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MELMAC Boston University Trip!

posted Oct 27, 2016, 11:33 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 12:53 PM ]

Forty-nine students accompanied Heather Blanchet, Suzanne Goulet, Michelle Fowler, Justin Giroux, Rose Smith (taking a day out of her retirement), and Jon Ramgren on a MELMAC Education Foundation trip to Boston.  The trip was open to Juniors and was focused primarily around a tour of Boston University. Following the BU tour, given by the BU admissions department, and the group was able to further their day-at-college with lunch in a cafeteria at BU.  

During the afternoon, the group spent the afternoon looking at exhibits and demonstrations at the Museum of Science. This included the film National Parks Adventure in the IMAX OMNI theater and a performance in the Theater of Electricity.  while in the museum.  To top off this excellent opportunity, everyone enjoyed supper in at the Faneuil Hall Market Place.

The purpose of the trip is to increase students college aspirations by getting students on a college campus for a tour and by giving them an opportunity to experience a world-class science museum and city.

We have been doing MELMAC trips for the past 3 years.  Each trip has been unique. Past trips have gone to the Kennedy Library and UMass Boston, Northeastern and the Museum of Fine Arts, The Wentworth Institute of Technology and the Boston1Museum of Fine Arts, Boston University and the Museum of Science.  We have taken sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Trips have been in the fall, winter and spring.

Before we received MELMAC grant money to provide this opportunity for everyone attending, we took trips to the Science Museum every 2 to 3 years.  Free and reduced lunch students would get to go for free and everyone else had the pay their own cost. The free and reduced lunch students would be paid for out of grant money from the central office and from the principal’s account.