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LAB GIRLS Goes to the Stream

Hancock Hancock, NH
NOTE: This event has been CANCELED due to high water.

Calling all 5th through 8th grade girls for a macroinvertebrate stream survey! Using waders and kicknets, we’ll sample a local stream for small bugs. Then, we’ll use our collection to determine the water quality of the stream.

Moth Lighting with The Caterpillar Lab

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join The Caterpillar Lab for an evening of moth lighting! Bring your curiosity, and prepare to be amazed by the diversity, size, and beauty of our local nocturnal insects.

Spooky Birds

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join raptor education specialist Kim Snyder for this positively haunting in-person program on birds with scary reputations. From owls to crows, ravens to vultures, discover what's true about these birds -- and what's just a spooky story.

Surveying for Salamanders

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join Brett Amy Thelen and Karen Seaver for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start with a brief introduction to redbacked salamander ecology and to our study methods, then head into the woods to survey for salamanders. No experience necessary!

Fall Fungi Hike

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for a woodland hike in search of mushrooms and other amazing fungi.

POP-UP PROGRAM: Birding the Nighthawk Migration in Hancock

Hancock Hancock, NH

The fall nighthawk migration is now underway! Join expert birder Phil Brown and nighthawk enthusiast Brett Amy Thelen to search for the spectacle in the skies above Hancock. If we're lucky, we just might see hundreds of these special birds feeding in giant flocks above the Contoocook River.

Family Mushroom & Fungi Hike

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalists John Benjamin and Susie Spikol for a family-friendly woodland hike in search of mushrooms and other amazing fungi.

Last Day of StoryWalk: “Swirl by Swirl”

Hancock Hancock, NH

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the picture book "Swirl by Swirl" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Joyce Sidman's lyrical writing and Peterborough illustrator Beth Krommes' vivid scratchboard artwork will inspire you to look for spirals in your own backyard, and beyond...

First Day of StoryWalk: “Swirl by Swirl”

Hancock Hancock, NH

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the picture book "Swirl by Swirl" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Joyce Sidman's lyrical writing and Peterborough illustrator Beth Krommes' vivid scratchboard artwork will inspire you to look for spirals in your own backyard, and beyond...

Family Frog Fest

Hancock Hancock, NH

Have you ever wanted to catch a frog, touch a toad, or peek at a pollywog? Join Harris Center naturalist and frog fan Susie Spikol for a visit to a Hancock frog pond in search of these amazing amphibians.

Last Day of StoryWalk: “Flight School” by Lita Judge

Hancock Hancock, NH

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the whimsical picture book "Flight School" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Follow along with this whimsical story about a little bird who never gives up on a dream and the friends that help make it come true.

First Day of StoryWalk: “Flight School” by Lita Judge

Hancock Hancock, NH

Walk along the path behind the Hancock Meeting House, where pages from the whimsical picture book "Flight School" will be laid out for you to read on your own. Follow along with this whimsical story about a little bird who never gives up on a dream and the friends that help make it come true.

Hooray for Herps!

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join naturalists and amphibian and reptile fans Jaime Hutchinson and Susie Spikol for a chance to find, observe, and even touch some of the amphibians and reptiles that make this part of New Hampshire their home. Bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to meet a few frogs, salamanders, and snakes up close!

Paddling for Eagles

Hancock Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center director Jeremy Wilson and ecologist Brett Amy Thelen for a paddle on Nubanusit Lake to look for loons and nesting Bald Eagles. Hear about the work the Harris Center has done to protect the shorelines of Nubanusit and nearby Spoonwood Pond, and learn about the history of nesting eagles on this lake.