Trail Skills Workshop

Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This day-long training is intended to help community and land trust volunteers gain the skills needed to create and maintain trails, enabling them to facilitate trail projects back home. The training will feature an introduction to tools and safety procedures, followed by instruction on trail design, construction and maintenance of structures such as turnpikes and stone steps. The training will also include emphasis on volunteer management. Register in advance; local lodging options are available.

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, the Student Conservation Association and The Stewardship Network: New England.
Location: John and Rosemarie Calhoun Family Forest, White Brook Road, Gilsum, N.H.
Contact: Email Emily Hague or call 603-357-0600, ext. 104.


“My Life as a Turkey” film showing

Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Based on a true story, “My Life as a Turkey” chronicles naturalist Joe Hutto’s remarkable experience of raising a group of 16 wild turkey hatchlings to adulthood. This charming film, which won an Emmy for outstanding nature programming, explores the unique connection between Hutto and his brood with humor and thoughtfulness, providing a rare glimpse into how these curious, intelligent birds see the world. Following the film, Eric Masterson, one of the Harris Center’s resident bird experts and author of “Birdwatching in New Hampshire,” will be on hand to talk turkey in an informal Q&A session. View a preview »

Presented by: Monadnock Conservancy, Harris Center for Conservation Education and Keene State College Film Society.
Location: Putnam Arts Lecture Hall, Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, N.H.
Contact: Email Brett Amy Thelen or call 603-358-2065.