March 2011
February 17, 2011

Planning a class trip?

Source: NYSUT United

Here are some ideas from around New York state Erie Canal

The New York State Canal System, part of the state curriculum, offers many hands-on ideas for student learning, including a visit with lock-tenders to see how a lock works or visiting one of the 20 canal-related museums located across the 363-mile system.

www.canals.ny.gov/cculture/classroom/

Wave Hill

A non-profit cultural institution located on 28 acres in the northwest Bronx, Wave Hill offers programs in environmental education.

www.wavehill.org

Ashokan Center

This non-profit outdoor education and cultural center offers programs that allow students to explore topics ranging from pond ecology to pioneer history. The center is located in Ulster County, adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir.

www.ashokancenter.org

NY Transit Museum

One of New York City's leading cultural institutions is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world.

http://mta.info/mta/museum/

Pedaling History Bicycle Museum

This museum in Orchard Park contains one of the largest collections of antique and classic American bicycles, including thousands of items of cycling-related memorabilia.

www.pedalinghistory.com

Everson Museum of Art

This Syracuse art museum designed by I.M. Pei lets students learn and connect with art through a variety of free docent-led tours.

http://everson.org/education/

NY Power Authority Visitors' Center

The NYPA operates a hydroelectric power facility in Blenheim, Schoharie County. The visitors' center offers hands-on exhibits that allow students to learn about scientific principles related to electricity generation and supply. Lansing Manor is also located on the site, offering a glimpse of 19th-century life.

www.nypa.gov