How we came to be
In 2007, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organization hired Dan Einbender (that's him with the guitar) to conduct environmental programs in New York's Mid-Hudson area. Dan visited our classroom and took us to the riverfront for programs involving fishing with nets and examining water under a microscope. He infused these programs with several river songs. We really loved to sing, and pretty soon we were writing songs, too.
Many of the songs we were singing were written by Pete Seeger, so it was only natural that Dan and Ms. Udell invite Pete to hear us. Soon Pete was a regular visitor to our classroom too, and before long Pete and Dan were inviting us to sing at local events. And that's how the Rivertown Kids were born.