Elementary School Students to “Take Flight” and Explore New Ideas at the Carey Institute’s Minds On Young Writers Workshops

Students will use artwork at the Carey Conference Center as their muse for “taking flight” in fantasy fiction

RENSSELAERVILLE, NY – On Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, more than 175 elementary school students and their teachers from Abram Lansing Elementary School in Cohoes, and the Greenville, Middleburgh, and North Colonie school districts will be visiting the Carey Conference Center for its Minds On Young Writers Workshops. Under the keen eyes of published writers students will engage in writing fantasy fiction.

The conference center’s sculpture exhibit of the “Lost Bird Project” by Artist Todd McGrain will serve as inspiration for the young creative minds. Five bronze sculptures of birds driven to extinction currently grace the lawns of the Carey Center for Global Good. Standing over six feet tall and weighing up to 700 pounds.

“Students will have the opportunity to use the inspirational presence of the bird statues during the writing workshop,” said Joe Maloney, Executive Director of the Carey Conference Center. “Some of the birds depicted in the sculptures were once native to Rensselaerville.”

WHO:             Carey Conference Center

WHAT:          Minds On Young Writers Workshop

WHEN:         Wednesday, May 15 – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Thursday, May 16 – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE:       Carey Conference Center, 63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147