by Michaela Kerxhalli, Julia Boyer and Colton MacKay (Skidmore 2015)

Curriculum Overview

1. Human Interactions with the Environment

2. Land Protection and Management

3. Case Study: Hudson Crossing Park


Land Use, Conservation, Preservation

Use, Restore, Protect Curriculum Goals & Background

After this lesson, students will be able to identify humans’ various impacts on natural landscapes and will be able to understand the effects of these actions. Finally, students will learn ways to mitigate these impacts.

This curriculum includes two in-class sections and one field trip to Hudson Crossing Park in Schuylerville, NY. The classroom lessons will cover general information about the way humans interact with, need, and protect nature. Hudson Crossing will, then, serve to illustrate the concepts explored in the earlier discussions and activities. Furthermore, the field trip will allow students to form personal connections to the material using their own community as a case study.