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New Science Standards K-8 Professional Development Opportunity!

Join us for an exciting, free, 2-day training aligned with the new Massachusetts Science and Technology standards featuring critical lessons and curriculum about energy, water and climate that are so central to our time. Learn more...

 

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  1. Science Standards K-8 Professional Development

    August 21—9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  2. Science Standards K-8 Professional Development

    August 22—9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  3. River Flood Plain Explorations

    August 26—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Living Building Tour

    September 1—4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  5. Nature Play Afterschool

    September 6—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Saturday Family Science – Living with Black Bears

    September 9—10:00 am - 11:00 am
  7. Homeschool I – Patterns in Nature

    September 12—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 EnvironmentAugust 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
What's emerging in the Hitchcock Center's visitor center? Polyphemus moths! So far this week, we've released one male and one female. Have you seen these beautiful moths before?

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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentAugust 14, 2017 at 5:37pm
f you think it’s easy to define “bird,” think again. In the August 14 Earth Matters, contributor Henry Lappen discusses why the answer is not so simple.
P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait a couple of days 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 EnvironmentAugust 9, 2017 at 6:34pm
Here's a fun take on the serious and hard work of protecting the endangered Hooded Grebe.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentAugust 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Have you hugged a bug in thanks yet today?

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