National Grid : Aides Expansion of North Country Children’s Museum

Pictured: Sharon Vegh Williams, Executive Director of the North Country Children’s Museum, accepts a donation from client National Grid and community leader Richard Burns.

Children’s museums stimulate the learning and creativity of the next generation of builders, thinkers and leaders. Their interactive exhibits aren’t just about gaming; they promote discovery and inspire curiosity in young minds.

National Grid recently visited the North Country Children’s Museum to present a check for $2,000 for the museum’s upcoming expansion. The company’s donation will support the creation of a physical playground, which will combine the concepts of physical science – resistance, levers and fulcrums, and gravity, to name a few – with the daily play.

“The North Country Children’s Museum is an example of a center where children are exposed to STEAM, or science, technology, engineering and math activities through play,” said Alberto Bianchetti, regional director of guest management and of the community for National Grid. “Inspiring today’s young minds is essential for the next generation of engineers, scientists and technology professionals.”

Bianchetti also noted that the donation aligns with two pillars of the company’s Project C initiative: neighborhood development and community investment, and workforce development. Project C is a reaffirmation of National Grid’s commitment to the community that links the company’s sustainability and environmental concerns, and its investment in the places where its employees live and work.

The mission of the North Country Children’s Museum is to promote practical and mental learning for children in the St. Lawrence County area. It was founded in 2012 as a mobile museum and its move in 2018 to its permanent headquarters in Potsdam was supported by economic development aid from National Grid.

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