Submitted by Beth Lemire
On Tuesday, May 22, the fourth-grade classes took a trip to the Clearwater Sloop. The sloop is a replica of the 19th-century sloops that once sailed the Hudson.
Singer/songwriter/environmentalist Pete Seeger created it along with programs to educate others about the Hudson River.
Children participated in six different activities onboard including turbidity tests, navigation, living animals, knot tying and more. Although it was a bit rainy, they were still in awe at the majesty of the river and the natural beauty of Storm King Mountain.
By giving children the opportunity to experience the Hudson away from the city area along with the educational activities provided, it is my hope that they will better understand the importance of keeping our waterways clean.
If you are interested in a family sail and to find out more about the Clearwater visit https://www.clearwater.org/ .
Photo credit: (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Daniel Mennerich https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielmennerich/