Students will spend 3 hours a day 9am - Noon, 5 days a week for 4 weeks JULY 31st - AUGUST 25th on the ground with hands on activities.
The Workshop syllabus is:
Mondays: WATER RESOURCES - Week 1: Introduction to Water, Week 2: Streamwatch, Week 3: Taking Care of Our Watershed, Week 4: New York City Watershed.
Tuesdays: GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY - Week 1: Introduction to Geology, Week 2: Introduction to Geography, Week 3: Physical Geography of the Catskill Mountains, Week 4: How Do the Catskills Stand Out
Wednesdays: ECOSYSTEMS - Week 1: Biodiversity in the Catskills, Week 2: Organism Functions, Week 3: Ecosystem Functions, Week 4: Living in an Ecosystem Thursdays: HUMAN HISTORY - Week 1: Native People, Week 2: European Settlement, Week 3: Industry, Week 4: Hotels and Recreation
Fridays: CULTURE AND ARTS - Week 1: Native Traditions, Week 2: Art and Literature of the Romantic Period, Week 3: Art Colonies, Week 4: Building Catskills Communities.
Additionally, due to feedback from parents, we are offering an afternoon session to expand the program into a full day. Afternoons from 1pm - 4pm will be spent doing activities from the book "Play the Forest School Way: Woodland Games, Crafts, and Skills for Adventurous Kids"by Peter Houghton & Jane Worroll.
Fee for the afternoon sessions is $100.00 per student/per week.
TO REGISTER for one or both of these sessions, PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dave at (607) 242-1260.
Space is Limited - 12 students
The original development of The Catskills: A Sense of Place was made possible with funds from the Catskill Watershed Corporation in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and was funded in part by NYS Council on the Arts, the Bay Foundation, the Dorr Foundation, the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation, the Sherman Foundation, and USEPA.