Homeschool Items – December 12, 2012

Posted on Dec 8 2012 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 National Geographic Geography Bee – Richmond – Sign Up Now
1.2 Wonder of Worms Story Time – Williamsburg – January 7 and February 2, 2013
1.3 Puppets and More – Richmond – January 22, 2013
1.4 Homeschoolers’ Winter Coastal Ecology Course – Wallops Island – January 23 through 25, 2013

 

1.1 National Geographic Geography Bee – Richmond – Sign Up Now

LaPrade Library
9000 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA

Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public to attend; however, only the first 30 homeschooled entrants (in grades four through eight) can compete, so sign up now! The winner may qualify for the state-level competition and ultimately a $25,000 scholarship! Sign up on the Tri-Cities Home Educator website; look for the public calendar.

Can you answer these questions? Which state has a longer border with Canada–Vermont or Minnesota? Which state has areas prone to avalanches–Colorado or North Carolina? These are a few of the sample questions from the 2011-12 Geography Bee school level competition. There are more sample questions available for participants to study.

See the website for more information, or contact Coordinator Debbie Reed at reed5@yahoo.com or 804-768-5985.

www.homeschool-life.com/va/tricities

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1.2 Wonder of Worms Story Time – Williamsburg – January 7 and February 2, 2013

Williamsburg Library
4401 Wind River Run
Williamsburg, VA

Monday, January 7, 2013, and Saturday, February 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free and open to the public; appropriate for children ages three and up.

Explore the wonder of worms and composting with readings by the Worm Lady, Gina Bundy.

For more information, contact Regina Bundy at regina@wormwatcher.com or 757-256-3489.

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1.3 Puppets and More – Richmond – January 22, 2013

Modlin Center for the Arts
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, from noon to 1 p.m. Cost: $7/student (kindergarten through grade four); $7/adult; however, get one free chaperone ticket per 10 tickets purchased. Purchase online or by calling the Modlin Center Box Office. The ticket includes free parking.

Enjoy the classic “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen, and “The Tortoise and the Hare,” one of Aesop’s fables. The stories are brought to life through electroluminescent puppetry and Lightwire Theatre’s technology, moving sculpture, and dance. The performance relates to such subjects as language arts, science, visual arts, and theater.

See the website for more information, or contact the Modlin Center Box Office at shooker@richmond.edu or 804-289-8980.

http://modlin.richmond.edu/education/school-series

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1.4 Homeschoolers’ Winter Coastal Ecology Course – Wallops Island – January 23 through 25, 2013

The Marine Science Consortium
34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA

Wednesday through Friday, January 23 through 25, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost for resident participants: $145/student (geared toward students ages 8 through 14, but open to others); $125/first adult; all other participants are $145). Resident prices include all instruction, field trips, transportation to field trip sites, materials, meals, and lodging. Cost for commuters: $110/student; $90/first adult; all other participants are $110. Commuter rates include the same things except lodging. A parent must attend the program with the child, resident or commuter.

The Eastern Shore in winter is delightfully different from its warm weather self. Learn about winter constellations and winter tree identification. Warm yourself by a campfire and listen to stories while you roast marshmallows. Migrating birds abound and snow covered beaches yield a bounty of shells.

See the website for more information, or contact Parker McMullen Bushman at 757-824-5636 or specialprogramscoordinator@gmail.com.

http://msconsortium.org/#/homeschool-programs/4570047389

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