Fort Ticonderoga’s outreach programs to regional classrooms recently received grant funding to support programs during the 2014-15 school year. Grant support from the Lake Placid Education Foundation, the Walter Cerf Community Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, and the Essex Community Fund will enable over a dozen 4th grade classrooms in the Adirondacks and western Vermont to participate in the “Soldier’s Life” program presented by Fort Ticonderoga staff.
“During the program students discuss the early months of the American Revolution and the challenges of mobilizing an army to hold on to the key post of Fort Ticonderoga recently captured by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold,” said Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Education. “Students learn about the daily life of soldiers while participating in hands-on experiences with high-quality reproductions that Continental soldiers carried during the Revolution. Students obtain an understanding of the purpose and function of each item and the larger concepts related to service in America’s War for Independence.”
Grant funding is available on a first come, first served basis for 4th grade classrooms within the Adirondack Park and Vermont’s Addison County. Participating schools pay a modest $25 fee while the remainder of the program fee and all mileage costs are covered by the grants. Teachers interested in booking a program should contact Rich Strum at 518-585-6370 or by email at email@example.com. Programs are available November 2014-April 2015.
- Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga October 4th (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Harvest Festival and Fort Ticonderoga thrills visitors (zookitchen.com)
- Adirondack Educators Plan for Success at CFES Center (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)