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Educational Testimonials

We’re proud of what we do here at the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and the difference we can make in the community. Nothing warms us more than a heartfelt note from a teacher or student conveying what an amazing time they had while visiting the Elk Country Visitor Center or participating in our Distance Learning Program! Read some of our favorites below.

Hi Ben,

Thank you for the educational program. The residents really enjoyed it and the other group of residents are looking forward to the program this afternoon. I think you have a wonderful program and as an Activity Director in a personal care home we are always looking for more and different programs. Please keep us in mind in the future for any other type of skyping programs.

Have a great rest of the day! Jaime White

Lund Oertel Personal Care Centers

Dear Ben,

I will say you did a fantastic job! The kids behaved so well because you kept them engaged! We enjoy doing this every year, but I think this was the best so far! Thanks for taking the time to spend with us! Wendy Hamilton

Northern Potter Children’s School

This was SO GREAT Ben!!! Thank you so much for sending the supplies out and doing the lesson. We decided to wait to get the stuff out until after your lesson and it was so cute – the kids were so surprised to see our own version of everything you talked about! What a great resource you guys are! Do you haveyour calendar for next year? Could we have you on this same Wednesday next year?

WE LOVED TODAY!!!!! After the touch and see part after your lesson, we crafted elk and this afternoon we are going to make antlers for each of the kids to wear.

Thanks again! Jen Heyer

Kindergarten Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary, Minnesota

Question: How does one captivate an audience of 80 – eight and nine year olds (and several teachers and staff members) for 45+ minutes?

Answer: They provide an engaging, interactive, informative lesson on a topic of high interest. That was all-you Ben (and Ms. Victoria). YEAH!!!! The traveling trunk of artifacts was a big hit too. Great job!!! Thank you so much for sharing your time, knowledge, and talent with us. Your sponsors would be proud of your work. We loved it!!!

Thank you again!

Susan Zuraski

Third Grade Teacher, Beaver Creek Elementary School, Pennsylvania

Hello Third Grade,

For the past two years, BC third grade has participated in the Elk Country Alliance Mobile Distance Learning Experience (a virtual field trip). The information is attached to this email. **Using a live-action software application, their education staff is able to connect with classrooms all over the United States to deliver programs online at NO CHARGE! What’s even better? In addition to the education sessions, each group will receive an “Elk Trunk” full of props and materials students can see and touch while learning about elk from them at the center. Our BC students have thoroughly enjoyed this program. They are engaged and are able to ask questions at the end of the session. They are able to touch the artifacts sent by the center. It is a great kick off or supplement to our science ecology unit. Please consider contacting the Elk Country Alliance and having a virtual field trip! Let me know if you have any questions about the program.

Thank you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Danielle Egan

Third Grade Teacher, Beaver Creek Elementary School, Pennsylvania

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say thanks. The 4th graders truly enjoyed learning about the elk and being able to touch and see the items that you sent. Also, the presenter was awesome! She held the attention of almost 80 4th graders which is not an easy task to do. I will be sending back the “elk trunk” tomorrow.

Thanks Again,

Misha K. Taylor

4th Grade Teacher, Conneaut Valley Elementary School

Thanks so much for an amazing lesson! They have gotten better each year I have done this, and this year was definitely the best yet! I look forward to next year!!!
Thanks again, Jen Kaluzny