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Bruce Museum Teams With Nonprofits For Summer Enrichment Program

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. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum has teamed up with two other Greenwich non-profits to launch a local summer enrichment program.

Collaborating with Greenwich Audubon and the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, The Bruce Museum has launched 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 second, fourth and fifth graders attending the program.

Second-graders are looking closely at pieces of art work in order to understand how artists express emotions, 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.

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