Expect the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene to take many shapes and forms. In its hard-hit hometown of Waterbury, the Children's Literacy Foundation is working with the Thatcher Brook Primary School to host a storytelling session with Vermont author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, who will present her book Nora's Ark about Vermont's 1927 flood. CLiF hopes the event, in turn, will launch a project giving flood-affected kids an opportunity to write about their Irene experiences. "Even with all the press coverage of the Vermont floods, not a lot of kids have had a chance to tell their personal stories," says CLiF executive director Duncan McDougall. "We want the children of Waterbury to have a chance to write about their recent experiences and share them with other kids — and adults — across the state."
TDI is a summer camp/academic program, with overnight and commuter options, for advanced and gifted students who are entering grades 4-9. The 2016 Institute will be held for two weeks: June 19-25 and June 26-July 2. Participants may be involved for one or both weeks. This year's classes, which vary…(more)