Family Programs

Fun for Kids...and Parents Too!

Hike, ramble, track, sing, play, learn, and explore with the Harris Center.

Upcoming Programs

Vernal Pool Exploration for Families at Distant Hill Gardens

Sunday, May 8,
2:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Distant Hill Gardens
A spotted salamander egg mass. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Spend the afternoon searching for amphibian eggs and other critters in the beautiful vernal pools along the Distant Hill Nature Trail, an accessible trail with gentle slopes.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Fremont Field

Tuesday, May 17,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Fremont Field
Mother with baby in backpack

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a springtime romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

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Kids Count for Wildlife: Red-backed Salamander Survey

Friday, May 20,
4:00 pm
to 5:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an afternoon of salamander counting.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow at the Jaquith Rail Trail

Tuesday, June 21,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Jaquith Rail Trail
Families walk at the Harris Center during a Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow program. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol on a late spring romp in search of butterflies, brand new leaves, singing birds, and blue skies. A great chance to meet other families who enjoy spending time outside.

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Kids Count for Wildlife: NH Bat Counts

Friday, June 24,
8:00 pm
to 9:00 pm
Willard Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Bats in flight against a dark sky. (photo © Stuart Anthony via the Flickr Creative Commons)

Calling all kids ages 9 through 18 who care about wildlife! Try your hand at field research by joining the Harris Center for an evening of bat counting. You’ll need sharp eyes, fast reflexes, and a healthy sense of nighttime adventure. 

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Contact Us

For more information on Harris Center family programs, please contact Susie Spikol at (603) 525-3394 or by email.