• Youth Birding Banner_sm1
  • April Vacation Camp Banner 2017_sm2
  • HCE_BoB_HCEbanner
  • Afterschool Banner_sm
  • Girls Into the Wild Banner_sm
  • Aerial Building Banner_sm
  • HCE_BoB_HCEbanner
  • Biothon Banner_sm
  • Summer Camp 2017 banner_sm
  • Saturdays Banner_sm
  • Second Saturdays Banner_sm
  • summer camp firl garden_banner
  • AS girl river_banner
  • trout lily_bannerjpg
  • As banner_sized
  • building banner-2_sm
  • summer camp banner 2_sized
  • summer camp banner 4_sized
  • summer camp banner 5_sized
  • fieldtrip_banner
  • ps banner 2_sized
  • newt_banner
  • boy-with-net
  • skunk cabbage banner_scaled
  • summer camp magnifying glass_banner
  • Bloodroot flowers_web banner

 

Battle of the Botanicals

It’s back! Our second annual Battle of the Botanicals returns to the PowerHouse at Amherst College with an outstanding line-up of teams from 8 of our region’s hottest restaurants. Tickets are available on a sliding scale, with all event proceeds supporting the Hitchcock Center’s year-round science and nature programs for all ages.

 

 

Spring 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.

Calendar

  1. Homeschool I

    March 28—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Homeschool II

    March 28—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Nature Play Afterschool

    March 29—1:30 am - 5:30 pm
  4. Through the Seasons with Wildflowers

    March 29—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Girls into the Wild

    March 30—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Nature Discovery Preschool

    March 31—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  7. Nature Discovery Preschool

    March 31—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Earth matters

"Earth Matters" is in the Daily Hampshire Gazette every two weeks.

View All Columns

Follow us

Find us on Facebook

Find us on Facebook

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.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMarch 25, 2017 at 6:48pm
Here’s the March 24 Earth Matters, by former Hitchcock Center board member Michael Dover. He looks at developments on climate change outside the sphere of the federal government. While no one concerned about the climate can be sanguine given the current state of things in Washington, there are other factors that can help steer the country in a more positive direction.
I
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.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMarch 10, 2017 at 10:30pm
Trees can sometimes take some unusual shapes due to various environmental stresses. But some of those shapes may be intentionally brought about by human action. In the March 10 Earth Matters, contributor Lawrence Winship discusses some of the ways in which these kinds of alterations are likely to have happened and some of the thinking about why.

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.

Visit us on Facebook

Translate »
Hitchcock Center for the Environment