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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Hitchcock Harvest 2023

Celebrate the harvest and Hitchcock Center's 60+ years planting seeds for change with local friends and businesses and learn what we're brewing up next! Learn more & get tickets

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Help create a wonderful experience for our visitors, keep our organization strong, and make our landscape and gardens beautiful. We offer volunteer opportunities for many age groups and interests. Learn more and apply!


Learning from Nature

Check out our lineup of Fall events for adult community members to learn from nature. Join us for fireside chats, birding events, guided restorative nature walks, Hitchcock Harvest, and Climate Action Series.


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Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 29, 2023 at 7:05pm
Amherst, Massachusetts
Our Hitchcock Harvest silent auction is full of art, gifts, experiences, and more from local creators and businesses! Here are just a few items you’ll see this Sunday at the event:

· Tour and Reception at the Massachusetts State House with Massachusetts Senator Jo Comerford
· Gift certificate to Atkins Farms Country Market
· Signed Eric Carle print and 2 family passes to the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
· Gift Certificate to Johnny's Tavern
· 1 guaranteed week of Hitchcock Nature Summer Camp
· Prints, pottery, books, gift baskets, and more!

We’re looking forward to seeing all who registered at our Hitchcock Harvest Feast and Celebration this Sunday, October 1.

#HitchcockCenter #MyLocalMa #WesternMass
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 28, 2023 at 9:00pm
Amherst, Massachusetts
Participants at last night’s Goldenrods & Asters walk at #HitchcockCenter led by Adam Kohl were captivated by his knowledge of plants, insects, and gardening. Thanks for a fantastic evening, Adam!
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentSeptember 27, 2023 at 7:41pm
Amherst, Massachusetts
At Hitchcock Harvest 2023, we will be honoring three Hitchcock Heroes who have each committed to sustainability, climate action and education, and have a history of inspiring action for a healthy planet.

Our 2023 Hitchcock Heroes are:

Sustainable Business Award:
Barstow's Dairy Store and Bakery

Education for a Healthy Planet Award:
Faith Deering

Youth Climate Leader
Julian Hynes

See you Sunday, October 1st at Hitchcock Harvest where you can meet our Hitchock Heroes and enjoy a sunny October evening of live music, food and drink from local vendors, friends and community.

Read more about our three honorees:

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