NEW PALTZ HOSTS ENVIRONMENTAL WEEKEND AT ASHOKAN FIELD CAMPUS
NEW PALTZ -- The 1996 "Environment Weekend: Earth Connections," a two-day long course designed for teachers seeking to improve interdisciplinary teaching practice, will be held at the State University of New York at New Paltz Ashokan Field Campus April 19-21.
Located near Olivebridge, New York, the Ashokan Field Campus outdoor classroom will form the focus for the program, providing a unique environment in which to explore how connections can be made across a variety of teaching and learning disciplines.
A sampling of the 20 workshops offered include Bird Study, Children's Literature, Environmental Art, Journal Writing, Papermaking, Cathedral Gorge Hike, Indian Village, and Canoeing. Guest workshop leaders will be Ken Burrows and Judy Walker from the University of North Carolina.
The weekend course can be taken for in-service credit, graduate credit (tuition is extra) or credit free. Cost for the weekend is $89 which includes use of the bunkhouse facilities and meals, registration for all workshops and activities, and certificate of completion. A minimum deposit of $50 is required. Deadline for registration is April 13.
The Earth Connections Weekend is sponsored by the Ashokan Field Campus, the School of Education, and the School of Fine and Performing Arts at SUNY New Paltz in cooperation with the Mid-Hudson Teachers Center and Kingston Consolidated Schools. For more information call (845)657-8333.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
New Paltz embraces its culture as a community where talented and independent minded people from around the world create close personal links with real scholars and artists who love to teach.