Family Programs

Explore the wilds of the Monadnock Region with the Harris Center’s programs for families….and don’t forget to visit our Camp and Homeschool Program pages to learn about other fun Harris Center adventures for kids!

Young Birders Club: Christmas Bird Count and Pancake Break(fast)

The Harriers — New Hampshire’s Young Birders Club — enjoy some winter birding. (photo: The Harriers)

What better way to celebrate the end of 2016 than with a Christmas Bird Count? Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, goldfinches…on December 17, they all count, and we’ll count ’em! A tradition dating back to the very start of the 20th century, the Christmas Bird Count is one of the largest and longest-running citizen science projects in the world. If you’d like to be a part of the Harriers Young Birders Club team, let us know. We’ll warm our hands and bellies midway through the morning with a pancake breakfast around 9:30 a.m. at the Harris Center, which is part of our counting territory.

Saturday, December 17, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whether you’d like to begin at dawn, or just join in for an hour or two, your participation is valuable and appreciated. We’ll be moving by car caravan from place to place, but some good walking will be required, so dress for the conditions, and warmly.For more information or to RSVP, please contact Depending when you’d like to count, we’ll let you know the best place to meet us. Cosponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Harriers.

Late Fall Family Ramble in McCabe Forest

Join us for an easy ramble around Antrim’s woodland jewel on November 5! (photo: Paul Cook)

Join Michael Hightower, the Harris Center’s newest naturalist, for an easy ramble around Antrim’s woodland jewel. We’ll take our time as we search for signs of animals getting ready for winter, and hear stories about McCabe Forest’s rich historical past.

Saturday, November 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the McCabe Forest parking area on the east side of Route 202, about a mile north of the center of Antrim. Free of charge, for children and families of all ages. Cosponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center. For more information, please contact Susie Spikol Faber at (603) 525-3394 or

Looking for more Harris Center fun for kids?  Visit our Camp, Young Naturalists, Afterschool Programs, and Homeschool Programs pages!