We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for an experienced Development Coordinator to manage our annual, planned, foundation, and corporate giving programs, and to help plan the Harris Center’s 50th anniversary, which is coming up in 2020.

If you know any fantastic fundraisers who have strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills; media savvy; a creative mind; robust integrity; experience with development databases; and a commitment to conservation, send them our way! 

Read the full job announcement here.

In the Field with the 2017 KSC Conservation Interns

a picture of four interns in the woods, collecting data on a culvert

The 2017 KSC conservation interns survey a road-stream crossing adjacent to Harris Center-protected land. For more pictures of this year’s conservation interns in action, visit us on Flickr. (photo: Brett Amy Thelen)

Last week, we wrapped up our fifth year of the Harris Center-Keene State College conservation internship program, a two-month summer internship experience for undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies Department at Keene State College (KSC).

Under the guidance of Harris Center staff and KSC professor Karen Seaver, four outstanding undergraduate interns − Courtney Dillon, Mickayla Johnston, Mark Landolina, and Anthony Oatley − assisted with many facets of the Harris Center’s diverse conservation work. Read more…

Solar-Powered Fun at the 9th Annual Solar Sprint

First Place for Speed was awarded to Henry and Tom of South Meadow School, pictured here with their car, “Cat-a-Lac.”

In June, 120 students from six area schools gathered at Adams Park in Peterborough for the 9th Annual Monadnock Region Solar Sprint, a solar-powered model car competition coordinated by the Harris Center. Students spent weeks designing and constructing their cars in preparation for the race…and a few extra minutes at the starting line, waiting for the sun to come out from behind the clouds to power their vehicles.

Ribbons were awarded for Best Craftsmanship (to the car with the most careful construction); Most Innovative (to the car with the most creative design); Best Use of Technology (to the car with the most effective transmission and use of the solar panel); People’s Choice (to the car with the most student votes); Junkyard Derby Winner (to the winner of a race between cars constructed from spare parts on the day of the race); and Speed. Read more…