This year’s top poems and essays extolled parks, a library, and a beach. The authors came from Orange and Ulster counties.
Looking for ways to make the Revolutionary War resonate with students? Want new activities for teaching about maps or distances? Are changes in transportation part of your curriculum?
We talk a lot about students as tomorrow’s stewards. Here’s a chance for them to weigh in now. The NYS Office of Historic Preservation has an online survey and they are especially eager to hear from young people.
Letterboxing turned out to be a fantastic way to help students–and my own kids–get outside and take notice of the world around them.
Here in the Hudson Valley we are graced with awe-inspiring landscapes, world-class views, and dynamic ecosystems. But does that matter if we don’t value them? And can we value them if we can’t name them?
I did NOT find a map to Santa’s North Pole workshop in the vast collections of the Library of Congress. But that doesn’t mean you won’t find a map you can use.
It can be challenging to find wheelchair accessible outdoor experiences, but it is definitely possible.
So how does a country girl who loves animals, sports, and swimming almost fallout with nature? It’s more complicated than it seems.
Students at Newburgh’s public high school, have been studying Hudson Valley art, history, and literature. Teacher Virginia McCurdy wanted them to experience the River and local historic sites firsthand.
This poem is from Grace Paley’s final book, Fidelity, and first appeared in The New Yorker, Dec. 24, 2007.