Maritime Gloucester has planned a fulfilling and fun week of programs for kids during April Vacation 2014. The programs are geared towards learning about life in the sea, and on it! Daily session are offered through the week, and offerings will be split by age - pre-K through 1st grade and grades 2-5. These sessions are part story, part presentation and part art or craft project. Kids will learn about sea life, sail and wind power, lobstering and more!
Do you have a maker in your family? Here is a wonderful resource right on the North Shore to facilitate their desire to create! The Peabody Institute Library has recently opened their new Creativity Lab that includes an array of tools that can be used to make and fabricate all kinds of projects. From music to sewing to electronics, the Creativity Lab is a great place to come to collaborate with others, brainstorm, make and create! Come visit the lab and nurture your desire to make something better with your own ideas, or to create something completely unique!
Maritime Gloucester as their own version of Shark Week! Come learn about sharks and their cousins all week long with fun activities and educational sessions! Draw a life shark in the chalkquarium, learn about plankton feeders and find out some of the strange facts about sharks that set this species apart from the rest of the creatures in the sea!
It's your turn to change the world. That's the theme of the 2013 Google Science Fair! Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to enter as individuals or in teams of 2 or 3 people. Entries rewuire a Google accoutn and a parental permission, and the deadline will be April 30, 2013.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is now taking registrations for new preschool and homeschool science classes that begin on March 7, 2013. Each 6-week session includes hands-on experiments, lessons and creative projects under the instruction of a museum educator, and classes are separated into pre-school grouping and homeschooled children ages 5½-9.
Did you know that this week is National Geographic's Geography Awareness Week? NG is challenging you to gain a better understanding of your own community through studying it's geography! Kids are encouraged to form teams of friends and family to explore their own neighborhood with NG's 'Mission: Explore' guidelines. Using the guidelines, team members will develop and improve geography skills: storytelling, photography, mapping and becoming involved.
Spotting fireflies is a special part of warm summer nights, but lately, they seem to be disappearing from our landscape. The Museum of Science Boston is once again teaming up with researchers from Tufts University and Fitchburg State College to track these amazing insects, with vital help from volunteers like you. Sign up today and get out in the field and observe.
An astronomical transit is when one atronomical body can be viewed passing in front of another astronomical body from a vantage point on Earth. We can view moons transiting Jupiter or other planets, and even watch transits of the space station across our own moon! On June 5, 2012 at sunset on the East Coast of North America the planet Venus will make its final transit across the face of the sun as seen from Earth until the year 2117. This is an exciting astronomical event that kids will love to experience, especially if they are into space and science!
Everybody has a question. What's yours? That's the best place to start for an entry into the Google Science Fair - the worlds largest online science competition! Using the Scientific Method, kids 13-18 are encouraged to share their vision and and their discoveries with the world through an entry into the 2012 Fair.
Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport has lots of fun excrusions planned for April Vacation Week! Let's head for the hills and the marsh and the pond! Miss Lisa and Miss Kirsten are ready for an out-of-school adventure, and they have all the field equipment we'll need to go on a mini-trek to explore some of our favorite habitats.
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