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Engaging Stakeholders and Funders in Creating a Living Building at Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium

Hitchcock Center Executive Director Julie Johnson presented at the Net Positive for Higher Education Symposium sponsored by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). Her talk on June 26th was entitled Engaging Stakeholders and Funders in Creating a Living Building and shared Hitchcock Center’s process of building constituent support for the Living Building process. For the […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on July 15, 2018.

Hitchcock Supports Northampton Teachers In Developing Up-to-Date Science Curricula

By Ted Watt and Colleen Kelley

Some extra-motivated Northampton public school teachers gathered in the high school library for 5 days to create new science units for each elementary grade K-5. Hitchcock Educators, Colleen Kelley and Ted Watt attended to support the teachers as they researched, planned, brain-stormed, considered … and so much more … in their process of planning the best way to reach their students with the wonders of nature and science and engineering. Colleen and Ted provided curriculum resources, new perspectives on activities, and feedback we have garnered from our work in elementary districts around the Valley.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on July 13, 2018.

Hitchcock Center Receives Austin Miller Co-op Hero Award

The Hitchcock Center was the recipient of the Austin Miller Co-op Hero Award, presented by River Valley Co-op at the Stawberry Ice Cream Social. The award strives to recognize those people and organizations that nurture and sustain our co-op and our community.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on July 10, 2018.

Nature Summer Camp Staff 2018

Hello and welcome to Nature Summer Camp 2018! The counselors, Katie and I have been as busy as beavers around here getting ready for the first day of camp next week. We can’t wait to meet all the campers! I am super thrilled about our staff. We are lucky to have three returning counselors, four […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on June 27, 2018.

19th Annual Biothon Update

The Hitchcock Center’s Biothon: The Annual Search for Species is a fun team event during peak spring biodiversity, getting us outside to explore and count local species.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on June 25, 2018.

Third Annual Battle of the Botanicals Raises over $34,000

More than 350 people joined the Hitchcock Center on June 7th for our third annual evening of fun, food, and friendly competition in support of environmental education.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on June 22, 2018.

Native Plants: What’s Good for Nature is Also Easier on the Gardener!

By Katie Koerten

In April, Dan Jaffe of the New England Wildflower Society gave a talk at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment titled “Native Plants: What’s Good for Nature Is Also Easier On the Gardener.” Co-sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Master Garden Association, Dan’s talk generated a lot of interest

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on May 22, 2018.

The Hitchcock Center Unveils New Nature Play and Learning Places Master Plan to Enhance and Engage Outdoor Learning

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment recently released its Nature Play and Learning Places Master Plan, a plan to transform the Hitchcock Center’s grounds into an engaging, interactive and educational outdoor classroom. Ten activity settings will be constructed to offer fun and imaginative nature play areas, hands-on teaching gardens and accessible nature trails for people of all ages and abilities. 

Published in eNewsletter on April 10, 2018.

Hitchcock Center to be featured in Wild Designs Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Hitchcock Center has been invited to be part of the Peabody Essex Museum’s (PEM) exciting new Wild Designs exhibit that will profile the works of architects, artists, institutions and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems.

Published in eNewsletter on April 9, 2018.

30Boltwood Earth Day Dinner to Benefit Hitchcock Center

Come celebrate Earth Day weekend with 30Boltwood at the Lord Jeffery Inn! Chef Kevin Doubleday and his team have put together a special menu for the benefit of the Hitchcock Center, featuring seasonally sourced, vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections from our local farms. A portion of the proceeds from this delicious three-course prix fixe menu will benefit the Hitchcock Center.

Published in eNewsletter on April 9, 2018.
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