Past Garrison Event: VOL 6

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June 05, 2014
@ The Garrison

Kelley Amadei "You and Your Bad Habits: Why it's not all Your Fault"

Timothy Delaney "Craig House - Beacon"

Juliana Post "Tea Plantation Workers in Darjeeling"

Japheth Wood "Creating a Math Enrichment Culture in the Hudson Valley"

Michelle Vaughan "The Family of Spanish King Philip IV"

Jeff McHugh "Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration"

Susan Allport "Omega-3s and the Western Diet"


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Creating a Math Enrichment Culture in the Hudson Valley

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Japheth Wood speaks about the importance of math education for children of all ages. He wants to change the image of math as difficult and scary. He shows how games and projects can make math an enjoyable and useful topic. 

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The Tea Darlings of Darjeeling

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Juliana "Topsy" Post goes through the long and hard day in the life of a Darjeeling tea leaf plucker. Most of these plantation workers are women who receive approximately $1.50 for a day's work. Yet, as Juliana noticed, the women chatter happily with each other throughout the day. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 25, 2014.

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Craig House in Beacon

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Timothy Delaney shares some of the rich history of the Craig House in Beacon, and how the sanitarium was home to quite a few famous people, including F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda. 

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Mt. Beacon Incline Railway Restoration

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Jeff McHugh shares a brief history of the construction of the railway incline, one of the first electrical incline railways and to utilize hydroelectric dams in America. However, due to the Great Depression and fire damage, the railway shut down. Recently, the four destinations of Beacon were able to be reconnected in a sustainable way- with low emission buses, paving the way for a local economy to emerge once more. Jeff shares a plan for a LEED certified summit station on top of Mt. Beacon to allow access for enjoying the beauty of the numerous trails Beacon has to offer. 

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Reproducing Spanish Royalty

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Artist Michelle Vaughan discusses copies, genetics, history, and portait paintings. She goes into depth on the portraits Diego Velazquez was commissioned to create of the family of Spanish King Philip IV -- a family notorious for in-breeding. Michelle has created digital works of art that tell stories about the nature of replication, family genetics, and painterly techniques.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 12, 2014. 

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Omega 3 and the Western Diet

@ VOL 6 ON JUN 05, 2014

Susan Allport speaks here about the importance of fast-acting fat Omega-3 in the human diet. She discusses the reasons why fish are rich in Omega-3 and how these unique fats benefit our brain tissue, eyes, and overall health.

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