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June 2017

Battle of the Botanicals

June 8—5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$55 - $75

Join us on June 8th as these talented chefs & mixologists serve up appetizers and cocktails featuring local botanicals, and battle it out live on the competition stage to take the crown! Bring your friends and indulge in the creative pairings at all 8 stations — vote for your favorites to determine which 3 teams will go head-to-head in a mix-off mystery box challenge, hosted by The River’s Joan Holliday. Enjoy the summer evening on the outdoor patio, relax in…

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Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

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

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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Second Saturday Science – Wonderful Water

June 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 through June Free 10am-11am January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10 Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature. No registration required. Groups of 6 or more please call ahead. Saturday Science themes: January 14 – Scutes and Scales February 11 – The Science of Snow March 11 – Meet the Trees…

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What Can YOU Do About Climate Change?

June 10—1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Solutions and actions to help our community, economy and environment June 10, 2017, 1:00- 4:30pm FREE Registration appreciated The Center for EcoTechnology is proud to host this Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Hitchcock Center. We are pleased to offer this free of charge, but we encourage registration. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues we currently face. This event focuses on experts from our community that are addressing locally-relevant environmental issues. Speakers will discuss innovative and tangible…

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Homeschool Discovery Day

June 13—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$42 - $46

Patterns in Nature 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,…

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Girls into the Wild

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

with Katie Koerten Ages 8-11, Grades 3-5 Thursdays, March 23 – June 15 (no class April 20 or June 8) 3:30pm-5:30pm Members: $297/Non-members: $352 Limited to 10 participants.

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Building Without Toxins: Educating for a Healthy Material World

June 16—1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Friday, June 16, 2017, 1-4pm FREE but registration encouraged Download event flyer Join materials, toxics, and living building experts for a conversation on toxins in the built environment and how making toxic-free choices in materials is possible. The afternoon will include panelist perspectives, a tour of specific materials features of the Hitchcock Center’s new Living Building, and time for questions and discussion with the panelists. Featured panelists: Jennifer Atlee, Sustainable Materials Consultant, PROSOCO Julie Johnson, Executive Director, Hitchcock Center Kath McCusker,…

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Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

June 17—9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

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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Living Building Tour

June 21—12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

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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Tree and Wildflower Nature Walk – CANCELLED

June 24—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$20 - $30

Nancy Goodman and Ted Watt, local naturalists and Plant Conservation Volunteers with the New England Wild Flower Society Saturday, June 24, 9-noon Members $20/Non-members $30 Register here We’ll hike some of the trails at the Trustees of Reservations new Mt. Warner property in Hadley. We’ll look for wildflowers and at the variety of trees found on the reservation. And we’ll look and listen for nesting woodland birds along the way. Bring your curiosity, binoculars and be prepared to take notes.

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