Family Programs

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Second Saturdays at the Hitchcock Center

FREE
9am-1pm
March 9, April 13, May 11, June 1
The Hitchcock Center is open to families and the community second Saturdays of the month, September thru December from 9am-1pm. Stop by to explore our building, talk with an educator, read a book with your kids or grandkids in our visitor center, and join us for one of our family science programs.

Saturday Family Science Series

10-11am
January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 1
Ideal for ages 3-8
Free, registration appreciated. Groups of 6 or more please call ahead.
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.

Our Second Saturday Family Science programs are generously sponsored by Pelham Auto Service.

March 9: Wind and Air
We can’t hold them or see them, but they’re all around us! This month at the Hitchcock Center we’ll make the invisible visible by examining wind and air at work. We’ll be making our own wind catchers and learning about our relationship to wind and air.

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.

May 11: Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Ladybugs!
After waking up from their winter sleep Ladybugs are very hungry! Learn what ladybugs want for lunch and what they do in spring.

June 1: Plants We Eat
Note: Second Saturday Family Science in June will be held on the first Saturday, June 1.
Stems, roots, flowers, and fruits! Each part of a plant has an important role to help it grow and thrive. What are those roles and which parts can help us by giving us food and nourishment? Come find out at the Hitchcock Center!

Family Presentation: Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi – Sold out

Saturday, April 6, 10:30-11:30am
Free, registration encouraged

**As of 1/30/19 this program is sold out and at full room capacity. We encourage families to register on our waiting list. The week of the program we will send out an email to those who are registered asking who is not able to attend. Once we know, we will open spaces from the waiting list, in the order that you registered. Thank you so much for your understanding on this popular program!

Bring the whole family to this interactive presentation featuring live birds of prey at the Hitchcock Center! Tom Ricardi is a retired Fish and Wildlife game warden and licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Tom cares for injured birds, operates a successful captive-breeding program, and travels throughout New England and New York providing information aimed at helping people appreciate, respect, and assist in the conservation of these important raptors.

This program is supported by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council.

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