Inside Out: a mobile classroom
Tuesdays, 9:30am - 4:00pm | Ages 9 - 15 | September - December 2016
In Fall 2016, we hit the road to explore and engage with the world beyond our nest. Each week, the mobile classroom traveled to a different location. We:
- Explored hidden gems of the city of Hudson, like the Furgary Shacks, the old Third St. School (now the Second Ward Foundation), and the Inn at Hudson.
- Sailed on the Hudson River and visited Middle Ground Flats, with the Hudson Sloop Club
- Visited artists-in-residence at the Wassaic Project
- Went hiking in the Catskills, just as the weather started to get cold!
- Helped build a cob wall in Freehold, and learned about natural building
- Gleaned apples for the Salvation Army with Long Table Harvest
- Decorated a Get-Out-the-Vote van (the Voto-Mobile) on election day, and interviewed people about their visions and hopes for the future
- Participated in a peaceful rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline (#nodapl) at the Albany Capitol building, with students from the Albany Free School
- Investigated Hudson's history at the Cedar Park Cemetery in Hudson
- Went ice skating in Albany, and made a timeline of Mobile Classroom trips!
Our focuses included service: giving to and serving our community; observation: taking in and analyzing ideas, images, and history; growing our networks: making connections with inspiring people and places; and expression: producing work inspired by the people and places we’re learning from.
A workshop with Kaya Weidman, Sara Kendall, Lucy Segar, and Nicole LoBue