Strawtown Studio’s Educational Trainings for Our Times

InHabit Art: A Nature-Discovery Arts Program

Making a Difference: Children and Community Water Advocacy

Created by Jenny McCormack

Nature, Art, Children: A window into Strawtown Studio’s Nature Art Education

Created by Jenny McCormack

Indian Point Powers Down: A Historic Day for the Hudson

April 20, 2021, Online event, panel discussion  1:26:49 min

 Laurie Seeman – Strawtown Studio 49:58 – 58:11 mins

Speaking on the questions of: What do you tell the children? How do you give kids optimism especially when talking about the harms of a place like Indian Point? How do you keep them positive and pointed in the right direction?”

 Panel includes:

U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones, New York’s 17th District
Carlos Garcia, Energy Planner, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Laurie Seeman, naturalist and environmental educator, Strawtown Studio
Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper President
Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Phillip Musegaas, Vice President of Programs and Litigation at Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Richard Webster, Legal Program Director, Riverkeeper

National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster, emcee for the evening’s event.

Nature, Arts & Science Pilot Program for Urban Youth
Strawtown with the Highlands Environmental Research Institute (HEnRI)

The Sparkill Creek is a favorite outdoor classroom site, but the creek needs help. Strawtown Director, Laurie Seeman, founded the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance (, with the mission to develop practices and partnerships to help restore the creek. This video features the group’s water quality sampling program, in partnership with the Hudson Riverkeeper.

Strawtown’s river art workshop featured at the “Hudson River Fish Count”.

Strawtown’s “Water Flowing By” workshop was created for municipal planners, elected officials, community leaders, and citizen advocates to raise awareness and inspire actions for protecting and restoring the life-supporting systems in our waterways.

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