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Enriching Lunchtime Lessons at Babylon Memorial Grade School

“Brown bag” enrichment program has been embraced by students.

Babylon Memorial Grade School students learned about cave diving from sixth-grade science teacher Andrew Sheltz during a recent “brown bag” enrichment program.
Babylon Memorial Grade School students learned about cave diving from sixth-grade science teacher Andrew Sheltz during a recent “brown bag” enrichment program.

Babylon Memorial Grade School’s “brown bag” enrichment program offers students the opportunity to explore and learn about a variety of subjects from local enthusiasts and professionals in the field. 

The program, which is held on select Fridays during school lunch times, has been widely embraced by the student body since its introduction. Past workshops have focused on topics such as stress management, bike safety, nutrition and health, Zumba instruction and shorthand. At the conclusion of each program, the students are presented with an honorary certificate of completion.

Under the tutelage of sixth-grade science teacher Andrew Sheltz, students recently explored the topic of cave diving. Mr. Sheltz, a cave diver since the age of 13, spoke with the group about what this activity entails, the types of safety equipment needed, the reasons for cave diving and the various places he has visited. To help them visualize the subject, he showed students a few clips from night dives in open water. Using the school’s Google Chromebooks, the students were able to research cave diving locations across the world.


Info/photo provided by Jennifer Kuefner, Syntax

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