A Harris Center naturalist leads students on a winter expedition in search of mammal tracks. (photo © Eric Aldrich)

School Programs

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Hands-on Learning, Rooted in Nature

Every year, Harris Center teacher-naturalists take more than 3,000 students in 30 Monadnock Region schools outside the classroom and into their communities. Students in Harris Center programs study local cultural and natural history; develop skills as scientists and historians; and connect with the natural world. Our teaching aligns with Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the New Hampshire Environmental Literacy Plan.

Learn more about how we work, where we work, and the latest school program news, or plan your school group’s visit to the Harris Center.

Harris Center naturalist Polly Pattison searches for wildlife tracks in the snow with elementary school students. (photo © Harris Center for Conservation Education)

Harris Center naturalist Polly Pattison searches for wildlife tracks in the snow with elementary school students. (photo © Harris Center for Conservation Education)

A young birder studies bird silhouettes on a hawkwatching outing with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber. (photo © Ben Conant)

A young birder studies bird silhouettes on a hawkwatching outing with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber.  (photo © Ben Conant)

A middle school student measures the height of an American chestnut seedling. (photo © Laurel Swope)

A middle school student measures the height of an American chestnut seedling. (photo © Laurel Swope)

A middle school student looks through a refractometer. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A middle school student looks through a refractometer. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

A 4th grader shows off bobcat tracks that he found behind his school. (photo © Jaime Hutchinson)

A 4th grader shows off bobcat tracks that he found behind his school. (photo © Jaime Hutchinson)

8th graders sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

8th graders sort and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates with Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Preschoolers crowd around a butterfly net with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Cathy Carabello)

Preschoolers crowd around a butterfly net with a Harris Center naturalist. (photo © Cathy Carabello)

Contact Us

For more information on the Harris Center’s school-based environmental education programming, please contact Janet Altobello at (603) 525-3394 or by email.