Environmental Studies Institute

A group walks through the snowy forest, framed in the foreground by hemlock boughs (photo © Ben Conant).

Short Courses for Adult Learners

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

Upcoming Courses

Book Group: “Diet for a Small Planet”

Wednesday, April 19,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
Frances Moore Lappé and her book.

Join us for a two-part discussion as we dive into the 50th Anniversary Edition of this extraordinary book by Frances Moore Lappé, which outlines how our daily food choices have the power to transform our lives and the environment.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Field Ecology of Breeding Raptors

Thursday, April 6,
9:30 am
to 12:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Spring is breeding season for hawks, eagles, and falcons in the Monadnock Region. Step into their world during this five-part field course with Harris Center Bird Conservation Director Phil Brown.

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Field Forays with the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club

Saturday, May 13,
11:00 am
to 1:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A viceroy butterfly flies free from its enclosure (photo: Ben Conant)

Calling all butterfly fans! Join wildlife biologist Mark Ellingwood and other members of the SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club for this two-part course as we practice identifying butterflies on the wing and in the net, in preparation for a statewide butterfly survey in July.

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Contact Us

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