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Battle of the Botanicals

Coming this June 9th to the Powerhouse at Amherst College...an evening you won't want to miss! Six top local mixologist/chef teams present their botanically inspired cocktail and food pairings. Tickets to benefit Hitchcock Center's environmental education programs, available online now!

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Biothon

The Hitchcock Center’s 17th Annual 2016 Biothon is May 13-15 and June 3-5. Teams choose the time, location, and species to count: birds, plants, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects, or everything!

Calendar

  1. Homeschool I: Nature’s Superheroes

    May 31—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Homeschool II: Understanding Animal Behavior

    May 31—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Biothon 2016

    June 3—12:00 am - June 5—11:55 pm
  4. Nature Discovery Preschool

    June 3—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  5. Nature Discovery Preschool

    June 3—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  6. Homeschool I: Nature’s Superheroes

    June 7—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  7. Homeschool II: Understanding Animal Behavior

    June 7—10:00 am - 2:00 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 EnvironmentMay 20, 2016 at 9:49pm
Here's the May 20 Earth Matters, by HItchcock Center staff member Jessica Schultz. In case you’re afraid of wasps, think again: Jessica describes a species, one among many, whose targets are other insects. In this case, the wasp she’s been observing goes after beetles such as the emerald ash borer, which has destroyed huge numbers of ash trees and may threaten them in Massachusetts. The wasp helps us locate the borers and undertake control programs if they arrive.
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 EnvironmentMay 18, 2016 at 3:30pm
An evening you won't want to miss! Six top local mixologist/chef teams present their botanically inspired cocktail and food pairings. Each tasting station highlights a unique locally available botanical ingredient. Vote for your favorite to determine which teams compete in our live head-to-head mix-off using a mystery box of ingredients. Hosted by Joan Holliday of 93.9 The River and judged by a panel of local notables: Monte Belemonte, Amanda Drane, and Tim Driscoll. Enjoy retro cocktail music and a silent auction - all to benefit the Hitchcock Center’s environmental education programs. http://bit.ly/1SSvtT4 Tickets are limited, don’t miss out! #PioneerValley #WesternMA #Westernmass #BattleoftheBotanicals #cocktails
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMay 12, 2016 at 11:34am
Six top local mixologist/chef teams present their botanically inspired cocktail and food pairings. Vote for your favorite station to decide who competes in the live “mystery box” cocktail mix-off competition. Tickets on sale now! http://bit.ly/1SSvtT4 #PioneerValley #WesternMA #Westernmass #BattleoftheBotanicals #cocktails
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment shared their event.May 10, 2016 at 2:47pm
Tickets are on sale now for Battle of the Botanicals, an evening of botanically inspired cocktail and food pairings. http://bit.ly/1SSvtT4 #PioneerValley #WesternMA #Westernmass #BattleoftheBotanicals #cocktails
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