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Thousand Islands Experience

Thousand Islands Experience

Caraline Scanlon, 10, Valley Stream

November 24, 2015

Photo: Nandaro My Thousand Islands experience was incredible. The Thousand Islands are 1,000 islands in bodies of water throughout New York and Canada. First my sisters, mom, and I took a road trip to Ontario, in August. We ate lunch at a little restaurant called, The Capitalist Pig. After stuffing ourselves with delicious ...

An Underground Garden?

An Underground Garden?

Lily Zufall, 9, New York City

November 23, 2015

Has it ever occurred to you that a garden could be underground? That is what the Lowline in Manhattan plans to accomplish. They will build a garden under pavement. The Lowline is going to be an underground park. If you have ever been to the High Line in New York City, it is sort of like that, only...

Head of the Charles

Head of the Charles

Bill Gannon, 12, Albany

November 16, 2015

You know those long skinny boats that you see on the Hudson occasionally? Well those are what were racing at the Head of the Charles. This kind of racing is called crew. There are boats that can fit one rower, called a single, boats that can fit two (a pair or a double), four (a four or a quad) or eight (called an eight). The boats are carried to the ...

The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute

Bill Gannon, Albany, 12

November 6, 2015

The Franklin Institute is a hands on Science Museum. It was broken up into different sections. It is located in Philadelphia, PA, about a 4 hour drive from Albany. There were lots of exhibits that were new to me. In the electricity section there was a Tesla coil. A Tesla coil consists of two parts: a...

Philadelphia Aquarium

Philadelphia Aquarium

Beth Gannon, 11, Albany

November 4, 2015

At the Philadelphia Aquarium there is a lot to see and do and it’s only about a 4 hour drive from Albany. There is a ton of cool stuff there; I especially liked a fish called the Arapaima that breathed air. When we were there it jumped up to get a breath and we got splashed when it fell back into t...

Movie Making at the Library

Movie Making at the Library

Beth Gannon, 11, Albany

October 15, 2015

There was a free five-hour film making class in the Albany Public Library on Saturday October 3 . The classes are for children 12 to 17, though they might take younger children: Be sure to ask. The one I attended was taught by Bhawin Suchak of Youth FX company who said, “I always loved telling st...

Patriot Flight

Patriot Flight

Bill Gannon, 12, Albany

October 15, 2015

Patriot Flight is an organization that flies Veterans from WWII, Korea and Vietnam to see the monuments of the wars in which they fought. Each Veteran is assigned a guardian to go with him or her, someone (for example a family member) and makes sure that the veteran gets to do/see/have whatever he or she ...

Lake Placid Horse Show!!

Lake Placid Horse Show!!

Evan Brenner, 12, Lake Placid

August 26, 2015

I visited the Lake Placid Horse Show on June 28, 2015. While I was there, I had the opportunity to speak with Marty Bauman who has worked with the Horse Show for 35 years. He said the Horse Show has been running since 1970. He also said that there are 2 types of jumpers, hunters and jumpers. Jumpers are ...

Wild Walk- A Trail Along the Treetops

Wild Walk- A Trail Along the Treetops

Jonas Petro, 11, Peru

August 10, 2015

What better way to get reconnected with nature than to visit Tupper Lake’s Wild Center? With lots of exhibits and live animals inside and wilderness trails outside, the Wild Center is a great place for outdoor fun! Since its official opening in 2006, the Wild Center in Northern New York has been ...

The Prettiest Ivy League School: Cornell University

The Prettiest Ivy League School: Cornell University

Rachel Miller, 12, Woodmere

July 6, 2015

Cornell University is said to be the prettiest Ivy League School in the United States, which is accurate in my opinion. Cornell’s campus is beautiful from every tree to every building. Each building has its own unique characteristics that show its fascinating history. One of my favorite fe...

D.A.R.E.

Amarie Walker, 10, Rochester

June 20, 2015

This year in school, I took a program called D.A.R.E. We learned that D.A.R.E. stands for drug, abuse, resistance, education. We also learned about how tobacco and alcohol  can harm you, effects of bullying, and the harms of smoking. We have a D.A.R.E. officer named deputy Dan. He came in once...

Follett Challenge: We Won!

Follett Challenge: We Won!

Ruby Volk, 9, Valley Stream

June 8, 2015

The Follett Challenge is a book competition that challenges children to go online to FollettChallenge.com to vote for your favorite school video. Our school video was “Team PARP!” This video had students who were interviewed, teachers who explained why to vote for the Team PARP! video, and more. ...

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