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August 2021

Open House: Wild Roots Nature School

Thursday, August 5,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Elm Farm
A preschooler smiles while taking a close look at a worm on a Harris Center-led outing. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join us to learn about the Harris Center’s new early childhood program, Wild Roots Nature School -- a nature immersion program in Keene for children ages 3 to 6.

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Mountain as Muse: The Artists Who Painted Mount Monadnock

Wednesday, August 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
Mount Monadnock by Abbott Thayer (image © Corcoran Gallery of Art via the Wikimedia Commons)

Hundreds of artists have depicted Mount Monadnock in all seasons, from all angles, in a variety of styles. Join Alan Rumrill, historian and director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, for an online talk highlighting some of their paintings and stories.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, August 11,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Thursday, August 12,
9:30 am
to 10:30 am
Keene
Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol leads a program for young children. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join nature preschool educator Liza Lowe to explore the magical Goose Pond Forest trail in Keene. This is a perfect walk for little feet — and a great chance for parents, caregivers, and very young children to connect with others who like to explore nature.

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Birding Powder Mill Pond by Canoe

Saturday, August 14,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Powder Mill Pond
A kayaker in a sun hat watches shorebirds from their boat. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Eric Masterson for a leisurely paddle on Powdermill Pond in Hancock, where we'll look for early fall migrant waterbirds and shorebirds.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, August 18,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

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Jaquith Jaunt

Friday, August 20,
3:00 pm
to 4:30 pm
Jaquith Rail Trail

Join Brett Amy Thelen and Jeremy Wilson for an easy 3-mile roundtrip walk along the Jaquith Rail Trail, once the site of the Manchester & Keene rail line.

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Raptors of the Monadnock Region: What We’re Learning

Wednesday, August 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Broad-winged Hawk in flight, as viewed from above. (photo © raven.digital)

Join Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory coordinator Phil Brown for a virtual exploration of the Monadnock Region's raptors.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Yoga by the Frog Pond

Wednesday, August 25,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Mer Wyzga strikes a yoga pose on the side of a mountain.

Immerse yourself in the sounds and sensations of a summer evening as we play and explore in a sweet flowing yoga practice on the Harris Center grounds.

Learn more »

Environmental Studies Institute: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Thursday, August 26,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 2, 2021

Zoom
A photo of Jeremy Wilson standing next to a red pine.

Join Susie Spikol and Jeremy Wilson for an analytical look at forests and trees as social beings. A course for those of you who want to see the forest and the trees, and understand how they work together. 

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Fungi Foray with the Morel Quandary Club

Thursday, August 26,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
A yellow mushroom growing on the forest floor, surrounded by pine needles. (photo © Jill Griffiths)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to search local fields and forests for all types of fungus. Our adventures will be no ordinary field trips!

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September 2021

Environmental Studies Institute: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Thursday, September 2,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, September 2, 2021

Zoom
A photo of Jeremy Wilson standing next to a red pine.

Join Susie Spikol and Jeremy Wilson for an analytical look at forests and trees as social beings. A course for those of you who want to see the forest and the trees, and understand how they work together. 

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Hawk Talk: Fall Raptor Migration

Wednesday, September 8,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
A Red-shouldered Hawk in flight. (photo © Diana Robinson)

Join Phil Brown for a look at the upcoming hawk migration season and the migration spectacle that can be viewed from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. You’ll be well prepared for peak migration after this evening of stories and stunning raptor images.

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New England’s Roadside Ecology with Tom Wessels

Thursday, September 9,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Zoom
The book cover for "New England's Roadside Ecology," next to a head shot of Tom Wessels

Join noted ecologist Tom Wessels for a conversation about his new book, "New England's Roadside Ecology" -- a guide to the natural history of 30 extraordinary places from Connecticut to Maine, all within an easy walk from a road.

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First Day of Wild Roots Nature Preschool Program

Monday, September 13,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Elm Farm
Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson leads a group of preschoolers on a search for worms. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all 3- to 6-year-olds for an autumn of nature discovery in this all-outdoor preschool program in Keene!

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Wetland Plants & Wildlife Walk at Norway Pond

Saturday, September 25,
9:00 am
to 11:00 am
Norway Pond
A painted turtle basks on a log. (photo © Flickr user "DaPuglet" via the Creative Commons)

Get to know the plants and wildlife found in and around Norway Pond during this walk with ecologists Jeff Littleton and Steven Lamonde. This event is part of the 2021 NH BioBlitz, a statewide project encouraging people to record species found on town-owned lands all over New Hampshire.

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October 2021

Book Launch: “A Deep Presence” by Dr. Robert Goodby

Monday, October 11,
6:00 pm
to 7:30 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire County

Join archeologist Bob Goodby for the launch of his new book "A Deep Presence" — which draws on archaeology, written history, and the living traditions of today’s Abenaki people to tell the remarkable story of Native Americans in the Monadnock Region.

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