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Hitchcock on WGBY's Connecting Point

Executive Director Julie Johnson was recently on WGBY's Connecting Point. Listen to the conversation as Julie describes the importance of our new 'living' building. bit.ly/1KAYXiS

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  1. Nature Summer Camp: This Land is Our Land

    July 6—8:30 am - July 17—3:00 pm
  2. Nature Summer Camp: Leadership Training Camp

    July 6—8:30 am - July 17—3:00 pm
  3. Firefly Watch

    July 10—7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Nature Summer Camp: At Home in the Wild

    July 20—8:30 am - July 31—3:00 pm
  5. Nature Summer Camp: Feathers in Flight

    August 3—8:30 am - August 7—3:00 pm
  6. Nature Summer Camp: Rube Goldberg Machine Week!

    August 10—8:30 am - August 14—3:00 pm
  7. Nature Play Afterschool

    September 9—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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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJuly 3, 2015 at 6:25pm
In the Earth Matters column for the July 4 weekend, regular contributor David Spector wonders if all trees are "created equal," beginning a reflection on a tree that has meant a lot to him over the years: the eastern sycamore.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 29, 2015 at 3:00pm
Do you have an 8-10 year old who would like to come to Hitchcock Nature Summer Camp this summer? Spaces are available in Session 2 (July 6-17) and Session 3 (July 20-31). http://bit.ly/1JMyM79 #NatureCamp #NatureEd #WesternMA #SummerCamp
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
The camp counselors are here getting ready for camp to start on Monday! Get to know them today on our Nature Summer Camp blog! #summercamp #natureEd #westernMA http://bit.ly/1e8cCQT
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 25, 2015 at 3:00pm
Have you heard what's been happening at our new site? Join Hitchcock Naturalist Ted Watt this Saturday from 9:30-Noon to check out progress since site work began. Explore the woods, fields, and pond that will serve as the outdoor classroom at our new center, once completed. http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/blog/site-work-begins/
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 21, 2015 at 10:57am
In the June 20 Earth Matters, Hitchcock Center volunteer Reeve Gutsell describes the eastern ash borer, an accidentally imported insect that is a serious threat to ash trees. Although it's been detected in Massachusetts, we may still have time to keep this destructive pest under control, but it will take considerable vigilance.
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June 29, 2015 at 10:54am
Nature Summer Camp openings for ages 8-10. Spaces available in Sessions 2 & 3. http://t.co/jZodGmFh9a #WesternMA #SummerCamps #NatureEd
June 26, 2015 at 11:39am
Meet our Nature Summer Camp Staff! http://t.co/B2VKAlk9ru #NatureEd #SummerCamp #WesternMA http://t.co/WF4FLOHVx2
June 25, 2015 at 12:12pm
RT @designLABBERS: Cool time-lapse of soil remediation work at @hitchcockcenter http://t.co/rvMMjARRMA
June 25, 2015 at 12:08pm
The latest work on our @livingbuilding project? Soil remediation. Timelapse from @Reelife_Tom http://t.co/PIralFX5Ko

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