Education Team Aim:
The goal of our team is to organize and aid in educational events pertinent to the Saw Kill and its watershed. Our ongoing projects include Day in the Life of the Hudson River and biomonitoring at Bard College, in which students from Red Hook learn about the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the Saw Kill. We are also interested in learning and teaching about the history of the Saw Kill and land use in our municipalities.
Existing activities that SKWC promotes:
Day in the Life of the Hudson River (October 20, 2016):
Red Hook high school students are taught by Bard College faculty, students, and volunteers how to assess physical, chemical and biological parameters of water health. Contact Tom O’Dowd to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org
New activities that SKWC is starting:
Community Conversations: We will have monthly meetings open to the public in order to report on our progress and plan our future efforts. More importantly, we also want this to be a time in which community residents can share concerns, questions, and relevant information. We will also try to have a specialist speak at every meeting on issues regarding water and ecosystem health.
Tabling: We will also table at community events in order to inform residents and neighbors about the watershed and the Saw Kill Watershed Community.
Stream Walks: In collaboration with the Stewardship Team, we will be hosting stream walks along the Saw Kill to identify problem areas for research, clean-up, or tree plantings.