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...



  1. Viewing the Night sky

    October 21—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Repair Public: An Experiment in Community Fixery

    October 22—1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Repair Public: An Experiment in Community Fixery

    October 22—1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Homeschool I – Patterns in Nature

    October 24—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Homeschool II – Connections: Where Does it Come From?

    October 24—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  6. Living Building Challenge Docent Training Series

    October 25—1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  7. Nature Play Afterschool

    October 25—3:30 pm - 5:30 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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