KIDS: Quassy Amusement Park Educational Events

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Quassy Amusement Park Free Educational and Special Events Schedule 2016
 
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Fun With Physics, an educational booklet with dozens of projects students may complete while visiting Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here, is available online for teachers to download prior to school fieldtrips at the landmark property.

 “We are certainly pleased to offer this educational tool for students and faculty visiting the park,” noted George Frantzis II, a Quassy owner. “The booklet is packed with fantastic physics and math assignments and encompasses elementary, middle and high school grades.”

Accredited by the American Association of Physics Teachers, Fun With Physics was designed so students will use many of the rides at the lakeside park while conducting experiments and making calculations. The free, 38-page booklet may be downloaded at www.quassy.com under the Group Info heading. Click on Education & Fun on the dropdown menu to see the download feature. Teachers are encouraged to print the pages appropriate for their class levels and assign projects before arriving at the park.

Other educational programs at Quassy are also outlined on the website, including the park’s popular Wacky Science stage presentation which enlists students to assist. Many of the educational programs sponsored by the park are free with advance reservations. School fieldtrips are currently being booked for the 2017 season by calling 203-758-2913.


The Commotion About Motion at Quassy
How do some basic principles of physics apply to the amusement rides at Quassy? Students will learn the "gravity" of the situation during this walking tour.
•Tour time: 30 minutes
•Materials: Clipboard and pencil for the tour worksheet

It's Elementary
A fantastic program geared especially toward visiting elementary students. Tour the park and fill out worksheets with math and spelling quizzes. Plus, there are other activities to save for later!

Quassy History Tour
Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of only 11 remaining "Trolley Parks" in the United States. There's plenty of history to be explored at Quassy.
•Tour time: 30 minutes to 1 hour
•Materials: Clipboard and pencil for the tour worksheet

Roller Coaster Physics
Visiting students will learn about the physics involved in the operation of two roller coasters at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in the park’s Fun With Physics booklet. Shown here is Wooden Warrior, Quassy’s marquee coaster which made its debut in 2011


About Quassy
 
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is in its 106th year and features more than two-dozen rides and attractions. The lakeside property is also home to “Splash Away Bay” waterpark with the new “BulletBowl” water raft ride and “FreeFall” extreme body slides. In addition, a children’s splash pad titled the “Fish Pond” opened in 2013. Quassy also features a new laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.
Quassy, which was once called Lake Quassapaug Amusement Park, sits on a beautiful lake in Middlebury, Connecticut. Quassy was not always the amusement park it is today. Native Americans once populated this large area. The Native Americans translated Lake Quassapaug to mean "Big Pond" or "Big Rock". In colonial days King George (1690-1770) granted one Abel Wheeler control of the lake. During this time a fisherman could rent a boat and leave his horse in a stall with plenty of hay for as little as 50¢ a day. Fisherman enjoyed the lake because they claimed that they caught fish by the buckets full. By 1888, a man named Mr. Richards opened a Grove House. Clambakes became his specialty and only non-alcoholic drinks were sold.
 
 In 1905, the sea wall was put in and the Wallace Hotel replaced Mr. Richard's Grove House. By 1908, a trolley line was put through Middlebury and Lake Quassapaug became a summer resort. In 1937, three Waterbury businessmen, John Frantzis, Mike Leon, and George Terezakis, bought the property and formed Quassy. They soon added a picnic area, paddle boats and a carousel. Within the next few years a hot dog stand, a roller rink and a tearoom were added. It was after World War II that Quassy established itself as an amusement park. Beginning in the late 1970s, new rides were added every year. The park has also designed its own clambake facilities and caters to business and organizational outings from 100 to 10,000.
 
Today, Quassy Amusement Park remains a unique family-oriented facility. We offer swimming, picnicking, a catering service, a huge family Redemption Arcade, "Saturation Station," and of course, more than 20 rides. Every year families can count on new attractions, new rides, and most importantly, quality service.
 
 
Park is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available at the park on first-come loan basis. For additional oncerns, please contact the park. 
 
 
From I-84 heading West: (From Hartford, Bristol, Cheshire, Waterbury) I-84 West to exit 17. Go straight off the exit onto Rt. 64. Continue on Rt. 64 for approximately four miles and the park will be on the right.
 
From I-84 heading East: (From Westchester, Danbury, Newtown) I-84 East to exit 16 take a right off the exit and follow Rt. 188 to the Rt. 188 / Rt. 64 intersection (approximately two miles). Take a Left turn onto Rt. 64 and continue for approximately one mile and the park will be on the right.
 
From Rt. 8 North: (Bridgeport, Stratford, Seymour) Rt. 8 North to I-84 West and then follow the directions from I-84 West.
 
From Rt. 8 South: (From Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield) Rt. 8 South to I-84 West and then follow the directions from I-84 West.
 
From New Haven: Take Whalley Avenue. It turns into Rt. 63. Follow Rt. 63 all the way to Middlebury. At the intersection of Rt. 63 and Rt.64 take a left onto Rt. 64 heading West. Continue on Rt. 64 for approximately four miles and the park is on the right side.
From New London, Groton, Mystic: 95 South to Rt. 9 North. In Middletown take Rt. 66 West to I-691 West. Then take I-84 West. Follow the directions from I-84 West to the park.
 
From Stamford, Norwalk: 1.) Take Rt.7 North to Danbury. Then follow the directions from I-84 East to the park.
2.) I-95 North to Bridgeport. Then follow the directions from Bridgeport (Rt. 8 North) to the park.
 
From New York City: Hutchinson River Parkway North to I-684 North. Pick up I-84 East toward Danbury. Once on I-84 follow the directions from I-84 East.
 
 
Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug
Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road) - Middlebury, CT 06762 - P.O. Box 887
Phone: 1-800-FOR-PARK or 203-758-2913   Fax: 203-598-7261   E-mail:
info@quassy.com
 
 
Quassy generally hires several hundred local and area students. Must be 18 to run rides, 16 to work. Two forms of ID required and working papers from school. http://www.quassy.com/about-quassy/jobs/
 
 
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