“Lab Girls” Brings STEM to Life

a photo of two middle school girls investigating circuits

The Great Brook School Lab Girls investigate circuits. (photo: Susie Spikol Faber)

Lab Girls, a new Harris Center afterschool club designed to help middle school girls stay in love with science, is officially underway.

This club brings women mentors with careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into the classroom to share their stories and their science with Great Brook School girls. Each week, the Lab Girls meet a different role model and then have a chance to experiment with the tools of her trade. ConVal high school students with an interest in science help the middle school girls navigate the hands-on experiments.  To see more pictures of the Lab Girls in action, visit us on Flickr.

Thank you to 100+ Women who Care: Peterborough for providing founding support for this innovative afterschool program!

Our Harris Center Hawk Has Landed: Welcome Home, Eric!

a photo of Eric Masterson in San Cristobal, Mexico

Eric, partway through his bicycle trek along the migration route of the broad-winged hawk

Join us in welcoming home Eric Masterson from his 6,000-mile journey following the broad-winged hawk migration from New Hampshire to Panama City − on his bicycle. This informal celebration will be your first (but not only) opportunity to congratulate Eric on the completion of his epic pedaling peregrination.

Friday, April 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Harris Center.

For more information on the welcome-home party for Eric, please contact Diana at jacobs@harriscenter.org or (603) 525-3394. For more information on Eric’s journey, visit ericmasterson.com.

88 Acres Protected in Stoddard

For more pictures of Robb Reservoir — including a map of the new conservation lands — visit us on Flickr.

In the 1990s, an 82-lot housing development was planned for the banks of Robb Reservoir in Stoddard – an area filled with a tremendous variety of high-quality wildlife habitat. Thankfully, incredible community support and an extraordinary collaboration of conservation organizations and public agencies ensured that the development was never built. Instead, 1,670 acres surrounding Robb Reservoir and the North Branch of the Contoocook River were protected by the Harris Center and our partners in 2008.

Now, we’re delighted to announce that the Harris Center has protected an additional 88 acres at Robb Reservoir. This conservation project  − which was made possible with generous support from Friends of the SuperSanctuary − ensures the full protection of the Robb Reservoir shoreline and includes a half-mile of river frontage along the North Branch of the Contoocook. Read more…