2002-01-16 / Schools
Adventure Author Visits Haldane
Peter Lourie presented " The Hudson River: A Canoe Journey From The Mountains To The Sea" to Haldane students in grades 4-7 on December 13th. Mr. Lourie is a well known author of adventure books for children and adults. He recreated the canoe journey he made down the entire length of the Hudson River from its source at Lake Tear in the Clouds to Manhattan harbor. Mr. Lourie was the first person to ever meet this challenge. He brought his canoe, paddles and gear and presented slides from the trip. He talked about adventure writing and journal keeping. The presentation covered the geography, ecology, history, culture and literature of the river. Workshops followed the lecture.