Awesome Eleanor

COBBLESTONE, a magazine geared to 9 to 14 year olds, just published an issue devoted to Eleanor Roosevelt. “The Importance of Being Eleanor” tells the story of a shy and lonely girl who developed into a courageous and powerful woman facing down many struggles along the way.

Youth & America’s Great Outdoors: New Report Released

Everybody seems to be talking about the America’s Great Outdoors report released last week by the White House.

Ideas about parks & historic sites?

The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) wants YOUR ideas about revitalizing and sustaining our sites.

Turnips & Middle Schoolers?

Who knew seventh graders would like turnips?

Coming Soon: Video, Slides, & More

Thanks in part to a grant from the Verizon Foundation, The Hudson River Valley institute is building on our current offerings. Throughout this year, we’ll be adding video, slide-shows, and other materials that complement existing interpretive programs at heritage sites.

Tolerance or Not? A New Approach to Hudson Valley Colonies

The Center for Research, Regional Education & Outreach (CRREO) at SUNY New Paltz offers free, relevant, and in-depth materials ready for classroom use.

Tugging on Superman’s Cape

This Thurs., Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., join members of Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck to see and discuss Waiting for Superman and other recent education documentaries.

Landscape Gardens on the Hudson

I spent a portion of this past Saturday happily hiking through the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery under bright skies. The trees were at the height of their foliage and our guide proved as adept at winding her way through the cemetery’s 165-acre labyrinth of paths, knolls, and grottoes, as she was at tracing the region’s history in the names on the monuments there.

Picking Your Own Food for Thought

In July, I found an ad for peach-picking at Fishkill Farms. Since arriving in the Hudson Valley, I had been planning a fall apple-picking expedition because I’d never been to an orchard before.

Bring Real-Time Hudson River Data to Class

The Hudson River Environmental Conditions Observing System (HRECOS) is an amazing network recording water quality and weather. Every 15 minutes it feeds conditions LIVE to our website.

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