Shirley, NY - May 26, 2016 - John S. Hobart Elementary School students recently participated in the 11th annual Museum & Career Day, an event held for students to get a glimpse within their school of the offerings of Long Island’s museums, cultural and educational institutions.
Spearheaded by John S. Hobart Elementary School librarian Jeanne Kiesling Demmers, the event featured a wide variety of exhibitors including the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Holtsville Ecology Center, the Dolan DNA Learning Center, Fire Island Park Rangers and Wildlife Preserve, the Long Island Maritime Museum, quilting by Arlene Gross, the William Floyd Estate, a presentation on Native American culture and dance, pizza making by Daniel Els, local EMTs, police officers, local businesses, Dustin Demmers, a Floral Park High School teacher, speaking about a trip to Nicaragua to help build a school and a visit from Congressman Lee Zeldin.
“The students look forward to this event every year and have a great time learning about local museums and organizations,” said Ms. Kiesling Demmers. “They thoroughly enjoyed experiencing various careers as well as the dancing, watching their teacher take a polygraph test with a NYC detective, gardening, and learning what it's like to be a congressman!”
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