Coming Up

Teaching with citizen science
Feb. 24 – April 1, Hyde Park/Virtual

Join ES science teacher Jennifer Reid for Teaching with Citizen Science Projects. The text is Citizen Scientists-Be Part of Scientific Discovery from your Own Backyard by Loree Griffin Burns.  While the class is mostly online, we’ll meet in person in Hyde Park for the first session, Sat., Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 15 CTLE hours. $30. Details.

Writing about Place

Students imagined being trees, super heroes, statues, and more. They shared personal connections to urban parks and formal gardens, mansions and mountains. Their writing reminds us that our region is full of places that provide solace and inspiration, shaping our identities and sense of community. THV will share students’ poems and essays in the coming weeks on THV blog. In the meantime, see our media release.

beyond words

A pilot project lets students and teachers explore newspaper coverage of World War I. At the same time you can “Mark, Transcribe, and Verify,” creating information and identifying images in ways the public, researchers, artists, and others can use. Details.

Flex your writing muscles
February 24 deadline

Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s contest, asks writers to respond to Cole’s 1836 Essay on American Scenery by responding to this prompt: “How is the American landscape changing? How do you feel about it? Is there something you see, do, or experience now that you hope will be around for future generations?”  Details.

Isabella,  Arton, Christopher, and Redwan, 9th graders at Newburgh Free Academy. Redwan had the top score with his fellow students close behind. Photo by Cassie Sklarz, Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
Graphic from the Library of Congress’s Beyond Words website, 12/11.17.
Frederic Church (1826–1900), Portrait of Thomas Cole, c. 1845, pencil on paper, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, John Wilmerding Collection