Better Buildings Workshop

Buildings are responsible for a huge slice of our climate pollution, but we have the solutions. Join us from 1-3:00 pm on February 23rd for the chance to learn how you can help make buildings better for everyone. Learn more...

Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Lack of Transparency and Inequities in Compensation with Dr. Dorceta Taylor

Dr. Dorceta Taylor’s talk will examine the extent to which environmental organizations report diversity data. Learn more...



  1. Winter and Early Spring Birding

    February 16
  2. Owl Prowl with Dan Ziomek – SOLD OUT

    February 16—8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Winter and Early Spring Birding

    February 17
  4. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 18—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 19—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Winter Vacation Camp

    February 20—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  7. Living Building Tour

    February 20—12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Jo Comerford Quinton Zondervan Darren Port join us Feb 23rd 1-3pm at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst to talk about concrete steps to make our buildings run clean. Learn about Jo's legislation and how your municipal officials can change building codes internationally and in Mass! Sponsored by Massachusetts Climate Action Network Mothers Out Front Climate Action Now MA
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In the February 8 Earth Matters, Hitchcock Center educator/naturalist Ted Watt introduces us to the wide variety of oak trees we find in North America and the diverse ecological communities they support.

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.
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At Hitchcock’s Nature Summer Camp, children enjoy, play and learn in the natural world. Each day is designed with outdoor adventures, along with cooperative games, art projects, singing, and science experiments. Camp opportunities are available to children and youth ages 5-14. What session does your child want to join this summer?

Registration for Summer Camp 2019 opens to members on February 1st (tomorrow!) and to the community on February 15.

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There's still time to help us meet our #ValleyGivingTuesday goal to raise $10,000 for our Scholarship Fund! Your donation helps meet a matching challenge & will ensure we can fill our Nature Summer Camp with more children. HitchcockCenter photo

Help send 24 children to Nature Summer Camp! Your contribution on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000. #ValleyGivingTuesday HitchcockCenter photo

November 27th is Giving Tuesday, a global day of online giving. Support education for a healthy planet by making a donation to @HitchcockCenter! This year, instead of holding a separate Valley Gives Day, the Valley Gives on #ValleyGivingTuesday HitchcockCenter photo

Acting Together in the Face of the Climate Crisis, a panel conversation with Jacqueline Velez, Susan Theberge, and Marty Nathan tonight at 7pm @HitchcockCenter on local issues. #AmherstMA #WesternMA #environmentaljustice HitchcockCenter photo

Pollination Celebration Day is September 23, 11-3! Activities for the family: building bee hotels, tagging monarchs, gardening workshops, face painting, the Caterpillar Lab from Keene, NH, pollinator parade and more! Schedule at #AmherstMA #WesternMA HitchcockCenter photo

Our latest Earth Matters column by staff member Patrick O'Roark: What color is your praying mantis? #AmherstMA #WesternMA #Insects HitchcockCenter photo

Our article in Science&Children from @NSTA! "How Can We Store Water During a Drought? A #sustainability #engineering #design #challenge for 4th graders" is #curriculum developed from our @livingbuilding as educator. #elementaryeducation #buildthechange HitchcockCenter photo

" Massachusetts the number of days with temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit is expected to increase from the five to 20 that we experience today, to 30 to 60 annually by the end of the century." @EnvironmentMA #RenewableAgenda

Do you have a passion for science and the natural world? Are you skilled in working with children? The Hitchcock Center has an opening for a part-time environmental educator. Learn more: https://bit.l/2lJh4LU #AmherstMA #WesternMA HitchcockCenter photo

Join us today from 5-8pm @rivervalleycoop. Proceeds will benefit the Hitchcock Center which is recipient of the Austin Miller Co-Op Hero Award. AND, June’s Green Stamp recipient is the Hitchcock Center! #AmherstMA #NorthamptonMA #OthersideMA #WesternMA
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Our annual summer kickoff event is this Thursday, with all proceeds to benefit our friends at the @HitchcockCenter! Delicious food, face painting, live music, and so much more!

Hitchcock Center's design team in NYC today sharing the process of designing a building as an educational and advocacy tool! #AmherstMA #WesternMA #OthersideMA #LivingBuildingChallenge #LBC #buildingaseducator #ecotourism #AIACON18
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This morning @spbatchelor and @kellyardhaigh are at #AIACON18 speaking about their process designing the @HitchcockCenter building as an educational tool

See you in Northampton on Wednesday to discuss climate and energy issues for MA Senate.
#AmherstMA #westernMA #othersidema
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Forum focused on climate and energy issues for MA Senate (Hampshire-Worcester-Franklin) Candidates June 20 in Northampton #mapoli #climateEmergency @MOFpv @MassSierraClub @350Mass @greeninggreenfi @HitchcockCenter @MothersOutFront @northamptontv

Join us at @rivervalleycoop's Strawberry Ice Cream Social is this Thursday, June 21 from 5-8pm! As the nonprofit recipient of the Austin Miller Co-op Hero Award, Strawberry Ice Cream Social food sale proceeds benefit @HitchcockCenter. #westernma #othersidema #amherstma HitchcockCenter photo

Thank you to everyone who joined the fun at Battle of the Botanicals. With your help we raised over $33,000 for @hitchcockcenter's environmental education programs! And a BIG thank you to all the participating restaurants, sponsors, MC & judges! #battleofthebotanicals #amherstma HitchcockCenter photo

Your favorite local restaurants are competing in a benefit for the Hitchcock Center’s education for a healthy planet on June 7th! Join us for amazing appetizers and craft cocktails and vote for your favorite! #battleofthebotanicals #amherstma HitchcockCenter photo

Top local restaurants are going head to head on June 7th! Join us for botanically inspired food and drinks, vote for your favorites, and help support education for a healthy planet at the Hitchcock Center! Get your tickets today! #amherstma #westernma HitchcockCenter photo

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