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Climate & Energy
Teacher Training Workshop: Grey Towers 101
Spend a half day at Grey Towers National Historic Site and discover the unique learning opportunities this national treasure has to offer - right in your backyard!  Tour the mansion and gardens through the eyes of your students; learn of the Pinchot family's important contributions to improving social justice and civil rights in America and the role Gifford Pinchot played in the American Conservation Movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as his achievements as Pennsylvania’s governor in the 1920s and 1930s.  Observe the design characteristics of the mansion and its artifacts and furnishings. Visit the gardens and outdoor living spaces where the family entertained guests, which often included politicians, artists, writers, actors and celebrated people of their time.  Take a hike on one of our trails to experience the forest ecosystem and learn of the benefits that it provides: clean water and air; healthy habitat for fish, wildlife and people; forest products; recreation and jobs.  Discover some of the many plants and animals that inhabit the forest and gain an awareness of the interrelationship among the living and non-living components of a forest ecosystem – where change is ever-present.  Highlights along the trail include a re-creation of a campsite occupied by students attending Yale University’s Forestry Summer School, held on the grounds of Grey Towers from 1901-1926.   Learn about community service opportunities for students.  A variety of disciplines, including science, environment, history, art, literature, language arts, civics and more can be addressed through Grey Towers programs.  This session is open to all grade levels and subjects!  Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the grounds following the session, along with visitor films including historic footage of President Kennedy’s visit to Grey Towers in September 1963 for its dedication.  News clips and interviews featuring prominent members of the Pinchot family provide yet another glimpse into the past.

Registration is required: click here to RSVP.
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