Hitchcock Center

Education helps develop a community that understands connections among the human health, ecosystems and economies. The Hitchcock Center connects people with nature and encourages a deeper emotional bond with the natural world that sustains us all. Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment fosters awareness and understanding of our environment through programs with a particular focus on children, who live in a world of environmental challenges. Our educational framework centers on five fundamentals: understanding principles of ecology, valuing place, promoting resilience, demonstrating sustainability in the built environment, and educating for active citizenship.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(4/4)|91.98 Score


(4/4)|91.97 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|92 Score



Headquarter Address

845 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002