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Woodstock Day School Wins International EcoChallenge

May 31, 2019
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A private school in New York’s Hudson Valley has won an international challenge aimed at addressing climate change. The Woodstock Day School amassed the most points worldwide in the Drawdown EcoChallenge, coming out as both top school and top team.

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You can learn a lot by sitting down and talking to a teacher.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll highlight my conversation with David Penberg, a veteran educator who has worked as a teacher and school administrator around the world and has settled down as the new head of a school in New York’s Hudson Valley.

We’ll also hear about some Hudson Valley college students who spent some of their summer rebuilding homes in Puerto Rico, and spend an academic minute finding out that security for you might mean something very different for everyone else.

  18-year-old Diggy Lessard's Senior Project at Woodstock Day School is entitled Modern Vaudeville -- it will tell the story of James Hurst’s "The Scarlet Ibis" through music, dance, and comedy in a one-night only variety show at BSP Lounge in Kingston, New York on May 22nd. Diggy’s project was to schedule, promote, and produce the show which will benefit Woodstock Day School’s music programs. (Joe Donahue interviewed Diggy and his dad, Stefan Lessard from Dave Matthews Band earlier this week.)

One of the participating acts is comedian, Bobby Tisdale. Tisdale is an film and television actor and provides the voice for Zeke on Bob’s Burgers on Fox.

  18-year-old Diggy Lessard is a senior at Woodstock Day School and he had created just about the coolest senior project we’ve ever heard of: Modern Vaudeville will tell the story of James Hurst’s "The Scarlet Ibis" through music, dance, and comedy in a one-night only variety show at BSP Lounge in Kingston, New York on May 22nd.

The event will benefit Woodstock Day School’s music programs and Diggy joins us now along with his father, Stefan Lessard – who happens to be the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band.