North Country Children's Museum

North Country Children's Museum







Special Note: Site does not require a mask.

Community Mentor: Hudson Fletcher

Agency and Placement Location: 10 Raymond Street, Potsdam, NY 13676 

Mission: According to their website, the mission of NCCM  "The North Country Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization with a commitment to hands-on, minds-on learning. This mission is reflected in our permanent space in the Red Barn at 10 Raymond Street in historic Potsdam, NY, which opened doors to the public in summer 2018. The museum’s exhibits celebrate the cultural and geographic resources of the North Country and provide opportunities for children and their families to play and learn together. In creating engaging, fun, and memorable educational experiences, NCCM provides space for children to try on the role of scientist, engineer and artist."


  • Assist with day-to-day operations/programming
  • Facilitate activities for the STEAM table:
    • Creating a mask using cardboard pieces in the style of Picasso 

    • Building and then using a catapult to launch items across the table 

    • Creating bracelets based on the digits of pi 

    • Using microscopes to identify different common objects 
      *Please note that in addition to the examples above, students could be asked to lead many kinds of STEAM based projects