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: Patterns in Nature

    July 18—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Nature Summer Camp: Leadership Training

    July 18—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  3. Nature Summer Camp: Patterns in Nature

    July 19—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  4. Nature Summer Camp: Leadership Training

    July 19—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Nature Summer Camp: Patterns in Nature

    July 20—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  6. Nature Summer Camp: Leadership Training

    July 20—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  7. Nature All Year Study Club: Turtles

    July 22—9:00 am - 12:00 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 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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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 29, 2018 at 1:17pm
Do you have a passion for science and the natural world? Are you skilled in working with children? Are you looking to work with a dynamic and supportive team of educators? If your answer is yes, the Hitchcock Center has an opening for a part-time environmental educator that may be right for you. Check out a full description of the position at our website. https://bit.ly/2lJh4LU #AmherstMA #WesternMA
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Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentJune 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Hitchcock Nature Summer Camp 2018 staff have been in training all week, preparing to welcome campers for five outdoor, adventure-filled, camp sessions this summer!

You can read about our summer staff on our blog https://bit.ly/2tNQUeH.

We have a few spaces available in Nature Summer Camp Session 3: Ew, That’s Gross! for Nature Explorer’s (Ages 9-11, entering grades 5-6) July 23-27. If this session is right for your child, please visit our website https://bit.ly/2IAEgoS to read more and register.

#AmherstMA #WesternMA #OthersideMA #NatureSummerCamp

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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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River Valley Co-op @rivervalleycoop
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
June 21, 2018 at 8:59am
Hitchcock Center's design team in NYC today sharing the process of designing a building as an educational and advocacy tool! https://t.co/s6dBZKcilB #AmherstMA #WesternMA #OthersideMA #LivingBuildingChallenge #LBC #buildingaseducator #ecotourism #AIACON18 https://t.co/jXbRPczU14
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This morning @spbatchelor and @kellyardhaigh are at #AIACON18 speaking about their process designing the @HitchcockCenter building as an educational tool https://t.co/aa1mroTjAY
June 19, 2018 at 9:14am
See you in Northampton on Wednesday to discuss climate and energy issues for MA Senate.
#AmherstMA #westernMA #othersidema https://t.co/g3j3FMMwEi
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Climate Action Now MA @CAN_mass
Forum focused on climate and energy issues for MA Senate (Hampshire-Worcester-Franklin) Candidates June 20 in Northampton #mapoli #climateEmergency @MOFpv @MassSierraClub @350Mass @greeninggreenfi @HitchcockCenter @MothersOutFront @northamptontv https://t.co/lfZhExDF5W
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

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