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November 2019

Nature All Year: Ecology and Management of Montague Sand Plains

November 17—9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30

Join us for our sixth year of offering an in-depth natural history course for naturalists and citizen scientists. Each month, in our series of nature explorations with different local naturalists, we explore a focused, seasonal, natural history topic. We’ll look at nature in new ways, varying from broad habitat-wide perspectives to the finer details of individual species. Over the course of the year we’ll visit a variety of natural habitats in the greater Pioneer Valley area. Identification skills, ecological connections,…

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Nature Play Afterschool

November 18—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$300 – $360

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: Marvelous Mammals

November 19—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$450 – $540

What do porcupines, blue whales and little brown bats have in common? They’re all mammals! And so are we! This fall we’ll be learning all about the world of mammals - which ones live here and what their adaptations are. These furry, warm-blooded creatures are not so different from you and me. What are their lives like, what do they eat, where do they live? What makes them unique from other animals? Each week we’ll focus on a new mammal…

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Homeschool II: Our Valley, Our Home

November 19—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$450 – $540

How many different types of habitats are in the Pioneer Valley? Join us this fall as we try and find out! From mountain tops, to caves, to rivers and forest - there is some much to learn about. During this series, we will be exploring our valley - discovering different types of habitats, and learning about the plants and animals that live there.  Each week we will visit a new place around the Hitchcock Center and beyond, focusing on how…

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Nature Play Afterschool

November 20—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$390 – $468

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 21—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
$355 – $426

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play outdoors! That’s what we do at Girls into the Wild, and lots more. Girls into the Wild is designed to get girls outside, playing and engaging with nature in their own way. Instructor Katie Koerten offers 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 wildly through fields - all while noticing the…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: From Here To There: How Things Move in Nature

November 22—9:30 am - 11:30 am
$220 – $264

Welcome back to a fun fall with Colleen. Children and their adult companion will discover all the wonderful ways that nature’s creatures get around- flying, hopping, slithering, and swimming. We will observe how birds and insects fly, how fish swim, animals hop, seeds move and lots more. This program encourages learning through movement, singing, crafts, games, stories and great adventure! Limited to 12 families per session. Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: From Here To There: How Things Move in Nature

November 22—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$220 – $264

Welcome back to a fun fall with Colleen. Children and their adult companion will discover all the wonderful ways that nature’s creatures get around- flying, hopping, slithering, and swimming. We will observe how birds and insects fly, how fish swim, animals hop, seeds move and lots more. This program encourages learning through movement, singing, crafts, games, stories and great adventure! Limited to 12 families per session. Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.…

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Fall Birding Class

November 23 - November 24
$300 – $360

Join Scott Surner in all his favorite fall birding spots. This course will consist of 4 Wednesday evening classes and 10 field trips to exciting spots locally and throughout New England. Evening Programs There will be four evening classes this fall. All programs are held on Wednesday evenings at the Hitchcock Center, starting at 6:30pm and generally end around 8pm. Dates: September 25, October 16, October 30, and November 13. Field Trips Saturday, September 28, 7pm-12pm Local Trip-Fall Warblers and…

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Repair Public

November 24—12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FREE

Do you have your grandmother’s old lamp in a back corner needing fixing, a fan that doesn’t do what is supposed to, a pile of clothing that needs repair, bring them to Hitchcock on Sunday, November 24th and work with one of the many “fixers” to bring your item back to life! We must fight this throw away mentality and fixing things is fun, plus oh some much cheaper and better for the environment than buying another. Visit this link…

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