Posts About: Institutes

Fun facts about #THV2017 presenters

As always, THV is blessed with a fascinating group of presenters for our July 25-27 institute, “Building Community with Place-Based Learning.” Andrew Meyer, for instance, shown here with headlamp, is a shoreline conservation specialist with the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. To find out what that means, join us! Read on for more.

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.

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.

An Interview with Mayor Steve Noble

Mayor Steve Noble gives us the inside scoop from the street to the streams of Ulster County. See him and others in a panel discussion at the THV summer institute July 26-28!

From Teaching Engagement to YOU

There’s lots more to come from last week’s institute, but here are a few treats to get you started — resources shared by Kate Brill (Scenic Hudson), Shira Epstein (CUNY), and Bill Valosin (Saratoga National Historical Park) plus some extras.

Eels, dragonflies, and engagement

Some 20 intrepid souls traipsed down the banks of the Hudson near Vanderbilt Mansion yesterday. They joined environmental educators Chris Bowser, and Susanne Norris for Case Studies in Citizen Science.

Teaching for Engagement Day 1

Day 1 of Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley was nothing short of successful. Read about some of our highlights so far!

Science For All: Citizen Science Expo

Join THV on July 30 for a FREE Citizen Science Expo at the Henry A Wallace Visitor & Education Center, Home of FDR and Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY. Learn about amphibian migration, dragonfly, and forest regrowth projects (plus more) in the Hudson Valley, and how you can get involved.

Climate Change in the Classroom: Bringing it Back to the Hudson Valley

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.

Science is for Everyone: Dorna Schroeter, THV Presenter

Dorna Schroeter, director of the Environmental Education Center at BOCES, will present a workshop and lead a field experience at Teaching for Engagement. Her extensive experience and sense of adventure provide a new perspective on teaching science and ensuring its relevance to all students.