about this blog

This is the blog for the Vassar College Environmental Studies course Field Experiences in the Hudson Valley (ENST 291), taught by Leonard Nevarez. The title of the blog refers to the fall course theme: a focus on the new economic roles in the Hudson Valley for agri,-tourism, culture, landscape, lifestyle, and a local sense of place. For more information, see the course description.

On this blog you’ll find posts by students, the instructor, and course facilitators about class fieldtrips and solo expeditions to various places in New York’s Hudson Valley region. For more of our observations and impressions of the Hudson Valley’s amenity economy, search Instagram, Twitter and other hashtag-able social media for #es291.