River of Words Poetry Trail

The River of Words Poetry Trail is a series of unique, temporary installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students winding through some of the Hudson Highlands' most inspiring natural settings.

Poems or essays written during ROW workshops are eligible. Selected poems are committed by calligraphy onto fabric which will be hung along trails at Constitution Marsh, Garrison, NY, or Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY.

Eight poems were chosen for Constitution Marsh which was held in June 2017 and eight poems were selected for the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum which was held in September 2017. Our mission area school districts are Haldane, Garrison, Cornwall, Putnam Valley, Ft. Montgomery and Highland Falls.

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Winning Poems, Summer 2017

River of Words Poetry Trail at Constitution Marsh in Garrison, NY:

I Am Grateful, Brock, 3rd grade, Willow Ave. Elementary

Bear, Jake, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

Frog, Asa, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

Owlet, Patrick, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

The Happy Forest, Maddy, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

River, Mia, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

Home Sweet Home, Thomas, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

The Great Forest, Jona, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

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Winning Poems, Fall 2017

River of Words Poetry Trail at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY:

I Am Thankful, Ava, 3rd Grade, Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary

Rippled Change, Allie, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

Butterfly, Violetta, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

The Fox's Season, Saminah, 4th grade, Haldane Elementary

River, Evan, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

Precious River, Jack, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

The Forest, Manny, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

The Peace of the Forest, 4th grade, Putnam Valley Elementary

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