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April 2019

Spring Vacation Camp

April 19—8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$60 – $70

Spend your days off from school learning and playing outside at the Hitchcock Center! We’ll explore topics in spring ecology while playing games, making crafts and spending time with our live animals. Sign up for as many days as you wish. Limited to 15 participants per age group Monday through Friday, 8:30am-3:00pm April 15-19 Ages 6-10, Grades K-5 Members: $60 per day/Non-members: $70 per day

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Nature Play Afterschool

April 22—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$225 – $270

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 I: Animals That Build

April 23—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

They don’t use blueprints or fancy tools, but animals can be amazing builders by using natural materials like leaves, sticks and even spit! Whether it’s for nests, homes, camouflage or catching prey, animals have a lot of reasons for their architecture. At this homeschool session we will explore the construction skills of animals and build creations of our own. While we study animals, we will also think about human architecture: we will learn about the features of Hitchcock Center’s “Living…

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Homeschool II: Spring into Citizen Science

April 23—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$450 – $560

Spring is an amazing time of year! As the natural world begins to wake up from winter there are lots of changes happening. As part of Spring into Citizen Science – we will become researchers. Working with scientists on local and national science projects, collecting data that matters! For this homeschool series we will dive into different science projects and asking lots of questions, such as: What do spotted salamanders do in spring? Who are our local migrating fish, and…

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Nature Play Afterschool

April 24—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$290 – $350

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

April 25—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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The Arctic on Fire: The Impacts of Climate Change on Tundra Ecosystems

April 25—6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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Natalie Baillargeon Photo Chris Linder Due to climate change, the Arctic is experiencing an increase in wildfires. It is known that wildfires are going to alter the ecosystems; however, the specific biogeochemical impacts are unknown. Natalie Baillargeon and Rhys MacArthur participated in an expedition to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, AK last summer and begun a collaborative project investigating the impacts that wildfires have on plant composition and nutrient cycling. They are now joining us at the Hitchcock Center to share their…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: PreHistoric Preschool

April 26—9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$220 – $255

This season we will travel back in time to the days of the dinosaurs. Children will learn about dinosaurs through stories, songs, movement and crafts. We will compare different dinosaurs, dig for bones, and learn about the plants they munched on. Come have a dinomite time! With Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Morning session: 9:30-11:30am, Afternoon session: 1-3pm March 22, 29 April 5,12,26, May 3,10,17,24,31 (no class April 19) Members: $220/Non-members: $255 Non-refundable within…

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Nature Discovery Preschool: PreHistoric Preschool

April 26—1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$220 – $255

This season we will travel back in time to the days of the dinosaurs. Children will learn about dinosaurs through stories, songs, movement and crafts. We will compare different dinosaurs, dig for bones, and learn about the plants they munched on. Come have a dinomite time! With Colleen Kelley Ages 3-5 (Adult required to attend with child) Fridays, Morning session: 9:30a-11:30am, Afternoon session: 1-3pm March 22, 29 April 5,12,26, May 3,10,17,24,31 (no class April 19) Members: $220/Non-members: $255 Non-refundable within…

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May Migration Spring Birding Course

April 27—7:00 am - 12:00 pm
$90 – $115

Join Dan Ziomek in a variety of local habitats during peak birding migration. Dan Ziomek birding with a program participant. with Dan Ziomek, WRSI’s Bird Songs Saturdays: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 7am – 12pm Members $90 Non-members $115 Space is limited, Please register

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