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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 courses.

Upcoming Courses

Environmental Studies Institute: Emerson and Thoreau

Friday, May 22,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, May 22, 2020

Zoom

Join us to explore Emerson’s classic essay “Nature” and Thoreau’s essay “Walking.” Short, sweet, and full of big ideas, these essays provide a lively introduction to two quintessentially American thinkers.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Reptiles of New Hampshire

Thursday, June 4,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, June 18, 2020

Zoom
A large snapping turtle on a road. (photo © Harlee Strauss)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a three-week investigation into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

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Online Book Group: “A Swampwalker’s Journal”

Friday, June 5,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until Friday, June 19, 2020

Zoom

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a discussion of  “Swampwalker’s Journal: A Wetland Year” by New Hampshire author, artist, and naturalist David Carroll.

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Contact Us

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