COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center is canceling or postponing all in-person programs and events through May 4. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until May 4. Our trails and grounds remain open.

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April 2020

Citizen Science Opportunity: Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

Friday, April 3,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
NOTE: This training will now take place via Zoom.
A Broad-winged Hawk in flight. (photo © Jen Esten)

We're partnering with Hawk Mountain Sanctuary to tag one or more Broad-winged Hawks with satellite transmitters that will track their migration in detail. The first step is finding their nests, and we need your help to make it happen!

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Chainsaw Safety Workshop

Saturday, April 18,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED until further notice.
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join Geoff Jones, forester and certified chainsaw safety instructor, for a chainsaw safety workshop with a focus on trail work.

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Tree Identification Walk

Sunday, April 19,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Maple buds. (photo © David Joyce via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Mike Gagnon of the UNH Cooperative Extension for an early spring tree identification walk. We’ll focus on branching, buds, and bark while the leaves are off the trees.

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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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May 2020

Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 12,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 20th 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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June 2020

New Hampshire Bat Counts Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 4,
6:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A little brown bat hangs in a cave. (photo © USFWS)

This summer, NHFG and UNH Extension are seeking volunteers to conduct bat counts at known roost sites in the Monadnock Region. To participate, join wildlife biologists Sandi Houghton and Haley Andreozzi for this indoor-outdoor volunteer training.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Wild Herbs and Tinctures with Herbalist Brenna Morris

Saturday, June 6,
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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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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eBird for Beginners

Tuesday, June 16,
3:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join local bird expert Steven Lamonde of Antioch University New England for this hands-on introduction to eBird, where we’ll learn how to record and share our bird sightings, and to explore sightings shared by others.

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