Hitchcock Center for the Environment

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.

525 South Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002

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Hitchcock Center environmental education programs help children and their families, adults and their communities understand the complex ecological concepts, principles, and systems that are essential to a healthy planet and our quality of life. The Center offers a variety of Community Programs for adults and children designed to enhance environmental and scientific awareness through classes, lectures, field trips, camps, and community events. Programs include Preschool, Afterschool, Homeschool, School Fieldtrips, Summer Camp, hikes, lectures, and other activities. Programs are open to the general public, and are discounted for members. The Hitchcock Center is located at Larch Hill Conservation Area and visitors are welcome to walk the trails, explore the gardens and grounds any time.

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