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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.

Natural History & Phenology Courses

Nature All Year – A Natural History Study Group
Changes in the Natural World: Phenology and Citizen Science

We're excited to announce that last year's extremely popular natural history phenology study group will return in 2015, now with two course options available. Designed with participant feedback and requests in mind, these courses provide a fantastic opportunity to indulge your curiosity of the natural world, ask questions, learn locally in a supportive environment, and get involved in science with some of the region's most knowledgeable field naturalists. Learn more...


Make Your Home More Energy Efficient


with Adin Maynard
of HIS and HERS Energy Efficiency in Northampton
Tuesday, January 27

Adin Maynard is owner of HIS & HERS Energy Efficiency, an energy efficiency consulting firm based in Northampton. He works with builders and architects to ensure new buildings meet advanced energy codes. He also specializes in designing retrofits for existing homes to improve health and comfort, and to reduce energy bills. These solutions often build upon popular utility rebate programs. Learn more...

Winter Quabbin Nature Walk

with John Green
Saturday, January 31

It is good to get out in winter and discover all that’s alive and well during the winter months. Look for signs of the active animals and all the many birds that stick around all 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.