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March 2017
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Drinking Water, From Source to Your Tap: Quantity and Quality of a Precious Resource

March 1—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with John Tobiason and Joanna Spaulding Wednesday, March 1, 7pm FREE registration appreciated It is easy to take for granted the availability of high quality drinking water from convenient faucets and taps in our homes and workplaces. We are able to do so because of long-term and continuing investment and attention to maintaining the physical infrastructure and human resources needed to supply us safe water. This evening’s presentation will provide an overview of our local (Amherst) drinking water system from…

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$270 - $320

Girls into the Wild

March 2—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Katie Koerten Ages 8-11, Grades 3-5 Thursdays, January 5–March 16 (no class February 23) 3:30pm-5:30pm Members: $270/Non-members: $320 Calling all girls ages 8-11! Get to know nature, and make friends at the same time at this weekly afterschool program. Now in its third year, Girls into the Wild is designed to bring girls together in a supportive environment that fosters creativity, nature skills and inquiry. Each afternoon will consist of hands-on projects and free outdoor exploration at the Larch…

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Amherst’s Famous Spotted Salamanders

March 2—6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Ted Watt Thursday, February 9, 6:30pm FREE registration appreciated Come learn about another of Amherst’s claims to fame – the spotted salamander tunnels under Henry Street. Ted will detail the finely-tuned life history of this creature along with some of the amazing adaptations exhibited by the salamanders. Ted will also describe the history of the first amphibian tunnels in North America and how they came to be located in our town. He will finish the evening by providing ways…

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Our Living Building Tour

March 3—4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Winter Tour Dates 1st Fridays at 4pm – January 6, February 3, March 3 3rd Wednesdays at 12pm – January 18, February 15, March 15 FREE registration appreciated Come meet our newest educator – our building!  It is designed to model systems in nature, it is net zero energy, net zero water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials, come check it out at one of our bi-monthly tours.

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$10 - $15

Prowling for Owls

March 4—4:30 am - 6:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Dan Ziomek, local birder and naturalist Saturday, January 28, 8pm-10pm Saturday, February 11, 8pm -10pm Saturday, March 4, 4:30-6:30am Members $10/Non-members $15 per night, youth 8 and older welcome with an adult Space is limited, please register Dress INCREDIBLY warm because we’ll be standing around in the dark a lot. Bring your sharp ears, a flashlight, and a thermos of something hot to drink. We’ll meet at the Hitchcock Center.  

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$42 - $46

Homeschool Discovery Day

March 7—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Backyard Birds with Katie Koerten Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm Ages 6-12 Members: $42 per program /Non-members: $46 per program Tuesdays, January 10, January 24, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 13 Do you love science and nature? Do you want to see what the Hitchcock Homeschool program is all about? Sign up for our Discovery Days, our one-time programs about science and nature. In a mixed-age setting, we explore cool topics at the Hitchcock Center, meet science experts, and…

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Understanding Everyday Toxins

March 7—6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Emily Monosson, author and toxicologist Tuesday, March 7, 6pm-8pm FREE registration appreciated Local author and toxicologist Emily Monosson will be offering a discussion/workshop about toxicology and the kinds of things toxicologists think about. She will begin with the familiar, the drugs we take: dosing; problems with combinations; and why do we hear so often about liver and kidney toxicity? Then have us consider the toxic chemicals we don't choose to ingest, pesticides, plastics, pcbs and others, which pose more…

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$230 - $254

Nature Play Afterschool

March 8—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Winter Session with Jeff Mazur Wednesdays – 3:30pm-5:30pm, extended days 1:30pm-5:30pm January 4 – March 15 (no class February 22) Extended day: February 8 Members: $230/Non-members: $254 Open to all children in grades 1-3. Limited to 10 participants.

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$270 - $320

Girls into the Wild

March 9—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Katie Koerten Ages 8-11, Grades 3-5 Thursdays, January 5–March 16 (no class February 23) 3:30pm-5:30pm Members: $270/Non-members: $320 Calling all girls ages 8-11! Get to know nature, and make friends at the same time at this weekly afterschool program. Now in its third year, Girls into the Wild is designed to bring girls together in a supportive environment that fosters creativity, nature skills and inquiry. Each afternoon will consist of hands-on projects and free outdoor exploration at the Larch…

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Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

March 11—9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Second and third Saturdays, 9am-1pm Free January through June Drop in, see Hitchcock’s new home, and learn about our living building.

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