1. Junior Solar Sprint Workshops – Vienna – Registration Deadline Is September 8
2. “The Farmerettes” Presentation – Chesterfield – September 8
3. Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days – Williamsburg – September 8-23
4. Explore the Rivers of Enon – Chester – September 15

 

1. Junior Solar Sprint Workshops – Vienna – Registration Deadline Is September 8

Workshop location:
Young Scholar’s Circle
8221 Old Courthouse Road
Suite 106
Vienna, Virginia

Solar Sprint Competition location:
Longfellow Middle School
2000 Westmoreland St.
Falls Church, Virginia

Sunday, September 9 or 30, or October 14, 2018, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration deadline is September 8 at noon. Cost: There is no cost to participate; event is open to students in grades five through eight.

TJ STEMbassadors invites students in grades five through eight to participate in the Junior Solar Sprint from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, Virginia.

Participating in the Junior Solar Sprint provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts; creativity; and problem-solving skills as they design, construct, and race solar-powered cars.

Students can attend one of three free workshops at Young Scholar’s Circle to help prepare for the event, and may participate individually or as teams. The workshop is meant for brainstorming, planning, and designing a solar car, and students will also have the opportunity to win a solar panel. There is no need to bring any materials to the workshop, though students may opt to bring their materials if they wish to build their car on the spot. Visit the website for more information and for a list of materials to bring in order to build a car at the workshop.

 

2. “The Farmerettes” Presentation – Chesterfield – September 8

Chesterfield County Museum
Chesterfield, Virginia

Saturday, September 8, 2018, at noon. Cost: This is a free community event.

Anna Keifer, a local historian, will present “The Farmerettes,” a program which will focus on the role of women on the home front and their contributions during The Great War. These women, and others around the country, inspired Hollywood films, poems, songs, and plays. The speaker will utilize these sources, as well as newspapers, photographs, archival material, and unpublished dissertations and diaries to shed light on the work of the farmerettes.

For more information, contact Lorie Arnold at 804-748-1498 or visit the website.

 

3. Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days – Williamsburg – September 8-23

Colonial Williamsburg, Various Locations
Williamsburg, Virginia

Saturday, September 8, 2018 through Sunday, September 23, 2018. Cost: Variable pricing based on length of visit, ages of visitors, and activities. Check the website for full details and pre-register online.

During Homeschool Days, students and their families can enjoy hands-on activities and revolutionary experiences designed to make colonial dramas come to life in a way that is educational and interactive. Plus, visits can be tailored to make your trip unforgettable with on-site lodging, 18th-century tavern dining, entertainment, and much more!

Special programs this September include “The Life of a Soldier,” “Bits and Bridles,” “Thomas Jefferson, Student In Williamsburg Walking Tour,” “STEM in the 18th Century,” and more.

 

4. Explore the Rivers of Enon – Chester – September 15

Enon Library
Chester, Virginia

Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: This is a free, family event.

The Chesterfield County Public Library is hosting Rivers of Enon, an exploration of the James and Appomattox Rivers. This family-friendly event will feature local river wildlife, educational programs and activities for all ages. Activities will include lessons in fly fishing, crafts, and rock painting.

For more information, contact Ruth Stubbs at 804-318-8911 or stubbsr@chesterfield.gov.


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