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

Sneak preview.  We’re not quite ready to provide a detailed schedule, but we’ll be steadily adding items beginning today, April 21. Tomorrow–more hands-on plus panel discussions and content sessions.

Hands-on and how-to

1. Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash: On the Farm and the Table, ideas for connecting with the children of farm workers from three experienced teachers–Linda Brotman, Chambers ES, Kingston, and Jacqueline Denu and Kim Ellis, Hudson Valley Writing Project.

2. Composting Basics: Turning Garbage to Black Gold with Terry Laibach, recycling coordinator, NYS DEC-Region 3, New Paltz, and Braeden Cohen, compost/sustainability specialist and educator, Greenburgh Nature Center. Be prepared to get dirty.

3. Eco-Choices: Ecosystem Consequences of Town Decisions, teaching about local decisions that affect farming with Cornelia Harris, educator, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and Sandra Fischer, environmental science teacher, Chatham HS.

4. Growing Curriculum: Creating School Gardens with Carol Maxwell, Lake Avenue ES, Saratoga; Cathy Law, New Paltz HS; and Karla Purcell, John F. Kennedy Magnet School, Port Chester.

Watch this page for additional details and registration.