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March 2019

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

Shinrin-Yoku: A Forest Bathing Experience

Thursday, April 18,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

This gentle "forest bathing" session will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

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Beginner Bird Banding Course

Monday, April 22,
7:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A White-breasted Nuthatch is held by a bird bander. (photo © Ben Conant)

This seven-day course for birders and wildlife biologists will provide a hands-on introduction to bird banding, including safe operation of mist nets, bird handling, and data scoring skills.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Beyond the Basics of Tracking

Tuesday, April 23,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Scott Semmens searches for animal sign in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade / Keene Sentinel)

Stretch your tracking skills beyond winter snow with master tracker and educator Scott Semmens.

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Landscaping for Wildlife, Part I

Thursday, April 25,
6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A fritillary and a swallowtail share space on a coneflower in the Harris Center's pollinator garden. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Musing about your spring garden? Why not make a plan to welcome birds, butterflies, and other creatures to your yard while enjoying the benefits of color, shade, and sound? In this two-part workshop, Marilyn Wyzga will guide you through the process of enhancing your yard for wildlife by taking cues from nature.

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Vernal Pools 101

Friday, April 26,
1:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A hand holds a small wood frog egg mass. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Dig in to the exquisite, ephemeral world of vernal pool ecology in this afternoon workshop with Brett Amy Thelen. We’ll start indoors with an illustrated lecture, then venture outside for hands-on exploration at a nearby vernal pool.

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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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Environmental Studies Institute: Beyond the Basics of Tracking

Tuesday, April 30,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Scott Semmens searches for animal sign in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade / Keene Sentinel)

Stretch your tracking skills beyond winter snow with master tracker and educator Scott Semmens.

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May 2019

Landscaping for Wildlife, Part II

Thursday, May 2,
6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Musing about your spring garden? Why not make a plan to welcome birds, butterflies, and other creatures to your yard while enjoying the benefits of color, shade, and sound? In this two-part workshop, Marilyn Wyzga will guide you through the process of enhancing your yard for wildlife by taking cues from nature.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Beyond the Basics of Tracking

Tuesday, May 7,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Scott Semmens searches for animal sign in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade / Keene Sentinel)

Stretch your tracking skills beyond winter snow with master tracker and educator Scott Semmens.

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Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 14,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 19th season of water quality monitoring! Participants in this training will gain hands-on experience in sampling techniques and in the use of monitoring equipment.

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Shinrin-Yoku: A Forest Bathing Experience

Thursday, May 16,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
Fremont Field
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

This gentle "forest bathing" session will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

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June 2019

Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We Are In Without Going Crazy

Saturday, June 1,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people sit in a circle, overlaid with the words "The Work That Reconnects." (photo © Claudian Dobos & Empatheast)

This workshop will help you stay engaged in working toward a better world. You’ll have the opportunity to share deeply, listen actively, find joy, take risks, create safe space, and collaborate with others that care for our world.

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Medicinal Plant Walk with Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations

Saturday, June 8,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

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Medicinal Plant Walk for Teens

Saturday, June 8,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A series of glass containers with wild-harvested flowers and fruits. (photo © Smithsonian Institution via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris for an afternoon of herbology for teens. Learn the smells, tastes, and magical properties of the native plants in our forest edges and understory!

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Shinrin-Yoku: A Forest Bathing Experience

Thursday, June 13,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
Hiroshi Land
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

This gentle "forest bathing" session will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

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