Educators and the public are invited to discover new and innovative ways to engage children and young people in the Hudson Valley region’s culture, history, and future at Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley: The Next 100 Years Depend on It.
The conference will be held July 28-30 at the Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitors Center on the grounds of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park. Registration is required.
In addition to workshops by educators and experts from regional organizations and schools, the institute features two nationally-known speakers: Philip Yenawine, co-founding director, Visual Thinking Strategies, a non-profit educational research group that develops and studies ways to use art to teach thinking and communication skills; and Jimmy Karlan, director of science teacher certification, Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England. Karlan also created Wild Treasures, an adventure and ecology curriculum.
More information about this event, a list of presenters, and registration information can be found at the Teaching the Hudson Valley website.
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One session is open free to the public: Science for All: Citizen science activities, 3:30-5 p.m., Thursday, July 30. Activities and exhibits about regional citizen science projects the public can participate in will be featured. Topics range from amphibian migrations to dragonflies, submerged aquatic vegetation to water assessment, and more. The program will be introduced and facilitated by Chris Bowser, education coordinator, Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS DEC.