February 02, 2016

Media Alert: D.R.I.V.E. Program Students Honored at Cumming Nature Center Event February 5

*Photo/video opportunity of: Students with intellectual disabilities sharing their service work; community members and students celebrating; nature backdrop

WHAT: Students from the D.R.I.V.E. (diversity, responsibility, inclusion, vision, and experiential learning) program out of Keuka College campus will be honored at a celebration at the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) Cumming Nature Center (CNC) for the volunteer work they have been doing at the CNC. At the party, students will give video presentations on valuable services they have been providing at the CNC. Services include maintenance, desk attendant, videography, and carpentry. The CNC is happy to offer service learning opportunities to students.

WHO: Students from D.R.I.V.E. Program; RMSC representatives; Penn Yan School District representatives; ARC of Yates representatives; Keuka College representatives

WHEN: Friday, February 5: 11am-1:30pm

WHERE: Rochester Museum & Science Center Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512

BACKGROUND: The D.R.I.V.E. program provides a unique service for students with intellectual disabilities aged 18 and older. The program is funded by the Penn Yan Central School District, administered and coordinated by Yates County ARC, and located on the Keuka College campus.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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