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April 2019

Nature Discovery Preschool: PreHistoric Preschool

April 12—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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Winter and Early Spring Birding

April 13
$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 lingering…

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Saturday Family Science Series: Sounds of Spring

April 13—10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature. April 13: Sounds of Spring Ribbit-Ribbit, Tap-Tap-Tap. Can you hear that? Spring has arrived and everyone is talking about it! Spring is a noisy time in the forest, come learn about some of our vocal neighbors and their voices. Second Saturdays, 10-11am Free Registration appreciated. Groups of 6 or more please call…

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Quabbin Art Association Exhibit Opening

April 13—11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Members of the Belchertown-based Quabbin Art Association will exhibit new works. Now in its third year, Quabbin Art Association provides education, support, and opportunity for local artists, and promotes community interest and appreciation in the visual arts. To learn more about QAA members, or to join the organization, visit their website. Stop by the gallery on Saturday, April 13th from 11 am to 1 pm. to meet the artists. On exhibit April, May, and June, 2019. Exhibit opening April 13th…

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Discovery Yard Garden Volunteer Work Days

April 14—12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

This spring we are creating our Discovery Yard and Teaching Gardens and we need your help. The Colleen Kelley Discovery Yard will include natural play structures, log balance beams, a play thicket, a StoryWalk path, and benches and picnic tables for visitors and families to gather. Situated across from the main entrance to our Visitor Center, and adjacent to additional planned teaching gardens and pavilion, The Colleen Kelley Discovery Yard will play a central role in fulfilling the Hitchcock Center’s…

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Spring Vacation Camp

April 15—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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Spring Vacation Camp

April 16—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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Spring Vacation Camp

April 17—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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Our Living Building Tour

April 17—12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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FREE

Come meet our newest educator – our building! It is designed to model systems in nature, it is net zero energy, net zero water, has composting toilets, and has been made with responsibly sourced non-toxic materials, come check it out at one of our bi-monthly tours. Tours typically last from 1-1.5 hours. Note: We are pleased to be able to offer Spanish language translators for our building tours. If you or someone you know could benefit from translation, please let…

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Spring Vacation Camp

April 18—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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