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April 2017
$275 - $325

Nature All Year Study Club

April 23—9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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$420 - $448

Homeschool I

April 25—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

April 25—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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$272 - $300

Nature Play Afterschool

April 26—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Spring Session with Jeff Mazur Wednesdays, 3:30pm- 5:30pm, extended days 1:30pm-5:30pm March 22 – June 7 (no class April 19) Extended days: March 29 & May 10 Members: $272 / Non-members: $300 Open to all children in grades 1-3. Limited to 10 participants.

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FREE

A Garden in the Woods of the Past

April 26—7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Eric Johnson, University of Massachusetts Archeological Services Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 pm Free Registration appreciated What was life like here in western Massachusetts three to four thousand years ago? A combination of archaeological excavations and analysis of ancient sediments from Kampoosa Bog in Stockbridge yielded exciting new evidence that the ancient hunter-gatherers of this region practiced wildlife management. By controlled burning of the forest understory, they increased the abundance of important food animals and plants. They effectively created a garden in…

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$297 - $352

Girls into the Wild

April 27—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, 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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$205 - $225

Nature Discovery Preschool

April 28—9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Animals That Build with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Morning session: 9:30am-11:30 am Afternoon session: 1:00pm-3:00pm Members: $205 / Non-members: $225 Limited to 12 families per session. Register here.

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$205 - $225

Nature Discovery Preschool

April 28—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Animals That Build with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Morning session: 9:30am-11:30 am Afternoon session: 1:00pm-3:00pm Members: $205 / Non-members: $225 Limited to 12 families per session. Register here.

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$60 - $120

Youth Birding

April 29—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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FREE

Henry Street Spotted Salamander Egg Mass Count

April 29—12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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with Patrick O'Roark, Hitchcock Center Educator and Volunteers Free – Registration required for program details The ‘famous’ Henry Street spotted salamanders will have laid their egg masses in the swamp by early April. And we want to get out there and see how many there are! This is a good way to census a population that is otherwise tough to count even under the best conditions. We’ll be up to our hips in cold muddy water, looking for and counting the tennis…

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