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: eBird – What It Is, How to Use It, and Why It’s Important

Wednesday, September 14,
5:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
A group searches for birds -- with binoculars raised -- during a spring birding outing with the Harris Center. (photo © Ben Conant)

In this five-part class with ecologist, birder, and eBird expert Steven Lamonde, you’ll learn how to record and share bird observations via eBird, explore active bird conservation initiatives in New Hampshire, and more.

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Environmental Studies Institute: Finding the Mother Tree – Reading Suzanne Simard’s Masterpiece of Science and Memoir

Friday, October 21,
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm

Join Matthew Myer Boulton for a three-part walk through Suzanne Simard’s acclaimed book, “Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest.”

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Environmental Studies Institute: CyberTracker Track & Sign Evaluations

Saturday, February 11, 2023,
8:30 am
to 5:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A group examines animal tracks on a winter hike at the Harris Center's Hiroshi Land. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Nate Harvey for a two-day tracking intensive through CyberTracker’s Track & Sign Evaluation program. This is both a certification for those who desire it and a rich learning experience for anyone who wants to learn more about wildlife track & sign.

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Contact Us

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