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March 2019

Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Keene

Friday, March 22,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Harrisville

Sunday, March 24,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
Harrisville Town Hall

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Saturday, March 30,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

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April 2019

The Dynamic History of Forests in Southwest New Hampshire & What Landowners Can Do to Help Restore Important Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, April 23,
6:30 pm
to 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire County
A springtime view of Mount Monadnock, taken from the summit of Thumb Mountain. (photo © Bruce Boyer)

Join Matt Tarr and Steve Roberge of the UNH Cooperative Extension to learn about the fascinating history of our ever-changing forests and what you can do to create and restore important wildlife habitat on your property.

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Bird Banding Demonstration

Sunday, April 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)

Dig into the science of songbirds during this bird banding demonstration by ornithologist Dr. Patricia Wohner. You’ll get great glimpses of some of the songbirds that make their home in the Harris Center woods and fields, and hopefully see a few spring migrants as well.

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The Venomous Shrew and the Secrets of the Deep Dark Below

Tuesday, April 30,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
A Short-tailed Shrew pokes its head out of a stone wall. (photo © Gilles Gonthier)

Venom like a cobra and an unstoppable appetite, all packed into a creature who weighs less than a penny? Yes! This is not fake news. Come hear about the remarkable life and times of the short-tailed shrew, who lives right beneath your feet.

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May 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Water and Us

Thursday, May 2,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

RiverMead Auditorium
Historic photograph of a rushing river at the Monadnock Blanket Mill in Marlborough NH. (photo © Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join author and journalist Jim Rousmaniere for a four-week course exploring water’s impact on humans, and humans’ impact on water, since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

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Eyes On Owls

Sunday, May 5
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl peers out from a tree cavity. (photo © Mark Wilson / Eyes on Owls)

This special live owl presentation is offered by invitation only to current Harris Center members. If you’re a member, you’ll receive your invitation in the mail by mid-April. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership, or would like to join for the first time, visit harriscenter.org/membership or call (603) 525-3394.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Water and Us

Thursday, May 9,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

RiverMead Auditorium
Historic photograph of a rushing river at the Monadnock Blanket Mill in Marlborough NH. (photo © Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join author and journalist Jim Rousmaniere for a four-week course exploring water’s impact on humans, and humans’ impact on water, since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

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Nature on Tap: Intoxication in the Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, May 15,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Post & Beam Brewing
Nature on Tap logo, featuring a leaf in a mug of beer

Join Harris Center Science Director and drunk-animal enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen for stories of intoxication from the animal kingdom. From boozy bears to wasted waxwings, we’ll separate fact from fiction in this light-hearted happy hour (what else?) conversation.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Water and Us

Thursday, May 16,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

RiverMead Auditorium
Historic photograph of a rushing river at the Monadnock Blanket Mill in Marlborough NH. (photo © Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join author and journalist Jim Rousmaniere for a four-week course exploring water’s impact on humans, and humans’ impact on water, since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Water and Us

Thursday, May 23,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

RiverMead Auditorium
Historic photograph of a rushing river at the Monadnock Blanket Mill in Marlborough NH. (photo © Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join author and journalist Jim Rousmaniere for a four-week course exploring water’s impact on humans, and humans’ impact on water, since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

Learn more »

Town by Town, Watershed by Watershed: Native Americans in New Hampshire

Thursday, May 23,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A drawing of a historic Abenaki Village.

Join John and Donna Moody of the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions for an engaging exploration of the history of New Hampshire's Abenaki and Penacook peoples, with a focus on our local area.

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