Local non-profits team up for summer enrichment program

The Bruce Museum has teamed up with two other Greenwich nonprofits to launch a local summer enrichment program, and in doing so has achieved what some may have thought impossible: They’ve made summer even more fun.

The Bruce Museum is collaborating with Greenwich Audubon and the Garden Education Center of Greenwich for an exciting summer enrichment program for all students attending summer school at Cos Cob and Hamilton Avenue Schools. The program is designed to explore the themes of the schools’ curriculums via hands-on experiments and exploration.

The Bruce is working with all of the rising 2nd, 4th, and 5th graders attending the program. Second graders are looking closely at pieces of art work in order to understand how artists express emotions and tell stories, and then creating their own emotive pieces. Fourth and fifth graders are concentrating on local ecology by conducting nature studies and creating nature-inspired art.

“This is the inaugural year of this collaboration,” says Corinne Flax, Manager of School and Community Partnerships at the Bruce Museum, “and so far it’s a hit with the kids. They are getting excited about art and nature, and about learning, which is important. We hope it’s something they’ll take with them into the classroom in the fall.”

The special summer enrichment program is supported by a grant received by the Greenwich Public Schools from the Greenwich Alliance for Education, intended to give students more opportunities to learn outdoors and add to and complement the curriculum.

About the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum is a museum of art and science and is located at One Museum Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students up to 22 years, $6 for seniors and free for members and children less than five years. Individual admission is free on Tuesday. Free on-site parking is available and the Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For additional information, call the Bruce Museum at 203-869-0376 or visit the website at brucemuseum.org.

Joy Serdena, one of many rising 5th graders participating in the Summer Enrichment Program at Hamilton Avenue School this summer.

Joy Serdena, one of many rising 5th graders participating in the Summer Enrichment Program at Hamilton Avenue School this summer.

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