New Hudson Valley lesson plans

The Hudson River Valley Institute is a robust resource for anyone who wants to encourage place-based learning. Our website, lectures, and biannual journal are enjoyed by enthusiasts, students, and teachers alike. With a new set of lesson plans we hope to make be even more valuable to K-12 teachers.

From Teaching Engagement to YOU

There’s lots more to come from last week’s institute, but here are a few treats to get you started — resources shared by Kate Brill (Scenic Hudson), Shira Epstein (CUNY), and Bill Valosin (Saratoga National Historical Park) plus some extras.

Eels, dragonflies, and engagement

Some 20 intrepid souls traipsed down the banks of the Hudson near Vanderbilt Mansion yesterday. They joined environmental educators Chris Bowser, and Susanne Norris for Case Studies in Citizen Science.

Teaching for Engagement Day 1

Day 1 of Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley was nothing short of successful. Read about some of our highlights so far!

Science For All: Citizen Science Expo

Join THV on July 30 for a FREE Citizen Science Expo at the Henry A Wallace Visitor & Education Center, Home of FDR and Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY. Learn about amphibian migration, dragonfly, and forest regrowth projects (plus more) in the Hudson Valley, and how you can get involved.

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Using art to engage children in history

At the Putnam History Museum in Cold Spring, we tell the history of the Hudson Highlands, in large part through 19th century paintings and photographs. This visual material is a treasure trove for engaging children in local history.

Climate Change in the Classroom: Bringing it Back to the Hudson Valley

Meet Kate Brill, Education Outreach Coordinator at Scenic Hudson and THV 2015 Institute Presenter. Kate’s workshop on climate change will help educators show students why climate change is happening as well as where they can see it in the Hudson Valley.

Do Your Summer Reading: Hudson Valley Youth Authors

Do your kids dread summer reading, but love exploring the Hudson Valley? THV to the rescue! Here’s our list of local authors and books for young readers ranging from elementary to high school students. Enjoy, and get reading!

Science is for Everyone: Dorna Schroeter, THV Presenter

Dorna Schroeter, director of the Environmental Education Center at BOCES, will present a workshop and lead a field experience at Teaching for Engagement. Her extensive experience and sense of adventure provide a new perspective on teaching science and ensuring its relevance to all students.

Wild Treasures: Sustainability, Naturally

Empower your students with Wild Treasures, designed by Teaching for Engagement’s keynote speaker Jimmy Karlan.

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