With Scenic Hudson staff Rita Shaheen (Parks Director) & Susan Herath (Education Coordinator)

Artist in residence with Scenic Hudson and 6th grade students at Haldane Elementary School for a year-long inquiry into the history and ecology of the West Point Foundry Preserve, site of an important 1830 iron-smelting foundry. Project aimed to encourage interest and appreciation of this significant community asset.


“I liked learning to blacksmith!”
Haldane 6th Grade Student

“I never knew so much happened here!”
Haldane 6th Grade Student

“The students learned to see what was around them.”
Teacher, Haldane Elementary School


“This project links the excellence of Haldane Elementary School with the historic village of Cold Spring."