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June 2019

Girls into the Wild

June 6—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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Living Building Tour

June 7—4:00 pm - 5:00 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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In Bloom in Western MA Conference

June 8—8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
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$50 – $125

Antioch University’s first conference on nature-based early childhood education took place in Keene, New Hampshire, in 2012. In Bloom has provided focused professional development for teachers seeking to naturalize existing programs and start new ones ever since. Each conference program includes keynote presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers along with interactive, outdoor workshops facilitated by a diverse array of early childhood professionals, higher education faculty, environmental educators, mindfulness practitioners and naturalists. Twenty In Bloom conferences have taken place to date in…

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Birding by Ear

June 9—7:00 am - 10:00 am
$12 – $16

Have you been wanting to learn your bird calls? Or practice them? Join John Green as he ambles through his favorite habitat at Quabbin looking and listening. with John Green, naturalist Sunday, June 9, 7am-10am $12 Members/$16 Non-members Space is limited registration required.

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Nature Play Afterschool

June 10—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 Discovery Day: Life in a Pond

June 11—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

June 12—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

June 13—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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Morning Nature Walk for Seniors

June 17—9:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE

Join John Green a lifelong naturalist as he wonders through the woods looking and listening. with John Green, naturalist Monday, June 17, 9-11am FREE, registration required, space is limited.

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Living Building Tour

June 19—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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