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January 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Friday, January 17, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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February 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Thursday, February 6, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

Learn more »

March 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Thursday, March 12, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Sunday, March 22, 2020,
1:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
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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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Keene

Friday, March 27, 2020,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
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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April 2020

Citizen Science Opportunity: Broad-winged Hawk Tracking Project

Friday, April 3, 2020,
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, 2020,
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, 2020,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED.
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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June 2020

eBird for Beginners

Tuesday, June 16, 2020,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
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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“Good Bug or Bad Bug?” for Gardeners

Wednesday, June 17, 2020,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
A grasshopper on a leaf. (photo Tianne Strombeck)

Do you ever wonder if an insect is helpful or harmful to your garden? Find out by joining Jenna Spear, Harris Center teacher-naturalist and resident entomologist, for this virtual conversation.

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August 2020

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 11, 2020,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 18, 2020,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25, 2020,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A nature journal featuring hand-drawn flowers, next to some colored pencils. (photo © Lenna Young Andrews via the Flickr Creative Commons)

From sheer curiosity to exercises in mindfulness, there are many reasons to establish a nature journaling practice. Join science teacher and nature enthusiast Emily Bingham for this online introduction to nature journaling, which will help you to develop stronger habits of observation and reflection.

Learn more »

September 2020

A Hawkwatching Primer

Tuesday, September 8, 2020,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
A Broad-winged Hawk in flight. (photo © Jen Esten)

Join Harris Center Hawk Watch Coordinator and avid birdwatcher Phil Brown for a virtual primer on viewing the greatest show above the earth -- the annual fall hawk migration.

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March 2021

Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

Thursday, March 18,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Zoom

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this online volunteer training.

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April 2021

Vernal Pools 101

Saturday, April 3,
11:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Zoom

Glance at a vernal pool in October and you’ll see a dry depression in the forest floor. Look again in April and you’ll find a woodland pond, teeming with life! As spring unfolds, join Brett Amy Thelen for a virtual introduction to these exquisite, ephemeral ecosystems.

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Slow Birding with Bird Diva Bridget Butler

Wednesday, April 14,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom

Join “Bird Diva” Bridget Butler for this introduction to a different kind of birding practice, and reimagine how you connect with birds.

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May 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, May 3,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 10,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

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Ashuelot River Water Quality Monitoring Volunteer Training

Wednesday, May 12,
6:30 pm
to 8:00 pm
Zoom
Ashuelot River covered bridge. (photo © James Walsh via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee (ARLAC) for their 21st 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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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 17,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

Turtle “Color-Along” with Wildlife Artist Matt Patterson

Thursday, May 20,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Zoom
A Blandings turtle coloring page created by Matt Patterson.

Join award-winning wildlife artist and turtle conservationist Matt Patterson for a live "paint-along" via Zoom!

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Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Slow Birding

Monday, May 24,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, May 24, 2021

Zoom
Bird Diva Bridget Butler practicing "Slow Birding" (photo © Bridget Butler)

This four-week course is designed to help you fine-tune your innate birding skills while creating a deeper connection to birds, the place you live, and yourself. Great for beginners and experienced birders alike!

Learn more »

June 2021

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Thursday, June 3,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Common Nighthawk, silhouetted against the twilight sky. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

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

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Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, June 7,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

Learn more »

July 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Foraged Cocktails

Monday, July 5,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Monday, July 5, 2021

Zoom
Becca Paine, Machina Arts mixologist

Join Machina Kitchen and ArtBar mixologist and master bartender Becca Paine for three evenings focused on foraging, harvesting, creating, mixing, and making wild cocktails. Learn how to sustainably forage local plants and turn them into refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic sips!

Learn more »

October 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Bathing

Wednesday, October 6,
11:30 am
to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Take a break from your desk and your busy world and let yourself find balance, inspiration, and relaxation through the practice of Forest Bathing. Reconnect with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the balm of nature.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Bathing

Wednesday, October 13,
11:30 am
to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Take a break from your desk and your busy world and let yourself find balance, inspiration, and relaxation through the practice of Forest Bathing. Reconnect with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the balm of nature.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Bathing

Wednesday, October 20,
11:30 am
to 12:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Take a break from your desk and your busy world and let yourself find balance, inspiration, and relaxation through the practice of Forest Bathing. Reconnect with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the balm of nature.

Learn more »
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