Hands-On Science Fun: Bishop Dunn Memorial School and Mount Saint Mary College Partner for Childhood Development and Learning

Students from Bishop Dunn school experience hands-on science experiments led by older students

Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh recently hosted an event where young scholars got to participate in hands-on science experiments led by Mount Saint Mary College students. The college students, under the guidance of Jodie Fahey, an associate professor of Chemistry at the Mount, mentored the children in small projects that explored various topics such as pH and encouraged them to form their own hypotheses.

Located on the Mount campus, Bishop Dunn Memorial School has been dedicated to holistic child development since its founding in 1883. The school focuses on academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth. One of the highlights of the event was a density experiment conducted by Mount Saint Mary College student Ashley Leonor from New Windsor, N.Y., which captured the attention of Bishop Dunn Memorial School students and showcased the fun and exciting side of science.

The Mount maintains a strong partnership with Bishop Dunn through its education program, with many Mount graduates going on to work at Bishop Dunn. For example, Principal Nancy Benfer is a Mount alumna from the class of 2004. Through this partnership, Mount Education students regularly participate in fieldwork at Bishop Dunn under experienced faculty guidance.

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