Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Athens Third Grade Class Visits SRAC

(WAVERLY. NY) The Athens third grade class spent a day with us at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) recently. Approximately 100 students spent their field trip learning about fossils and our Native American past by SRAC volunteers Sig Wilkinson and Ted Keir, both retired Athens teachers.

It was an afternoon filled with fun and I want to thank Ted and Sig and also Mary Keene who worked in the gift shop the whole time as well. It went off without a hitch and we all enjoyed it as much as the kids I bet!

Athens third grade teacher Claudia Chacona commented, "There is so much to see many of the artifacts were found in PA and better yet in and around the Susquehanna River. While visiting the museum our students learned so much history and science, our students were mesmerized. The museum is fascinating and is packed full of interesting artifacts. The Lynch Bustin Third Grade were broken into three groups, The Bears, the Eagles, and the Wolves. Each group wore a different colored tee shirts which were graciously donated by the Athens Rotary Club. The three groups were in competition to “Stump the Chump” meaning they had to come up with questions during their time with the volunteer instructors. Our students were learning and did not recognize this field trip was also a learning experience. If you ever get a chance, please stop in at the museum and check it out, you won’t be disappointed!"

SRAC is located at 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and gives school field trips at no cost to our local schools.

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