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August 2019

The Emerging LiDAR Landscape: A New Way of Looking at the Land

Thursday, August 22,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join Rick Chormann, NH state geologist, for an introduction to Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, with an emphasis on glacial landforms. Rick will also discuss stone walls as landforms, their place in New Hampshire history, and the New Hampshire Stone Wall Mapping project.

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September 2019

Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us

Monday, September 16,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A kettle of Broad-winged Hawks against the backdrop of a bluebird sky. (photo © Billtacular via Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Phil Brown for a talk about hawkwatching in New Hampshire and the natural history of commonly-seen raptors.

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Motus: A Revolution in Migration Research

Thursday, September 26,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Learn about an amazing new research network that is revolutionizing the study of animal migration by tracking the movements of small birds, bats, and even dragonflies who have been fitted with tiny radio transmitters.

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October 2019

The Year Without a Summer

Tuesday, October 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Hancock Town Library
A painting of the eruption of Vesuvius seen from Portici by Joseph Wright of Derby. (photo © art collection of the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA)

Following the devastating eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora, 1816 came to be known as “the year without a summer.” Join Mount Washington Observatory’s Will Broussard to explore the many natural and cultural impacts this event had on the world, including right here in New Hampshire

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November 2019

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

Friday, November 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join writer Mark Reynolds and Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening honoring the Harris Center’s first naturalist, John Kulish. Dig deeper into the life of this charismatic trapper-turned conservationist, and hear about his long-lasting legacy.

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First-Ever Monadnock Region Natural History Conference

Saturday, November 16,
8:30 am
to 4:30 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

This one-day conference will feature presentations on a diversity of natural history topics, with a focus on conservation research, ecological restoration, and natural resource management in the Monadnock Region.

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Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest: Groundbreaking Discoveries in the Whites

Thursday, November 21,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A researcher collects data in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. (photo © Sophia Adams)

Learn how long-term ecological monitoring at Hubbard Brook has led to groundbreaking discoveries, including the impacts of acid rain, bird habitat change, timber harvesting, and climate change.

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