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Continuing 50 Years of Excellence in Environmental Education

Education is a critical ingredient to developing a community that understands the interconnections among the health of people, ecosystems and economies. Our commitment at the Hitchcock Center is to help people connect and reconnect with nature, especially young children, and to encourage development of a deeper emotional bond to the natural world that sustains us all. Come join the Hitchcock Center this fall as we empower curiosity in the environment! Learn more about our programs...

Hitchcock's Annual Report

Click here for our current annual report for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. For additional reports and a map of our work in schools across the region, please click here.

Natural History & Phenology Courses

Nature All Year – A Natural History Study Group
Changes in the Natural World: Phenology and Citizen Science

We're excited to announce that last year's extremely popular natural history phenology study group will return in 2015, now with two course options available. Designed with participant feedback and requests in mind, these courses provide a fantastic opportunity to indulge your curiosity of the natural world, ask questions, learn locally in a supportive environment, and get involved in science with some of the region's most knowledgeable field naturalists. Learn more...


Girls into the Wild Afterschool

Meets one Thursday per month
January - June
Ages 8-10 (Grades 3-5)

Hitchcock’s newest program is back in winter 2015! This afterschool program is designed to bring girls together in a supportive environment that fosters creativity, nature skills and inquiry. Learn more...

Winter Vacation Camp

February 16-20, 2015
Young Naturalists
(Ages 6-7/Grades K-1)
(Ages 8-10/Grades 2-4)

Spend your days off from school playing in the winter woods! No matter what the weather, we will explore the forest, looking for signs of animals and discovering nature in the winter. Learn more...

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s mission is to foster a greater awareness and understanding of our environment and to develop environmentally literate citizens.