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

“Bobcats Before Breakfast” Reading and Discussion Group

Thursday, December 12, 2019,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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One event on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

Harris Center for Conservation Education

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for this special opportunity to read and discuss John Kulish’s classic 1969 book, “Bobcats Before Breakfast.”

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Forest Bathing by Moonlight: Reconnect to Nature

Friday, January 17,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Harris Center for Conservation Education
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga for a peaceful, moonlit ramble. Taking our cue from the Japanese Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) practice, we’ll open our senses through gentle yoga poses, deep breathing, “coyote walking,” and quiet reflection.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Dynamics

Wednesday, March 25,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A diagram depicting tree growth over time, adapted from Oliver 1978.

Join Harris Center Director and forest ecologist Jeremy Wilson to explore the dramatic and complex changes our forests experience over time.

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Environmental Studies Institute: 50 Years Since Earth Day

Thursday, March 26,
2:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, April 16, 2020

RiverMead Auditorium

April 22 marks the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day. How is our planet is doing since that landmark 1970 protest? Join a series of experts to explore a different ecosystem each week, including what’s changed in the last five decades, as well as thoughts on the future.

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Contact Us

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