Nature Summer Camp

There’s no better place to discover the wonders of the outdoors! At Hitchcock camps, children enjoy, play and learn in the natural world. Registration opens for Members February 2 and for Non-members February 16.
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Saturday Family Science

The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, December thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by and join us for one of our free family science programs from 10-11am each month. Free thanks to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union. Learn more...

 

Calendar

  1. Living Building Tour

    January 17—12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Nature Play Afterschool

    January 17—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Girls into the Wild

    January 18—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Winter Preschool Day

    January 19—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Girl Scout Program: Engineer for a Day at the Hitchcock Center!

    January 20—10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  6. Girl Scout Program: Engineer for a Day at the Hitchcock Center!

    January 20—1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  7. Nature All Year Study Club: Tracking

    January 21—9:00 am - 12:00 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 EnvironmentJanuary 13, 2018 at 5:27pm
"An evolutionary conundrum may soon appear in your nearest stand of spruce trees.” So says David Spector in the January 12 Earth Matters column. When is a species ONE species or more than one? The answer might seem obvious, but, as David points out, sometimes it isn’t that simple. The red crossbill, with its unusual crossed bill, is a case in point.

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 EnvironmentJanuary 12, 2018 at 8:30pm
Have you had a chance to see Nancy Dickinson's newest Acorn People diorama? Stop in the Center this Saturday from 9am-1pm to see her wonderful creativity up close! And join us for our Saturday Family Sciece program starting at 10am. It's all free!
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJanuary 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Some fantastic footage of dragonfly nymphs feeding!
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJanuary 8, 2018 at 11:00pm
Spring Birding Class with Scott Surner opens for registration at 9AM on Tuesday. This class is very popular and usually fills quickly. Course information is available: http://bit.ly/2iNExf1 Registration will be available: http://bit.ly/2CTjov4
#WesternMA #Birding #AmherstMA
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJanuary 8, 2018 at 9:00pm
What do beets and rain have in common?
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment shared Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce's post.January 3, 2018 at 8:17pm
We're excited to be hosting the Arrive@5 next week with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce! See you there!

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January 8, 2018 at 1:03pm
We're hosting Wednesday's Arrive@5 with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce. Register for this event at https://t.co/W66z4i5Dpv #westernMA #NorthamptonMA #AmherstMA #othersideMA https://t.co/aize7Jqlvp HitchcockCenter photo
December 27, 2017 at 4:44pm
If you are a Florence Bank customer, please vote for us in their Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program. Last year we were awarded $984 to support our camp scholarship fund! Please help us receive an award again this year and vote by December 31. https://t.co/JQiIB3WEPX https://t.co/tXucfNsW4B HitchcockCenter photo
December 20, 2017 at 9:44am
Congratulations to Hitchcock Center's Executive Director Julie Johnson for dedicated work and vision on our new living building! https://t.co/o7Ir9U93Bh #livingbuilding #livingbuildingchallenge #sustainablebuilding #westernMA #amherstMA #othersideMA https://t.co/XREeqHewXf HitchcockCenter photo
December 8, 2017 at 9:53am
A celebration of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s life will be held Saturday, December 9, 1:00, at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street, Northampton. A reception will follow at 3:00. https://t.co/kl4htKEePu

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