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Salamander Crossing Brigades Workshop in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Every year, we train citizen scientists to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades throughout the Monadnock Region. To join the ranks – or simply to learn more about the remarkable spring amphibian migration – join us for this fun volunteer training.

Tasting the Grade: A Guide to Maple Syrup

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Steve Roberge for a maple syrup tasting in celebration of sugaring season. Steve will serve as our “sommelier” for the evening, guiding us through the various grades from very dark to amber.

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

2nd Annual Norway Pond Symposium

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join us for a day of talks highlighting recent research on the ecology of Norway Pond in Hancock. Topics will include the historical record of human activity and environmental change revealed by pond sediments and tree coresand water quality.

Winter Adventures Camp

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join us for Winter Adventures, a three-day winter vacation camp filled with snowshoeing, fort building, animal tracking, nature crafts, games, songs, and more!

Winter Survival Skills for Middle Schoolers

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center teacher-naturalist John Benjamin for a day of learning winter survival skills, including fire making, shelter building, food and water gathering, and basic winter first aid

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

Managing a Sugarbush for Wildlife (and Maple Syrup!)

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Matt Tarr and Steve Roberge of UNH Cooperative Extension for a visit to a local sugarbush, where we’ll discuss best management practices for both sugaring and wildlife.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join naturalist Susie Spikol for a slow, simple ramble around the Harris Center grounds, specially geared toward babies, toddlers, and their caregivers.

Environmental Studies Institute: Winter Ecology

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Harris Center naturalist John Benjamin to explore the many amazing adaptations animals employ to find food, keep warm, and stay alive during the winter months.

Winter Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join wildlife biologists from UNH Cooperative Extension and expert tracking instructors from White Pine Programs as they guide you through field, forest, and wetland in search of winter wildlife tracks and sign.

Tracking Basics

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Have you ever wondered what mammals walk through your yard or leave scat on your stone wall? If you have, join us for this beginning workshop on mammal tracking! Perfect for families with children in elementary school.

Groundbreaking Conservation in Eastern Nepal

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Come meet Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista, the leaders of one of the most ambitious conservation projects in the world. Their "vertical university" of protected lands and learning centers in eastern Nepal protects iconic wildlife and plants -- including snow leopards, dolphins, and red pandas -- across a range of elevations.

Preschool Teacher Workshop: Sharing Winter Nature with Children

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Carol Lunan (The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center) and Susie Spikol (Harris Center for Conservation Education) for a morning of discovering how to keep winter nature alive in your classroom. Make a beeswax model of a fox, needle-felt an owl, plant a winter garden, and more!

Forest Bathing by Moonlight

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Open your senses, slow down, and find solace in nature on this revitalizing moonlit ramble with Susie Spikol and Marilyn Wyzga.

American Marten: The Latest Findings on NH’s Marten Population

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join NHFG Wildlife Biologist Jill Kilborn for an introduction to the American marten, and to learn what the latest research has revealed about this elusive mammal.

Railroads of Hancock and Harrisville

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join historian Alan Rumrill for a fascinating trip through time, using old photos and historic documents to bring the railroad history of Hancock and Harrisville to life.

The Real Eastern Coyote

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join biologist Chris Schadler for a talk gleaned from her 30 years of experience with wolf and coyote research, sheep farming, and teaching – including specific strategies for coexisting with coyotes.

Harris Center Annual Meeting

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join fellow Harris Center supporters and staff for our 2018 Annual Meeting. We'll review highlights from the past year, make some very special recognitions, and enjoy stories from our featured guest, NHPR’s Sam Evans-Brown.

Camera Trapping Workshop: Where to Place Your Camera for Great Wildlife Images

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Janet Pesaturo, author of Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign, and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife, for a presentation on how to use tracks, sign, and knowledge of animal behavior to find the best spots for placing your wildlife camera.

Wild Skills presented by SheJumps

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

This SheJump program teaches girls the survival and technical skills they need for outdoor adventuring, including basic first aid, navigation, leave no trace practices, and shelter building.

Gilgamesh: A Retelling of an Ancient Tale

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join master storyteller Sebastian Lockwood as we gather around the campfire for a new telling of the 4,000-year-old epic, Gilgamesh – a Mesopotamian myth filled with adventure, friendship, loyalty, and even a monster.

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow in Hancock

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join us for this slow, simple ramble at the Harris Center, specially geared towards babies, toddlers, and their caregivers. As we go, we’ll search for signs and sounds of autumn -- animal sign, migrating birds, acorns, beechnuts, wild seeds, and more.

Bat Conservation in New Hampshire

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Sandra Houghton (NHFG) and Jesse Mohr (Native Geographic) to learn about the ecology of New Hampshire bats, bat-friendly forestry, and what you can do to help local bats.

Raptor Migration in NH: What the Numbers Tell Us

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Pack Monadnock Hawk Watch Coordinator Phil Brown for a talk about hawkwatching in New Hampshire, raptor identification, and the natural history of commonly-seen hawk species.

Environmental Studies Institute: Wildflower Wanderings

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Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join naturalist and native plant enthusiast Polly Pattison for two mornings of botanizing. Feast your eyes on nature’s autumnal blooms, and get your fill of wildflowers before winter sets in!

Surveying for Salamanders

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

Join Brett Amy Thelen for an afternoon of monitoring our redbacked salamander research plots. We’ll start at the Harris Center 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!

Nocturnal Nature: Listening to Bird Migration

Harris Center for Conservation Education 83 Kings Hwy, Hancock, NH

For the last several years, Eric Masterson has been operating a nocturnal flight call station from his yard in Hancock, recording and analyzing the calls of migrating birds as they pass unseen overhead. Join him to learn about this fascinating and little-known window into bird migration.