About "Harvest of Songs"
Harvest of Songs is a one-of-a-kind educational resource integrating music into learning about our environment, healthy foods and nutrition, and local farms.
Through Cultivating Connections, an interactive songwriting workshop, elementary classes participated in a three-to-five week program led by Story Laurie that took students on a journey from learning about gardens and how they grow to thinking critically about the processes taking place there. Students created an original song to be shared with their peers, families and communities.
These songs are now available, as Harvest of Songs, to schoolteachers and environmental educators in the Watershed region and New York City, along with standards-based lessons.
What is the NYC watershed region?
A series of reservoirs serve as the water source for all 9 million people residing in New York City.
Andes Central School's Cultivating Connections celebration! After students presented the songs they'd written, attendees gathered in the school greenhouse for the Ecology Club's seed sale.
Story Laurie leads Roxbury Central School students on a creative song writing adventure through Cultivating Connections!
Harvest of Songs is made possible by a Publication Education Grant administered by the Catskill Watershed Corporation, with funds from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and a grant from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation. Farm Catskills administers funding in close collaboration with Story Laurie, and is providing promotional and outreach support.