Hitchcock at a Glance

Each year, the Hitchcock Center serves an average of 8,200 children, youth, and adults, 30% of whom are from low-income households throughout western Massachusetts and beyond.

5,400 K–12 student participants gain greater scientific understanding through standards-based, interdisciplinary programs focused on the local environment and real-world  challenges.

1,300 Children, youth, and family participants engage in hands-on science and nature discovery programs designed to engage the whole child and family in greater connection and commitment to the natural world.

290 Professional development participants explore new curricula and methods to strengthen the integration of science, ecology and environmental sustainability in their daily work.

990 Adult participants gain knowledge and skills through natural history, citizen science, and sustainability programs.

60 Urban and rural communities are assisted by the Hitchcock Center to promote regional environmental literacy and sustainability.

285 Volunteers provide important program, operating and development support to keep our organization strong.

Our Program Area

Our programs reach over 60 urban and rural communities in western Massachusetts and beyond each year. View our Schools and Communities Served in FY15 (PDF).


% Served by County (FY15):
Franklin County: 18%
Hampden County: 12%
Hampshire County: 66%
All Other: 4%

Other MA Counties (FY15):
Berkshire County
Norfolk County
Suffolk County

Other States (FY15):
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island

Other Countries/regions (FY15):
Central America

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