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Fall Community Programs

Check out our fall Community Programs and Events! There's great a variety of natural history and sustainability options to choose from for the entire community. What do you want to learn this fall? Learn more...

 

Saturday Family Science

The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September thru December from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore, and join us for one of our free family science programs from 9-10am each month. Free thanks to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union. Learn more...

 

Calendar

  1. Nature All Year Study Club

    September 24—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Homeschool Discovery Day – Nature Did it First: Biomimicry

    September 26—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Nature Play Afterschool

    September 27—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. What is Carbon Pricing?

    September 27—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Girls into the Wild

    September 28—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

    September 29—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  7. Viewing the Night Sky

    September 29—7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Hitchcock Center programs are designed to use the study of science and nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements, as a means to provide creative inspiration to solve human problems sustainably. Our programs serve to develop a continuum of competencies that begin at the earliest, most formative years and progress through a process of lifelong learning to engender a greater understanding of the interdependence of the environment, economy, and social issues. Our approach to education uses the environment as classroom and defines place at a variety of scales - the schoolyard, the backyard, the neighborhood, the park, the farm, the town, the forest, the pond, the mountains, and the watershed. In these settings, the Hitchcock Center helps thousands of children and adults see and understand the impacts of our actions. Through our programs, we make connections to where our food comes from and where our waste goes. We help people understand our intimate relationship with the critical life-sustaining processes that support us.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 22, 2017 at 4:22pm
Here’s the September 22 Earth Matters, by Larry Winship. He discusses his decision to take up deer hunting, informed by the effects of high deer populations on local ecology as well as his wish to take personal responsibility for his consumption of meat.
P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 8, 2017 at 7:49pm
First Harvey, now Irma - there’s more talk about the effects of climate change these days. In the September 8 Earth Matters, contributor Mark Hart writes about the difficulty he encountered in trying to talk with someone who disagrees that climate change is real and a problem. He discusses the Buddhist precept of “Right Speech” and how he sees it applies as a volunteer with Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 1, 2017 at 2:43pm
Worms eat our poop!

The Hitchcock Center composts solid waste from Nepon foam flush toilets in Clivus composters where the waste is broken down by beneficial bacteria. This week Clivus brought worms to further aid the decomposition process!

We were able to add the worms to the composter with more waste. Which composter received the worms?

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