Hilltown Families


One of summer’s best gifts is sunshine, and the long hours of daylight are perfect for sun-based science explorations. Experiments calling for the creation of sun dials, solar ovens, water stills, and other scientific tools can lead participants towards learning about UV radiation, the relationship between light and heat, and many other light-based scientific concepts.

Educational & Fun Competition for Students Promotes Awareness About Transportation, Technology and the Environment On Saturday, June 5th, area middle school students will gather at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield, MA to race their model solar-powered cars in the eleventh annual Berkshire Junior Solar Sprint (JSS). Participation is open to teachers, home educators and community groups. More than 80 students from Western Mass are expected to participate in the JSS this year…. Read More

Solar Power Seminar: Homeowners to Learn How Solar Power Is Cheaper than Utilities Alteris Renewables and GREEN Northampton will host a free public seminar on solar energy for homeowners in the Pioneer Valley on July 14th.at 7pm at the Media Education Foundation (60 Masonic St.) in Northampton. The seminar will explain how solar works and is cost competitive with electricity supplied by utilities for the first time. Homeowners are encouraged to register… Read More

Junior Solar Sprint Teachers and home-schoolers, this is your chance to get your middle-school students engaged in science, technology, creativity and teamwork in order to meet real world energy challenges: What: Junior Solar Sprint Team Leader Training Where: Reid Middle School in Pittsfield, MA When: February 4th from 4 to 7 pm. Cost: FREE Learn how to become involved with a unique opportunity to engage middle school-aged students in applying science, technology,… Read More