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Use the registration button, unless a program specific link is provided below. You can renew your membership here.
Did you know that your EBT card can be used to access membership and programs at the Hitchcock Center? Learn more about the EBT Card to Culture Program.
Non-refundable within a week of the program, all refunds incur a 10% administrative fee.
Choose Your Challenge
Join the count! Challenge yourself in a quest to spot as many species as you can. Invite your friends and family to sponsor you to support education for a healthy planet. Your count will contribute both to the Hitchcock Center’s catalogue and to a global biodiversity research database. How many species can you find?
10AM: COUNTS BEGIN
- Trail Loop Contest: Race to document the biodiversity in the Hitchcock Center’s own backyard! Download the iNaturalist app to assist you in the identification process and then share what you find on this global research database.
- Species Spy Scavenger Hunt: See if you can spot them all!
12PM: RESULTS & CELEBRATION
- Beer from Hitchcock Brewing Company
- Crafts for the kids
- Prizes & Snacks
Your registration helps to raise funds to support the Hitchcock Center’s year-round environmental education programs. You can help even more by asking your friends and family to sponsor your quest to spot species!
Setting up your fundraising page is easy! We created a template so you don’t have to start from scratch. Learn more…
Second Annual Pollinator Celebration Day
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Members: $4 children/$7 adults
Non-members: $5 children/$8 adults
Come and celebrate the pollinators in our world at Hitchcock’s second annual Pollination Celebration Day! We will have events and activities for the whole family, including honey tasting, a pollinator scavenger hunt, and a monarch migration obstacle course. This year Jennifer Unkles’ monarch butterfly citizen science program is back, and this time we’re offering it twice! Learn how to tag monarchs, keep track of them and contribute to a growing body of data that helps us understand monarch migration. Make your own pennants and streamers, or bring your own pollinator costume from home for marching in our pollinator parade! Attend our workshop on how to make your garden more friendly to pollinators! Bring a picnic and stay for the whole thing. This event is rain or shine.
Curriculum Day (No School for Amherst)
with Aemelia Thompson
Tuesday, November 5, 8:30am-3:00pm
$65 members/$78 non-members
Schools out? Quick, get your spot at the Hitchcock Center! Curriculum days are a whole lot of fun and learning packed into one day. We will spend much of our time outside so pack weather-appropriate clothing as well as an extra set of clothes just in case. Instructors will provide a supportive environment for each child that encourages them to question, investigate, and wonder. Limited to 12 students.