After a pandemic hiatus, we were so pleased to bring back our Beat the Boredom program for elementary-aged kids during February break in collaboration with our friends at The Alice T. Miner Museum. The program offers activities at Miner Institute one day and at the Alice T. Miner Museum on another day during the week.
On Thursday, Feb. 24, we hosted a group of enthusiastic kids for some 30-minute mozzarella making; building birdfeeders with the help of Point Au Roche State Park Naturalist Kristin Collins; and an educational tour around the Joseph C. Burke Education and Research Center.
A snow storm dropped nearly 12 inches of snow on Chazy on Friday, Feb. 25, forcing us to cancel the afternoon event at The Alice, but plans are underway for a program during April break!
We are so grateful that we were able to bring back this great program and for our team that pulled it together – Librarian Amy Bedard; Director of Lab Studies and “Mozzarella Man” Steve Kramer; R&D Project Leader with Lallemand Animal Nutrition Ricky Scuderi; Research Technician Mark Haney; and Research Technician Maggie Carter and her 15-year-old granddaughter Rylee.
We look forward to more programs like Beat the Boredom which allow us to interact with the community in meaningful ways and to better inform the public about what we do.