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Cyanobacteria 101


Join Dr. Amanda McQuaid for an introduction to cyanobacteria in New Hampshire lakes and ponds. We'll cover what cyanobacteria is, why it matters, how to recognize it, when to be concerned — and when not to be!

Firefly Watch with Mass Audubon


Join staff from Mass Audubon's Firefly Watch to learn how and why fireflies light up, how to identify them by their flash patterns, and how they can help inform us about a wide array of environmental issues.

New Hampshire’s Loons


Join the Loon Preservation Committee to learn about the biology, life history, and challenges facing loons — as well as ways you can help loons thrive on New Hampshire lakes.

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training


Help keep track of Keene's most charismatic endangered bird by joining us for a virtual "Project Nighthawk" volunteer training!

Vermont’s Wild Bee Survey: What New Hampshire Can Learn

NOTE: This program has been POSTPONED.

Join conservation biologist Kent McFarland to learn about the Vermont Wild Bee Survey, which is collecting data on the population status, habitat needs, and conservation of these essential invertebrates.

Cyanobacteria: What You Need to Know


Join Harris Center staff ecologist Karen Seaver for an informative discussion on the natural history of blue-green algae in our local lakes and ponds. Learn why cyanobacteria can be a health concern, how to recognize its blooms, and what to do if you suspect a problem.

Mountain as Muse: The Artists Who Painted Mount Monadnock


Hundreds of artists have depicted Mount Monadnock in all seasons, from all angles, in a variety of styles. Join Alan Rumrill, historian and director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for an online talk highlighting some of their paintings and stories.

Hawk Talk: Fall Raptor Migration


Join Phil Brown for a look at the upcoming hawk migration season and the migration spectacle that can be viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. You’ll be well prepared for peak migration after this evening of stories and stunning raptor images!

Butterfly Monitoring in the Granite State


Join NH Fish and Game biologist Heidi Holman for an introduction to New Hampshire's butterflies and butterfly monitoring efforts — including a new butterfly count planned for the SuperSanctuary in the summer of 2022.

Book Launch: “A Deep Presence” by Dr. Robert Goodby


Join archeologist Bob Goodby for the launch of his new book "A Deep Presence" — which draws on archaeology, written history, and the living traditions of today’s Abenaki people to tell the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region.

Bats of New Hampshire


Join Sandra Houghton and Haley Andreozzi, coordinators of the NH Bat Counts program, to learn about the natural history and conservation of bats in the Granite State. Let bats into your heart this Halloween season with this bat-tastic program!

Nevermore! The Stories of Crows and Ravens


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.

Conservation Around the Globe

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

Join Dave Johnson of the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund for an introduction to wildlife conservation efforts — and opportunities for travelers to make conservation connections — well beyond the borders of the Monadnock Region.

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!

Birdability: Because Birding is for Everybody…and Every Body


Join Freya McGregor of Birdability — a new non-profit working to ensure that the birding community is welcoming, inclusive, safe, and accessible for people with mobility challenges and other disabilities — for a welcoming introduction to accessibility in the outdoors.

Winter Birds of the Monadnock Region


Join conservation biologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for a look at the birds found in the Monadnock Region during the coldest months of year. Find out how they survive winter’s grasp, and discover how you can help scientists learn more about our region’s bird populations.

Winter Bird Feeding: Tips for Attracting Birds to Your Yard


Join ecologist and avid birder Steven Lamonde for an engaging presentation on best practices for bird feeding. From seed and suet selection to feeder placement, find out how you can turn your backyard into a refuge for winter birds!

Sharks of New England


Join shark and ray researcher Julia Saltzman to learn about the wild sharks that grace the New England coastline.

The Science of Saw-whet Owls


Join Sean Beckett of the North Branch Nature Center— where researchers have captured and tagged over 600 migrating saw-whet owls in the last seven years — to discover what scientists are learning about the natural history and ecology of this adorable species.

New Hampshire’s Winter Fungi


Join John Benjamin, Harris Center naturalist and leader of the popular Morel Quandary Club, for an exploration of the diversity and natural history of some of the more common fungi found in New Hampshire during the cold months.