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.

 

 

Help raise funds for environmental education!

The Hitchcock Center’s 19th annual Biothon is a fun team event during peak spring biodiversity, getting us outside to explore and count local species. Join us May 11-13 or June 1-3. Learn more...

 

Calendar

  1. Living Building Tour

    June 20—12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  2. Hampshire-Franklin Senate Candidate Forum on Climate & Energy

    June 20—7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. From Fear to Confidence: Preventing Tick-Borne Illness

    June 25—6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  4. Nature Summer Camp: Making & Tinkering

    July 2—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Nature Summer Camp: Making & Tinkering

    July 3—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Nature Summer Camp: Making & Tinkering

    July 4—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  7. Nature Summer Camp: Making & Tinkering

    July 5—8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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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 EnvironmentJune 15, 2018 at 8:17pm
Have you ever contemplated just what the turning points were that led to today’s climate crisis? In the June 15 Earth Matters, contributor Tom Litwin looks at this question and sees how the fossil-fuel age has played out here in the Valley.
Food for thought.

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 Environment shared Berkshire Environmental Action Team's post.June 14, 2018 at 10:20am
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 13, 2018 at 8:00am
Fall Children and Family Program registration opens on Thursday, June 14. Visit our website to register: https://www.hitchcockcenter.org/

Programs include:
- Girls into the Wild
- Nature Play Afterschool
- Hitchcock Homeschool I & II
- Homeschool Discovery Days
- Nature Discovery Preschool

NEW THIS FALL!
We are offering a Nature Play Afterschool program on Mondays, just like our Wednesday program, but on Monday and with a different educator.

Mark your calendars:
Second Saturday Science dates have been announced for fall 2018

Please note:
Membership renewal is no longer a part of program registration. Renewal should be done prior to registering. Details and links are located on each program page on our website.

#Amherstma #WesternMA #EnvironmentalEducation
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 11, 2018 at 5:46pm
Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun at Battle of the Botanicals. With your help we raised over $33,000 for the Hitchcock Center's environmental education programs!

A BIG thank you to all the participating restaurants: 30Boltwood, Amherst Coffee with Tart Baking Co, Bistro 63, Esselon Coffee Roasting, Galaxy, Homestead., Hope & Olive with Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria, Iconica Social Club/Minim Juicery, Johnny's Tavern.

The top 3 this year: 30Boltwood, Bistro 63, and Johnny's Tavern

The winner this year is: Bistro 63

Thank you to our MC and judges: Joan Holliday and Monte Belmonte of WRSI - 93.9 The River, Michael Kusek of Different Leaf, and Jordana Starr of Beerology

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: PeoplesBank, River Valley Co-op

Thank you to our Center Stage Sponsor: Hope & Feathers Framing and Printing

Thank you to our Mocktail & Coffee Section Sponsor: All States Materials Group

Thank you to our Voting Stations Sponsor: Law Offices of John P. DiBartolo

#battleofthebotanicals #amherstma #westernma #westernmass #pioneervalley #othersidema #environmentaleducation
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Hitchcock Center for the Environment shared a post.June 9, 2018 at 10:16am
Join us on a FREE tour of net zero buildings in Amherst this morning! The tour features Crotty Hall at UMass, Hitchcock Center, and R.W. Kern Center at Hampshire College.
#amherstma #westernma #netzeroenergy #livingbuildingchallenge
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 4, 2018 at 12:00pm
We can't wait to see you Thursday evening at Battle of the Botanicals! Which restaurant team will be your favorite this year? Get tickets here: https://bit.ly/2s3nXLN #battleofthebotanicals #amherstma

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June 18, 2018 at 2:21pm
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 https://t.co/t6ok4yfqWZ HitchcockCenter photo
June 11, 2018 at 2:56pm
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 https://t.co/aKtfY3aqIR HitchcockCenter photo
June 4, 2018 at 8:52am
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! https://t.co/swfpdoMfEc #battleofthebotanicals #amherstma https://t.co/fmV8ly2kMy HitchcockCenter photo
May 15, 2018 at 9:23am
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! https://t.co/9EdiBuuIDs #amherstma #westernma https://t.co/54sxwJbZxC HitchcockCenter photo
May 1, 2018 at 12:07pm
A thank you shout out to all our donors on #ValleyGives today! These kind words came in from donor David Moon with his gift, "The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is beautiful, and its staff and members are too!" Thank you David! https://t.co/BxSwgoXutm https://t.co/QVoXBq5rcn HitchcockCenter photo

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