Last year, I asked families to regularly look around an area in their yard or neighborhood for a few weeks before school started to see if they could spot changes. At school students chose outdoors “sit spots” to continue their observations. This year I want to expand by sharing what we see with existing citizen science projects.
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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.
Meet Willow McCormick, second grade teacher and Oregon Writing Project Fellow, who describes teaching as her “pure calling.” McCormick is conducting a workshop, Our Grandparents’ Civil rights Era: Family letters bring history to life, at THV 2015, in which she will talk about a project she created to make history tangible.
“There’s a real intelligence in those streets and in many ways I still feel nurtured by them and all the beautiful people I came up with,” says Saul Williams. Known to Newburgh as Stacey, Williams has journeyed far from his foundation to become a world-famous artist, but never once has he forgotten his roots. Keep reading to learn more about Williams’s path from Newburgh Free Academy to the international stage.