Environmental Studies Institute

Short Courses for Adult Learners

Dig deeper into the natural and cultural history of the Monadnock Region with the Harris Center’s ESI series.

Upcoming Courses

Environmental Studies Institute: Owls of New Hampshire

Monday, March 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until Monday, March 11, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Barred Owl. (photo © Vivienne Strauss)

Join biologist Hillary Siener for this short course on the anatomy, behavior, identification, conservation, and life history of New Hampshire’s owls.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Beyond the Basics of Tracking

Tuesday, April 23,
10:00 am
to 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Scott Semmens searches for animal sign in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade / Keene Sentinel)

Stretch your tracking skills beyond winter snow with master tracker and educator Scott Semmens.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Water and Us

Thursday, May 2,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 23, 2019

RiverMead Auditorium
Historic photograph of a rushing river at the Monadnock Blanket Mill in Marlborough NH. (photo © Historical Society of Cheshire County)

Join author and journalist Jim Rousmaniere for a four-week course exploring water’s impact on humans, and humans’ impact on water, since the beginning of the industrial revolution.

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Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We Are In Without Going Crazy

Saturday, June 1,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group of people sit in a circle, overlaid with the words "The Work That Reconnects." (photo © Claudian Dobos & Empatheast)

This workshop will help you stay engaged in working toward a better world. You’ll have the opportunity to share deeply, listen actively, find joy, take risks, create safe space, and collaborate with others that care for our world.

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Medicinal Plant Walk with Luna’s Herbal Botanical Cultivations

Saturday, June 8,
9:00 am
to 11:30 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
Herbalist Brenna Morris stands in a bank of ferns. (photo courtesy Brenna Morris)

Join herbalist Brenna Morris to learn how to mindfully harness the medicine inherent in plants.

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Contact Us

For more information on our ESI offerings, please contact Susie Spikol at (603) 525-3394 or by email.