Partner Event: Building Community with Place-Based Learning

When: July 25 – 27, 2017

Where: FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY

Hosted by: Teaching the Hudson Valley

Register here. Registration includes at least two breakfasts and lunches. Fees: $125 for all three days; two days, $85; one day, $45. Fees rise after July 4.

At a time when civil discourse and mutual respect can be hard to come by, FDR’s thinking about education inspired the teachers and other educators who planned this year’s Teaching the Hudson Valley institute. Building Community with Place-Based Learning will be held July 25-27 at the Henry Wallace Education and Visitor Center on the grounds of the Franklin Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library in Hyde Park and sites throughout the Valley.

The program includes more than 15 workshops and five all-day field experiences.  Although the program is designed with educators in mind, anyone with an interest is encouraged to take part.

About Teaching the Hudson Valley: Two characteristics distinguish THV’s summer institutes. First, our programs are interdisciplinary mixing science, social studies, and culture — sometimes in the same session. Second, we invite all grades along with educators from non-school settings — museums, environmental organizations, libraries, historic sites, parks, and more.

We also respect educators as practitioners, intellectuals, and community members; introduce new content and skills; and provide follow-up and support. Our programs encourage active participation in making sense of new content and practices.

THV models settings where students, regardless of age, can generate ideas and questions, investigate, make meaning, reason, and solve real problems.

View the schedule here.

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Photo credit: 2016 institute (photo by Bill Urbin, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, NPS)

KLT July Weekend Wander – Sunday 07/16

When: Sunday, July 16th from 10am – 12pm

Our series continues in July on Sunday the 16th! Explore the Greenline third Sundays from 10am-noon from May – October.

Kingston Greenline Co-chairs Tim Weidemann and Scott MacIntosh will lead the way through a portion of the Greenline. We will meet at the Greenline behind the Wallgreens/Rondout Savings Bank portion on Broadway.

The route will include a quick walk down to the Delaware Hasbrouck Parklet to hear about some future design plans (fun!) and it will then continue through some connected points!

View Facebook our event here for more information about the July 16th Wander. Make sure you click on “Interested” or “Going” to receive all of our updates!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the parklet as there is a public meeting on August 16th to get even more immersed in this project. (Mark your calendars for that meeting, more information is coming soon!)

The Kingston Greenline is an initiative of the The Kingston Land Trust in partnership with the City of Kingston and Ulster County. Check here for development status:

For more information contact Kingston Land Trust Executive Director Julia Farr at or call 845-877-5263.

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