Archive for February, 2012

Registration open for March-April session of GSU Saturday School

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Georgia State University has posted its list of classes for the next upcoming session of Saturday School.

The 2012 Spring B session begins March 10. Classes are held on Saturdays in the mornings and afternoons on the GSU campus. Classes will be offered in a variety of topics, from art to public speaking to math games to ancient Egypt to space — and lots more.

Saturday School is open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The program is geared toward students who have been identified as gifted by their school, but kids who haven’t been formally identified can be granted provisional enrollment for one year.

The registration deadline is Feb. 28.

Categories: Enrichment

Programs for young photographers and writers at Sandy Springs library

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

So many of the enrichment opportunities I find are geared at science and technology that I’m always excited to find something designed for the gifted child with an artistic bent. Two such programs can be found at the Sandy Springs branch of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System:

  • Teen writer’s workshop, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, 12:30 – 2 p.m. For middle-school and high-school students who write in any literary form. Free and open to the public.
  • Teen photo contest, open through April 30, 2012. Open to students who either live in Fulton County or attend a middle- or high-school in Fulton County. $100 grand prize.

Tellus Museum offers another Junior Astronomy Workshop

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

The January session of the Junior Astronomy Workshop was a sold-out success, so the Tellus Museum in Cartersville is offering another session, Friday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Junior astronomers ages 5-12 will learn to use a star chart and will practice watching the night sky in the planetarium and the observatory.

Call 770-606-5700, ext. 417  to reserve tickets.

Categories: Enrichment

Two upcoming music events at Emory

February 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Emory University has two upcoming music events ideal for young people:

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 – Pajama concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. Guests are invited to wear their PJs and bring a pillow to this family concert of night music. Tickets are $4 per person, or free for members of the museum.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 – Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. at Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. As I always say, these youth symphony performances are a two-for-one in enrichment. They expose your child to live, classical music, and have the added bonus of inspiring them with what other young people can do. Admission is free.


Categories: Enrichment

Georgia Tech summer camp schedule now available

February 1, 2012 1 comment

Georgia Tech’s summer camp program has released the list of classes for summer 2012. Now operating under the name Summer PEAKS (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEM), the Georgia Tech summer program is open to rising middle-school and high-school students.

Hands-on, interactive classes will be offered on a variety of science, technology and math topics. Each class runs for one week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. High-school sections this summer include astrobiology, finance, nanotechnology, mobile app development, architecture and more. Middle-school classes will include space exploration, LEGO Mindstorms, mobile app development and more.

Review the list with your child, pick your favorites, and stand by — the application will be posted in “late February,” according to the web site.

PEAKS is operated by CEISMC, the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing. CEISMC provides enrichment opportunities in math, science, technology and engineering. In addition to its summer programs, CEISMC offers classes during the school year through its K.I.D.S. Club.

Categories: Summer programs