naturalist, forester, and author of "Identifying Ferns the Easy Way" – for an afternoon workshop on ferns.

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Bird Banding Demonstration

Sunday, June 28,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Purple Finch is held by a bird bander. (photo © Ben Conant)

Get an up-close look at the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration by ornithologist Dr. Patricia Wohner.

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