Posts About: Environment

Cary Institute’s annual data jam

Hudson Data Jam challenges students to tell stories using data from the Hudson River watershed, e.g., historical climate and pollution trends, paleoclimate data from Lake Minnewaska, or bird migration dates. …. Students select a data set and then figure out a way to share their knowledge with others in a fun and creative way.

Predicted nor’easter: teachable moment

A strong nor’easter is predicted to bring near hurricane force winds to the ocean off New York Harbor later today — Monday, January 23, 2017. Tomorrow you can use remotely sensed data to teach a variety of STEM skills and material.

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Bear Mountain Trailside Museums

Bear Mountain State Park is an enjoyable place to visit and explore. The Park offers many activities including hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, and ice skating. And, kids will definitely love to explore the Trailside Museums and Zoo.

Get outside at James Baird State Park

James Baird State Park is a second home to me. I have been hiking this park with my dogs for 15 years. …. I have seen wildlife while hiking there: wild turkeys, coyotes, pheasants, deer, red trail hawks, and an owl.

Doing what we can on a big night

On a rainy night in early March, I set out with my husband to befriend the amphibians in our neighborhood. Since settling into our home the previous winter, we were out of tune with nature’s happenings as we focused on fixing up our tired old house. Last winter I read The Incidental Steward by Akiko Busch with THV’s online book group….

DISCOVER Peach Hill Park!
Sept. 1, 2016, mid-day walk

The town of Poughkeepsie’s highest point is at Peach Hill Park — some 159-acres of open space landscape built on a former fruit orchard that operated for 50 years.

Newburgh’s Downing Park

Downing Park is a gem nestled in the heart of the City of Newburgh. Its rolling hills and winding paths provide an oasis from the stress of city life. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, to honor their friend and mentor, Andrew Jackson Downing….

NPS Centennial: Find YOUR Park

In honor of the National Park Service Centennial THV’s summer book group tackled “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf Doubleday, 2009, 403 pp). Participants reflected on their favorite parks, and we’ll be sharing their observations. Here are two.

Sophomore explains science of climate change

This post is a quick and clear summary of some of the most compelling science behind climate change. The author also shares suggestions for managing and and eventually halting climate change.

Clermont: Not Your Grandmother’s Historic Site

Meet Susan, Emily, and Leslie of Clermont State Historic Site! Read on to hear how they’re connecting local students with history, food, and gardening. See them in person at this summer’s institute.