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January 2019

Preschool Teacher Workshop: Sharing Winter Nature with Children

Saturday, January 26,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A needle-felted owl. (photo: Rjabinnik and Rounien via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Carol Lunan (The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center) and Susie Spikol (Harris Center for Conservation Education) for a morning of discovering how to keep winter nature alive in your classroom. Make a beeswax model of a fox, needle-felt an owl, plant a winter garden, and more!

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Tracking Basics

Sunday, January 27,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Have you ever wondered what mammals walk through your yard or leave scat on your stone wall? If you have, join us for this beginning workshop on mammal tracking! Perfect for families with children in elementary school.

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February 2019

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Wednesday, February 6,
9:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bobcat track in the snow. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Join wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension and expert tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest, and wetland in search of winter wildlife tracks and sign.

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Managing a Sugarbush for Wildlife (and Maple Syrup!)

Sunday, February 17,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Metal buckets hanging on trees to collect sap. (photo © Putneypics)

Join Matt Tarr and Steve Roberge of UNH Cooperative Extension for a visit to a local sugarbush, where we’ll discuss best management practices for both sugaring and wildlife.

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March 2019

2nd Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Saturday, March 2,
8:30 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An aerial view of Norway Pond, Hancock, and Mount Monadnock. (photo © LandVest)

Join us for a day of talks highlighting recent research on the ecology of Norway Pond in Hancock. Topics will include the historical record of human activity and environmental change revealed by pond sediments and tree coresand water quality.

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Tasting the Grade: A Guide to Maple Syrup

Thursday, March 21,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Four glass containers, each containing a different grade of maple syrup. (photo © protogarrett via the Flickr Creative Commons license)

Join Steve Roberge for a maple syrup tasting in celebration of sugaring season. Steve will serve as our “sommelier” for the evening, guiding us through the various grades from very dark to amber.

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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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