The Corning Museum of Glass offers a number of opportunities for students in the community to become involved and inspired at the Museum. We invite educators to encourage student participation and work with us to further enhance these programs. Available programs are outlined below. For more information on how your class or individual students can participate, please contact the Education Department at 607.937.5371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens and college students train periodically January – June to learn the art, history and science of glass. Those who qualify may be employed during the summer to give youth tours and provide hands-on experiences in the galleries.
8th – 12th graders get behind-the-scenes training and design their own exhibition of contemporary glass at The Studio. This after-school program meets on Thursdays, March – June.
Tour Assistant Program
This program gives students entering grades 8-10 an opportunity to volunteer for one week, 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, during July or August. They will assist with youth tours and preparation of Make Your Own Glass Workshop materials while being mentored by a Senior Explainer.
Use scientific methods of investigation to discover the properties of glass. Participants will explore the behavior of glass as a material with expert scientists, glassmakers, and museum educators. This new after school program meets one afternoon per week, March through mid-June.
Community service and volunteering is an important part of a young person’s education. The Museum provides opportunities for teens to volunteer as their time allows without being in a specific program. Teen Volunteers work closely with Museum staff and visitors as they develop important skills. The education department welcomes volunteers to assist with popular programs such as Little %%Gather%% and Families Explore. Students who are interested should contact email@example.com.
Family Exploration Series
On specified Sundays during the school year, The Corning Museum of Glass presents a Families Explore event, focusing on a culture, place, or time in which some of the Museum's glass was made. We enthusiastically invite teachers to link classroom curriculum to Families Explore topics so classes may actively participate in this community event.
- Display class projects, such as essays and art
- Read stories in other languages
- Present a play
- Demonstrate cultural games and teach others