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: The Natural History of Deer and Moose in New Hampshire

Tuesday, January 11,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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A yearling moose in snowy woods. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Join wildlife biologist Mark Ellingwood for a four-week course on deer and moose ecology in the Granite State. We’ll learn about seasonal behavior, habitat use, and population dynamics of these iconic species, and how to identify deer and moose sign in our local woods.

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SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club

Wednesday, January 12,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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The SuperSanctuary Butterfly Club is taking its fledgling flight! Each month, we’ll learn to identify a dozen local butterfly species, in preparation for a community butterfly survey in the summer of 2022.

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Environmental Studies Institute: iNaturalist for Beginners

Thursday, February 10,
3:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, March 3, 2022

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Two people hold their phones close to a cluster of red-and-white mushrooms, to take pictures. (photo © Nico Baum via Unsplash)

Join conservation biologist Steven Lamonde for an introduction to iNaturalist, an online community science platform for documenting biodiversity. Discover how you can make important contributions to science while learning to identify your wild finds!

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New Hampshire Master Gardener Training

Thursday, March 3,
9:00 am
to 4:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A photo of Sara LeFebvre in the Harris Center's pollinator garden.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm for gardening through projects such as teaching in school gardens and answering questions on the UNH Extension Infoline. To join their ranks, attend this 12-week training with UNH Extension staff and garden professionals. 

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Environmental Studies Institute: Building Community Around Climate Action

Wednesday, March 16,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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A solar panel installation in a green farm field, with a horse grazing nearby. (photo © Monadnock Sustainability Hub)

In this four-part series with the Monadnock Sustainability Hub, learn about climate action, clean energy, and sustainability initiatives that are underway locally, and what more can be done.

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Contact Us

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