Cornell Companions - Boces, Darwin C. Smith

Darwin photoDarwin C. Smith School is part of the BOCES complex on Warren Road in Ithaca. The school's population consists of approximately 300 severely handicapped children ages 5 to 21. Cornell Companions visits eight classrooms twice monthly. The llamas visit in the atrium once a month, when the entire school has the opportunity to visit with them. Every year on Earth Day, volunteers work with the entire school on various projects related to how animals fit into our environment. These projects can be demonstrations ranging from dog agility to spinning wool and have been met with a great deal of success as students learn even more about the animals they hold, walk and play with on a regular basis.

Distance from Cornell: 2.97 miles, or about 7 minutes
555 Warren Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850