Additional Programs

Registration for Winter and Spring Children and Family programs is open.
Click HERE to register.

New! Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

Second and third Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Free
January through June
Drop in, see Hitchcock’s new home, and learn about our living building.

New! Second Saturday Science!

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
April 15 – Energy Is Electrifying!
May 13 – Backyard Birds
June 10 – Wonderful Water

Winter Curriculum Day (No School for Amherst)

Monday, January 23
$60 members/$70 nonmembers
Come play at the Hitchcock Center when there is no school! We’ll play games, go on outside adventures and do indoor projects. Limited to 12 participants.

Prowling For Owls

with Dan Ziomek, local birder and naturalist
Saturday, January 28, 8pm-10pm
Saturday, February 11, 8pm -10pm
Saturday, March 4, 4:30am
Register here
Dress INCREDIBLY warm because we’ll be standing around in the dark a lot. Bring your sharp ears, a flashlight, and a thermos of something hot to drink.  We’ll meet at the Hitchcock Center. Members $10/Non-members $15 per night, youth 8 and older welcome with an adult. Space is limited, please register.

Screech Owls are Cool!

with Ted Watt
Saturday, February 18, 10-noon
$25 per family, per house, all materials included, recommended for young people 4th grade and up
Registration required
Come to the Hitchcock Center and learn about these cool, nocturnal predators! They’re little (less than 10“ tall) and they eat all kinds of creatures! We’ll start off with a 20 minute presentation on these wonderful critters – how they live and what they love to eat! We’ll hear recordings of their ghostly calls! Then we’ll move to the work tables and each family will assemble a nesting box for screech owls. Families will take their boxes home to see if they can put them up and get nesting ‘screechies’ in your backyard! Directions on where and how to put up the boxes will be provided. Bring your own Phillips head screw driver.

Winter Vacation Camp

Grades K-5, Ages 5.5-11
February 20-24, 2017
8:30am-3:00pm
$60 per day for members/$70 per day for nonmembers
Come play and explore at the new Hitchcock Center this winter break. Sign up for as many days as you wish. Space is limited, so sign up early!

Youth Birding

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!

Hitchcock Good Friday (No School for Amherst)

Friday, April 14
$60 members/$70 nonmembers
Come play at the Hitchcock Center when there is no school! We’ll play games, go on outside adventures and do indoor projects. Limited to 12 participants.

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