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

Students make science exciting for children at Bishop Dunn

On March 19, young scholars at Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh were given the opportunity to engage in hands-on science experiments with students from Mount Saint Mary College. Led by Jodie Fahey, an associate professor of Chemistry at the Mount, the college students mentored the children in various projects that explored the pH levels of household liquids and encouraged them to form their own hypotheses.

Mount Saint Mary College has a long history of partnering with local schools to provide unique learning opportunities for students. Bishop Dunn Memorial School, founded in 1883 on the Mount campus, is dedicated to the overall development of children, focusing on academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Through these partnerships, Bishop Dunn provides its students with valuable experiences that foster a love for science and discovery.

Ashley Leonor from New Windsor, N.Y., a Mount Saint Mary College student, impressed Bishop Dunn Memorial School students with a density experiment during the event. The close relationship between the college and Bishop Dunn allows for collaboration and support between the two institutions. Mount Education students often engage in fieldwork at Bishop Dunn, gaining valuable experience under the guidance of experienced faculty members.

Principal Nancy Benfer, a Mount grad from the class of ’04, is just one example of the strong connection between the college and Bishop Dunn. Many graduates from Mount Saint Mary College go on to work at Bishop Dunn, contributing to the school’s success and mission of providing a well-rounded education to its students. Through initiatives like this science event

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