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Mt Blue students designing sand table exhibit for WMPM

Left to right is ed tech Caitlin Hanlon, students Tyson Hill, Katie Holmes, Noah Bell, Colin Hutchins, Bradie Reynolds, Connor Damon, Sebastian Fournier and teacher Jake Bogar.

WILTON - High school students from the Mt. Blue Campus were at the Western Maine Play Museum last week, planning their installation of an exhibit that will mimic geological formations.

Foster Technology Center teacher Jake Bogar and several students were at the museum last Friday to plan their exhibit. The WMPM is planning to open next summer, marking a major milestone in a six-year process that has seen the former Main Street residence transformed into a museum. The main house will contain a number of rooms, ranging from an Invention Room with rotating exhibits like a straw rocket launcher and race tracks to a Dark Room with a light table to a Quiet Room with books. While some exhibits are still in the planning stage, a number have been designed, assembled and are merely waiting opening day.

Bogar's students intend to install an interactive sand table. When the sand is used to form geological formations, it will change colors to indicate different land masses. The exhibit will be installed in the Nature Room, according to museum board President Lori Lewis.

"The museum board is very grateful for their generosity and enthusiasm," Lewis said.

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  1. Way to go!

  2. What a fantastic project! Great job Jake Bogar and students!

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