Nature Explorer Family Field Trips (ages vary; see below) Katie Koerten, Jeff Mazur, Helen Ann Sephton or Aemelia Thompson, HCE Educators Dates and times vary as specified below Fee per Child: Tier A-$28 per trip Tier B-$22 per trip Tier C-$17 per trip Fee per Adult: Tier A-$33 per trip Tier B-$26 per trip Tier C-$20 per trip (limit up to two adults and three children per family) Join one of our talented Hitchcock Center educators and choose among many fun-filled and hands-on field trips designed for the whole family (age levels for children vary as indicated below). Each field trip is two hours in length. Consider extending the trip by packing a picnic lunch and staying after the program ends! Adults without children are welcome too!! Mountains and Valleys (ages 8 and up) Tuesdays, 10am–12noon on July 14, 21, Aug. 4, 11 Discover the stories in the stones around us! The Holyoke Range can tell us much about how the Earth’s crust is shaped. It is a geologically unique area, where we can find evidence of shifting tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion, all in one day’s field trip! We will learn how fascinating geology can be and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past. This trip is based at Skinner State Park and involves mostly light hiking with several short steep sections of trail. An additional $5 fee is required at the gate to enter the park.