Aidan Brady teaching his special vritual class this week. Subjects included: Native American cultures, fossils, and Wyoming history. Students of Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey at one the recent virtual classes hosted by the Sweetwater County Historical Museum in Green River.
January 15, 2022
Nearly a hundred 4th-Grade students 2,000 miles away learned a great deal last week about geography, fossils, Native Americans, Wyoming, and Wyoming history, thanks to a special online program created by Aidan Brady, the Sweetwater County Historical Museum’s Public Engagement Coordinator.
Brady was first contacted in 2020 by the Yavneh Academy in Paramus, New Jersey, a community about the size of Rock Springs located some 15 miles from New York City. The Academy had heard of the museum’s educational outreach programs via the Internet and expressed interest in arranging special virtual education blocks. Brady created his first presentation for the Academy in 2021, and was asked to do another this year for four different classroom sessions.
The students were very curious - and surprised - about the differences between New Jersey and Wyoming, both historically and in the present, and had many questions.