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2021 Nature Summer Camp Session 3

Hi Hitchcock Summer Camp Families! Our third session of camp, Nature’s Superheroes, was a huge success! The campers thrived in our new all outdoor classroom spaces that were developed in response to COVID. There was a lot of fun to be had during the week. Some highlights including meadow sweeping, visits with from some interesting […]

Published in Blog on July 29, 2021.

2021 Nature Summer Camp Session 2 Leadership Training Camp

The Leaders In Training had a great time building friendships and sharpening their skills as leaders! While rock climbing, hiking, and camping together, they laughed and learned through out our first session of Leaders in Training.

Published in Blog on July 20, 2021.

2021 Nature Summer Camp Session 2

Our second session of camp, Biologists in Training, was wonderful! It was so great to see the different outdoor play spaces and trails full of children again. We geared up for our all outdoor camp with new outdoor classroom spaces that were developed in response to COVID. They have been so successful, I am sure […]

Published in Blog on July 20, 2021.

2021 Nature Summer Camp Session 1

Hi Hitchcock Summer Camp Families! Our first session of camp, Nature’s Superheroes, was a huge success! It was so great to see the different outdoor play spaces and trails full of children again. We geared up for our all outdoor camp with new outdoor classroom spaces that were developed in response to COVID. They have […]

Published in Blog, Nature Summer Camp on July 8, 2021.

Naturalist and Educator Ted Watt Retires After 35 Years at the Hitchcock Center

Introduction Ted Watt, one of the Hitchcock Center’s much-loved naturalists and educators, has retired after 35 years of education work, leaving a legacy spanning generations of school children, countless teachers, and a community with an increased knowledge of our natural world. His talents and knowledge shaped many programs and partnerships that continue on today. Patti […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on April 22, 2021.

STARS School Residencies Support 99 Virtual STEM Sessions for Grades K-6 Despite COVID-19

The Hitchcock Center is bringing enhanced natural science instruction to thirty-three school classrooms in grades K-6 at five elementary schools this spring. The project is supported by $21,400 in combined funding from each school secured through the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s (MCC) Students and Teachers working with Artists, Scientists, and Scholars (STARS) Residency program. The STARS […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on April 21, 2021.

Hitchcock Student Photography Published in Ranger Rick

Asher Garretson, now 14, a Hitchcock Center (HCE) camper, had a photo published in the January, 2021 issue of Ranger Rick. We sent him some questions to get a little background because this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Asher’s photography so prominently displayed. Asher says, “I use a Nikon Coolpix B600 for most of my photos; […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on April 21, 2021.

Western Mass Youth Climate Summit “Office Hours” Helps Develop Climate Leaders

The Western Mass Youth Climate Summit, held annually each fall for 8-12th graders in the region, has continued to organize monthly meetings through the school year with “Climate Office Hours” designed and facilitated by a youth leadership team of five high school students: Victoria Fogg, Leo Franceschi, Tessa Kawall, Ollie Perault, and Sadie Ross. These […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on April 21, 2021.

Hitchcock Center Participated in Professional Exchange with Morocco

In February, the Hitchcock Center hosted an international professional fellows exchange funded through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, facilitated by U.S. partner Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst. Focused on Civic Engagement, this Professional Fellows Program (PFP) seeks to enhance leadership and professional skills; build lasting partnerships; […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on April 21, 2021.

A Message to Our Community: We want to share a big feeling we’re having right now.

As the anniversary of closing our doors due to the pandemic approaches, we want to share a big feeling we’re having right now: gratitude. For you, our community.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on March 10, 2021.
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