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.

Bookends. Gina Dellatte (right), an ELA teacher at Newburgh Free Academy, opened the program with Mountain or River? Building Classroom Communities.
Yonkers-based sculptor Vinnie Bagwell (below) and storyteller Ty Gray EL closed it with a multi-media presentation featuring Africans enslaved at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.
The mural below is in a 17th century style known as Pronkstilleven — Dutch for ostentatious, ornate, or sumptuous.
Created during the city’s annual O+ Festival, it was one of several murals featured during the field experience,  History, Art, & Environment in Kingston City Neighborhoods.
Below: The Great Newburgh History Adventure included time at Newburgh Brewing Company in addition to the David Crawford House, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, the Ritz Theater,  and more.
Below: Strategies for Exploring Your Amazing Hometown a workshop with the Education Network for Teachers and Artists; standing is ETNA co-founder Peter Muste.
Below: Cordell Reaves, historic preservation program analyst, NYS Parks, discusses the Dutch legacy in the Hudson Valley. At right in the photo is Tessa Dikker, cultural officer, Dutch Consulate.

Photos credits 

Top and bottom: Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites/National Park Service.

Middle left: Melinda Benanti, Chestnut Ridge MS, East Ramapo. Middle right: Susan Hereth, Kingston YMCA Farm Project.

Coming soon: a recap of the institute with resources from presenters and their organizations.