Homeschool Items – September 19, 2012

Posted on Sep 16 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 National Aquarium Homeschool Events – Baltimore – First Deadline Is September 24
1.2 Homeschool Skating – Virginia Beach – First Wednesday Monthly
1.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concert – Richmond – Register by October 17
1.4 National Building Museum Homeschool Days - Washington, D.C. – Registering Now!

 

1.1 National Aquarium Homeschool Events – Baltimore – First Deadline Is September 24

National Aquarium in Baltimore
501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD

First Monday Monthly Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Series: Australia

Monday, October 1, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $15/Maryland student per program (grades K through 12); $31.95/out-of-state student per program (grades K through 5); $33.95/out-of-state student per program (grades 6 through 12). Each reservation includes one free adult chaperone admission for each group of up to five students (all children must be chaperoned); $21.95/additional chaperone. See the website for information on pricing and on program times for specific grades. Register by the morning of September 24.

Students will get to learn about the people, animals, and culture found in the land down under. They will get to see some of the animals at the aquarium and learn exactly what it takes to survive in the Australian Outback. Students will be broken up by grade level for three different one-hour sessions.

Homeschool Series: Sea Turtles

Monday, November 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost and program information is the same as above. Read more about this and successive sessions on the website. Register by the morning of October 29.

Students will learn about some of the world’s most endangered species and participate in hands-on learning experiences to help enhance their understanding of sea turtle adaptations and conservation. Students will also learn what simple changes they can make around the house to help conserve these gentle giants.

See the website for more information on schedules, program descriptions, and more programs for homeschoolers. To register or ask questions, contact Central Reservations at Reserve@aqua.org or 410-576-3833.

http://aqua.org/learn/student-programs/homeschool

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1.2 Homeschool Skating – Virginia Beach – First Wednesday Monthly

Haygood Roller Skating Center
1036 Ferry Plantation Road
Virginia Beach, VA

First Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $2.50/skater (includes skate rental); cash only in all areas (on-site ATM has a $3 fee). Non-skaters are welcome with paid skaters. Non-skaters may use the play center. There is an attached restaurant that will be open for concessions. No outside food or drinks are allowed.
The local homeschool group needs your support to keep the skating center open to homeschoolers for this event, as the center needs at least 50 skaters to break even. Please take advantage of this special time and spread the word!

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1.3 Richmond Symphony Discovery Concert – Richmond – Register by October 17

Richmond CenterStage
600 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA

Thursday, October 25, 2012, at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.; performances last approximately 50 minutes. Cost: $5/elementary or secondary student (cost includes student listening guide, teacher guide, and a study CD in advance of the performance). The concert at 11:30 a.m. on March 21 will be geared toward middle and high school students. It will feature the same music with a more sophisticated presentation; students of any age are welcome at all concerts. Register by the morning of Wednesday, October 17.

The Richmond Symphony has partnered with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) to present a concert that explores music and art at the same time. By studying the listening guide prior to the concert, students will learn about processes and techniques common to both music and visual art. Concepts will be illustrated with images from the VMFA projected on-screen during the concert. Listeners will examine how visual artists and composers use positive and negative space, and foreground, middle ground, background to give their art dimension and direct the audiences’ attention. Students will also explore abstract and representational music and art; learn how music has inspired artists and art has inspired composers; and see how music and art creation are cooperative processes. Students will be given a gallery hunt at the concert and encouraged to tour the museum at a later date with family or friends to see the works of art “in person”.

See the website for more information, or contact Megan Osborn at 804-788-4717 or mosborn@richmondsymphony.com.

www.richmondsymphony.com/education_content.asp#elizabeth

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1.4 National Building Museum Homeschool Days - Washington, D.C. – Registering Now!

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012; Tuesday, January 15, 2013, and Wednesday, March 27, 2013, beginning with check-in 30 minutes before each program starts (inside the Museum’s F Street entrance). Cost: $10/child per program. There is no cost for adults to chaperone children and to participate in the programs; however, there is a discounted cost for adults, students, and siblings to visit exhibitions. See the website for details, program descriptions, and registration. Space is limited, so register soon.

There are multiple programs available by age group, though not all programs are offered each day. Full descriptions of each program are on the registration page.

See the website for more information; e-mail is the most efficient way to contact the museum at youthgroups@nbm.org for all questions regarding registration. It may take a couple of days to return your phone call or e-mail. If necessary, you may call the museum at 202-272-2448.

www.nbm.org/schools-educators/school-visit/homeschool-programs

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