Making Art, Exploring Nature

Laurie Seeman and Joanna Dickey, artists and outdoor educators at Strawtown Art & Garden Studio, recently told me about their work in the Hudson Valley, and shared a story about one of their favorite activities-clay digging! I can’t wait for their institute.

New Podcasts for Exploring Hyde Park Trails

Learn the history of the trails as you experience them today!


This new feature will bring you a closer look at some of our favorite learning sites in the Hudson Valley, including some of the sites of the Field Experiences! First stop: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture.

Have you seen this lesson?

Take students back to Manhattan’s original ecology. Thanks to researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society, led by Eric Sanderson, you can “visit” hills, valleys, forests, fields, freshwater wetlands, salt marshes, beaches, springs, ponds, and streams uncovered during nearly a decade of work.

What Made Jay & Adams Tick?

Ever wonder why America’s Founding Fathers were so extraordinary? Why they succeeded in founding a stable republic in a volatile era of global revolution? Find out at a free teacher seminar SATURDAY, 22 MAY, 9:30 a.m., SENATE HOUSE, KINGSTON.

A Modern Day Naturalist

An Interview with Tom Lake, Professor and Naturalist of the Hudson Valley

Sex & the City: The Early Years

If you think HBO’s Carrie Bradshaw invented the role of the New York woman on the prowl, you don’t know Griet Reyniers. In 1633, Griet arrived in Manhattan with a new director appointed to rule the place, Wouter van Twiller.

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger!

One of the region’s greatest human treasures, Pete Seeger, turns 91 today. He was spotted Saturday at his weekly peace vigil in Wappingers. Carry on!

Top 10 Reasons to Teach the Hudson Valley?

People have lived here for thousands of years – there must be a reason.

Goodies from Hudson River Estuary Program

The spring freshet of Hudson River education programs is upon us.

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