Fall Children & Family Programs

Registration for Fall Children and Family Programs opens on June 14th. Whether it's preschool, afterschool, girls into the wild, or homeschool, you can check out our program offerings here.

 

 

Hitchcock Center Featured in Wild Designs Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum

The Hitchcock Center is part of the Peabody Essex Museum’s (PEM) exciting new Wild Designs exhibit profiling 24 works of architects, artists, institutions and other creative innovators who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. Learn more...

 

Calendar

  1. Nature Summer Camp: Mountains & Valleys

    August 15—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Nature Summer Camp: Mountains & Valleys

    August 16—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Nature Summer Camp: Mountains & Valleys

    August 17—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Center Closed

    August 20
  5. Center Closed

    August 21
  6. Center Closed

    August 22
  7. Center Closed

    August 23

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment

Hitchcock Center programs are designed to use the study of science and nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements, as a means to provide creative inspiration to solve human problems sustainably. Our programs serve to develop a continuum of competencies that begin at the earliest, most formative years and progress through a process of lifelong learning to engender a greater understanding of the interdependence of the environment, economy, and social issues. Our approach to education uses the environment as classroom and defines place at a variety of scales - the schoolyard, the backyard, the neighborhood, the park, the farm, the town, the forest, the pond, the mountains, and the watershed. In these settings, the Hitchcock Center helps thousands of children and adults see and understand the impacts of our actions. Through our programs, we make connections to where our food comes from and where our waste goes. We help people understand our intimate relationship with the critical life-sustaining processes that support us.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentAugust 10, 2018 at 6:57pm
If you’ve had any contact with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, or know about the salamander tunnels in Amherst, chances are you’ve heard of the spotted salamander, Hitchock’s yellow-and-black mascot. But do you know its smaller cousin, the red-backed salamander? In the August 10 Earth Matters, contributor David Spector introduces us to this far more common but less well known amphibian.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJuly 27, 2018 at 10:15pm
Even in these hot summer days, some of us are thinking about heating our homes this winter. In the July 27 Earth Matters, contributor Lawrence Winship discusses the (ahem) burning issue of whether to heat with cordwood. (Please note: this is NOT about heating with wood pellets.) Is it sustainable? Does it contribute to global climate change? Larry offers his own analysis and leaves us with plenty to think about.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJuly 13, 2018 at 7:39pm
They’re certainly not pretty, but they’re interesting and even helpful to us humans. In the July 13 Earth Matters, contributor Reeve Gutsell introduces us to the opossum, North America’s only marsupial.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJuly 12, 2018 at 6:46pm
We're posting a few Nature Summer Camp photos each session! If you want to take a look, head on over to our gallery page to see them all or follow us on Instagram to see selected images. https://bit.ly/2Ji5bpJ
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJuly 7, 2018 at 1:06pm
Can we learn about the physics of flight from spiders?
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 29, 2018 at 10:43pm
Here’s the June 29 Earth Matters, by co-editor Michael Dover. Should you install solar panels? What if you can’t afford the cash outlay? What if your roof is facing the wrong direction? What if you don’t own your home? These are some of the reasons rooftop solar don’t figure in for much of renewable energy Massachusetts will produce to meet its energy needs without fossil fuels. Michael offers some alternative ways that consumers can help move us toward a fossil-fuel-free future.

P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait until Monday or Tuesday and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.

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August 14, 2018 at 11:19am
"...in 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." https://t.co/CayrmFY975 @EnvironmentMA #RenewableAgenda
June 29, 2018 at 10:24am
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 https://t.co/PzLCssEUEF HitchcockCenter photo
June 21, 2018 at 9:36am
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 https://t.co/U0SpM7PvTs
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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! https://t.co/q8i2QoKBSQ

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