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Living Building Tour | Amherst | August 15

Aug 13 2018
Published by under Amherst, Events, Nonprofit
Living Building Tour at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment August 15, 12noon-1pm
A free tour of the new location and living building of the Hitchcock center is happening this Wednesday. A great opportunity for those of you interested in eco-architecture. The building is designed to model systems in nature, it is [continue reading]

Weekdays in Western MA: August 13th – 17th, 2018

Aug 13 2018
Weekdays in Western MA: August 13th – 17th, 2018 Weekday community-based educational opportunities can be found throughout the four counties of Western MA all week long! Each weekday we feature community-based educational opportunities that can be selected to support the interests and education of self-directed teens, homeschoolers and life-long learners.
Select the [continue reading]

Evening Naturalist Walk at the Quabbin | Belchertown | August 17

Aug 12 2018
Join John Green, photographer and naturalist, for an evening walk along the Quabbin Dike and learn more about the local flora and fauna. Participants will be on the lookout for migrating nighthawks and chimney swifts as well as looking to identify other birds.
The event is being hosted by Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary  through Mass Audubon [continue reading]

Plantastic! A Horticultural Journey

Aug 11 2018

On the Pursuit of Plant Wisdom I grew up barely able to tell the difference between a maple leaf and an oak leaf. I perceived, somewhat dimly, that the crunchy green things I put into my mouth when I ate a salad were plant-related. And now I work with plants for a living. [continue reading]

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show begins 3-day run Friday

Aug 10 2018
Published by under Events
The three-day East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show begins on Friday.
Going to an event like this weekend’s East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show  on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition isn’t just about finding that perfect mineral specimen from a faraway place or an ancient fossil that you [continue reading]

Patrick Rowan’s Skywatch: August great time for skywatching

Aug 9 2018
August evenings offer a special blend of ease and comfort.
August is great for skywatching here in southern New England, both day and night. Summer is loosing its grip as the days shorten ever so slightly, but with increasing dispatch. The earlier sunsets are hard to ignore, as is the temptation to stay out [continue reading]

African American History Walking Tour | Florence | August 11

Aug 6 2018
African American History Walking Tour August 11, 10:00am
Hosted by Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee and the David Ruggles Center for History and Education Sojourner Truth Memorial Park, Park St, Florence, MA 01062
Join us to learn about African-American history in Florence, MA, including Sojourner Truth’s house, abolitionist David Ruggles, and [continue reading]

Freshwater Mussel Surveys | Greenfield | August 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21

Aug 5 2018
Mussel Restoration – Freshwater Mussel Surveys Hosted by Connecticut River Conservancy Survey dates: August 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21 Sign up and get more information here:
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Search the river bottom for the endangered Brook Floater, a species of freshwater mussel. We will [continue reading]

Circus Smirkus wows Northampton audiences (photos, video)

Aug 4 2018
Circus Smirkus, the award-winning traveling youth circus, stopped in Northampton for two days of shows under the big top at the Three County Fairgrounds.
Watch video
NORTHAMPTON — Sixty-eight shows in 17 cities and towns across New England would be a grueling schedule for even a seasoned circus performer. [continue reading]

Orchestra in the Orchard | Amherst | August 8, 15, 22

Aug 4 2018
Orchestra in the Orchard Hosted by The Valley Winds and Small Ones Farm Wednesday, August 8, 15, 22, 6:00pm Small Ones Farm, 416 Bay Rd, Amherst, MA 01002
Our summer concert series, Orchestra in the Orchard, is coming soon! Bring a picnic dinner and some lawn chairs, and get [continue reading]

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