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May 2017
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LIving Building Tour

May 5—4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Public Building Tours: Spring Tour Dates First Fridays at 4pm: April 7, May 5, June 2 Third Wednesdays at 12pm: April 19, May 17, June 21 FREE but please register online. 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. Private Building Tours The Hitchcock Center offers…

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Valley Bird Days

May 6
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VALLEY BIRD DAYS – May 5-13 Join the Hitchcock Center, Mass Audubon at Arcadia, The Kestrel Land Trust, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to offer a range of programs at our individual sites – all to celebrate the beauty and stewardship of birds! Check out the Valley Bird Days to view programs at all the sites.

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$60 - $120

Youth Birding

May 6—7:30 am - 10:00 am
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with Dan Ziomek, Local Birder and WRSI’s Bird Songs Radio Program For young people ages 8-13 6 Saturdays: April 8 - May 13 7:30am-10am Individual/Youth: Members $60 Non-members $75 Parent/Child Members $100/Non-members $120 Space is limited, registration required Spring migration is the most exciting time of year to get out and see birds! Be the next generation of birders!

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Valley Bird Days

May 7
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VALLEY BIRD DAYS – May 5-13 Join the Hitchcock Center, Mass Audubon at Arcadia, The Kestrel Land Trust, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to offer a range of programs at our individual sites – all to celebrate the beauty and stewardship of birds! Check out the Valley Bird Days to view programs at all the sites.

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Bird Walk at the Fort River Refuge

May 7—7:00 am - 9:30 am
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Sunday, May 7, 7:00-9:30 am Ted Watt, Hitchcock Center naturalist FREE No registration - this program is part of Valley Bird Days Join us for a spring morning bird walk as part of Valley Bird Days. We’ll make our way along the new accessible trail, looking and listening for songbirds returning from the tropics for their spring nesting season. The colors and sounds of nature will heighten our sense of beauty and help us appreciate anew the amazing variety of…

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$20 - $30

Spring Wildflowers!

May 7—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Nancy Goodman, local naturalist and plant conservation volunteer with the New England Wild Flower Society Sunday, May 7, 9am-noon Members $20/Non-members $30 Register here Nancy will guide us on a leisurely stroll along a section of Mitch’s Way in Hadley. The unpaved road parallels the Connecticut River through extensive floodplain forest habitat. We will find a variety of trees and wildflowers; and probably some wonderful warblers, too! Bring binoculars, and hand lens, and be prepared to take notes.  

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Valley Bird Days

May 8
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VALLEY BIRD DAYS – May 5-13 Join the Hitchcock Center, Mass Audubon at Arcadia, The Kestrel Land Trust, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to offer a range of programs at our individual sites – all to celebrate the beauty and stewardship of birds! Check out the Valley Bird Days to view programs at all the sites.

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Valley Bird Days

May 9
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VALLEY BIRD DAYS – May 5-13 Join the Hitchcock Center, Mass Audubon at Arcadia, The Kestrel Land Trust, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to offer a range of programs at our individual sites – all to celebrate the beauty and stewardship of birds! Check out the Valley Bird Days to view programs at all the sites.

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$420 - $448

Homeschool I

May 9—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Raindrop to Reservoir: All About Water Katie Koerten, Hitchcock Educator Ages 6-8 Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm 10 classes: March 14, 21, 28, April 11 & 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 Members: $420/Non-members: $448 Limited to 12 participants. Non-refundable within a week of the program; all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.

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$420 - $448

Homeschool II

May 9—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Biologists in Training Jeff Mazur, Hitchcock Educator Ages 9-12 Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm 10 classes: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 Members: $420/Non-members: $448 Limited to 10 participants. Non-refundable within a week of the program; all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.

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