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AMNH Visits P.S. 225

American  Museum of Natural History Moveable Museum Program “Discovering the Universe” visits P.S. 225.

 

Through a program established by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council, eighth grade students at P.S. 225 in District 21 were able to explore the Museum of Natural History’s Moveable Museum, a 37-foot long vehicle loaded with exhibits and hands on science activities, which visited the school on December 8th.  The Moveable Museums are state-of-the-art walk-in exhibition spaces that are housed in converted recreational vehicles.  The program’s goal is to bring unique leaning experiences from the American Museum of Natural History into the communities of the five boroughs.

 

Councilman Dominic M. Recchia, Jr. recommended P.S. 225 for participation in this unique program because of its diverse population, which includes students from over 35 countries and an ELL population that comprises 44% of the student population.  Moveable Museum Educators Rebecca Hampden and Jude Maragliano, along with P.S. 225 Science Teachers Anna Hernandez and Lori Izen, conducted classroom lessons and then led students through various exhibits and experiments on the Moveable Museum, including ‘The 3D Universe’, ‘Gravity’ and  ‘Telescopes’.  In addition, students were presented with complimentary passes to the American Museum of Natural History so that they could visit the museum with their families.

 

“This is so cool.  I can’t believe they brought the museum to us”, said eighth grader Rachel Basevich as she worked at the Gravity exhibit.  Another eighth grader, Anthony Vodopyanov, said that this was “the most fun” he’s had at school this year. 

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