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Learning is Fun at the N.Y. Power Authority's Power Vista

Joanne Willmott

February 16, 2006


LEWISTON—The Power Vista, the visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Niagara Power Project, is the perfect destination for educational field trips this spring or anytime.  The center offers free programs for students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, and also houses more than 50 interactive exhibits on electricity, technology, history and more.

During scheduled programs, students will discuss topics such as electrical safety, the basics of electricity and the history and construction of the Niagara Power Project.  Having a “hair-raising” experience on the Van de Graaf generator is sure to be the class favorite!  The outdoor observation decks also provide breathtaking views of the Niagara River and Gorge 350 feet below, and a dining area is available for brown-bag and picnic lunches.

The admission-free Power Vista is open daily (except for some holidays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To schedule a field trip for your students, scouts or youth group, or for additional information, call (716) 286-6661 or toll free at 1-866-NYPAFUN (1-866-697-2386).

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Photo caption:     Students discover that learning can be fun at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista, the visitors' center at the Niagara Power Project.  The admission-free center, located about 4-1/2 miles north of Niagara Falls is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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