Hitchcock Center Birds Programs

By: Christine Posted in Homeschooling, Learn a new skill, Nature, Science

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We’re getting ready for our spring Homeschool class here at the Hitchcock Center, and we were hoping to get more students to the older age group that I’ll be teaching. Below is the description of the class:

“Avian Investigations: Birds in Their Ecosystems

Spring is coming, and with it our community will be filled once again with the flurry of wings and the chorus of bird song. Here in the Pioneer Valley we share the land, water, and air with a wide variety of birds, each specializing in their own lifestyle and habitat. From the great blue heron searching for a snack in our wetlands to chickadees flitting from forest to feeder, all birds are an important part of the ecosystem around us. In this homeschool class we will take a close look at how birds interact with and affect the whole natural community. We’ll practice our birding skills to find out who’s out there and we’ll learn more about what those populations need in order to survive and breed. Throughout our time together we’ll have fun with crafts, games, songs, special guests and field trips.”

The class starts March 17, with enrollment happening from now until then. Thank you for anyhelp you can give spreading the word!

Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
March 17, 24, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 19, 26, June 2
Registration opens January 13

Spring is coming, and with it our community will be filled once again with the flurry of wings and the chorus of bird song. Here in the Pioneer Valley we share the land, water, and air with a wide variety of birds, each specializing in their own lifestyle and habitat. From the great blue heron searching for a snack in our wetlands to chickadees flitting from forest to feeder, all birds are an important part of the ecosystem around us.

Patrick O’Roark
Educator
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
525 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-6006

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