A “river summer” on the Hudson

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Faculty from regional colleges, universities, and research institutes gathered this past summer to teach each other about the Hudson River in New York through a three-and-a-half week field trip called “River Summer.”

A pilot field course sponsored by the newly-established Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities, the program aims to help educators transform the Hudson watershed into an extended laboratory and classroom for multi-institutional field programs, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and cooperative regional studies. Experiences from this excursion will be used as the foundation for a summer field course for undergraduates.

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