COVID-19 and the Hitchcock Center

The Hitchcock Center is offering outdoor, small-group, in-person programs during Phase 3 of the Massachusetts reopening plan. And while our building is still closed to the public, we have special resources that you can access until it is safe for us to open again.


 

In-Person Summer 2020 Children and Family Programs

We are very excited to offer a number of in-person, small group programs for children and families that are designed to get you outside and connected to nature and others. Learn more...

 

 

 

Hitchcock Center Offerings During COVID-19

Our building will be closed due to COVID-19 until it is safe to return. Until then, we’re offering new programs and resources for you. Learn more...

 

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Here’s the July 25 Earth Matters, by Kari Blood. How do we as a society and as individuals overcome the barriers that keep many people of color from enjoying the natural areas that belong to all of us? Kari poses the question and offers some suggestions.
Always important, this is also a piece for this moment.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait a few days and go to the Hitchcock Center website, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Are you looking for creative and innovative ways to transition back to teaching at school? What new techniques will you need to have in your toolkit to create a supportive structure for your class? According to medical experts, COVID-19 transmission decreases outdoors, making outdoor education a safe alternative to strictly indoor learning. Being outdoors is also known to reduce anxiety and increase focus in children, as well as increase their interest in the environment.

This in-person teacher institute will model the latest COVID-19 health and safety guidelines while extending the classroom to the outdoors. Digital photography is the tool we will use throughout to promote observation, recall information, analyze data, demonstrate conclusions, and reflect on the process of learning. You will leave with many tools and best practices to share with your colleagues.

All lessons and activities modeled during this 4-day workshop will use the Hitchcock Center’s STEM-based outdoor classroom and will directly address Massachusetts State Standards for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/using-the-outdoors-to-teach-stem-during-the-covid-pandemic/
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Are you and your child/children ready for more social interaction and nature based learning that can be done safely? Check out our outdoor summer programs selection to see if one or more is right for your family.

https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/summer-2020-children-and-family-programs/

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