In Memory of Elizabeth Farnsworth

A celebration of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s life will be held Saturday, December 9, 1:00, at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street, Northampton. A reception will follow at 3:00. Read more...

 

 

Saturday Family Science

The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September thru December from 9am-1pm. Stop by and join us for one of our free family science programs from 9-10am each month. Free thanks to UMass Five College Federal Credit Union. Learn more...

 

Calendar

  1. Homeschool I – Patterns in Nature

    November 21—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Homeschool II – Connections: Where Does it Come From?

    November 21—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Homeschool Discovery Day – Clue’s to Nature’s Past

    November 28—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Nature Play Afterschool

    November 29—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Girls into the Wild

    November 30—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

    December 1—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  7. Living Building Tour

    December 1—4:00 pm - 5:00 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 EnvironmentNovember 20, 2017 at 6:32pm
The inaugural Youth Climate Summit was an inspiring and hopeful day with students from 4 local high schools and 2 local colleges, organized by Hitchcock Center for the Environment and Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.

#youthclimatesummit #climatechange #AmherstMA #easthamptonMA #NorthamptonMA #HolyokeMA #WesthamptonMA #WesternMA #pioneervalley #othersideMA
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentNovember 17, 2017 at 7:56pm
“Return to your childhood, sometime between the ages of 8 and 12. Describe the place where you grew up.” What would you write? In the November 17 Earth Matters, new contributor John Sinton explores the reasons why this age is formative in our sense, and love, of place.

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 EnvironmentNovember 17, 2017 at 6:25pm
Western MA Youth Climate Summit participants from Amherst, Holyoke, Northampton, and Hampshire Regional, along with Summiteers from Hampshire and Smith, were able to participate in a Skype call with Hampshire and Smith graduates leading US participation and protest in the COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany. #youthclimatesummit #AmherstMA #WesternMA #pioneervalley #othersidema
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentNovember 17, 2017 at 1:00pm
Today, the Hitchcock Center and Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary are excited to welcome teams from 4 area high schools and students from 2 colleges for the Western MA Youth Climate Summit 2017. The Summit is a participant-driven educational conference for youth, designed to create an opportunity for learning, dialogue and action on climate change. #youthclimatesummit #AmherstMA #westernMA #pioneervalley #othersideMA
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentNovember 15, 2017 at 12:28am
Remembering Elizabeth Farnsworth. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, December 9, 1:00, at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street, Northampton. A reception will follow at 3:00.

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