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: An Exploration of the Geology of the Monadnock Region

Thursday, September 23,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 14, 2021

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A view of Mount Monadnock's rocky summit. (photo © Nate McBean via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Join Dr. Frederick Rogers to learn about minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, geologic time, the forces that shape landscapes, and what these things can tell us about the history of the Monadnock Region.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Forest Bathing

Wednesday, October 6,
11:30 am
to 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Shieling Forest
A group practices "forest bathing" with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Ben Conant)

Take a break from your desk and your busy world and let yourself find balance, inspiration, and relaxation through the practice of Forest Bathing. Reconnect with the natural world, and immerse yourself in the balm of nature.

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Environmental Studies Institute: The Nature of Poetry

Thursday, December 2,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 16, 2021

Zoom
A man sits under a tree at dusk reading a book, which lights up as if by magic. (photo © Josh Hild via Unsplash)

Explore nature poetry classics from Blake to Oliver, Yeats to Levertov, Stevens to Kenyon – as well as some of the ways such poetry can transform our experiences of nature.

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Contact Us

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