An educator’s summer vacation

How about those summers off? We all know educators work hard throughout the year to improve their skills and find new and innovative ways to engage students. This year is no different.

This week, 26 earth science teachers from across New York state are spending three days in the state’s Keene Valley participating in workshops to study a host of topics to bring back to their classrooms, including geologic hazards (specifically the Keene Valley landslide), glacial history and glacial processes, mineralogy, the history of iron mining in the eastern Adirondacks and much more.

Scientists from the New York State Museum are leading the educators on field excursions and other hands-on activities.

New York State Museum Geologist Andrew Kozlowski, far left, explains the impacts of the landslide on the environment, including the area’s trees.

New York State Museum Geologist Andrew Kozlowski, far left, explains the impacts of the landslide on the environment, including the area’s trees.

Visit NYSUT’s flickr gallery to see more images: www.flickr.com/photos/nysut/sets/72157630528774460/.

For more information on the workshop, visit www.nysm.nysed.gov/education/teacher/workshops/earthscience/index.html.

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