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Grand Opening Season Programs

Join us for our Grand Opening Season starting this fall! Mark your calendars for our Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, October 1st. Learn more and register for our special programs and events as we premier our new Living Building and launch a new era of environmental education programs. 

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We've moved!

The Hitchcock Center is temporarily closed for moving & reorganizing at our new home. We will re-open at our new site - 845 West Street in Amherst - on Tuesday, September 13 at 9AM. We will be monitoring phone and email messages and will get back to you within two business days while we are closed. 

Calendar

  1. Hitchcock Center Closed for Moving

    August 22 - September 5
  2. Volunteer Training

    September 7—10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. Volunteer Training

    September 9—1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  4. Homeschool I: Marvelous Mammals

    September 13—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Homeschool II: Digital Ecology

    September 13—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  6. Nature Play Afterschool

    September 14—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Monarch Tagging

    September 14—4:00 pm - 6:00 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 EnvironmentAugust 27, 2016 at 12:04am
Here is the August 26 Earth Matters. What does one tree mean? What does it signify when one tree dies? For new contributor Rabbi Benjamin Weiner, the loss of a huge tree on his Deerfield farm brings up many thoughts and feelings to which we all can relate.
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 EnvironmentAugust 25, 2016 at 8:00pm
This was a BIG week for the Hitchcock Center as we moved into our new home! Thanks to the folks at Ideal Movers & Storage and all the staff and volunteers who helped us move successfully. We can't wait to share our new home and our grand opening season programs with you. The Center re-opens when programs begin on September 13th. Save the date for our Grand Opening Celebration on October 1st!
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentAugust 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
As the furniture arrived at our new building this morning, we discovered that a field mouse had made a nest under the truck ramp overnight, complete with 8 babies. The installation crew was committed to gently moving the nest out of harms way and making sure the mother mouse found her little ones again. We think this is a good omen as our staff makes the move into our new home next week! The center will re-open on September 13th.
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment updated their profile picture.August 17, 2016 at 4:06pm
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentAugust 12, 2016 at 10:39pm
Who done it? How about WHAT done it? In the August 12 Earth Matters, former Hitchcock board member Larry Winship and Hampshire College student Josia Gertz-DeChiara describe a mystery surrounding some unusually bent trees on the Hampshire campus. How did they get that way? As the column says, the secret is in the wood. There’s a link to the puzzle’s answer at the end of the column.
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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August 2, 2016 at 12:42pm
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June 29, 2016 at 3:24pm
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May 31, 2016 at 11:35am
RT @MassEEA: @MattBeatonEEA today announced $500,000 for @HitchcockCenter's living building project: https://t.co/EUwaBzRySR https://t.co/… HitchcockCenter photo
May 31, 2016 at 11:00am
RT @MassDCR: Once completed, the @HitchcockCenter's new center will have a far reaching educational impact in #Massachusetts.
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RT @MassDCR: Proud to join @MassEEA's Secretary Beaton in announcing $500K award for @HitchcockCenter's living building project. https://t.… HitchcockCenter photo

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