Events at Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center Introduce Teachers, Public to Hudson River Marvels

Contact: 

Jay Burgess

Director of Communications, Scenic Hudson, Inc.

Tel: (845) 473-4440 x222 Cell: (914) 489-0362 Fax: (845) 473-0740

jburgess@scenichudson.org

WESTCHESTER COUNTY—Scenic Hudson and partners are hosting two dynamic events at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center in Sleepy Hollow during September. One event provides educators with teaching resources to help them introduce fascinating aspects of the Hudson River Valley into lessons with their students. The other family-friendly happening connects people with the river and the unique story of the River Center.

Fall Resource Fair for Teachers—Sept. 20

As part of a Teaching the Hudson Valley initiative, the Beczak Environmental Education Center, Scenic Hudson and Teatown Lake Reservation will join about a dozen other groups at a resource fair at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 3-5 p.m. Teachers, scout leaders, homeschool parents and other educators will be able to check out lesson plans, field trip ideas, artifacts, in-school program offerings and network with staff with special expertise on the environment and nature of the Hudson River.

Riverfront Exploration—Sept. 29

As part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble, educators from the Beczak Environmental Education Center, Scenic Hudson and Teatown Lake Reservation will offer fun, hands-on activities for adults and children to explore natural marvels of the Hudson River. Hosted at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the event also will share information about the history and recent renovation of the center from a former bathhouse built in the 1920s.

Scenic Hudson works to protect and restore the Hudson River and its majestic landscape as an irreplaceable national treasure and a vital resource for residents and visitors. A crusader for the valley since 1963, we are credited with saving fabled Storm King Mountain from a destructive industrial project and launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today with more than 25,000 ardent supporters, we are the largest environmental group focused on the Hudson River Valley. Our team of experts combines land acquisition, support for agriculture, citizen-based advocacy and sophisticated planning tools to create environmentally healthy communities, champion smart economic growth, open up riverfronts to the public and preserve the valley's inspiring beauty and natural resources. To date Scenic Hudson has created or enhanced more than 50 parks, preserves and historic sites up and down the Hudson River and conserved more than 28,000 acres.

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