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.
Writers Hikes 2019-2020:
Winter Hike - THE HOME OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (Snow date: Feb. 16)
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)
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.