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May 2018

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

Tuesday, May 29,
7:00 pm
to 8:45 pm
Putnam Science Center at Keene State College
A Common Nighthawk in flight. (photo © Kenneth Cole Schneider)

Nighthawks were once common in cities throughout New Hampshire, where they nested on gravel roofs and fed on insects attracted to city lights. In recent years, these acrobatic birds have disappeared from many New Hampshire towns, but they still nest in Keene.

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June 2018

Morning Paddle on Powder Mill Pond

Friday, June 1,
10:00 am
to 2:00 pm
Powder Mill Pond

Join Lee Baker and Rich Taylor for a 2-hour paddle on Powder Mill Pond in Hancock, followed by lunch on a lakeside porch out of reach of the black flies.

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Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)

Friday, June 1,
10:00 am
to 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 15, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A forest gleams in rays of sunlight. (photo © Martin Gommel)

Shinrin-yoku, also known as Forest Bathing, is gaining popularity in the US after being practiced in Japan for decades. Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing Shinrin-yoku mornings will help you catch your breath, slow down, and find solace in nature.

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An Introduction to the Hancock Bobcat Den Project

Friday, June 1,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A bobcat, as photographed by a motion-sensored trail camera. (photo © Eric Aldrich)

Using trail cameras and tracking, Dallas Huggins and Eric Aldrich have spent the last few years following in the footsteps of local bobcats. In this enlightening talk, they'll share some of their discoveries, along with bobcat images, video, and audio recorded right here in the SuperSanctuary.

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Get Fit Hike Up Bald Mountain

Saturday, June 2,
9:00 am
to 10:30 am
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
A pair of feet on a wooden footbridge. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

In celebration of National Trails Day, join local health coach Sonya LeClair for a 2.5-mile roundtrip, fitness-paced hike up Bald Mountain at the dePierrefeu-Willard Pond Sanctuary in Antrim. Plan for a fun cardiovascular challenge with periods of rest and fabulous views of Willard Pond.

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Paddling Stumpfield Marsh

Saturday, June 2,
6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Stumpfield Marsh
A kayak's-eye-view of Bolster Pond. (photo © Russ Cobb)

Join Dave Butler for an evening tour of Stumpfield Marsh in Hopkinton. We’ll paddle the perimeter of this 82-acre pond, scanning the shoreline for birds.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 7,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

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Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)

Friday, June 8,
10:00 am
to 11:15 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 15, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A forest gleams in rays of sunlight. (photo © Martin Gommel)

Shinrin-yoku, also known as Forest Bathing, is gaining popularity in the US after being practiced in Japan for decades. Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing Shinrin-yoku mornings will help you catch your breath, slow down, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Railroads and Rail Trails of Hancock and Harrisville

Friday, June 8,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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One event on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:00pm

A 19th-century photo of a locomotive. (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)

This three-week Environmental Studies Institute course explores our local railroad history. On June 8, Alan Rumrill will give an illustrated talk on the railroad's influential role in the Monadnock Region. On June 15 and 22, we’ll carpool to various sites to see the remnants of this history firsthand and to explore the new ways these old byways are now being enjoyed.

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Trail Run: Harrisville Rail Trail to Cobb Hill and Back

Saturday, June 9,
8:00 am
to 9:30 am
Eastview Trail

Join Dan Langille, Dennis Muhonen, and Tyler Hogan for a 6.5-mile trail run through Harris Center-conserved lands.

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Hiking Through Grief

Saturday, June 9,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Hiking in the healing presence of nature provides a unique and meaningful way to work through grief. This group offers a way to connect with others in a safe, supportive setting, and is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, life transitions, or environmental loss.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 14,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

Learn more »

Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing)

Friday, June 15,
10:00 am
to 11:15 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 15, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A forest gleams in rays of sunlight. (photo © Martin Gommel)

Shinrin-yoku, also known as Forest Bathing, is gaining popularity in the US after being practiced in Japan for decades. Through yoga poses, deep breathing, and quiet sensory observations, our revitalizing Shinrin-yoku mornings will help you catch your breath, slow down, and find solace in nature.

Learn more »

Railroads and Rail Trails of Hancock and Harrisville

Friday, June 15,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:00pm

A 19th-century photo of a locomotive. (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)

This three-week Environmental Studies Institute course explores our local railroad history. On June 8, Alan Rumrill will give an illustrated talk on the railroad's influential role in the Monadnock Region. On June 15 and 22, we’ll carpool to various sites to see the remnants of this history firsthand and to explore the new ways these old byways are now being enjoyed.

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Spiders of New England

Friday, June 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join Dr. Karen Cangialosi, spider researcher and professor of biology at Keene State College, for an introduction to New England spiders. You’ll leave this evening with a new understanding of, and appreciation for, the valuable role spiders play in our local ecosystems.

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Spiders of New England

Friday, June 15,
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A spider web glows in golden sun. (photo © Ken Lane)

Join Keene State College professor of biology and spider researcher Dr. Karen Cangialosi for a two-day Environmental Studies Institute course on New England spiders. On Friday night, Karen will present an indoor overview of our local spider species. On Saturday, we’ll dig deeper, with ample field exploration.

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Spiders of New England

Saturday, June 16,
9:00 am
to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 9:00am

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A spider web glows in golden sun. (photo © Ken Lane)

Join Keene State College professor of biology and spider researcher Dr. Karen Cangialosi for a two-day Environmental Studies Institute course on New England spiders. On Friday night, Karen will present an indoor overview of our local spider species. On Saturday, we’ll dig deeper, with ample field exploration.

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Royalston Falls Hike

Sunday, June 17,
8:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Royalston Falls

Join Denny Wheeler for an easy, 3.5-mile hike to scenic Royalston Falls, just south of the Massachusetts border. The trail winds through groves of rhododendron, which should be in bloom.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, June 21,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
|Recurring Events (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 21, 2018

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Susie Spikol Faber and some young friends find an earthworm.

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the season and share ideas for getting outside with young children all year long.

Learn more »

Summer Solstice Concert with Steve Schuch

Thursday, June 21,
7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join us for a free concert in celebration of the summer solstice! Performer Steve Schuch fuses Celtic/Folk roots with a storyteller’s heart and humor. Haunting violin and loon calls, tales of mud season and black flies in all their glory, irrepressible singing and audience harmonies are all part of his wide-ranging repertoire.

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Where Do All the Wood Chips Go?

Friday, June 22,
9:00 am
to 5:00 pm

You’re probably familiar with the 18-wheeler trucks that haul wood chips down our highways and byways every winter, but you may not know that many of them make a journey to Schiller Station in Portsmouth, NH, where they're transformed into electricity. Join us for a field trip to Schiller, where we’ll take a walking tour through the operation.

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Railroads and Rail Trails of Hancock and Harrisville

Friday, June 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:30 pm
|Recurring Events (See all)

One event on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:00pm

A 19th-century photo of a locomotive. (photo courtesy of the Historical Society of Cheshire County)

This three-week Environmental Studies Institute course explores our local railroad history. On June 8, Alan Rumrill will give an illustrated talk on the railroad's influential role in the Monadnock Region. On June 15 and 22, we’ll carpool to various sites to see the remnants of this history firsthand and to explore the new ways these old byways are now being enjoyed.

Learn more »

Landscaping at the Water’s Edge

Saturday, June 23,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
the cover of the "Landscaping at the Water's Edge" handbook

Join Cathy Neal and Jason Aube for an introduction to landscaping on shorefront properties. You’ll learn best practices for enhancing your yard while also protecting water quality in our lakes, streams, and rivers.

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