Lake Meahagh Park
We’re collaborating with Cortlandt Rowing, and NECS will sponsor three kids to participate (first come first serve). About half of each session will be physical activity, learning the foundations of rowing on the ergometer and rowing equipment and terminology; the other half of each session will have an environmental education focus around the ecology of local waterways, through hands-on science and arts activities. Some examples are:
– Hudson River exploration: mapping the tributaries that flow into the Hudson River. Where does the Hudson River start? Researching the unique tidal and estuary nature of the Hudson River.
– Arts projects: could range from seeing if we can figure out how bricks were made in the area and replicate? mural making in 6th street that could depict the Hudson River / history of the area; knot tying sessions and making a knot board (we have a resident knot tying expert that did some zoom sessions last year). Looking at oar blade designs from around the world. Creating our own oar blade design. Painting driftwood from the Hudson River.
– Science activities: exploring the physics of rowing; Brackish water density; birds, turtles and fish of Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River
Cost: FREE for Peekskill residents (NECS is sponsoring 3 students); Non-Peekskill residents apply HERE