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THE HUNDRED ACRE SCHOOL ANNOUNCES SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAM FEBRUARY 17-20, 2015

February 03 2015

Contact: Andrea Early, Director of Marketing & Communications

(508) 888-3300, x115

aearly@heritagemuseums.org

THE HUNDRED ACRE SCHOOL ANNOUNCES SCHOOL VACATION PROGRAM FEBRUARY 17-20, 2015

Week-long program is available to children ages 4-7 years

February 2, 2015 (Sandwich, MA) – The Hundred Acre School, an innovative new pre-school focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education, will offer a February School Vacation Program, open to children ages 4-7 years. This STEM-focused week, set in the school’s bright , modern classrooms and arts laboratory, will allow children to question like scientists, use technology as a tool, be creative engineers, and think like mathematicians.

The program will run February 17 - 20. Families can select either a half day program from 9am-1pm or full day from 8:30am- 3:30pm, with an extended day available from 8am-8:30am and/or 3:30pm- 5:30pm. “During this session, we will engage in daily STEM exploration adventures throughout Heritage Museums & Gardens,” says Preschool Director Melissa Russell. “We will use a variety of locations and hands-on materials to explore, discover and play. We will conduct experiments and collect and share data about our predictions and what we discover.”

Register now by calling Melissa Russell at 508-888-3300 x158 or visit www.100acreschool.org for pricing and scheduling information.

About Heritage Museum & Gardens:         

Heritage Museums & Gardens is comprised of three galleries and 100 acres of gardens located in historic Sandwich, Massachusetts. It includes galleries for American Folk Art and a vintage carousel, automobiles and traveling exhibitions.

The automobile gallery includes an impressive collection of American automobiles housed within a replica of the Shaker Round Barn. The gardens feature a collection of thousands of rhododendrons, including the renowned Dexter variety, whose typical bloom time is from mid-May to mid-June. Other horticultural areas of interest include: holly, daylily, herb, hosta, and heather gardens, as well as more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers.

The grounds also include the Old East Mill, a windmill built in Orleans, Massachusetts in 1800, a labyrinth designed by Marty Cain, one of the best-known labyrinth designers in North America, Hidden Hollow™, the Hart Family Maze Garden and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden.

For more information, please visit heritagemuseumsandgardens.org, or call (508) 888-3300.