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“Climate change is real”
Say new state standards & NYSSBA 

The NYS School Boards Association’s new report recommends that when it comes to climate change school districts and teachers should avoid debate and let the data speak for itself.

Time for a break, but we’ll be back soon

THV is on vacation, but we’ll be back late in October with new posts. In the meantime, here are a few of the things going on and lots to plan for throughout the fall.

Sharing place-based ideas . . .
With colleagues and students

I want to increase the number of teachers who include place-based opportunities for their students. As a teacher, I know that I am much more apt to try something new if an activity or lesson is already created, so that I don’t have to recreate the wheel.

Women’s history in the spotlight

Learn more about the work that the NYS Museum is doing to teach women’s history and engage students too!

What plants grow at your school?
A project for the new school year

In the spring of 2016, fifth graders at Woodstock Day School began a study of native and invasive plants on the school property. Their classroom teacher, Jennifer Farmer, and I – the science teacher — worked together to maximize learning. Students were already familiar with water chestnuts from an earlier trip to Saugerties Lighthouse.

Responding to Charlottesville

No Civil War battles were fought in the Hudson Valley,  but we are not immune to the legacies of  slavery and racism.  When school reopens next month words and images from Charlottesville will be added to those students already carry from Ferguson, Staten Island, and so many other places.

Solar Eclipse Aug. 21: A Local Guide

Heard about the eclipse, but not sure what to do or where to go? Here is your local guide.

Share your thoughts in haiku
Celebrate the 101st b-day of NPS

Leading up to the 101st birthday of  the National Park Service, NPS has invited the public to share their favorite #Parks101 memory, tip, or story via social media.

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.

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