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Forest Project Summer Collaborative XXX: Week 1!

This post was provided by second-year crew leader and former intern Michael J. Vasquez, who describes the first week of this 30th-anniversary year of the Forest Project Summer Collaborative internship. July 11, 2010:  Looking out across the lawns, into the…

From Pest to Pesto! A Garlic Mustard Delight

This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Manager. The third year of the Wave Hill-Bronx Institute Salamander Project came to a close on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Salamander Project teens―25 students from MS280-Mosholu Parkway and MS…

In Search of the Red-backed Salamander

This post was contributed by Armina Del Toro, Wave Hill’s School Programs Manager. Two years ago, Wave Hill embarked on a partnership with Lehman College’s Bronx Institute; as a result, the Salamander Project was created. For the past two years, 7th…

Birdwatching–Beginner’s luck

Marjorie Lune is a Wave Hill School Programs Intern this spring. She is a student in the Bank Street Graduate School of Education’s Museum Education Program. On my third day interning at Wave Hill, I went birdwatching for the first time…

Having Fun with a Hornets’ Nest!

Daniel Trudeau is a Wave Hill Environmental Educator. During a recent trip to P.S. 340 in the Bronx, the Education staff at Wave Hill brought out an impressive natural artifact, much to the surprise and—in some cases—delight of the school’s…

Awash in Warblers!

Daniel Trudeau is a Wave Hill Environmental Educator. We’re awash in warblers here at Wave Hill. Numerous sightings of Yellow-Rumped Warblers have been among the highlights of our recent bird-watching walks with elementary school students. These frantic little guys have…

Anticipating A New Workshop Exhibition!

Leigh Ross, Assistant Curator at Wave Hill’s Glyndor Gallery, provided this posting. Last winter, our Visual Arts and Education Departments collaborated to present Wave Hill’s first-ever public-program participants’ exhibition, Naturally Inspired. Displayed in Wave Hill House, it featured a truly exceptional…

Birds Sing in a Tiny Village Among the Evergreens

It’s never too late to share our connections with nature!  This posting from Courtney White, Director of Education & Public Programs, dates from late July. Early Tuesday morning, I ran into Nancy Talley, a Wave Hill gardener who has done…

How about that Silver-spotted Skipper!

Courtney White is Director of Education & Public Programs at Wave Hill. I was so happy to come across this blog by an enterprising 12-year-old from Bayside, Queens, who recently visited Wave Hill. Take a look at her posting about Wave…

Fresh from the Woods

Courtney White is Director of Education & Public Programs at Wave Hill. After five, incredibly intense weeks of college-level academics and strenuous ecological fieldwork, Wave Hill’s Forest Project Summer Collaborative high school interns shared their newfound knowledge in two final presentations….