Kids, Youth & Family Programs

Our programs incorporate learning through nature and opportunities for kids to develop friendships, learn and discover through play, and grow as creative problem solvers.
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Battle of the Botanicals

After a five year hiatus, BATTLE IS BACK! This year we are inviting eight of our region’s top bartender/chef teams to profile their talents and help us raise funds for Hitchcock Center’s environmental justice programs. 21+

Nature Summer Camp

Hitchcock Summer Camp is a space where hopeful, creative problem solvers come together to play, shout, build, discover, and create. Registration is open now for kids grades K-9! Join the fun


Climate Action Series

An adult engagement program at the intersection of climate change, sustainability, and environmental justice. Bringing the Valley together to address critical community issues through workshops, discussions, fireside chats, film screenings, a book club, and more.


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Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMay 26, 2024 at 11:07am
Hitchcock Nature Summer Camp begins June 24 and our five sessions focused on learning from nature run through August 9 for youth grades K - 9 ☀ This year our Environmental Educators are teaching all about local water sources and cycles, micro worlds all around us, engineering and earth science, and more!

We have spots available for all age levels, especially youth entering grades 5 - 6:
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMay 25, 2024 at 4:30pm
Second graders at Wildwood Elementary School have been learning about invertebrates as part of a residency with #HitchcockCenter Educator Katie Koerten. Katie was truly amazed at their attention to detail when illustrating these dragonfly nymphs!

💦 #WesternMass #PioneerValley #AmherstMa
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentMay 24, 2024 at 4:30pm
Just a reminder from out on Hitchcock’s trails that there are lots of local forests, indoor and outdoor gardens, and parks to explore this weekend!

Hitchcock Center’s grounds and gentle looping forest trails are free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. Our Visitor’s Center and bathrooms are open M-F from 9 AM to 4 PM 🌤️

#WesternMassOutdoors #AmherstMa #MyLocalMa

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