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September 2017

Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

September 15—9:30 am - 11:30 am
$205 - $225

Welcome fall and all its colors at nature preschool at the Hitchcock Center with Colleen! Children will fill their art palettes with many colors and discover how colors affect animals, plants and their own lives. Through movement, songs, crafts and live animal observations, children will investigate camouflage, natural plant dyes, plant patterns, chlorophyll and much more. An adult is required to attend with each child. with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, morning session: 9:30am-11:30…

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Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

September 15—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$205 - $225

Welcome fall and all its colors at nature preschool at the Hitchcock Center with Colleen! Children will fill their art palettes with many colors and discover how colors affect animals, plants and their own lives. Through movement, songs, crafts and live animal observations, children will investigate camouflage, natural plant dyes, plant patterns, chlorophyll and much more. An adult is required to attend with each child. with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, afternoon session: 1:00pm-3:00pm…

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Homeschool I – Patterns in Nature

September 19—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$420 - $450

From chipmunk stripes to ladybug spots, spiral seashells to sunflowers, patterns are everywhere you look in nature. In this homeschool class we will discover what makes a pattern and find out how these designs can help animals, plants and people. We’ll explore animal patterns such as stripes, spots, camouflage and more subtle designs such as branching, waves, wrinkles and packing. Each day will include outdoor adventures, writing in our journals, and creating art projects, with special guest visitors and field…

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Homeschool II – Connections: Where Does it Come From?

September 19—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$420 - $450

Did you ever wonder how fiber becomes thread? Do you want to learn how to turn grass into ice cream? In such a product-oriented society, it is easy to lose connection with how things are made and the origins of the things we use every day. By researching the path of how a product is made we are able to see firsthand the energy that goes into making each product. With games, crafts, special guests, home projects and field trips…

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Living Building Tour

September 20—12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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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. Public Building Tours First Fridays at 4pm Third Wednesdays at 12pm FREE but please register online. Private Building Tours The Hitchcock Center offers private group building tours, based on availability. The fee for these tours…

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Nature Play Afterschool

September 20—1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$380 - $410

Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program for children ages 6–9 is all about getting kids outside to run, jump, climb, splash, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kid. There are many positive impacts of nature play on children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical well-being. It’s also an effective way to build a generation of committed environmental stewards. with Jeff Mazur Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3 Wednesdays – 3:30pm-5:30pm, extended days 1:30pm-5:30pm September 6 – December 20 (no class November 22) Extended…

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Girls into the Wild

September 21—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$355 - $420

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Now going into 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 running and whooping wildly…

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Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

September 22—9:30 am - 11:30 am
$205 - $225

Welcome fall and all its colors at nature preschool at the Hitchcock Center with Colleen! Children will fill their art palettes with many colors and discover how colors affect animals, plants and their own lives. Through movement, songs, crafts and live animal observations, children will investigate camouflage, natural plant dyes, plant patterns, chlorophyll and much more. An adult is required to attend with each child. with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, morning session: 9:30am-11:30…

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Nature Discovery Preschool – Our Rainbow World

September 22—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$205 - $225

Welcome fall and all its colors at nature preschool at the Hitchcock Center with Colleen! Children will fill their art palettes with many colors and discover how colors affect animals, plants and their own lives. Through movement, songs, crafts and live animal observations, children will investigate camouflage, natural plant dyes, plant patterns, chlorophyll and much more. An adult is required to attend with each child. with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, afternoon session: 1:00pm-3:00pm…

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Nature All Year Study Club

September 24—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fieldtrip Location,
$275 - $325

Sundays once per month, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (some class times may vary depending on topics) Members $275/Non-members $325 for the full course Drop-in cost is $27. For the Plum Island field trip, the drop-in cost is $45. Register here Join us for our fourth 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…

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