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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: A Natural History of Autumn

Friday, September 11,
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, October 9, 2020


Join us for this five-part series on the natural history of New England’s most iconic season. Learn to find the signposts of autumn, and explore the science of seasonal change in birds, mammals, insects, trees, and fungi.

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“H is for Hawk” Reading & Discussion Group

Monday, September 14,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, September 28, 2020

Henry Walters, holding his hawk. (photo © Madeleine Bruce)

Join poet, playwright, falconer, and naturalist Henry Walters to read and discuss the award-winning memoir by Helen Macdonald, “H is for Hawk.”

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Contact Us

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