Dr. Stephanie Pfirman
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. Stephanie Pfirman
Locations: United States of America
New York City; Hudson River; Hudson Valley
Jointly led by Barnard College and Pace University, River Summer is an interdisciplinary field program on the Hudson River. Launched in 2005, River Summer consists of multi-institutional teams co-teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum which includes the exploration of:
* the formation of the Hudson, its geological underpinnings, hydrology and estuarine circulation,
* human impacts, changes in the watershed and its ecosystems through time,
* the effect of the river on the economy, history, politics, and culture of communities drawn to settle along its shores and in its watershed.
Also central to the course is guiding faculty in using state-of-the-art pedagogy; developing hands-on, minds-on activities that will engage students in taking charge of their own learning while stimulating an interest in learning more.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Climate and Society
Project Web Site:
Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities
Teagle Foundation, National Science Foundation