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----- Education Guide: Nature Places -----


Berkshire Botanical Gardens

The Garden offers programs on plant science, ecology and environmental education. These can address existing curriculum topics and are interdisciplinary. Pre-trip and follow-up materials provided. Grades P-12. MCC Pass Program (see Grants)

 
5 W Stockbridge Rd
P.O. Box 826
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Berkshire Botanical

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

The Center offers outdoor and indoor programs at the center, as well as in-class presentations. They also run professional development workshops. The center has 27 acres of woodland and walking trails.

 
Hitchcock Center
525 S Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
413-256-6006
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Lyman Plant House of Smith College

Smith's plant house and botanical gardens sponsor volunteer-run tours that cover a variety of horticultural topics. Tours can be adapted to class curriculum. Schedule tours at least one month in advance. Call for details.

 
16 College Lane
Northampton, MA 01063
413-585-2742
garden@smith.edu

Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries

These Sanctuaries offer interdisciplinary environmental education programs. They are offered on-site and can be integrated into curriculum frameworks. Grades P-12. MCC Pass Program (see Grants)

Arcadia Sanctuary - Easthampton
Canoe Meadows Sanctuary - Pittsfield
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary - Lenox

 
Arcadia
127 Combs Rd
Easthampton, MA 01027
413-584-3009

Berkshires
472 West Mountain Rd
Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-0320

NaturePods

Tom Condon (former WRWA Board member) and his wife Nancy have started a business producing high-quality personal ipod audiovisual guides to the natural history of the national parks and other specific topics (e.g. winter constellations, black bears, spring wild flowers of the southeast). Check out their website above!

 
Tom Condon
80 General Knox Road
Russell, MA 01071
NaturePods

Silvio 0. Conte
National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

On site environmental education programs. Call or email for detailed information.

 
Sarah Bevilacqua
Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
413-863-3676

Stanley Park

This 300-acre privately funded park is near Westfield State College. Year-round greenhouses and classroom space are available for programs on park grounds. Park manager Mark Lavoie offers in-class lessons on a range of topics including horticulture, gardening and environmental issues. All activities are free.

 
Robert McKean
413-568-9312

Trustees of Reservations

The Trustees of Reservations provide naturalist-guided tours on its three sites in the Westfield River Drainage. Call for details and fee information.

Chesterfield Gorge - Chesterfield
Bryant Homestead - Cummington
Notchview Reservation - Windsor

 
Jim Caffrey, Manager
Westfield River Basin
413-684-0148

Headquarters
572 Essex St
Beverly, MA 01915
978-921-1944
     
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