Start at the lovely Dragonfly sculpture near the dock, walk toward the swing-set, veer right
down the stone steps and follow the path through the willow arch, around the labyrinth, hop
up on the center stone and proclaim your personal motto. Now, walk east down the paved
road towards the Dix Bridge and turn left on the path along the Hudson River. Take 60
paces, look to your right to find a woodpeckers delight and letterbox #1. (Approximately
0.25 miles - easy)
Created by the Children and Nature Network, "Let's G.O.! (Get Outside)" encourages
everyone to play, serve, and celebrate outdoors. Hudson Crossing Park applauds the
mission of this organization by naming the Canal Clean Sweep Day a "Let's G.O.!" event.
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game.
Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using
GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.
This map shows treasure sites mostly at Hudson Crossing Park.
Click the logo for informatioin about these treasures.
Parent and Teacher guide of things to do at the park.
A lesson plan by Madeleine DeManche,
Skidmore Class of 2010, is available to
teach students about wetlands. To learn
more tap either image left or right.
HCP Picture Bingo
"Get Outside" tool that we have produced is a "Picture Bingo"
game that you can print (two cards per page) and bring with you.
Tap the image left for a PDF file that includes 40 cards.
ART in the PARK There is the excitement of discovering art (in the Play Garden,
along the trails), there are many contributions of students in the
Park's growth (the first massive and then annual cleanups, bat
boxes, mosaic stepping stones, Scout-built widow tunnels,
Scout-built benches on the trail and at Eagle Point, etc).
We encourage you to take our Virtual Tour to learn about the many features of the park. The trails,
the art, the heritage of the Champlain Canal and Hudson River provide material for countless lessons.
Stay in the loop with our free
Eat Like a Bird - Learn as You Play
Volunteer, and BOD Member, Julie White, came up with a game that
lets children pick the bird they want to be by selecting a clothespin with
(poster board) bird beaks attached. Each clothespin has a number that
refers to a chart that shows what bird the beak belongs to.
With the beak in hand the child then goes to a floor diagram of an island
that has a variety of food types available. Looking down you see images of
a food item and a handle sticking up.
The child swoops down and grasps the handle, of a selected food, with the
clothespin and then looks at the bottom of the image to see if displayed is a
number that is equal to the one for the bird beak they are holding.
Tap the PBS Kids icon (Right) to learn how to make this game.
BOOK OF STUFF TO DO
Download and print this book
full of games and adventures
to take with you, and discover
Our outdoor classroom is off our Riverwalk Sensory Trail and is an open space
with a stone dust ground floor and a few canal stone like blocks. We plan to add
more places to sit as funds become available.
Along the Sensory trail are life sized sculptures of birds, a fact sheet (right) shows
the artwork, a description and a QR code that link to birds sound, it is available as
a PDF by tappngthe image of the page.
Use, Restore, Protect:
How Humans Interact with the Land
Michaela Kerxhalli, Julia Boyer and Colton MacKay
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.
To learn more tap either image left or right.
Over the years the park has enjoyed numerous opportunities to work with staff and
students from Skidmore. They support our events as volunteers and, as you see below,
provide us with educational contributions that help us to maintain a high standard of
offerings to our visitors.
We appreciate the ongoing support by Dr. A.J. Schneller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental
Studies, and encourage you to visit the Skidmore site.
Schuylerville Elementary School was named
2016 National Green Ribbon School TAP HERE TO LEARN MORE about the program
Hudson Crossing Park (HCP) and Schuylerville School District are partnering up to join a
national movement to earn Green Ribbon status for the school. With a start-up grant from The
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's Community / Land Preservation and
Planning Fund, HCP will assist the school in assembling teams of parents, teachers, students,
and staff who will provide leadership for various projects and issues.
NYS Conservationist for Kids
Conservationist for Kids has been published since 2007,
and is written to fourth grade curriculum standards.
Currently published in February, April, and October, each
issue is included as an insert in Conservationist magazine,
and is also mailed free of charge to every public fourth
grade class in New York State.