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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this winter. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher.

Film Showing: “Woodpeckers: The Hole Story”

Putnam Theater at Keene State College Wyman Way, Keene, NH

Join us for a big-screen showing of this new PBS Nature documentary, which reveals intimate stories of woodpecker families from across the world – including species found right in our own backyards.

Ask a Naturalist: Groundhog Day Edition

Zoom

Join us for a fun, informal, nature-focused online happy hour! Come prepared with questions about nearby nature, or just sit back and learn from our team of Harris Center naturalists as they share their own observations.

Birding the New Hampshire Coast

Hampton Beach State Park 160 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH

Join avid birders Steven Lamonde and Kim Snyder for a guided field trip along the New Hampshire Seacoast – the state’s most bird-diverse region during the winter months.

Cross-Country Ski at The Shattuck Golf Course

Shattuck Golf Course 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH

Load up your boots, skis, and poles, and join Ben Haubrich and Denise Zimmer for an afternoon of cross-country skiing at The Shattuck!

Environmental Studies Institute: Coffee with the Birds — Mindful Meanderings through Micro-Exploring

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Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns NH

Join Phil Brown and Ignacio Oreamuno for a series of winter wanderings in tucked-away places close to the Harris Center. Through “micro-exploring” – the practice of focusing attention and intention on a smaller geographic area – and with the help of a little caffeine, your eyes will open to new experiences right in front of you.

Sunset and Full Moon Ramble for Families

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail Cheney Avenue, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Janet Altobello to enjoy the beautiful light of the Sun setting and Moon rising from the open, rolling fields of Peterborough’s Lower Cranberry Meadow Pond and Wheeler Trails.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this winter. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher.

Nature on Tap: Love, Sex and Wow in the Animal Kingdom

Post & Beam Brewing 40 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Phil Brown, Jenna Spear, Susie Spikol, and Brett Amy Thelen for a discussion of the unusual ways some animals court and mate. Drinks on you, stories on us!

Environmental Studies Institute: CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluations

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Nate Harvey for a two-day tracking intensive through CyberTracker's Track & Sign Evaluation program. This is both a certification for those who desire it and a rich learning experience for anyone who wants to learn more about wildlife track & sign.

Winter Wander at the Friedsam Town Forest

Friedsam Town Forest Twin Brook Road, Chesterfield, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Jenna Spear to search for animal tracks and sign in the wintry woods, and to learn about the many adaptations New Hampshire animals have for surviving the cold. Perfect for families with elementary-aged children!

Environmental Studies Institute: CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluations

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Nate Harvey for a two-day tracking intensive through CyberTracker's Track & Sign Evaluation program. This is both a certification for those who desire it and a rich learning experience for anyone who wants to learn more about wildlife track & sign.

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers! Join Harris Center naturalists Karen Rent and Susie Spikol to let your wild side out this winter. Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Every February, people around the world count birds in their neighborhoods as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count community science project. Join the fun by counting at the Harris Center bird feeders with ecologist Steven Lamonde. Beginning birders welcome!

Natural History and Tracking of the River Otter

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join wildlife biologist Mike Bottini for a morning devoted to the natural history and ecology of New England's river otters. We’ll start indoors, then head outside in search of local otter sign.

Environmental Studies Institute: Coffee with the Birds — Mindful Meanderings through Micro-Exploring

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Hancock, Peterborough and Surrounding Towns NH

Join Phil Brown and Ignacio Oreamuno for a series of winter wanderings in tucked-away places close to the Harris Center. Through “micro-exploring” – the practice of focusing attention and intention on a smaller geographic area – and with the help of a little caffeine, your eyes will open to new experiences right in front of you.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol and parent educators from The River Center for a gentle ramble in search of winter’s wild things. A perfect hike for little legs – and a great chance to chat about parenting questions as we walk! 

Winter Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join fungi fanatic John Benjamin for a winter wander in search of mushrooms, slime molds, and lichens. Come discover which mushrooms are out and about during the coldest months!

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Keene

Ashuelot River Park West Street, Keene, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a pint-sized adventure in the wilds of Keene. Come search for birds, look for animal tracks in the snow, and spend time with other families. A perfect ramble for little legs!

February Vacation Camp

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for three active days in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens.

Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a day of outdoor adventure and winter survival skills, including fire making, shelter building, food and water gathering, and basic winter first aid. Learn how to hike smart, and connect with your inner Yeti!