Hitchcock at a Glance – trends over the last three years

Each year, the Hitchcock Center serves an average of 7,900 children, youth, and adults, 29% of whom are from low-income households throughout western Massachusetts and beyond.

5,037 K–12 student participants gain greater scientific understanding through standards-based, interdisciplinary programs focused on the local environment and real-world  challenges.

1,523 Children, youth, and family participants engage in hands-on science and nature discovery programs designed to engage the whole child and family in greater connection and commitment to the natural world.

360 Professional development participants explore new curricula and methods to strengthen the integration of science, ecology and environmental sustainability in their daily work.

847 Adult participants gain knowledge and skills through natural history, citizen science, and sustainability programs.

67 Urban and rural communities are assisted by the Hitchcock Center to promote regional environmental literacy and sustainability.

311 Volunteers provide important program, operating and development support to keep our organization strong.

Our Program Area

In our fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) we reached 75 communities and 41 schools in western Massachusetts and beyond.


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