Hitchcock Center for the Environment


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About Us

The mission of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment is to educate and inspire action for a healthy planet. Our certified Living Building in Amherst is 23rd in the world and 4th in Massachusetts!


Using bug boxes to observe insects during a school field trip.
Breaking ground on our new "living" building!
Campers get inspired to be the next generation of birders.
Hands-on experiences embedded in the outdoors are key to our educational approach.
Teachers learn about energy literacy in one of our professional development workshops.
Exploring Turtle Pond, a shady pool with catfish, frogs, and painted turtles.
Can you identify this skull?
Spending time with Speedy the Eastern Box Turtle, one of our live exhibits.
Hiking at Mount Toby - everyone makes it to the top.

Rep/Contact Info

Shelly Kahan
Development & Database Coordinator
Colleen Kelley
Education Director