Teaching the Hudson Valley (THV) was developed in an effort to connect children with places of historical, cultural, and natural significance in and around where they live. Since 2003, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area has committed $50,000 annually through the THV grant program, awarding 10-15 grants of up to $10,000 each to public and private schools in the Hudson Valley. These grants are awarded to projects that combine curriculum with visits to sites of cultural, historic, or natural significance. Projects of particular appeal are those that demonstrate ongoing collaboration and provide models for future partnerships. An additional component of THV involves training for teachers through an annual training institute.
THV is a program of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway Conservancy HRV, Inc.; the National Park Service’s Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites; the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and the Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College.
For more information, please visit the website for Teaching the Hudson Valley at www.TeachingtheHudsonValley.org.