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Do ecological research as a family project, virtually, via Cary Institute’s 2020 Hudson Data Jam

Do ecological research as a family project, virtually, via Cary Institute’s 2020 Hudson Data Jam

The 2020 Hudson Data Jam competition will be 100 percent virtual. Cary Institute educators will be offering informational webinars and instructional videos to help parents, students and educators learn how to work with data and create a project that clearly communicates the data trends you discover. Participants must register by May 13 and submit their project results online by May 27.

Local resources for homeschooling & distance-learning

Local resources for homeschooling & distance-learning

Your kids are home from school, probably right through the end of the spring semester. They’re bored, restless, maybe a bit hyper, maybe driving their parents or siblings a little crazy. Left to their own devices (literally and figuratively), they’re maybe not motivated enough to go on learning constructive and meaningful things, the way youth are supposed to during their formative years. What’s a parent who never planned on being a homeschooler to do?

It’s Kids Fly Weekend at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

It’s Kids Fly Weekend at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18: The first 25 kids get a free model to build and fly (later arrivals can purchase one at the Gift Shop). Kids will sit in a historic aircraft, talk with a pilot, ride in an antique car and get out on the field for the mass launch. One kid each day wins a biplane ride with the adult of his or her choice. The Aerodrome’s famous Air Show is included.

Mother love: Teaching Your Children Well

Mother love: Teaching Your Children Well

A strong and passionate mythology surrounds motherhood: one that alternately glorifies the institution in sentiment and song, and at the same time pins our culture’s ills onto the failure of mothers to get their jobs done well enough. Incidentally, that job is both thankless and supremely rewarding – a dichotomy that no woman expects when she signs on.

4-H Spring Fun Fest in High Falls

4-H Spring Fun Fest in High Falls

Saturday, April 13: The event will feature a variety of fun activities for all ages, including a chicken scratch treasure hunt, Easter egg coloring and face-painting. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to plant flowers and vegetable seeds to take home, meet and pet baby chicks, rabbits and other fuzzy critters and learn how to raise backyard rabbits and chickens.