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Wilhelm Reich trust accepts donation from firefighter association

RANGELEY - The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust is happy to announce it has received a donation of $100 from The Rangeley Fire Fighters Association to be used for the museum’s Children’s programs. The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s children's programs 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 as well as outreach programs already in place.

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 Rangeley Fire Fighters Association for its valued assistance.

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