SWEETWATER COUNTY — Nearly 100 fourth grade students 2,000 miles away learned a great deal last week about geography, fossils, Native Americans, Wyoming and Wyoming history, thanks to a special online program created by Aidan Brady, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s public engagement coordinator.
Brady was first contacted in 2020 by the Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey, a community about the size of Rock Springs located some 15 miles from New York City. The Academy had heard of the museum’s educational outreach programs via the Internet and expressed interest in arranging special virtual education blocks. Brady created his first presentation for the Academy in 2021, and was asked to do another this year for four different classroom sessions.
The students were very curious – and surprised – about the differences between New Jersey and Wyoming, both historically and in the present, and had many questions.
Educators, parents and parent-teacher groups who are interested in learning more about museum programs for students, grades K – 12 are encouraged to contact Brady at (307) 872-6435 or via email at email@example.com.