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Take the 30-day sustainability challenge. Sustainability is for everyone. You can make a difference! April is Earth Month, and we’re issuing a challenge to you and your family.
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The Hitchcock Center’s 17th Annual 2016 Biothon is May 13-15 and June 3-5. Teams choose the time, location, and species to count: birds, plants, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects, or everything!
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  1. Nature Discovery Preschool

    April 29—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Nature Discovery Preschool

    April 29—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Beginning Birding for Youth and Families

    April 30—7:30 am - 10:00 am
  4. Spring Fling – Mitch’s Way

    April 30—12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Low Maintenance Design with Native Plants

    April 30—1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. May 3—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  7. Homeschool Discovery Day: Mountains & Valleys

    May 3—10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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 Environment shared their event.April 27, 2016 at 6:00pm
What's that flower, what's that plant? Join Nancy Goodman on Saturday for a leisurely hike in Hadley along the Connecticut River. https://www.facebook.com/events/215533585489007/
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentApril 23, 2016 at 12:38am
In the April 22 Earth Matters, David Spectrum (better known as David Spector) looks at the wondrous spectacle of rainbows and similar phenomena and explains how they occur.
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 EnvironmentApril 22, 2016 at 4:46pm
Valley Gives Day is Tuesday, May 3rd. Please show your love for Hitchcock by supporting education for a healthy planet. #WesternMA #PioneerValley #ValleyGives https://valleygives.razoo.com/us/story/Hitchcock-Center
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentApril 19, 2016 at 6:12pm
What does it take to build a sustainable #livingbuilding like our new center? Listen to Living Building Challenge creator Jason McClennan explain it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSMecC6pcGo
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Living Buildings for a Living Future | Jason McLennan | TEDxBend
The stunning realization that "a building is like a flower" is revolutionizing the green building and sustainability movement world-wide. Considered one of t...
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April 28, 2016 at 8:45am
Save the Date for Battle of the Botanicals! Tickets coming soon. https://t.co/mqUcluLOaN #WesternMA #PioneerValley https://t.co/N8Nr2vd1Lv HitchcockCenter photo
April 14, 2016 at 2:42pm
Tonight: Net Zero Water & the Living Building Challenge. https://t.co/HjiL2twwoo #MAGreenBuilding #OurLivingFuture https://t.co/gOlOW5tXLa HitchcockCenter photo
April 6, 2016 at 8:28am
You can make a difference! https://t.co/aoFOJmrdTc #SalamanderSuperHero #EarthMonth #WesternMA #PioneerValley https://t.co/MM0a6c00cK HitchcockCenter photo
March 31, 2016 at 11:05am
Our progress! @designLABBERS @livingbuilding Time-lapse by @Reelife_Tom #LivingBuilding #WesternMA #PioneerValley https://t.co/UOQXyBlkDu

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