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November 2018

Geology: The Valley’s ‘Deep’ History

November 18—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Learn why the Pioneer Valley is one of the best places to study geology. Starting at the Hitchcock Center with a visit to nearby sites. with Richard Little $30/course Register here About Richard: Richard is Professor Emeritus at Greenfield Community College. He has geology degrees from Clark University and the University of Southern California. He taught geology and oceanography at GCC for 45 years, leads "Fantastic Landscape Tours" to Iceland, Scotland and other locations, and has published 2 books and…

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Nature Play Afterschool

November 19—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 I: Incredible Insects (And Other Arthropods!)

November 20—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

Honey, we shrunk the homeschoolers! Get ready to become very tiny this fall as we get down on a bug’s level. At Homeschool I we’ll discover the insects and other arthropods, such as spiders, millipedes and crustaceans that share our home with us. From butterfly to bumblebee, and cockroach to click beetle we’ll find out the characteristics that make these animals amazing survivors. We’ll learn about insect defense strategies, communication, and how many insects help humans in our everyday lives!…

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Homeschool II: Citizen Science!

November 20—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

Calling all future scientists! Citizen scientists are people — young or old — who help collect data for research projects. We will work with local researchers and on national science projects, collecting data that matters! For this homeschool series we will be diving into different science projects and asking lots of questions, such as: How healthy is our local population of salamanders? When do our monarch butterflies migrate? When do our leaves drop? And more! Kids can offer a new…

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Nature Play Afterschool

November 26—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 I: Incredible Insects (And Other Arthropods!)

November 27—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

Honey, we shrunk the homeschoolers! Get ready to become very tiny this fall as we get down on a bug’s level. At Homeschool I we’ll discover the insects and other arthropods, such as spiders, millipedes and crustaceans that share our home with us. From butterfly to bumblebee, and cockroach to click beetle we’ll find out the characteristics that make these animals amazing survivors. We’ll learn about insect defense strategies, communication, and how many insects help humans in our everyday lives!…

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Homeschool II: Citizen Science!

November 27—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

Calling all future scientists! Citizen scientists are people — young or old — who help collect data for research projects. We will work with local researchers and on national science projects, collecting data that matters! For this homeschool series we will be diving into different science projects and asking lots of questions, such as: How healthy is our local population of salamanders? When do our monarch butterflies migrate? When do our leaves drop? And more! Kids can offer a new…

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From Fear to Confidence: Preventing Tick-Borne Illnesses

November 27—6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Have you found a tick on yourself or your child and felt worried? Are you concerned about tick-borne disease? The Hitchcock Center is delighted to welcome back Dr. Stephen Rich, chief medical zoologist at the UMASS Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Steve will present his work at the “Tick Lab” and his important findings over their 12 years of tick testing. In addition, Ted Watt will open with a brief presentation of the natural history and life cycles of the ticks that can be found in our area.…

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Nature Play Afterschool

November 28—8:00 am - 5:00 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

November 29—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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