By Lauren Eggleston
Save the River’s Education Committee is pleased to announce webpage resources reimagined. These resources are aimed to meet the current needs of teachers and educators serving students who are learning remotely, in class, or at home. Distance learning is now a necessity we’re all adapting to. We are excited to share our new programs, found and easily by clicking here!
Students and educators can join us from anywhere for virtual field trips and story time. Our updated resources are designed to give a child the feeling of “being there.” The first virtual field trip takes us out on the water to the Rock Island Lighthouse to learn about bird habitats. The second brings back a fan favorite with Elaine Vidette Tack’s video It’s Hard to be a Tern. Story-time features Juliane Flora’s Haas the Great Blue Heron, read by Heather White. We hope you’ll join us for one of these programs! Like traditional lesson plans, these can be integrated into classroom curriculum. Each is aligned to NYS Science standards and ELA Learning standards, has a rigorous vocabulary list, suggested activities (often completed outdoors), and additional resources for educators and families.
Keep an eye out for updates throughout the school year! We’ll soon be adding a reading of Russell the Mussel, a book that explores aquatic life in a small creek.