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Continuing 50 Years of Excellence in Environmental Education

Education is a critical ingredient to developing a community that understands the interconnections among the health of people, ecosystems and economies. Our commitment at the Hitchcock Center is to help people connect and reconnect with nature, especially young children, and to encourage development of a deeper emotional bond to the natural world that sustains us all. Come join the Hitchcock Center this fall as we empower curiosity in the environment! Learn more about our programs...

Hitchcock's Annual Report

Click here for our current annual report for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. For additional reports and a map of our work in schools across the region, please click here.

Nature Play Afterschool Program

January 7 - March 18
Ages 6-9 (Grades 1-3)

Each day we will head out into the forest, farm and field to play and explore the winter landscape. On snowy days we will go sledding, build snow forts, and hike into the woods on the Larch Hill snowshoes. Learn more...

Girls into the Wild Afterschool

Winter registration opens December 9th.

Meets one Thursday per month
January - June

Ages 8-10 (Grades 3-5)

Hitchcock’s newest program is back in winter 2015! This afterschool program is designed to bring girls together in a supportive environment that fosters creativity, nature skills and inquiry. Learn more...

Winter Vacation Camp

Winter registration opens December 9th.

February 16-20, 2015
Young Naturalists
(Ages 6-7/Grades K-1)
(Ages 8-10/Grades 2-4)

Spend your days off from school playing in the winter woods! No matter what the weather, we will explore the forest, looking for signs of animals and discovering nature in the winter. Learn more...

The Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s mission is to foster a greater awareness and understanding of our environment and to develop environmentally literate citizens.