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Help Us Raise $10,000 for Scholarships on Giving Tuesday

By Marcus Simon Giving Tuesday is today, November 27th! Giving Tuesday is a global day of online giving – a chance to give back and strengthen our commitment to our community. This year, there is no Valley Gives Day, so the Valley Gives on #ValleyGivingTuesday! We have an exciting opportunity: a $5,000 match to support […]

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on November 27, 2018.

Hitchcock Launches New Environmental Justice Program Series

By Casey Beebe

The Hitchcock Center’s Casey Beebe and long time Hitchcock affiliate Pete Westover, Joe Anderson (Hamshire College’s Environmental Sustainability Alumni Fellow) and Tim Zimmerman (Jonathan Lash Chair and Assistant Professor of Environmental Education at Hampshire College) are working together to offer a new monthly Environmental Justice series.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on November 26, 2018.

2018 Western Mass. Youth Climate Summit Empowers Students to Make Change

By Jessica Schultz

What do you do if you are a high school student concerned about climate change? At the Hitchcock Center, we offer students the opportunity to attend the Western Mass Youth Climate Summit to grow their knowledge and prepare to take action within their school community.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on November 15, 2018.

Birding Programs for Youth this December

By Katie Koerten

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment is excited to be weaving a birding theme through three programs this December to connect young people with the avian world.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on November 1, 2018.

Hitchcock Receives 2018 Paul Winske Access Award from Stavros

By Jessica Schultz

On October 25, 2018, the Hitchcock Center was pleased to be honored with the Stavros’ Paul Winske Access Award for our efforts to design accessibility, in all its forms, into our building design, programming and daily operations.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on October 30, 2018.

Aemelia Thompson Joins Hitchcock Center’s Education Staff

We are happy to announce that Aemelia Thompson has joined the Hitchcock Center’s education team as a part-time environmental educator. She leads the Second Saturday Science program, in addition to facilitating field trips, and summer camp programs. Aemelia started at Hitchcock as a Nature Summer Camp counselor in 2018 and has been with the staff part-time since September, 2018.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on October 15, 2018.

Another Great Year of Leadership Training Camp

By Katie Koerten

So what does it mean to be a leader? This is a question we ask of the LITs (Leaders in Training) every year. This year one of our Spiral Three campers (more on this in the next paragraph) came up with a beautiful and succinct quote for us that became the biggest overarching theme of our two weeks together: “Put the group before yourself.” This is a concept that comes up again and again in the transition of our oldest campers to leaders in training, and to counselor in training.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on October 1, 2018.

Another Great Year of Leadership Training Camp

By Katie Koerten

Another summer camp season has come to an end, as well as another season of Leadership Training Camp. This year we had a fabulous group of 13-16 year-olds. All of them had participated in Hitchcock programs before, most of them had attended summer camp itself for years and were ready for the next step.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on August 15, 2018.

Hitchcock Center’s Building for the Future Capital Campaign Continues!

In just over 6 years, we have raised a phenomenal $6,252,488, an average of a little over $1M per year, through the Center’s Building for the Future capital campaign. Our total fundraising goal of $6,777,342 is comprised of two phases – $5,837,342 for Phase One and $940,000 for Phase Two (link). Today we have less than $525,000 left to raise—still a chunk of change but a drop in the bucket compared to what we have already raised.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on August 3, 2018.

Grant Funding Supports New Early Childhood Education Program

The Hitchcock Center recently received a grant award in the amount of $20,000 from the Francis R. Dewing Foundation to start-up a new early childhood education program this fall. The Hitchcock Center’s Small Wonders: Using Science and Nature to Grow Young Minds will increase the integration of high quality science and nature-based education into early childhood programs and schools throughout the Pioneer Valley. A total of 375 early childhood educators, providers and professionals will be assisted along with an estimated 1,500 students and children.

Published in Blog, eNewsletter on July 23, 2018.
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