Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School students pitch in at the new Hidden Hollow Nature Discovery Center
Nature Discovery Flourishes at Heritage
Horticulture students from Upper Cape Regional Technical School have also joined our team to help with walkway, gardening, and landscape work.
Heritage staff and Upper Cape Cod Regional Tech faculty are dedicated to growing a partnership that infuses authentic curriculum experiences with rich hands-on opportunities for all that are involved in our Hidden Hollow project.
Recently, our Hidden Hollow team worked side by side with AmeriCorps Cape Cod to ready our space for the final phase of element placement and plantings.
Beyond the physical aspects of Hidden Hollow, our team has been working hard to be at the forefront of the national movement to reconnect children-and their adults-with nature. We’ve presented workshops sharing our vision with local stakeholders and have begun developing collaborations with local early childhood educators, colleges, museums and public gardens.
A variety of unique program experiences will be offered in Hidden Hollow, from drop-in activities for daily museum visitors to scheduled programs for family, school and community groups to workshops for parents and teachers.
Devoted to spreading our nature message to all of Cape Cod and Southeastern MA, we’ve begun a 3-year plan that involves teacher trainings, institutes, forums, internships, and collaborations with local schools, museums and public gardens.
Dreams become Reality
Dreams will become a reality as work continues into the early summer, with hopes of opening Hidden Hollow in the summer of 2010.
In addition to Hidden Hollow, Heritage Museums & Gardens offers a wide variety of interesting and unique experiences for visitors, from its vast array of Dexter Rhododendrons to the rest of the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds.
A Shaker-style round barn houses the J. K. Lilly III Antique Automobile Collection, while the American History Museum holds an impressive collection of military miniatures, antique firearms, and the distinctive bird carvings of master carvers.
Visitors can ride on the Art Museum’s hand-carved antique carousel and view the distinguished works of early American folk art.
If you have a passion for nature discovery and have an interest in joining our Hidden Hollow team as a volunteer, artist, performer, storyteller, block builder or advocate please contact Tobey Eugenio, Environmental Education Specialist Heritage Museums & Gardens at:
Tobey Eugenio works as an Environmental Education Specialist at Heritage Museums & Gardens.
Her dream job entails working as the lead learner in Hidden Hollow: A Nature Discovery Center, where she will get to spend her days designing curriculum and working outside with children, families, and school groups.
She lives in Middleboro with her husband and two beautiful daughters.
In addition to her strong connection to nature, Tobey spends her time creating art, teaching, volunteering and enjoying her family and friends.
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