Hands-on Science Experiments: Mount Saint Mary College Students Mentor Bishop Dunn Memorial School Children in Newburgh, NY

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

Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh recently hosted an event that allowed young scholars to engage 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 the pH of various household liquids and encouraged them to form their own hypotheses.

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. The experiment captivated the Bishop Dunn Memorial School students and demonstrated the fun and exciting side of science.

Bishop Dunn Memorial School, located on the Mount campus, has a long-standing commitment to the holistic development of children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Founded in 1883, the school focuses on academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth. The Mount maintains a strong partnership with Bishop Dunn, with Mount Education students regularly participating in fieldwork at the school under the guidance of experienced Bishop Dunn faculty. Many Mount graduates go on to work at Bishop Dunn, further strengthening the bond between the two educational institutions. For example, Principal Nancy Benfer is a Mount alumna from the class of 2004.

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