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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!

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.

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.

Sunset and Full Moon Ramble for Families

Cranberry Meadow Pond Trail Cheney Avenue, Peterborough, NH

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

Shattuck Winter Wander

Shattuck Golf Course 53 Dublin Road, Jaffrey, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists Jaime Hutchinson and Karen Rent for an afternoon wander along the wild edges of The Shattuck Golf Course in search of winter birds, animal tracks, and more.

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.

Owl Prowl at Beech Hill

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH

Join Harris Center naturalists and owl lovers Phil Brown and Susie Spikol as we hoot it up in search of owls in the wild woods of Dublin. Adventure awaits on silent wings...

Winter Tree Identification Walk

Hiroshi Land Route 137, Peterborough, NH

Join Mike Gagnon and Matt Tarr of UNH Cooperative Extension for a relaxed winter tree ID walk. We'll focus on branching, buds, and bark while the leaves are off the trees, and discuss how each species functions as habitat for wildlife.

Spring Warm-Up Hike

Beech Hill Beech Hill Road, Dublin, NH

Come along with Harris Center naturalists as we listen to streams swelling, find buds sprouting, and use our senses to search for the first signs of spring.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Juggernaut Pond Hancock, NH

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

Salamander Crossing Brigade Workshop

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Every year, the Harris Center trains community scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. Attend this online training to join their ranks – or simply to learn more about the spring amphibian migration.

Kids Count for Wildlife: Squirrel Survey

Hancock Elementary School Hancock, NH

Calling all wildlife lovers ages 9 through 18! Try your hand at field research and develop your naturalist skills by joining Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an afternoon of squirrel searching as part of Project Squirrel.

39th Annual Connecticut River Waterfowl Safari

Connecticut River Hinsdale to Charlestown, NH

Join Phil Brown, Eric Masterson, and others for a morning of waterfowl watching in the fields and waterways of the Connecticut River Valley.