Posts About: Happenings

What’s new with THV?

We don’t usually flog our own events on the blog, but it seemed like time for a round up. Hope to see you soon.

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.

December is Human Rights Month

Activities and lessons commemorating adoption of the UDHR can be especially meaningful in the Hudson Valley because of Eleanor Roosevelt’s lead role in drafting and securing its passage.

Val-Kill to introduce local student’s activity book

Mariama Dabo, a fifth grader at Hawk Meadow Montessori in Poughkeepsie, researched and created the newest Junior Ranger activity book for the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (ELRO).

Hudson Valley Youth Featured in International Film Festival

Friday, Nov. 4, Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie.

Forging farm-school connections

Fall is a great time for farm-to-school activities. Students throughout the Valley visit orchards and pumpkins patches. Bringing the farm to school is another way to help kids understand where food comes from. A Columbia County farmer shares suggestions and offers a workshop.

Hudson Valley Seed: Busy Year Round

A Hudson Valley Seed staff member answers the question: What do you when schools aren’t in session? She goes on to describe their work, offer resources and opportunities, and even share a kid-friendly recipe for salsa. Plus, photos of cute kids outside, no devices in hand.

Scenes from #THV2016

Coming soon: handouts, Power Points, and other goodies from this year’s institute, Find Your Park, Historic Site, Museum: Gain a Classroom. In the meantime, enjoy these photos.

Archaeology open house, June 25

NYS Museum archaeologists are working at Schuyler Flatts (Albany County) to learn more about how Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans left their mark on the flood plain. A free open house this Sat., June 25, is a rare opportunity to tour the area, see technologies used to conduct excavations, and talk with archaeologists.

Laying Bricks to Build Dialogue

“How has immigration affected your life?” — That’s the question Peter Wong is asking visitors at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and participants in his workshop, “Streets Paved with Gold” at THV’s summer institute.