Registration is now open for a lunar astronomy workshop to be held at Tellus Museum on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, from 7 to 10 p.m. Participants will be able to learn about our moon through activities in the gallery, planetarium, and observatory (weather permitting).
The program is open to children ages 8 and up, and all kids must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited.
Space Camp is once again offering Thanksgiving weekend discounts on its summer and weekend programs. From Friday, November 25, until Monday, November 28, you can save up to $200 on programs held at Space Camp’s Huntsville, Ala., campus.
Discounts apply to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camps, or the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.
You don’t have to select the date your child will attend the camp when you register — you can register now and pick your dates later.
The University of West Georgia presents “Spooky Science,” a hands-on workshop for children ages 8 to 12. Kids will make vampire veins, dry ice potions, Frankenstein hands, and ghost poop.
This one-time workshop will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the university campus in Carrollton. Registration is $38.
STREM HQ is now registering children ages 7 and up for its evening classes in engineering, robotics, programming, and multimedia design.
Students will progress through these hands-on programs at their own pace. STREM HQ provides the necessary equipment for kids to get acquainted with LEGO robotics, Arduino electronics kits, Adobe Toolset, and JAVA.
Classes are held on weeknights at campuses in Marietta and Alpharetta. Additional lab time is available at no additional charge on Fridays.
Middle-school students are invited to challenge their math and analytical thinking skills by taking the AMC 8 at Emory University this fall.
The AMC 8 is a 25-question exam, given in a low-stress environment, that requires both math and problem-solving skills. The Emory University Math and Computer Science Department will offer the exam on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 to students in eighth grade or below.
Emory is providing the exam at no cost; however, to extend the opportunity to as many students as possible, the university requests that parents first check with their child’s school to see if the exam is offered there before registering for the Emory exam.
To be guaranteed a spot, you must register by Oct. 16, 2016.
The Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education is now registering students in grades 2 through 5 for its four-week Saturday Exploration Program, which will begin Oct. 15, 2016.
Classes will be held at Rock Springs Elementary School in Lawrenceville. Students can choose from a variety of topics, including computers, meteorology, history, and engineering.
Students from outside Gwinnett County are eligible for the program.
The registration deadline is Oct. 3.
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the National Association for Gifted Children have joined forces with The High Flyer, a new blog about gifted education policy.
Policy papers are sometimes academic and dry, but I recommend you check this blog out anyway. Why? Because the more you know about what’s happening in gifted education in different states and school systems, the more effective you can be in bringing needed changes to your own school, district, or state, not only for your child, but for all gifted children.