Earth Week with the Harris Center

View of preview of Symphony of the Soil here.

We’ve got some fantastic events leading up to, and including, Earth Week this year, all throughout the Monadnock Region. Join us for one (or all!) of these earth-inspired walks, talks, film showings, and volunteer opportunities:

Vernal Pool Project Trainings in Keene & Peterborough on April 15, 16 & 18
Woodcock Watch
in Dublin on April 17
“Spring Back to Life” Hike in Gilsum on April 19
Spring Cleaning the Harris Center Grounds in Hancock on April 20
Renewable Energy Talk in Hancock on April 22
Symphony of the Soil Film Showing in Keene on April 23
Vernal Pool Hike in Keene on April 24
Trail Blazing the Hiroshi Land in Peterborough on April 25

For more information on these and other upcoming Harris Center offerings, please visit our calendar of events.

Addition to Spring Calendar: Spring Cleaning the Harris Center Grounds on April 20

Join Hunt and Sara Dowse for a morning of outdoor work on the Harris Center’s beautiful grounds on Monday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring gloves and tools for weeding, brush cutting, pruning, and raking (or use the Harris Center’s tools). All ages and abilities are welcome. Light refreshments will be served during the work session.

For more information, please contact Hunt and Sara at (603) 525-4069 or

Save the Date for Salamanders!

A spotted salamander makes its way across North Lincoln Street in Keene, NH, with a little help from the Crossing Brigades.  (photo: Russ Cobb)As the earth thaws and spring rains drench New Hampshire, thousands of salamander and frogs make their way to vernal pools to breed. Many are killed when their journeys take them across busy roads. Each spring, we train volunteers to serve on Salamander Crossing Brigades at amphibian road crossings throughout the Monadnock Region. These heroic volunteers count migrating amphibians and safely usher the animals across roads during one or more “Big Nights.” Since 2007, our Crossing Brigades have moved more than 20,000 amphibians out of harm’s way!

This year, Crossing Brigade trainings will take place on Thursday, March 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Keene State College’s Putnam Science Center (Room 129) and Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harris Center. (No need to attend both; just one will do.)

For more information, please contact Brett Amy Thelen at or (603) 358-2065.