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Student Alternative Energy Exhibits On Display at Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center

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Steve Ramsey
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steve.ramsey@nypa.gov 

June 13, 2007                                                                     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—Exhibits highlighting alternative energy will be on display through July 1 in the observatory room at the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.

Students from the Stamford Central School fifth-grade class completed projects that depict various alternative energy sources including wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass.  

“The lessons learned from each of these projects are indeed important in creating an awareness of the alternative energy sources available for future generations,” said Kira Nissen, science teacher at Stamford Central. “The students who developed these projects are our future, and they will be the ones who help shape our energy future.”  

The Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, housed in a refurbished 19th-century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits for children and adults on production and uses of electricity, energy efficiency, alternative energy options and operation of the power project. The center, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30.

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