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Hudson Valley Writing Project

Writers Hikes

HVWP Writers Hikes 

in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS) 

Calling all teachers, writers, and hikers! 
 
The Hudson Valley Writing Project invites you to get to know the National Parks of our region by joining us for our seasonal weekend "Writers Hikes." You may join us for any or all of them. 
 
In partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), the Writing Project is exploring the many ways that the outdoors can inspire and inform our teaching and learning. HVWP teacher-writer Dorothy Luongo will lead the Saturday mornings at the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites, where we will write and paint, taking time to appreciate the beauty of our region. Together we'll build community by sharing our writing, teaching ideas, and opportunities for educators to visit and work with the NPS. 

 

2019-2020 SEASON: 

Winter Hike - THE HOME OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT 
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Snow date: Feb. 16) 
Save the Date 
Spend an hour hiking, with two writing spots along the way, then warm up at the Wallace Center with hot chocolate and a mapping and writing activity geared at making connections across history, curriculum, and geography. We'll then discuss how we can bring this experience into our classrooms and communities. Participants are invited to take a guided tour of FDR's home, Springwood Estate, following the hike. There is a separate fee for the tour, payable on site. 
 
Spring Hike - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT'S VAL-KILL 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Rain date: May 3) 
Meet at the Val-Kill Parking Lot 
Save the Date 
Take a Spring hike at Val-Kill, with two writing spots along the way, and enjoy an hour of landscape painting led by teaching artist Debby Brooks. We'll then reflect on how we might bring this experience to our students and school communities. Participants are invited to take a guided tour of Val-Kill Cottage following the hike. There is a separate fee for the tour, payable on site.