By Maddy Parker
The Hitchcock Center provided me and many other children with an education in the aspects of nature. The teaching method is very different from other nature centers; at the Hitchcock Center they allow children to take risks such as climbing trees and playing with sticks. I believe that children must face some sort of challenge to actually learn something.
When I started the preschool program that the center offers, I learned so much. I also gained a very important love of nature and animals from the various programs I have attended over the years. In the afterschool program, we went caving a good many times. In Girls into the Wild we explored with many aspects of natural dyes and making things out of natural items.
One of the things I respect most about the center is the complete lack of any sexisim and/or racisim. All of my experiences at the center have been completely positive. The center has enhanced my life completely!
Maddy Parker is currently a 4th grader who spent 7 years learning and growing in Hitchcock Center programs.Click here to return to full list of blog entries. Or chose a specific Blog category below.