Harris Center News

Outdoor Learning: A Solution for Schools During COVID-19

As our communities plan for the reopening of schools, Harris Center teacher-naturalists are working with educators from New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine to advocate for teaching outside as much as possible, and to offer examples for how this might work.

Four New Projects Supported by 50th Anniversary Fund

The Harris Center is launching a new 50th Anniversary Fund, which will seed innovative education and conservation research projects for years to come, as well as provide for stewardship of the land and trails in our care. Four initial projects have already received funding.

Harris Center Reads: Insects

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In July, we share our recommendations for books about bugs.

ConVal Grads Receive Environmental Leadership Awards from the Harris Center

Congrats to Zoe Werth and Trevor Faber of ConVal High School on receiving the Harris Center’s Environmental Leadership Award and scholarship for 2020!

Harris Center 50th Anniversary Kids’ Art Show

Celebrate the natural world as seen through the eyes of young artists through this virtual art exhibit.

A Statement of Support for Naturalists of Color

Everyone should feel safe to explore the natural world, free of harassment or prejudice, and we will work to ensure that our trails, lands, and programs are welcoming spaces for all.

Volunteers Install Nest Raft for Spoonwood Pond Loons

For the last few summers, loon nests on Harris Center land along Spoonwood Pond have failed due to predation. This year, the Spoonwood loons may fare better, thanks to the installation of a new nest raft.

Harris Center Reads: Herps

Welcome to Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated book list for readers of all ages! In June, we share our recommendations for books about amphibians and reptiles.

Harris Center Reads: Plants

Introducing Harris Center Reads — a monthly, curated list of books for readers of all ages! In May, we share our recommendations for books about plants.

A New Chimney for Swifts

The Harris Center is home to a new “chimney” — designed to serve as nesting habitat for Chimney Swifts, a species in decline.

Nightsongs: Tracking the Spring Bird Migration

Listen to spring unfold through the sounds of night-migrating birds.

Nature’s Calling You: Things to Do

The Harris Center is here to help you stay connected to the outdoors. Here are some ways you can find solace, comfort, and inspiration in the natural world.