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DRIVE Participates in Field Period

  • 22 January 2018
  • Author: Tony Love
  • Number of views: 1444
DRIVE Participates in Field Period

Students enrolled in the DRIVE program, a highly individualized education curriculum for individuals with developmental disabilities, spent their winter field period at Cumming Nature Center located outside of Naples, NY.  The students were involved with projects ranging from tapping trees for maple syrup, providing guided tours of the grounds and assisting with various construction projects (bench pictured).  Additionally, the students assisted the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with bird counting and tracking and logging daily weather trends. It wasn’t all work and no play as students were provided with the opportunity to snowshoe and cross country ski, a first for many.

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