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January 2019

Nature Play Afterschool

January 23—8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$250 – $300

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your kids need to stay inside to play. Have them join Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program, which 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 Winter Nature Play, we make snow forts, sled, find animal tracks, play games in the dark and use our imagination as we explore the wooded…

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The Lost Forests of New England Film Screening

January 23—7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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What were New England's woodlands like prior to 1600? What do the small old-growth remnants look like today and what special values, if any, do they hold? Lost Forests of New England addresses these and other questions in an effort to bring clarity to a subject that is often lost in the mists of time. Producer Ray Asselin, a naturalist and filmmaker from Wilbraham, Massachusetts, narrates the video. The film features key scientists and naturalists associated with the discovery and…

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Girls into the Wild

January 24—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$300 – $330

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play! 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 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 wildly through fields. Even in winter we’ll…

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Winter Preschool Day: Signs of Animals

January 25—9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$20 – $25

Celebrate the outdoors in winter with your preschooler and Colleen! Sign up for one, two or all three winter programs. Come prepared for winter outdoor exploration! With Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, 9:30-11:30am Members: $20/Non-Members: $25 Sign up for all 3- Members:$55/Non-Members:$70 January 11: Animals Getting Ready for Winter January 25: Signs of Animals February 15: Slip, Slide- Ice and Snow!

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Winter and Early Spring Birding

January 26—7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$275 – $325

Join Scott Surner for the 2019 winter and early spring birding class. This year because of Scott’s schedule we have him from January through mid- April. This will give participants an opportunity to explore the winter birdlife here in the valley as well as along the north shore of Massachusetts. As March approaches we’ll start to observe the beginning of the waterfowl migration into western Mass and still have an opportunity to track down some of the winter specialties still…

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Repair Public: Fixery through Community

January 27—12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Sunday, January 27, 12-4pm Bring your broken things and get help repairing them. Registration and donations appreciated.

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Nature Play Afterschool

January 28—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$205 – $255

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your kids need to stay inside to play. Have them join Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program, which 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 Winter Nature Play, we make snow forts, sled, find animal tracks, play games in the dark and use our imagination as we explore the wooded…

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Homeschool Discovery Day: Snowflakes & Crystals

January 29—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

January 30—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$250 – $300

Just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean your kids need to stay inside to play. Have them join Hitchcock’s Nature Play Afterschool Program, which 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 Winter Nature Play, we make snow forts, sled, find animal tracks, play games in the dark and use our imagination as we explore the wooded…

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Girls into the Wild

January 31—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$300 – $330

Sometimes you just need to run, explore and play! 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 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 wildly through fields. Even in winter we’ll…

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