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September 2018

Nature Play Afterschool

September 26—1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$380 – $475

Fall is here, and school has started, and your kids still want to be outside! Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program is designed to let kids be kids. Together we will run, jump, climb, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kids all while developing self-confidence and learning valuable social skills. During Fall Nature Play we will explore wooded trails and fields, play in and near streams, build forts, climb trees, make new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us…

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Girls into the Wild

September 27—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$355 – $425

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play outdoors! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Now going into its fifth year, Girls into the Wild is designed to get girls outside, playing and engaging with nature in their own way. Instructor Katie Koerten strives to offer games and activities that each girl can participate in at her own comfort level, from climbing trees, to playing camouflage in the forest, to running and whooping…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: Mammal Friends

September 28—9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$205 – $255

with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Morning session: 9:30-11:30am September 14, 28 (no September 21) October 12, 19, 26 (no October 5) November 9, 16, 30 (no November 2, 23) December 7, 14 Members: $205/Non-members: $255 Through live animal observations, puppets, stories, games and crafts, Colleen will introduce the children to local mammals living right in our backyards. Squirrels, deer, skunks, and raccoons will be just a few of the friends we’ll make during…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: Mammal Friends

September 28—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$205 – $255

with Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Afternoon session: 1:00-3:00pm September 14, 28 (no September 21) October 12, 19, 26 (no October 5) November 9, 16, 30 (no November 2, 23) December 7, 14 Members: $205/Non-members: $255 Through live animal observations, puppets, stories, games and crafts, Colleen will introduce the children to local mammals living right in our backyards. Squirrels, deer, skunks, and raccoons will be just a few of the friends we’ll make during…

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Nature Play and Learning Places Garden Work Day

September 30—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

The Hitchcock Center is expanding its nature play area. Join this community effort and come help us dig, weed, plant, mulch, haul, etc. Bring tools and gloves if you have them. Sunday, September 30, 1-3pm Sunday, October 21, 1-3pm Registration appreciated

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October 2018

Living Building Tour Ambassador Training Series

October 1—12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
FREE

Learn to become a Living Building Tour Ambassador at the Hitchcock Center. This fee training will include learning theory, understanding building systems, and a discussion of Living Building Challenge. A light lunch will be provided. Participants who complete the training are encouraged to participate as volunteers in our building tour program. with Sara Draper, R.W. Kern Center Director of Educational Program and Outreach at Hampshire College; Jessica Schultz, Living Building Coordinator at Hitchcock Center; and Tim Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of…

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Nature Play Afterschool

October 1—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$295 – $365

Fall is here, and school has started, and your kids still want to be outside! Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program is designed to let kids be kids. Together we will run, jump, climb, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kids all while developing self-confidence and learning valuable social skills. During Fall Nature Play we will explore wooded trails and fields, play in and near streams, build forts, climb trees, make new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us…

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Homeschool Discovery Day: The Forest That Stinks!

October 2—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$45 – $55

Do you love science and nature? Do you want to see what the Hitchcock Homeschool program is all about? Sign up for our Discovery Days, our one-time programs about science and nature. In a mixed-age setting, we explore cool topics at the Hitchcock Center, meet science experts, and sometimes go on field trips. Our Discovery Day programs are appropriate for everyone from first time to veteran homeschoolers, and we welcome almost-6 year olds who are interested in joining our class…

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Nature Play Afterschool

October 3—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$380 – $475

Fall is here, and school has started, and your kids still want to be outside! Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program is designed to let kids be kids. Together we will run, jump, climb, invent, imagine, play and be a free-range kids all while developing self-confidence and learning valuable social skills. During Fall Nature Play we will explore wooded trails and fields, play in and near streams, build forts, climb trees, make new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us…

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Girls into the Wild

October 4—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$355 – $425

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play outdoors! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Now going into its fifth year, Girls into the Wild is designed to get girls outside, playing and engaging with nature in their own way. Instructor Katie Koerten strives to offer games and activities that each girl can participate in at her own comfort level, from climbing trees, to playing camouflage in the forest, to running and whooping…

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