Posts About: Summer institutes

Building Community in Pictures

Thanks to all who participated in #THV2017. 100+ teachers, site staff, librarians, environmental educators, and others met and mingled, ate and laughed, learned and enjoyed before, during, and after workshops and field experiences.

Day 2, #THV2017

#THV2017 day two we were out and about.

Summer in Hyde Park, #THV2017

A little taste of day one of this year’s institute, Building Community with Place-Based Learning.

Teaching Tough Topics

Talking about challenging topics is hard. That’s why we call them tough.  We all have different opinions about how, if, and when to handle them.

Shades of History

If you know the city of Newburgh, then you probably know its proud connection to George Washington and the town’s role in the Revolutionary War. It is an incredibly rich history, but is it the whole story?

Comics are Cool!

Emily Robinson has a unique approach to teaching. As an education assistant at Clermont State Historic Site it’s her job to make history relevant, but how she does that is unlike anything I’ve heard of. She teaches local history through comic book making. That’s right, comic books. Interested? Read more here!

Creating Safe Spaces

THV recently spoke with Christopher Wyble, professional development director at the Hudson Valley chapter of GLSEN. Read and learn more about the work that GLSEN does in the Hudson Valley and how you can help make your schools and sites safer spaces for all students!

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.

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!