Old Erie Canal Summer Workshop

The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a geographic workshop at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum in Chittenango, NY (about 20 miles east of Syracuse in Madison County) on July 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This workshop is free of charge, and it is open to K-12 teachers and informal educators from New York State. 

The morning session will be devoted to lessons relating to the geography of the Erie Canal and New York waterways. There will be activities appropriate to all grade levels, relating to both social studies and science. It will feature mapping activities, water-quality testing, and the GIANT Map of New York (17 by 21 feet!).  Participants will receive NYGA's lesson booklets for both elementary and secondary levels. There will be a catered luncheon after the AM sesssions. 

After lunch there will be a tour of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum grounds, including demonstrations of 19th crafts. Watch out for Grandma Miller - she might make you sweep the floors of the canal boat! 

Registration is now available. CLICK HERE! If you want a flyer about this event, you can download it here!

If you need more information, email Timothy McDonnell, Coordinator of the New York Geographic Alliance or call the office at (585)-292-2398. 

The grounds of the Chittenango Canal Boat Museum, including dry docks in the foreground, and the Robert Hager Canal Boat in the back. 

Location: 
717 Lakeport Rd Chittenango, NY 13037
Event Date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 5:00am