Hudson River Geographic Summer Workshop

The New York Geographic Alliance is pleased to announce that we have worked out a partnership with the Hudson River Maritime Museum (Kingston, NY in the Rondout District) to hold a summer workshop for teachers and informal educators at their museum. The date of this workshop is Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 

The Hudson River Maritme Museum in the historic Rondout District of Kingston, New York. 

This will be a FREE workshop, with a limit of 35 participants. This includes admission to the museum and lunch. Registration will be available online by February 2020. We will begin the morning with lessons relating to the geography of the Hudson River and the great connector between the New York City Harbor to the Great Lakes (via the Erie Canal). We are working on arranging a short cruise on Rondout Creek out to the Hudson River itself. And there will be time for a tour of the HRMM, which documents shipping on the river from colonial to modern times. 

We chose this site because it is a great place to show the connections between geography and history. Did you know that the Hudson River is a tidal estuary from Staten Island to Troy, NY? That means it is navigable without locks. It is not an accident that Robert Fulton invented the steamboat nearby. We are also concerned about the physical health of the river, so we will be doing some water testing and discussing ways each of us can help improve water quality. 

More information will be coming soon. Revisit this website early in 2020! In the meantime, if you have questions, email Timothy McDonnell (NYGA Coordinator) or call our office at (585)-292-2398.

Location: 
50 Rondout Landing Kingston NY 12401
Event Date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 5:00am