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Fall Children & Family Programs

All Fall Children & Family Programs are now open for registration. Some programs fill quickly, so be sure to register early to guarantee space for your family.

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Living Building Tour

Thursday, July 14, 4:30-5pm
Join us at our our construction site for a free tour. Open to all, no registration required. Park and meet in the Red Barn parking lot at Hampshire College.

Calendar

  1. Summer Camp Session 1: No Place Like Home

    June 27—8:30 am - July 1—3:00 pm
  2. Summer Camp Session 2: Ew, That’s Gross

    July 5—8:30 am - July 8—3:00 pm
  3. Summer Camp Session 3: What Would Nature Do?

    July 11—8:30 am - July 22—3:00 pm
  4. Summer Camp Session 3: Leadership Training camp

    July 11—8:30 am - July 22—3:00 pm
  5. Hitchcock’s new “living” building site tour

    July 14—4:30 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Summer Camp Session 4: Clues to Nature’s Past

    July 25—8:30 am - August 5—3:00 pm
  7. Summer Camp Session 5: Rube Goldberg Machines Week!

    August 8—8:30 am - August 12—3:00 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 EnvironmentJune 24, 2016 at 12:08pm
Registration is now open for Fall Children & Family programs. http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/ #PioneerValley #WesternMA #WesternMass #NatureED
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 17, 2016 at 10:34pm
In the June 17th Earth Matters column, former Hitchcock Center board president David Spector tells us about species that have evolved mechanisms to take advantage of newly opened habitat, often by producing large numbers of seeds and dispersing them widely. These species are the pioneers, the opportunists, the ones who help create the conditions for more “permanent” members of the biotic community to become established.

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 EnvironmentJune 10, 2016 at 6:39pm
In case you were wondering what happened to the Earth Matters column, a scheduling glitch caused a one-week delay in the publication of this piece. Here, in the June 10 column, Hitchcock Center educator/naturalist Ted Watt tells us about an ingenious spider that looks remarkably like an ant, and why. (We’ll have to forgive the headline writer who didn’t understand that a spider is not an insect.)
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 EnvironmentJune 9, 2016 at 2:07pm
BATTLE OF THE BOTANICALS is tonight! A limited number of tickets are still available for this fun event. Call 413-256-6006 or purchase yours online before 3PM today. See you there! *We cannot guarantee ticket availability at the door tonight.* http://www.hitchcockcenter.org/battle-of-the-botanicals/ #WesternMA #WesternMass #Pioneervalley #BattleoftheBotanicals
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMay 31, 2016 at 4:28pm
Secretary Matthew Beaton of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs... and Commissioner Leo Roy of Mass DCR announced a $500,000 Environmental Bond Bill award to the Hitchcock Center’s Living Building Challenge project this morning! http://bit.ly/1sZiZhd #WesternMA #WesternMass #PioneerValley #OurLivingFuture
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May 31, 2016 at 11:35am
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