RANGELEY – The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust is happy to announce it has received a grant from Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust of $300 to help cover fuel costs to heat The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center where programs take place that serve our youngest participants from Day Care Centers in the area free of charge.
This year two Rangeley Day Care Centers, a Head Start group from Philips, and K-2 classes from Stratton and Rangeley Public Schools participated, as well as an out-reach program to Western Maine Center for Children in Carrabassett Valley. Each of the groups spent a day or half day creating its own unique experience using the museum’s resources. They had access to the interactive exhibits from our Discovery Room that are designed to identify animals, and learn about their habitats and life cycles, as well as books and materials dealing with water, earth and sky. They also used an indoor “Jump and Slide,” “Ball Tent” and “fishing pond.” Outdoors, they had a good time using snowshoes, cross-country skis, and sliding on the hill. We plan to continue this program each February/March.
These activities are part of the Natural Science Program at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, which offers a variety of programs in environmental studies, at no charge, for people of all ages.
Our thanks again to the Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust for its valued assistance.