Spend a day exploring and learning about the plants in our mixed hardwood forests. Discover the history behind the white pine’s other name: the mast tree. Learn the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees. Also, get down on your hands and knees and unearth the smaller plants that cover our forest floor. Students will have the opportunity to help create an interpretive nature walk for future students to use. Come prepared to be outside for the day in our beautiful natural environment on the shores of Kingston Lake. Bring your own lunch, snacks and water bottle.
The HSAMF (Home School Association for Military Families) Pen Pal Program
is a FREE literacy based, traditional letter writing program. It is a great way to get children writing traditional letters, a skill that is often lost in today's society, as well as make friends with children they would otherwise not have met. Both military and civilian families can get involved.
Quite honestly, it has been a great way to work on grammar and spelling with my children, without them even realizing they are "working on school."
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover will be hosting a pair of workshops for homeschoolers who want to learn to program LEGO Mindstorm robots. NH LEGO League Master Builder Daniel Hughes will conduct workshops on Tuesday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 17 for kids ages 8-14. Both workshops will meet from 10 am – 12 noon and the cost is $20 (one price for both workshops).
The Energy & Environmental Advisory Committee of the town of Derry is again hosting the National Junior Solar Sprint competition in Derry on June 6, 2015. We hope that you will consider forming a team or teams for entry in this educational competition. Junior Solar Sprint http://jrsolarsprint.org/ was founded to promote STEM learning and encourages: teamwork, problem solving, awareness of environmental issues, hands-on engineering skills, creative thinking, and experimentation.
Deadline: March 27, 2015
The Harlan Institute-ConSource Virtual Supreme Court Competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct. This year the competition focuses on Zivotofsky v. Kerry.
We have released the carrier pigeons, and the concourses are alight. You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the Champlain College Young Writers' Conference, May 29-31. Now in our fifteenth year, our doors are open to high school-aged students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors.
TeenPact, a Christian leadership school, will be held at the capitol in Concord in April. TeenPact's mission is to train youth to understand the political process, value their liberty, defend their Christian faith and engage the culture at a time in their lives when, typically, they do not care about such things. Each TeenPact program is marked by spiritual discipleship, student leadership, parental involvement and a commitment to excellence.
Our class dates in Concord:
Four-Day Class (13-19 year olds) – April 6-9, 2015
MSMR’s 24th Annual Student Competition – “That’s News!” – will open for submissions on January 5th.
The Competition is for middle school and high school students throughout New England. Winning students and their parents and teachers are invited to receive their recognitions and awards at the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Annual Meeting (June 26, 2015). There are cash, book and certificate awards for students who most compellingly explain a recent biomedical research breakthrough using an essay, poster or webpage of their own creation.
Our Popular "Explore!" Series Continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month! In 2015 we will explore the cuisine and culture of the following places:
March 18th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore Vietnam!
April 15th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore France!
May 20th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore Mexico!
June 17th at 10:00 and 1:00 -- Explore...a warm place yet to be announced. Will it be Hawaii? The Philippines? Brazil?
Each of these programs is offered twice, at 10:00 AM for preschoolers to age 7 or so, and at 1:00 PM for ages 7 and up. $6 per person, Free for Homeschool Family Members!
Expanding Students' Horizons functions as a clearing house between several New Hampshire theatre venues which offer free student passes for selected educational programs to New Hampshire students from elementary to high school public, charter, private, and home school students. Some programs are listed below. Details and even more listings on their website www.esh.vpweb.com