Minds On program comes to Silver Bay

SILVER BAY - Would-be scientists, engineers and artists had a chance to learn more about their careers through a "Day of Discovery" at the Silver Bay Association recently.

Students from Ticonderoga, Bolton, Crown Point, Lake George, Moriah, Glens Falls and South Glens Falls took part in the Minds On "Day of Discovery" March 23. The program was repeated in Queensbury March 31.

The Minds On Program of the Rensselaerville Institute has served the schools of the North Country since 2001.

Students and teachers from area schools were able to experience a full day of challenges and discovery guided by mentors.

Cornell-trained Alison and Richard Miller moved students through adventures in DNA, while international educators and entertainers Kim and Reggie Harris guided escaping slaves on the Freedom Trail through the North Country.

International Intel Mentor Lynda Blankenship engaged students in math problem solving and mysteries of Breadboard Electronics.

Award-winning poet Diane Gallo offered Sudden Theatre and Penny Perkins, in her initial appearance in the North Country, mentored young writers through t "F-F-Frightening Fiction."

Ted Caldwell of Minerva played a key role in bringing Minds On to the North Country.

Superintendent John McDonald of Ticonderoga was instrumental in bringing this enrichment program to Silver Bay in 2002.

Chris Reed, Glens Falls Middle School principal, brought the program to Glens Falls in 2004.

Minds On is a program of high-energy, all-day workshops for elementary, middle and high school students. Each session allows motivated students to try out their learning, expand their horizons and experience career options with extraordinary mentors.

Minds On, a program of The Rensselaerville Institute, has offered this unique opportunity to thousands of students and their teachers-in Capital District since 1982. Satellite locations in New York include Oneonta as well as Glens Falls and Silver Bay.

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