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Join us for a Flora and Faunathon!

Join us during the month of May for a celebration of community and biodiversity! Go on walks in the woods to identify the many species of flora and fauna in our region! Read more…

 

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Calendar

  1. Homeschool I: From Raindrop to Reservoir

    May 17—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  2. Homeschool II: Biologists in Training

    May 17—10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Art in the Forest After School Series SPRING

    May 17—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. Nature Play Afterschool Series SPRING

    May 17—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  5. Nature Play Afterschool Series SPRING

    May 18—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  6. Junior Nature Play Afterschool Series SPRING

    May 18—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. Girls into the Wild Spring (Katie)

    May 19—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
JOIN IN FLORA & FAUNATHON! Today we have beautiful shots of TWO local animals- a Northern Watersnake and Pileated Woodpecker- and lots of local blooms from Casey and Kim’s team Our Daily Walks! Their team has raised $470+ for The Hitchcock Center, and remind us that “May is a time of abundance!” You can join the fun celebrating our communities and biodiversity by supporting a team or starting your own.

Register for Flora and Faunathon now and get exclusive prizes, or support one of our teams: https://tinyurl.com/yc8edbd7
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Here’s the May 14 Earth Matters, by regular contributor Kari Blood. Conservation can and should involve more than wilderness or critical habitat. Keeping farmland for farming preserves open space, saves energy, provides jobs, and helps feed those most in need. Kari offers some examples from our own Valley.
P.S. If you’re unable to access the Gazette page, wait a few days and go to the Hitchcock Center website, www.hitchcockcenter.org, where you’ll find the article on the home page.
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
• Saturday, May 21, Day of Remembrance and Franklin County Video Release Celebration, Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls. 10 am - noon, Franklin County Video Release Celebration of and showing of several segments of INDIGENOUS VOICES: Stories from the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts, A Series of Short Videos About Native Life Past and Present, produced by the Nolumbeka Project in collaboration with Turning Tide Films. Held in the Great Hall. Meet with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer and producer Jennifer Lee. Original artworks on display, other works for sale.
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Day of Remembrance: Commemoration of the 346th Anniversary of the Great Falls Massacre, May 19, 1676. Weather permitting, this will be held on the lawn behind the building. Guest speakers, former deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Doug Harris and Mashpee-Wampanoag artist Robert Peters. Original artworks on display. Indigenous art works for sale
• Sunday, May 22, Hampshire County Video Release Celebration, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St., Amherst. 1-5 p.m., Will begin with showing of several segments of INDIGENOUS VOICES: Stories from the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts, A Series of Short Videos About Native Life Past and Present, produced by the Nolumbeka Project in collaboration with Turning Tide Films. Meet with filmmaker Robbie Leppzer and producer Jennifer Lee. Special guest Rhonda Anderson, Western Massachusetts Commissioner on Indian Affairs. Original artworks on display. Presentations by artists featured in the video series Deborah Spears Moorehead of the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribal Nation and Wes Pecor, a Massachusett descendant. Indigenous Art works for sale. More.

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