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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Fremont Field

Fremont Field 100 Old Jaffrey Road, Peterborough, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a springtime romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Afterschool Program: Fort-a-Tude

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

Calling all adventurers with a heart for fort building! Join teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for three afternoons deep in the Harris Center woods, building your own woodland fort. Perfect for children in grades 2 through 4.

What Can Woodcock Teach Us About Bird Migration?

Zoom

Join wildlife biologist Liam Berigan as he shares some surprising observations from the first four years of an international woodcock monitoring project, and examines their implications for migratory bird conservation.

Ask a Naturalist: Spring Edition

Zoom

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

Kids Count for Wildlife: Red-backed Salamander Survey

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

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an afternoon of salamander counting.

Afterschool Program: Fort-a-Tude

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

Calling all adventurers with a heart for fort building! Join teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for three afternoons deep in the Harris Center woods, building your own woodland fort. Perfect for children in grades 2 through 4.

Native Wild Bees: Pollinator Superheroes

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Join pollinator gardener and wild bee enthusiast Francie Von Mertens for a talk on plant-pollinator connections, and what we can do in backyards and beyond to help wild native bees thrive.

Afterschool Program: Fort-a-Tude

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

Calling all adventurers with a heart for fort building! Join teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for three afternoons deep in the Harris Center woods, building your own woodland fort. Perfect for children in grades 2 through 4.

Downtown Geology Walk in Keene

Keene Keene, NH

Join Keene State College geology professor Charlie Kerwin for a tour of downtown Keene’s geological treasures. From building facades to front steps, prepare to be blown away by the rocks and minerals along Main Street, and the stories they have to tell.

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Friedsam Town Forest Twin Brook Road, Chesterfield, NH

Join mycophile and teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a fungal foray through Friedsam Town Forest, where we’ll seek out mushrumps, mycelium, and mycorhizal connections.

Project Nighthawk Volunteer Training

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Join Becky Suomala and Brett Amy Thelen for an introduction to nighthawk identification and ecology, and to learn how to monitor this charismatic endangered species in Keene, Concord, and beyond.

Bird Identification, Ecology & Habitat Management at Stone Fence Farm

Stone Fence Farm 64 Johnson Mountain Road, Unity, NH

Join Phil Brown, Matt Tarr, and others for a morning of birding and learning at Stone Fence Farm, a property owned and managed for a diversity of native species by professional foresters Jeremy Turner and Laura French.

LGBTQ+ Community Paddle on Nubanusit Lake

Nubanusit Lake Hancock, NH

Join Dee Denehy (she, her), Richard Doherty (he, him), and Hunter Kirschner (he, him) for an LGBTQ+ paddle on Nubanusit Lake. After the paddle, we’ll also have access to a private area for swimming, relaxing, and fostering community.

Spring Tree Identification Walk

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

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of UNH Extension for a relaxed ramble focused on tree and shrub identification.

Film Showing & Discussion: “Rearranging Skin”

Nova Arts 48 Emerald Street, Keene, NH

Join us for a viewing party of the new short film, "Rearranging Skin: A Love Letter to the World" — a delightful ten-minute romp through the history and future of taxidermy for conservation’s sake.

Hike to Scenic Royalston Falls

Royalston Falls Royalston, MA

Join Denny Wheeler and Brian Bishoff for an 4-mile roundtrip hike on gently rolling terrain to scenic Royalston Falls, just south of the Massachusetts border. Our route will wind through groves of rhododendron, which should be in bloom.

Birding for All: An Accessible, Inclusive Birding Outing at MacDowell Lake

MacDowell Lake Trail Peterborough

Join naturalists Phil Brown and Susie Spikol for a birding outing at MacDowell Lake in Peterborough, where we'll enjoy birds of both wetland and woodland. This event and successive "Birding for All" outings are designed with accessibility in mind. Beginning birders welcome!

iNaturalist Field Training & Mini BioBlitz

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH

Join ecologist Steven Lamonde for a hands-on introduction to iNaturalist. We'll start with group instruction on how to collect natural history observations via the iNaturalist app, then venture out to document as many species as possible along the Hiroshi Loop Trail.

Wild Canines of New Hampshire

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Join naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening tour of New Hampshire's wild canines. Find out how to tell the difference between a red fox and a gray fox, when to listen and look for coyotes, and what happened to our once-common wolf population. Get your howl on, as every wild dog gets its day!

White Swamp via Canoe and Shoe

Spoonwood Pond Nelson, NH

Join Al Stoops for a paddle to scenic Spoonwood Pond, where we’ll beach the watercraft and head north on foot to explore White Swamp, the site of an old heron rookery.

Barberry Pulling Party at Bailey Brook

Bailey Brook Trail Old Stoddard Road, Nelson, NH

Join the Nelson Conservation Commission for a morning of pulling invasive barberry along the Bailey Brook Trail. Many hands make light work — and, hopefully, more room for native plants to thrive!

Pollinator Palooza!

Ashuelot River Park West Street, Keene, NH

Join the Harris Center and many other organizations for an afternoon of learning and celebration for National Pollinator Week! Activities will include: a pollinator scavenger hunt, creating your own bee box, painting your own pot for a native plant, and more.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Jaquith Rail Trail

Jaquith Rail Trail Jaquith Road, Harrisville, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a late spring romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

Environmental Studies Institute: Musical Hiking on the Hiroshi Loop Trail

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NOTE: Unfortunately, this course has been CANCELED.

Join musician Jazimina MacNeil for a deep dive into the stories and natural inspiration behind the two musical hikes she created for the Hiroshi Loop Trail: The Singing Stream and In Fine Feather. On Thursdays, we'll meet via Zoom. On Saturdays, we'll hit the trail!

Kids Count for Wildlife: NH Bat Counts

Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary Willard Pond Roard, Antrim, NH

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an evening of bat counting. You’ll need sharp eyes, fast reflexes, and a healthy sense of nighttime adventure. 

Forestry and Birds Hike at Kensan-Devan Wildlife Sanctuary

Kensan Devan Wldlife Sanctury Underwood Road, Marlborough, NH

Learn how a working forest can benefit songbirds on this birding hike through the Kensan Devan Wildlife Sanctuary with Phil Brown, Steven Lamonde, and Marc Nutter.

The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty

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

Join author Sy Montgomery and wildlife photographer Tianne Strombeck as they discuss their latest collaboration, "The Hawk’s Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty" — currently #1 on the New England Independent Booksellers bestseller list!