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February 2018

Nature Play Afterschool

February 7—1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$275 - $300

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your kids need to stay inside to play. Have them join Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program, which is designed to let kids be kids. Together we will run, jump, climb, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kids all while developing self-confidence and learning valuable social skills. During Winter Nature Play, we make snow forts, sled, find animal tracks, play manhunt in the dark and use our imagination as we explore the wooded…

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Girls into the Wild

February 8—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$297 - $352

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play – especially in the winter! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Now in its fourth year, Girls into the Wild is designed to get girls outside, playing and engaging with nature in their own way. Instructor Katie Koerten strives to offer games and activities that each girl can participate in at her own comfort level, from climbing trees, to playing camouflage in the forest, to…

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Lessening Our Carbon Footprint by Feasting on the Local Winter Harvest

February 8—6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$20

In this lecture and local food tasting, gourmet organic chef/teacher and cookbook author Leslie Cerier, presents the bounty of our winter harvest: Come learn how to mix and match organic seasonal veggies, pickles, sauerkrauts, ghee, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, and even local grains and beans to make amazing meals all winter long while lessening our carbon footprint. Tasty samples and lots of cooking tips offered. with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet Thursday, February 8, 6:30-8pm $20 Ingredient Fee, registration link…

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Viewing the Night Sky and Stories by the Fire

February 9—6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Join us for an evening of fireside stories and viewing the night sky. It’s a delight to be out at night in the winter with firelight, stars and community. Friday, February 9, 6-8pm FREE Registration link available soon

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Second Saturdays at Hitchcock

February 10—9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Second Saturdays: December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, December thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs. 9am-1pm Saturday Family Science Series Join us for seasonal nature and science programs…

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Saturday Family Science Series: Crystals and Snowflakes

February 10—10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Second Saturdays: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9 The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, December thru June from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs. 9am-1pm Saturday Family Science Series Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each…

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Attracting Pollinators at Hitchcock: What Plants Where?

February 10—10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$40 - $55

We depend on local populations of insect pollinators for most seed and fruit production in agriculture, horticulture, and wild plants. Come learn about the diversity of plant species that appeal to these important insects throughout the growing season. Along with our new building, we have a number of new planting beds. We made a lot of progress here on the landscape during our first growing season. But, we have a lot more we want to do. You can help us…

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Nature All Year Study Club: Insects in Winter

February 11—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$30

Join us for our fifth year of offering an in-depth natural history course for naturalists and citizen scientists. Each month, in our series of nature explorations with different local naturalists, we explore a focused, seasonal, natural history topic. We’ll look at nature in new ways, from broad habitat perspectives to close details of individual species. Over the course of the year we’ll visit a variety of natural habitats in the greater Pioneer Valley area. Identification skills, ecological connections, adaptations, and…

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Nature Play Afterschool

February 14—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$275 - $300

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your kids need to stay inside to play. Have them join Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program, which is designed to let kids be kids. Together we will run, jump, climb, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kids all while developing self-confidence and learning valuable social skills. During Winter Nature Play, we make snow forts, sled, find animal tracks, play manhunt in the dark and use our imagination as we explore the wooded…

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Girls into the Wild

February 15—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$297 - $352

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play – especially in the winter! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Now in its fourth year, Girls into the Wild is designed to get girls outside, playing and engaging with nature in their own way. Instructor Katie Koerten strives to offer games and activities that each girl can participate in at her own comfort level, from climbing trees, to playing camouflage in the forest, to…

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