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March 2017
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Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

March 18—9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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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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Citizen Science: Red-Backed Salamander Population Monitoring

March 18—10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Ted Watt Saturday, March 18, 10am-noon FREE registration appreciated You’ve probably been within inches of red-backed salamanders many times and just not seen them. Come learn about their life histories and their role in the ecology of our forests. They’re common and very important, even though they’re only 4 inches long! We’ll also visit our red-backed salamander monitoring plots and learn about the study we are participating in. The study is a region-wide monitoring project to gauge the animals’…

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$420 - $448

Homeschool I

March 21—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

March 21—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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Senior Walk – Quabbin Park

March 22—9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with John Green Wednesday, March 22, 9am-11am FREE, space is limited registration required Join naturalist John Green for a nature walk at Quabbin. See what signs of spring are emerging and maybe hear the first red-winged blackbirds of the season or see the first turkey vultures. Directions provided with registration.

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$272 - $300

Nature Play Afterschool

March 22—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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$297 - $352

Girls into the Wild

March 23—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 8 (no class April 20) 3:30pm-5:30pm Members: $297/Non-members: $352 Limited to 10 participants.

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$205 - $225

Nature Discovery Preschool

March 24—9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Animals That Build 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

March 24—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Animals That Build 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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Hampshire Woods Walk and Wildlife Sightings Database Update

March 25—10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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with Ted Watt Saturday, March 25, 10am – 12noon FREE registration appreciated Hampshire College, with some input from the Hitchcock Center, has set up a public online database project to record sightings of animals and plants and other organisms on the Hampshire Campus. Join us for an exploration of a portion of the Hampshire Woods, recording sightings as we go. Then we’ll gather back at the Center and hear about the database and its capabilities. Afterwards we’ll practice entering our…

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