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Out and About - September 2007 - The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers

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  • Stephanie Elms
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    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 4, 2007

      The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers

      www.VaHomeschoolers.org

      Your Resource. Your Voice. Your Association.

       

       

      Out and About

       

      Welcome to the inaugural monthly publication of VaHomeschoolers “Out and About” – designed to connect homeschoolers to activities and events across the Commonwealth.  If you are interested in having an activity or event included, please see the submission guidelines included after the event listings.

       

      In This Issue

       

      • Staunton - Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College- Homeschooler Open House Events
      • Portsmouth Explorers 4-H Club - Project WET Curriculum 
      • Gloucester – Black Powder and Paint
      • Williamsburg – Colonial Williamsburg Home Educator Week
      • Williamsburg/Yorktown – Jamestown Settlement/Yorktown Victory Center Home Educator Program
      • Richmond – Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program
      • Richmond – Alaskan Dog Sledder Doug Ruzicka
      • Washington DC - Smithsonian Teachers’ Night
      • Great Falls – Virginia Indian Festival
      • Alexandria – Alaskan Dog Sledder Doug Ruzicka
      • Annandale – Apologia Physics Class

       

       

      Staunton - Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College - Homeschooler Open House Events

       

      The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College will be hosting two “Homeschooler Open House” events.  The first will be on September 22, 2007, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm featuring panel discussions of both students and professors, a tour of the campus and the PEG facility and also a complimentary concert Global Rhythms in the evening.  The second date will be February 9, 2008, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm with a complimentary showing of The Sorcerer at the Collins Theatre on campus later in the evening. Please RSVP for either of these events by September 17, 2007 by 5:00pm, by contacting Gretchen Watson, Assistant Director of PEG Admissions at gwatson@...  or (540) 887-7039.

       

      The only residential program of its kind in the nation, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) attracts extraordinary young women from diverse backgrounds who skip up to four years of high school, and dive right into college. Housed at Mary Baldwin College , a residential liberal arts college for women nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains , PEG students benefit from seeing women as leaders at all levels of faculty, staff, and administration, as well as in the student body.

       

       

      Portsmouth Explorers 4-H Club - Project WET Curriculum 

       

      The Portsmouth Explorers 4-H Club will be meeting the fourth Wednesday of each month to do activities and field trips.  Training for Project WET is scheduled for September 24, 2007 and October 1, 2007 5:30-8:30p.m. Cost is $10.

       

      Project WET is a supplementary environmental education program that focuses on water related topics: atmospheric water, surface and ground water, cultural and historical use of water, and contemporary and local water management issues. The interactive workshop will offer exciting new teaching ideas for use in science, math, social studies, language arts, physical education, music and art. 

       

      For more information contact Cindy Bracy at bracybunch@... or 488-8215. Project WET: http://www.projectwet.org/ Virginia 4-H:

      http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/about.html

       

       

      Gloucester – Black Powder and Paint

       

      Step into a Revolutionary adventure on Gloucester 's historic Court Green. Experience what life was like between 1750 and 1800. Mingle with modern-day craftsmen and women recognized as tops in their fields and learn about early gunsmithing, knife making, engraving, powder horn making, period dressmaking, tinsmithing, and weaving.  October 5, 6, and 7, 2007. Historic Court Circle on Main Street , Gloucester . FREE admission.

       

      http://www.gloucesterva.info/pr/events/bp&p.htm

       

       

      Williamsburg – Colonial Williamsburg Home Educator Week

       

      Come visit Historic Colonial Williamsburg. In addition to the variety of activities and programming, special programs for home educator participants will include: “A Conversation with the Past” and “A Revolutionary Adventure”. September 17-21, 2007. Cost: $5 one day, $8 two days, $11 whole week. Under 5 free. Register ahead by September 7, 2007 or get tickets there.

       

      For more information: (800) 228-8878 http://www.history.org/history/teaching/groupTours/images/HomeEducator.pdf

       

       

      Williamsburg/Yorktown – Jamestown Settlement/Yorktown Victory Center Home Educator Program

       

      Hands-on history programs for home-educated students will be offered at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center an advance-reservation basis September 24 and 25, 2007. One-hour education programs for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade are followed by a guided tour for participating students and their families of the museums' outdoor interpretive areas -- a Powhatan Indian village, 1600s replica ships, colonial fort and riverfront discovery area at Jamestown Settlement, and Continental Army encampment and 1780s farm at the Yorktown Victory Center. Education programs are taught by trained museum educators and address Virginia and United States history-curriculum objectives. For more information or to register, call (888) 868-7593 toll-free or (757) 253-4939, fax (757) 253-4997, or email group.reservations@....

       

      For more information: http://209.190.189.30/pdf/Group-Programs-Onsite/Home_School_%20Flyer07.pdf

       

       

      Richmond – Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program

       

      On Wednesday, September 26, 2007, the Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program will present concerts especially for the home school community. Students of all ages, pre-school through high school, will enjoy seeing and hearing our professional musicians "up close" in programs designed to explore orchestral instruments and to thrill you with beautiful chamber music. 9:00 a.m. at The Weinstein Jewish Community Center 5403 Monument Avenue Richmond , VA 23226 . Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person

       

      For more information, contact: Aimee Halbruner, Director of Education, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, ahalbruner@..., (804) 788.4717 ext.130

       

       

      Richmond – Alaskan Dog Sledder Doug Ruzicka

       

      Experience the wilderness, the challenge of dog sledding, and the beauty of Alaska as Doug Ruzicka of MushHusky! shares his knowledge and his life on October 10, 2007 at 10am in Richmond (specific location to be announced). See the gear used while dog sledding in Alaska . Learn how man can survive in 50 below temperatures. Doug brings a dog sled and the students have the opportunity to meet the real hero of the "north" the Alaska Sled Dog (airline rules permitting). For more information about Doug Ruzicka, see http://www.mushhusky.com/.

       

      For more information, contact Cyndi Harris at cul8rbi@.... Cost is $6.50 per person (K-adult). Checks will be held until September 15, 2007 to ensure we have the minimum number of attendees (75).

      Washington DC - Smithsonian Teachers’ Night

       

      Mark your calendar! Smithsonian Teachers’ Night will take place at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on November 2, 2007. Smithsonian Teachers’ Night warmly welcomes educators of all subjects and grades to visit museums and use their vast education resources in the classroom. This festive, after-hours open house, held every autumn, gives teachers a chance to hear what’s new at the Smithsonian and meet Smithsonian educators and their colleagues from schools throughout the region. Participants take home free classroom-ready materials and information about field trips and programs available to students.

      Registration for Smithsonian Teachers' Night opens on September 12, 2007. This event is free but requires registration, and every Teachers’ Night “sells out.” Be among the first to know when registration opens by subscribing to the e-newsletter Smithsonian Education News at http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/tools/subscribe.asp. Even if you can’t come to Washington , D.C. , the newsletter will let you know about new web materials such as lesson plans and teaching kits.

       

       

      Great Falls – Virginia Indian Festival

       

      Come to Riverbend Park on September 8, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to experience the cultures of eight Virginia and Washington area tribes and dance with the Rappahannock dancers and drummers. Indian crafts will be available for purchase. Watch live demonstrations; listen to tribe members, watch tool-making and local archaeologists, plus learn to shoot a bow and arrow and throw a spear. The cost is $8 per person. Call 703-759-9018.

       

      See the Virginia Indian Festival webpage at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/indianfest07.htm

       

       

      Alexandria – Alaskan Dog Sledder Doug Ruzicka

       

      Experience the wilderness, the challenge of dog sledding, and the beauty of Alaska as Doug Ruzicka of MushHusky! shares his knowledge and his life on October 9, 2007 at 10am in Alexandria (specific location to be announced). See the gear used while dog sledding in Alaska . Learn how man can survive in 50 below temperatures. Doug brings a dog sled and the students have the opportunity to meet the real hero of the "north" the Alaska Sled Dog (airline rules permitting). For more information about Doug Ruzicka, see http://www.mushhusky.com/.

       

      Discussion will be geared for students 10 years old and up. The charge for this hour-long program will be $5 per person, non-refundable unless weather or his flight schedule prevents the program from taking place. For more information contact Ann Cameron Siegal at siegalwriter@....

       

       

      Annandale – Apologia Physics Class

       

      This 30 week course will use Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd ed. by Dr. J. Wile.  The course will cover physics of motion, forces, work , energy, momentum, waves, and a brief introduction into electromagnetism and optics.  The instructor, Brenda Clermont, has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland .  The cost is $325 for the year.  The class will be held on Thursday afternoons from 1:15 – 2:45, beginning September 6, 2007.  Grades will be given on a 4.0 scale based on tests, homework, and class participation. 

       

      Location: Capital Baptist Church , 3504 Gallows Road , Annandale , Virginia . Contact Brenda Clermont at bcclermont@... for more information.

       

       

      Submission Information

       

      Out and About is a publication made available to the Virginia homeschooling community by The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers. If you have an event you would like to include, please send a brief summary with contact information to the Out and About Editor at outandabout@.... Submission deadline is the 24th of every month. VaHomeschoolers reserves the right to edit submissions for length and/or format. Inclusion of an event is up to the discretion of VaHomeschoolers and does not imply endorsement or guarantee.

       

       

       

      The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers
      www.VaHomeschoolers.org
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