Third Graders to Visit MCLA on Wednesday, Dec. 4


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Once again, third graders will visit Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) to learn about what it's like to attend college as students from Clarksburg, Sullivan, Brayton and Greylock elementary schools spend the morning learning what the campus - and higher education - has to offer them on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This annual event, held by The Berkshire Compact for Education and MCLA, is part of the Berkshire Higher Education Passport - a plan to help improve access to a college education.

The initiative, part of an effort to raise awareness of college in Berkshire County residents at an early age, provides the opportunity for young students the County to visit a local college campus - first, in the third grade, and then again when they are sixth graders.

During 20-minute sessions held throughout the MCLA campus from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the students will tour a residence hall, learn how to use the equipment in the television studio, see some chemistry experiments and physics demonstrations in the new Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, view a planetarium demonstration, visit the theater department and learn more about MCLA's athletic training program, foreign language and culture, and more.

All students also will attend a lunch reception at the Church Street Center Social Hall for some fun activities with a special guest, before they back to their respective schools.

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