Earth Matters 10th Anniversary Celebration

Hitchcock Center and Friends celebrate 10 years of our biweekly Earth Matters column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Come for a reception, readings and earth matters trivia. Learn more...

Attracting Birds to Your Garden

Join Naturalist Ted Watt for a presentation where we will look more closely at some of the birds that will choose to live in your yard and garden, if you create the right habitat for them. Learn more...



  1. Winter and Early Spring Birding

    March 20—6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Girls into the Wild

    March 21—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. Nature Discovery Preschool: PreHistoric Preschool

    March 22—9:30 am - 11:30 am
  4. Nature Discovery Preschool: PreHistoric Preschool

    March 22—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Winter and Early Spring Birding

    March 23
  6. Nature Play Afterschool

    March 25—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Homeschool I: Animals That Build

    March 26—10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Hitchcock staff attended the strike in support of the students and it was great to hear their (and other community member) voices in action! #Fridays4Future #YouthClimateStrike
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Roughly 200 Amherst Regional Public Schools students skipped class on Friday afternoon to send the world a message: We’re not doing enough to act on climate change. More: #FridaysForFuture
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School Striking all over the world today
with Boston, Amherst, South Hadley & Mt Greylock, and more
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"If adults aren't going do it, who is? Us kids have to."

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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

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