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June 2019

Medicinal Plant Walk with Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations

Saturday, June 8, 2019,
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, 2019,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
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, 2019,
11:00 am
to 12:30 pm
NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
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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July 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 10, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 17, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

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Wildlife Photography Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019,
1:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Meadowhawk dragonfly alights on a twig. (photo © Frank Gorga)

Join Frank Gorga and Eric Masterson for an afternoon of wildlife photography, with a focus on birds and the larger insects (dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies).

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Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, July 22, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Natural Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellness

Wednesday, July 24, 2019,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A woman takes a deep breath during a "Forest Bathing" workshop. (photo © Ben Conant)

Recharge your spirit and reconnect with nature during these restorative mornings at local trails, meadows, waterfalls, and even a secluded hilltop cabin.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, July 29, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

Learn more »

August 2019

Environmental Studies Institute: Drawing with the Birds

Monday, August 5, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 5, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Colorful drawing of a White-throated Sparrow by Lauryn Welch

Join fine artist Lauryn Welch to learn techniques for drawing our avian neighbors, from quick gestural drawings of songbirds at the bird feeder to detailed observational studies of preserved birds from the Harris Center’s extensive taxidermy collection.

Learn more »

September 2019

Beyond Bird Feeders — Creating Winter Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, September 17, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Take the bite out of the bitter winter season by planning ahead for wildlife, healthy soils, and thriving plants with landscape designer, author, and educator Marilyn Wyzga.

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Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, September 23, 2019,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
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One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Beyond Bird Feeders — Creating Winter Wildlife Habitat

Tuesday, September 24, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Harris Center for Conservation Education
An Eastern Bluebird dines on winterberry holly. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Take the bite out of the bitter winter season by planning ahead for wildlife, healthy soils, and thriving plants with landscape designer, author, and educator Marilyn Wyzga.

Learn more »

Medicinal Plant Walk and Herbal Tea Making

Saturday, September 28, 2019,
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, founder of Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations, to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

Learn more »

October 2019

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Monday, October 28, 2019,
11:30 am
to 12:45 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

November 2019

Forest Bathing/Shinrin-yoku

Tuesday, November 12, 2019,
7:00 pm
to 8:15 pm
NOTE: This program has been CANCELED.
Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing "Forest Bathing" sessions will help you slow down, catch your breath, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

January 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Friday, January 17,
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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February 2020

Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Thursday, February 6,
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,
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 »

Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Sunday, March 22,
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,
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,
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
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,
4:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Zoom
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,
4:00 pm
to 5:00 pm
Zoom
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,
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

Zoom
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,
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

Zoom
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 »

Environmental Studies Institute: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Tuesday, August 25,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

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

Zoom
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,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
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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