There’s a new place to kick back and enjoy nature on campus at Penn
State Altoona, and while you’re there you may run in to some of the kids
who had a hand in creating it.
The sensory garden, located between the Hawthorn Building and the Eve
Memorial Chapel, was constructed as a part of a Beta Sigma Nursing
Honor Society service project under the direction of Cathy Dillen,
instructor in nursing. Dillen and second degree nursing students have
worked with the Sense-ational Endeavors program from its inception in
2011, and the garden is an extension of that collaboration. The camp,
part of the college’s summer Kids’ College, is a two-week sensory-based
educational enhancement program tailored to the needs and interests of
children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State’s College of Nursing Honor Society, Beta
Sigma, selected the Jared Box Project as its spring 2016 service
project. The goal of the program is to lift the spirits of children in
hospitals by giving them a small plastic storage box filled with games,
toys and other activities.
The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by children at Our Lady of
Victory School in State College to honor Jared McMullin, who lost his
battle with brain cancer at age 6.
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Jared Box story