New Marlborough: Students, Flying Cloud Institute collaborate on original work


Seventy-five students from New Marlborough Central School will perform "The Life of Water," an original piece they developed in collaboration with Kristen Sparhawk of Flying Cloud Institute to demonstrate some of their interdisciplinary study of water.

The one-time-only performance will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the New Marlborough Meetinghouse. It is free and open to the public.

The children in kindergarten through grade 4 have been studying science concepts having to do with water with their classroom teachers and with Dale Abrams, also of Flying Cloud. Topics have included the water cycle, states of matter, amphibian life cycles and vernal pools, and using rivers for energy.

The children took several field trips to various sites in New Marlborough to observe aquatic ecosystems and historical mill remnants along the Konkapot River. Some of these field trips were made possible in part by the New Marlborough Land Trust.

This project is supported through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the New Marlborough Cultural Council. Information: Kristen Sparhawk at


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