Family Programs

Fun for Kids...and Parents Too!

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

Upcoming Programs

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Peterborough

Tuesday, December 14,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Shieling Forest
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol on the second Tuesday of each month to wander trails and meadows in search of wild finds.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, February 2, 2022,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A toddler walks like a deer on a snowy morning in the woods. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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Shattuck Winter Wander

Saturday, February 5, 2022,
10:30 am
to 11:30 am
Shattuck Golf Course
Harris Center naturalist Jaime Hutchinson leads a winter tracking expedition on the Harris Center grounds. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists Jaime Hutchinson and Karen Rent for a winter wander along the wild edges of the Shattuck golf course. We’ll listen for winter birds, search for animal tracks and sign, and more.

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February Vacation Camp

Monday, February 21, 2022,
9:00 am
to 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Harris Center for Conservation Education
A camper smiles during the Harris Center's winter vacation camp. (photo © Ben Conant)

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists for three active days in the great outdoors! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as we explore our favorite trails, giant boulders, and secret dens.

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Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Wednesday, March 2, 2022,
10:00 am
to 11:00 am
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A line of children and their parents practice "walking like a wolf" through the snow during a Harris Center tracking program. (photo © Bill Gnade)

Calling all families with young children! Join Harris Center naturalist and animal lover Susie Spikol to wander trails, meadows, and the nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds in search of wild finds.

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Moonrise Ramble for Families

Thursday, March 17, 2022,
6:00 pm
to 7:15 pm
Fremont Field
Branches are silhoutted against the full Flower Moon. (photo © Meade Cadot)

Enjoy the moonrise, sunset, and early signs of spring at Fremont Field in Peterborough with Harris Center teacher-naturalist Janet Altobello. We’ll rove around fields, wetlands, and forest observing changes in the land and air as the day turns to dusk.

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Keene

Friday, March 18, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Robin Hood Park
A portrait of a Barred Owl. (photo © Philip Brown via unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Jenna Spear for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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Full Moon Owl Prowl in Hancock

Saturday, March 19, 2022,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education
A Barred Owl perched on a branch. (photo © Philip Brown via Unsplash)

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol for an evening walk in search of Barred Owls. Adventure awaits when you go owling under a full moon!

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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.