Jessica Kagle, founder of Kestrel Educational Adventures, has entered the Green Awards contest on behalf of Rockport Elementary School for an award of $25,000 that will put them on the road to designing and building a nature center in the school's new science room. You can vote once every day, and every vote increases the odds that this money will be awarded for this purpose.
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are a great place for kids to have fun and learn skills necessary in professional theatre! The workshops include basic acting techniques, theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, non-verbal communication after physical expression, character study, storytelling, public speaking training, and a technical theater & stagecraft component. Full or partial scholarships are readily available!
Join Essex County Ghost Project, NEPA Paranormal, Visions of the Paranormal, and ECTO WEB for and exciting paranormal investigation at the Historic Grey Court Park (known as the Tenney Castle Ruins). This location is one of the hottest paranormal locations in Essex County. Gary Mannely from Nightfall Paranormal will be our guest speaker
Here's a great opportunity to hit the beach and learn a fun new skill with family members. There you can check out and try striper fishing in the surf. Area fishermen will be available Saturday mornings in June to teach the next generation of surfcasters the finer points of surfcasting at Crane Beach.
This tour of Halibut Point State Park focuses on the stone-cutting history of the park's unique granite quarry. Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center for this comprehensive granite experience! View the film, “The Uncut Block,” tour the Babson Farm Quarry at the ocean's edge in Rockport, learn about derricks & deadmen, and watch the fascinating granite splitting demonstration. Appropriate for children.
Take a trip Down Under with Creature Teachers and the likes of a cockatoo, kookaburra, wallaby, cuscus, woma python, blue-tongue skink, bearded dragon, a pair of White’s tree frogs and other animals not seen beyond the unique ecosystem of this island continent.
Heidi Dallin's Youth Acting Workshops at the Gloucester Stage Company are a fantastic introduction to theatre basics. Ms. Dallin's workshops are designed to provide young people who possess a variety of abilities and levels of interest, an outlet to develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills.
Cape Ann Art Haven has a week full of fun activities planned for kids during April Vacation week. There are programs for all ages that will appeal to many styles of artistic expression. From Story Telling and Gardening day to a Girl's Overnight, there is certainly at least one program that your child will enjoy!
Learning geography is sometimes difficult, but doing so sets a solid foundation on which to build an education rich with history, international relations, religious understanding, cultural empathy and philosophy. This seems to be National Geographic's motivation in their effort rebuilding National Geographic Education to create a wonderful resource for not only teachers and educators, but for students and parents as well. The site is still a beta version, but it's definitely worth a peak.
Sunday, August 28
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