Save on School Visits to the Montshire
December 4, 2008
For Immediate Release
NORWICH, VERMONT--With support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation, school visits to the Montshire Museum of Science are only $1.00 per student from January 12 to February 6, 2009.
A visit to the Montshire offers teachers and schools an exciting opportunity to enrich their science curriculum and to provide students a unique hands-on learning experience. School and family budgets are stretched thin, so this special opportunity will help ensure that a Montshire experience is more accessible to schools and students.
Studies show that enjoyable, hands-on experiences in science centers promote creativity, communication and positive attitudes toward science. For many young people, these combine to enhance self-confidence, provide important skills, and increase motivation in school. In addition, a new study shows that developing children's interest in science before age 13 is an important strategy if we want a society with skilled and enthusiastic scientists who are ready to address the world's complex problems.
School visits to the Montshire are often combined with a workshop that is closely aligned with a teacher's science curriculum. Workshop topics are based on subjects covered in the Vermont and New Hampshire science standards, providing a way for teachers to tie their Montshire field trip experience to their school's science curriculum needs, especially when the trip is scheduled in the heart of the school year.
Through generous support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Montshire Museum this year will be able to serve more than 5,000 New Hampshire school children with meaningful learning experiences and memories that they will treasure.
"Preparing our youth to succeed both in school and in their careers is one of the most valuable investments we can make as a community," said John Weeks, New Hampshire Market President, Bank of America. "Bank of America is pleased to help provide this unique opportunity to so many young students in New Hampshire."
This special rate is for school groups of 10 or more and advanced registration is required. Interested schools and teachers should register early, as space is limited. Call 802-649-2200 or visit http://www.montshire.org/programs for more information.
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors will enjoy more than 100 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).