On June 14th and 15th, HML had it’s first official school field trips. The Sullivan County BOCES Junior High students and staff traveled to the Maker’s Lab to learn about ecosystems on the Rail Trail, and to design key fobs that were cut on the Full Spectrum Laser Cutter.
Students completed a scavenger hunt activity on the Rail Trail that focused on biodiversity. They used their keen observation skills to spot an osprey diving for fish, a baby painter turtle crossing the trail and many turtle nests that had been dug out by predators.
While half of the students were on the Rail Trail, the other half worked with HML Director Mark McNamara to design personalized key fobs cut on the laser cutter. Some students created their key fobs to be gifts for Father’s Day.
Both days, staff and students enjoyed delicious pizza from Frankie and Johnnies for lunch.
Project-based field trips can be arranged for any school group by calling (845) 707-8564, or by emailing HML staff at email@example.com. There is a fee per student for all field trips.