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ASHOKAN HELLO (episode 001) Aquatic Ecology

Join us for a live-hosted “Hello” from Ashokan featuring a lesson in Aquatic Ecology with Rachel Roozen & Ally Britton and a water song from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

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We hope you are enjoying these live streams! Your donations and feedback are incredibly valuable as we develop online nature, history, and music content for kids, adults, and families who are not able to visit in person. Thank you for being a part of the Ashokan Center community!

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Rachel Roozen
We're here and reading your comments!
Rachel Roozen
@daniel- you might be right! good guess!
gino
its glictched
Anjuli
This is so cool
Anjuli
Its my first time
gino
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ruthyuke
Interesting statue gino
ruthyuke
Thanks for your patience everyone. If anything is weird, please refresh your page and click play again. smile
Rachel Roozen
Thanks Ruthy!
Annmarie
This is great! I shared the link with my kindergarten class and Ally is doing an awesome job and covering a few of our standards.
Annmarie
Tadpole, great find!
Rachel Roozen
Thats great annmarie!
Rachel Roozen
Thank you for sharing with your class!
Rachel Roozen
Hi Jay!
Rachel Roozen
Thanks for joining!
Annmarie
It’s interesting to see how different your ecosystem is compared to here (the Georgia coast).
ruthyuke
do you ever find planaria at Ashokan?
Rachel Roozen
Hi Charlene! Thanks for joining!
Rachel Roozen
Sometimes we do but we need a microscope to see them!
Annmarie
The wind makes it a little difficult to hear Ally, is it possible to have a microphone or something for the next video?
ruthyuke
w***y just said, "BABA PLAYS BANJO??"
Ovi
awe! love when Jay plays banjo!
Charlene Holdridge
Nice job guys!
Rachel Roozen
This song is great!
Abby
That was good
Lars
fun. thank you from Bridges
Abby
laugh
Ally Britton
THANKS FOR TUNING IN EVERYONE <3 SEE YOU SOON
Eve
Wow! its so cool! in-love
Alma
thank's Ashokan for making the vidieo smile

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The forest is a magical place filled with hidden organisms who work hard to breakdown and recycle fallen organisms. Join Rachel Roozen, Ally Britton, and special guest Luke Sarrantonio on a search for invertebrates and fungi under logs and rocks and learn how decomposers are one of the most important elements of a forest ecosystem. Stick around for a wonderful song about worms from Story Laurie!

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04/15/2020

Ashokan Hello (episode 1)

Join us for a live-hosted “Hello” from Ashokan featuring a lesson in Aquatic Ecology with Rachel Roozen & Ally Britton and a water song from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

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