2014 Institute

Teaching the Hudson Valley from the Ground Up

July 29-31

Photo by Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, National Park Service.

Henry A. Wallace Education & Visitors Center
Franklin D. Roosevelt Home & Library
Hyde Park, NY

Tuesday & Thursday join workshops and discussions with teachers, site educators, and content experts on:

  • Strategies for teaching about food and nutrition
  • Sustainable practices for schools, museums, etc.
  • The future of farming in our region
  • Food justice
  • “Nature deficit” and the importance of play
  • The science of farming and food
  • How agriculture shaped/shapes our Valley
  • Ways to teach community planning and research

Wednesday choose an in-depth field experience:

  • Meet farmers and preservationists at an historic farm that welcomes students
  • Join a hands-on session with a teacher who started, managed, and uses a school garden for learning
  • Take a cooking class featuring Hudson Valley foods
  • Learn about current farming practices at a farm that welcomes school groups
  • Participate in a service learning project with a community garden, mobile produce distributor, or food bank

Watch this page for additional details and registration.