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Hitchcock Center for the Environment


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About Us

Providing hands-on science and nature programs for all ages that inspire wonder and connection to our environment. Home of New England's first public ''living'' environmental education center!


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
Center Coordinator
Colleen Kelley
Education Director
Jessica Schultz
Communications Coordinator

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