In mid-July, they made the short trek to the Institute of American Indian Studies located in Washington. During the visit, the students enjoyed a variety of informative and engaging exhibits which covered broad range of topics with indoor displays and outdoor experiences of local Indian tribes.
Students of Glen Ridge also took a journey through time at Timexpo, the Timex Museum in Waterbury. At the museum, students enjoyed the story of Timex and its heritage dating back to 1854 through, exhibits, a collection of magnificent time pieces, and displays of time-related innovations. The Time Tunnel exhibit took the student through ancient mysteries, cultural origins and hand-on activities as they related to time.
In addition to the Institute of American Indian Studies and Timexpo, the student of Glen Ridge weeks are planning to visit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven and the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.
After they gather information along their cultural adventure through Connecticut, the student of Glen Ridge are planning to deliver a collaborative presentation to a select audience on the Glenholme campus. The presentation will certainly be a “must see” for familes, students and staff of the school.
GlenRidge, an affiliate of The Glenholme School, provides a supportive college and post secondary transition program for young men and women with Asperger’s and various learning differences who seek advanced education or career development. Individuals have the opportunity to learn, practice and master skills essential for success in college, work environments and social settings. The program encourages and coaches autonomy in a safe, challenging and supportive setting. Glen Ridge is located near a variety of community colleges, universities and businesses in beautiful Western Connecticut. For more information about Glen Ridge, visit www.glenridgeprogram.org