Middle School students from Martin Luther King Academy, Yonkers, study the properties of the planets and how to classify them on a ConEdison STEM Day Out, December 7, 2016


Con Edison and the Hudson River Museum partner to advance the
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum (STEM) for Yonkers students

Con Edison STEM Day Out is a new program at the Hudson River Museum for middle-school students, made possible by a $25,000 grant from Con Edison.

The Hudson River Museum is the ONLY Westchester location awarded a Con Edison grant, which has enabled students from two Title 1 Public schools in Yonkers —Palisade Prep and Cross Hill Academy — join science-themed activities at the Museum on Wednesdays.

“Students see and touch exhibits that they don’t have in their classrooms.” said Hilary Ayala, Con Edison director of strategic partnerships. “This is a chance for us to support teachers and students in our local schools.”

Seventh graders from Palisade Prep began STEM study at the Museum on October 7, and continue on November 4, and December 2. Middle School students from Cross Hill Academy are at the Museum on February 3, March 2, and April 6.

Students on STEM Day Out “map” the Hudson River in Hudson Riverama, the Museum’s environmental teaching gallery’ “map” the Earth, Moon, and solar system with the support of the Museum’s all-digital planetarium; and, sketch river specimens they observed after field work at the river itself.

“Through our Museum/School partnerships, the Education staff creates multi-visit informal learning experiences both off-site and at the Museum to connect curriculum goals with our resources,” said Jennifer Patton, Director of Education. “But the STEM grant from Con Edison makes it possible for more schools to join the exciting learning environment at the Museum that they see in our environmental teaching gallery and the planetarium.

The Hudson River Museum gratefully acknowledges the continued support of Con Edison.

This program is made possible through Con Edison's STEM Day Out     

A Hudson River Museum educator examines a river specimen with a student from Palisade Prep. Specimens are studied and sketched in the “water” segment of the 3-day STEM Day Out program sponsored by Con Edison and which a school can join.

Con Edison provides more than $10 million in financial and in-kind contributions to students and nonprofits in New York City and Westchester that enhance STEM education. Funding includes support for scholarships to students majoring in STEM fields, as well as program support for summer internships and year-round programs benefitting underprivileged and minority students.

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