Break Programs Set For Blenheim-Gilboa Center
February 8, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH BLENHEIM – A series of programs for children
and parents is planned at the admission-free visitors center at the
New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power
Project from Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22.
The free programs, all beginning at 10:30 a.m.
during the February school break week, are:
Tuesday, Feb. 20 – Dean Davis of the Living World
Ecology Center explains why “Animals Nobody Loves” are actually very
Wednesday, Feb. 21 – Pint-sized puppet master
Zachary Pearson uses his collection of marionettes for a show with
an energy-saving twist.
Thursday, Feb. 22 – Wood-carving instructor Dolores
Kramkowski shows how to create sculptures out of bars of soap.
The Blenheim-Gilboa visitors center will be open
each day as usual from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center features a wide
range of hands-on exhibits on such subjects as Basics of
Electricity, Uses of Electricity and the operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa
The visitors center is located on Route 30, 17
miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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