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Harris Center for Conservation Education

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83 Kings Hwy
Hancock, NH 03449 United States

January 2022

Winter Tree Identification Walk

Saturday, January 22,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Maple buds. (photo © David Joyce via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Mike Gagnon, forestry field specialist with 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 the trees we encounter from both an ecological and economic perspective.

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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Monday, January 24,
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 14, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A boy kneels in the snow to look closely at a beaver-chewed stump. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher on Monday afternoons with Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin.

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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Monday, January 31,
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 14, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A boy kneels in the snow to look closely at a beaver-chewed stump. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher on Monday afternoons with Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin.

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February 2022

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, February 2,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A toddler walks like a deer on a snowy morning in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Monday, February 7,
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 14, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A boy kneels in the snow to look closely at a beaver-chewed stump. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher on Monday afternoons with Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin.

Learn more »

Homeschool Program: At Home in Nature

Monday, February 14,
2:30 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 14, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A boy kneels in the snow to look closely at a beaver-chewed stump. (photo © Ben Conant)

Calling all animal allies, nature noticers, and outdoor explorers ages 6 through 12! Uncover your wonder, and let the natural world be your teacher on Monday afternoons with Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin.

Learn more »

Mushroom Meander with the Morel Quandary Club

Wednesday, February 16,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
British soldier lichen, growing through a crack in a piece of old wood. (photo © Doug Focht via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join the Morel Quandary Club to look for polypores, slime molds, and shelf fungi, and get into likin’ lichen.

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 19,
9:00 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Evening Grosbeaks on a platform bird feeder. (photo © Meade Cadot)

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

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February Vacation Camp

Monday, February 21,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

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.

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Wilderness Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Monday, February 21,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A middle school boy collects sticks to build a shelter. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin for a day of of outdoor adventure and survival skills practice, including hiking, fire making, shelter building, tracking, and more!

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February Vacation Camp

Tuesday, February 22,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

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.

Learn more »

February Vacation Camp

Wednesday, February 23,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

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.

Learn more »

March 2022

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, March 2,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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New Hampshire Master Gardener Training

Thursday, March 3,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A photo of Sara LeFebvre in the Harris Center's pollinator garden.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm for gardening through projects such as teaching in school gardens and answering questions on the UNH Extension Infoline. To join their ranks, attend this 12-week training with UNH Extension staff and garden professionals. 

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Saturday, March 19,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl perched on a branch. (photo © Philip Brown via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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