Mount Saint Mary College Brings Hands-On Science Experiments to Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh”.

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

At Bishop Dunn Memorial School in Newburgh, young scholars had the chance to participate 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.

Bishop Dunn Memorial School, located on the Mount campus, has a long-standing commitment to holistic development for children from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Founded in 1883, the school focuses on academic, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth.

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 Bishop Dunn Memorial School students and demonstrated how fun and exciting science can be.

The Mount maintains a strong partnership with Bishop Dunn through its fieldwork program involving Mount Education students working closely with experienced Bishop Dunn faculty. Many graduates go on to work at Bishop Dunn after completing their studies at the Mount, further strengthening this bond between two educational institutions committed to fostering success for their students. For example, Principal Nancy Benfer is a Mount alumna from the class of 2004 who continues to lead her school with dedication and excellence.

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