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Homeschool Open House!

Thursday, May 29
1:30pm - 3:30pm
With Hitchcock Homeschool educators


Is your family new to homeschooling? Are you long-time homeschoolers looking for something new? All are welcome to join us on for an open house and ponding afternoon with our homeschool teachers. Come see what we’re all about at our Open House! Learn more...

Tree ID Using Bark and Habitat Clues

with Nancy Goodman, naturalist
Saturday, April 26, 10- 3 pm at Wm Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA
Saturday, May 3, 10- 2 pm at High Ledges Audubon Sanctuary, Shelburne, MA


Have you ever looked at a tree in winter and wondered what it might be. For nearly half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree ID. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in a variety of habitats and at a different stages of growth. Learn more...

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail

with Pete Westover
Thursday, April 24, 7pm-8:30pm


The Nez Perce National Historic Trail is an incredible 1100-mile route through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana taken in 1877 by several bands of the Nez Perce tribe in their effort to elude the U.S. army and return to their beautiful Wallowa Valley or reach the safety of Canada rather than submit to relocation to a reservation. It's a bitter story that unfolds in some of the country's most majestic scenery. 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.