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Thinking of Going Solar?

Go green and support the Hitchcock Center too. Now through February 15th, anyone who contacts PV Squared  for a free, no-obligation solar assessment can mention the Hitchcock Center and PV Squared will make a $500 donation to our Building for the Future Campaign, if your project moves forward to installation. Learn more...



Winter programs are now open for online registration!

Children, Youth and Family Programs are available here. Community programs are all listed here. And, you can also check our calendar for program offerings by date. If you are a teacher, this is a perfect time to schedule spring fieldtrips.


  1. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 20—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 21—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 22—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 23—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Girls into the Wild

    February 23—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 24—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  7. Community Read (4 of 5) discussion: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

    February 25—2:30 pm - 4:00 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 EnvironmentFebruary 16, 2017 at 9:00pm
Drive Green is this Saturday! The plan is to have a variety of electric cars here for you to check out. While you can drop in any time from 9-1 to ask questions and take a look at the cars, there will be a presentation from 11-12 on incentives that help make these vehicles more affordable. https://www.facebook.com/events/401929690198245/
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentFebruary 13, 2017 at 9:00pm
Only two days left to take action on the offer from PV Squared! Inquire about a solar photovoltaic system for your home before February 15th - it's free and there is absolutely no obligation. All projects that proceed to contract will generate a $500 contribution to the Hitchcock Center. Take a moment to call PV Squared at 413-772-8788 to schedule a consultation.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentFebruary 10, 2017 at 8:20pm
Here’s the February 10 Earth Matters, by Reeve Gutsell. Have you wondered what those ladybugs are doing inside your house? These aren’t the same ones you find and eourage in your garden. They’re harlequin ladybugs (or lady beetles, to be more accurate), an import from Asia, and a combination blessing and curse. Reeve includes some advice on how to control them.

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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