Archive for Science

Upcoming Free Programs at the Hitchcock Center

FREE Join us for seasonal nature and science programs each second Saturday of the month. Designed for children with their parents, these programs will explore cool topics in nature. No registration required. Groups of 6 or more please call ahead. with Patrick O’Roark *** Second Saturdays, September through December     Free       10am – 11am Saturdays, September

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Eagle Musical and Eagle Day!

Sunday June 4 at the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls. We hope you can come to the musical, celebrating Bald Eagle restoration, “Great to be an Eagle!” at 1 pm and other free events throughout the day! (facebook invite and flyer below.)   Here the schedule of the day’s fun, educational events:   10:30 am:

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“Physics as a Door into STEM Education”

Please, join us on January 17th at 4 pm at Boston University Physics Department for a presentation and the following discussion about the role of physics in attracting students into STEM related fields. When?    4 pm, January 17th (Tuesday), 2017 Where? Boston University Physics Department Studio Auditorium, B23 (the underground floor), The Metcalf Science Center, 590

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Hitchcock Center Fall Classes

Homeschool 1 Mammals Cost Hitchcock Center Fall 2016 Ages 6-8 Limit 12 students Katie Koerten, Teacher. Classes Tuesday September 13, 30, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1, 8, 22, 29 and December 6, 2016 10am to 2pm Tuesdays  (10 classes) New Location Hampshire College by Red Barn 845 West Street, Amherst, MA Notes: Member $420

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Earthworks programs

AUGUST 22 through AUGUST 26 Join us in Alaska for a 5-day, 4-night Wilderness Intensive Get certified in wilderness first aid and learn wilderness survival skills surrounded by the Talkeetna Mountain Range. DO NOT MISS THIS INTRODUCTORY PRICE! $1200 includes airfare from Anchorage, AK to the Talkeetna Lodge EMAIL FRANK RIGHT NOW! Teens & Preteens

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Save the Date!

Women in Engineering and Computing Day UMass Amherst Monday, October 24th, 2016 8:30 am – 1:15 pm This program is most appropriate for freshman/sophomores, to encourage them to pursue the math and science courses in high school to set them up to pursue degrees in engineering or computing OR for juniors/seniors not yet sure what

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A Summer STEM Opportunity for Young Women

UMass Professor Shelly Peyton will again be offering her Engineering the Cell summer program for two high school women, preferably who will be entering their junior year in the fall of 2016. However Professor Peyton will accept applications from all young women who are interested. Engineering the Cell is a summer program in the Peyton lab, exclusively for high school women. Students will spend

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This weekend and next week

INTERACTIVE SCIENCE Sunday, April 3, 1pm-3pm   ages 3 and up Are your children interested in how electricity works? Do they like to study bugs in the back yard? Do they like playing with color changing tea cups? Encourage your junior scientists and help foster their interests in biology, engineering, archaeology, technology, electricity and more at

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Soil Science Resources

From The Nutrients for Life Foundation Newsletter These resources are free of charge for digital downloads. #SoilScience Reader for 7th and 8th Grade! Nutrients for Life Foundation’s 7th and 8th grade reader requires less time commitment than the full six-module middle school curriculum. The digital reader introduces soil formation and soil horizons with a fun edible

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Bio Ed. Upcoming Opportunties

* BioTeach Workshops * SPOT Grants * Summer Institute for Teachers * Biotech Bootcamp for High School Students WPI BioTech Futures We are also pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the spring Biotech Futures events to be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)! Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 8am-2pm OR Thursday, May

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