The Empire State Aerosciences Museum has announced three Fall Aviation Classes for kids have been set for September and October 2018.
“Reach for the Sky” consists of three consecutive Saturday classes will present the history of aviation from the Wright Brothers to the Space Era. Continue reading
I have heard the ads, haven’t you? Yes, it’s time to start the back-to-school shopping. At least so
so say the marketeers.
That also means it’s time to start thinking about school field trips. One of the issues with field trips is even if the school permits them there is the cost of the bus. Here we have a clear cut example of an advocacy “ask.” The history community can ask the legislature for money for a specific action – to defray the costs of busing students on field trips to historic sites. Read more at Funding Field Trips: An Advocacy Item.
On June 20th the New York State Assembly passed A.3892A, the Museum Education Act (MEA). This bill, sponsored in the New York State Assembly by Matthew Titone (D, Staten Island), was passed by the State Senate in April (S.1676A) through the efforts Betty Little (R, Queensbury).
The bill now heads to the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk where his signature would make it law. Continue reading
Nassau Community College and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has announced a week-long immersive field study course focused on local history taking place from June 11-15 at Nassau Community College. Continue reading
“The Great Wars: The French & Indian War and the First World War” will be the focus of the Tenth Annual History Conference for Educators to be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga.
Sessions focused on the French & Indian War (known as the Seven Years’ War in Europe) and World War I will answer the question on how global conflict affects local communities. Participants will learn about the scope and impact of “Great Wars” on society in general through the study of primary accounts. Continue reading
This week on The Historians podcast, Peter Feinman outlines a strategy to encourage New York State to do more to preserve and promote history. Peter is president of the Institute of History, Archaeology and Education and posts frequent essays on The New York History Blog.
Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading
Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Third Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2018.
With a panel of distinguished historians from across the United States, this seminar focuses on the Seven Years’ War in North America, also known as the French & Indian War. The War College takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Continue reading
On Tuesday, February 6, Sheila Healy, the Museum Association of New York’s government relations consultant, and I had the opportunity to attend the Assembly’s Education Committee meeting chaired by Assembly member Catherine Nolan.
Guest speaker MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner of Education, shared her 2018 budget priorities and fielded member questions. We then met with Museum Education Act (A.3892A/S.1676A) sponsors Assembly Member Matt Titone and Senator Betty Little. Continue reading
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX, formerly the Adirondack Museum) has been offering school programs since 1976. The outreach has expanded exponentially since, now hosting off-and on-site programs free of charge to schools within the Adirondack Park.
In 2017 the Museum; visited over 55 schools in 12 counties; delivered 393 programs to classrooms; drove 10,039 miles to reach students in the ADKS and beyond; engaged with 3,069 students and teachers during field trips to the Museum; and served 8,046 students and teachers in their classrooms. Continue reading
Teaching Hudson Valley (THV) has announced the winners of this school year’s “Writing About Place” contest.
Winners and their classes will receive trips to the places they wrote about. THV will share students’ poems and essays in the coming weeks on the THV blog. Continue reading