Archive for April, 2011

Registration starts today for Science Night Out at Fernbank

April 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Fernbank Science Center will host its next Science Night Out on Friday, May 6. The theme for the program is, “Things that Wiggle, Squiggle, Creep and Crawl.”

Science Night Out is aimed at science lovers in 3rd – 6th grades. The program runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Registration, which is done only by U.S. Mail, is $15 for one child and $10 for additional siblings. The class will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Categories: Enrichment

Atlanta Young Writer’s Institute programs for serious writers

April 3, 2011 Leave a comment

High-school students can learn about the craft of writing from pros, then put what they’ve learned to work in the Summer Intensive program offered by the Atlanta Young Writer’s Institute.

During this two-week workshop, rising 10th to 12th graders will learn about different literary genres, then will write a chapter of a novel, a one-act play, a short story or a collection of poems.

This year’s intensive will be held June 6-17, 2011, at Agnes Scott College. Applications are being accepted now on a rolling admission basis. The class size is limited to 16.

Meanwhile, students can get a taste of AYWI at a fiction and poetry slam seminar, which will be held April 23 at Decatur High School. The event, which is open to middle- and high-school students, is a combination of instruction and open mic reading. See AYWI’s upcoming events page for registration information.

Apply now for NASA summer program

April 1, 2011 1 comment

Rising 1st-12th graders can apply now to the Science, Engineering, Math and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) summer program, a science and technology enrichment program. The program is sponsored by NASA, which also provides guidelines for the program; however, the local SEMAA programs are not actually run by NASA.

This free, one-week program will be held July 11-15, 2011 at Cedar Grove Middle School, a DeKalb County school. It is operated by the Fernbank Science Center. But don’t let the DeKalb connections fool you — kids don’t have to be DeKalb County students to apply.

Class size is limited to 20 students per grade level, and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications must be sent by fax, mailed by U.S. mail or submitted in person. The application was posted today and will only be up until April 15, 2011.

Categories: Summer programs