Educators Enriched by Hudson River
Landing by Zodiac boat on the shores of Denning’s Point in Beacon, NY, the River Summer 2010 team of teachers, led by Margie Turrin of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, gathered at Beacon Institute’s Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) earlier this week. A project of the Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities (of which Beacon Institute is a member), River Summer is focused on sustainability, green thinking and smart planning on a regional and national level. Using the Hudson River as a means to delve into the ‘big concepts’ of politics, economics, ethics, social structure & processes, the natural world and technology, River Summer participants are examining how each concept affects human decisions and behaviors, with field time focused on how this plays out in local communities. Last week River Summer participants explored New York City and its waterways, continuing north this week from this week’s Mid-Hudson Region to Kingston and the Catskills.