Homeschool Items – April 2, 2014

Posted on Mar 30 2014 in Homeschool Items by admin

1.1 The Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith: “The Return of the God Hypothesis” – Purcellville – April 4-5
1.2 Educational Farm Visit Programs for Homeschoolers – Gainesville, VA – Begin April 4

 

1.1 The Pensmore Dialogue on Science and Faith: “The Return of the God Hypothesis” – Purcellville – April 4-5

Patrick Henry College
Ten Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA

Friday, April 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. through Saturday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.  Cost: $65/person online through April 3, and on site on the day of event): $35/person (group discount–10 people or more): $25/person (family discount–3 people or more; $15/student discount. Prices include lunch on Saturday, snacks and coffee, and a professional DVD of the all conference sessions, to be mailed after the event (one per family). Minimum age recommendation is 13. Space is limited; register soon.

Join attendees from across the nation for this world-class, two-day conference exploring the biggest questions on the origins of life and the universe. Take a penetrating look at the perfectly constructed world in which we live through the lens of hard science, Judeo-Christian revelation, and recent discoveries that illuminate the brilliantly ordered miracle of life and creation. Learn how to answer the questions that matter most! Some of the world’s ranking scientist Christians, philosophers, and renowned thinkers will headline a who’s who of distinguished scholars discussing the key intersections of scientific discovery and biblical truth. There will be bonus sessions for students and pastors and breakout lectures that probe issues and facilitate lay dialogue on life’s most important issues.

See the website for more information or contact 540-441-8701.

http://pensmoredialogue.com

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1.2 Educational Farm Visit Programs for Homeschoolers – Gainesville, VA – Begin April 4

Heaven Scent Farm
15520 Vint Hill Road
Gainesville, VA

Spring is here with its Heaven Scent Farm series of educational farm visits. See the animals and learn about agriculture, and soil and water conservation. Cost: $8/student; $25/family cap. Parents and children age two and under are free. Closed-toed shoes are required and rubber boots are suggested.

My Little Pony
Friday, April 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn all about ponies and what’s involved in owning and caring for one. Participants will have a chance to see several breeds and sizes of horses, and brush and pet them. Maximum 15 participants. Grade level K-5.

What Do Farmers Do?
Friday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This farm visit addresses three questions. “What do farmers do?” “What is agriculture?” And “How does agriculture affect my life every day?” Children will visit with barnyard animals as they learn about life on a farm. Recommended grade level K-5, but open to all grade levels.

Wild and Wooly! Goats and Sheep
Monday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to noon.

“Gentle as a lamb” and “what’s got your goat?” are familiar expressions. This farm visit teaches participants about the many breeds of sheep and goats, what’s involved in caring for them, and the variety of products that come from sheep and goats. Hear some of the rich biblical history of sheep and goats. This is a fun program where participants get to spend time with the small flock, as well as visit other barnyard buddies. Open to all grade levels.

Regions of Virginia: Where Does My Food Come From?
Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Students will discover the major agricultural products and industries of Virginia’s five geographic regions. Using a giant, life-size map, they’ll chart where produce, meat, wine, poultry, mining, seafood, and more are found in our great state. Open to all grade levels.

Soils on the Move
Friday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Students will discuss the four components of soil, create soil samples with test tubes, perform experiments with soil erosion, and explore practical applications and practices of soil and water conservation on the farm. Open to all grade levels.

Compliments of Cattle
Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This visit will focus upon cattle and the amazing variety of products (both edible and inedible by people) derived from cattle. Few people are aware of all the by-products of cattle. This farm visit also helps students understand the difference between conservation, preservation, and indiscriminate use. Open to all grade levels.

Agriculture Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Friday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This visit teaches students about farming, and demonstrates how life has changed over the years for farm families. Visit with the cattle, and pet the piglets and other small farm animals. Open to all grade levels.

See the website for more information, or contact Alcinda Hatfield at 703-618-7165 or heavenscentfarm@me.com.

www.heavenscentfarm.com

www.heavenscentfarm.com/HSF/Educational_Farm_Visits.html

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