Archive for November, 2013

Space Camp offers special savings this weekend

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Thanksgiving weekend is coming, and that means it’s time for the annual Space Camp sale. This year, you can save $200 off summer programs held in Huntsville, Ala.

The sale period kicks of just after midnight this Friday, November 29, and continues until Monday night. By registering this weekend, you can save $200 off the week-long Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camps, or the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.

They’re offering two accommodations to make it easier to take advantage of the sale. First, you don’t have to select the date your child will attend the camp when you register — you can decide later. Second, they can put you on a payment plan, since even with discounts applied, these adventures don’t come cheap.

Registration open for spring semester Duke TIP Academic Adventures sessions at UGA

November 13, 2013 Leave a comment

torrance-logoIf you have a child who has participated in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search, you’re eligible to sign up now for any of three Academic Adventures programs at the University of Georgia in January, February, and March 2014.

Academic Adventures students choose a single topic to study during the full-day program on the UGA campus. There are more than a dozen subjects to choose from, including roller coaster physics, geocaching, forensics, sports medicine, the Civil War, storytelling, mini-vet school and a whole lot more.

Registration officially closes 15 days before the date of each session, but popular courses will fill up quickly.

If you haven’t registered your child with Duke TIP, it’s an easy process, and it gives you access to programs like Academic Adventures as well as information about raising gifted children.

Categories: Enrichment

Hands-on science at Fernbank Museum this Saturday

November 5, 2013 Leave a comment

FMNHThis Saturday, November 9, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host “Science at Hand Day,” sort of a sampler menu of the sciences.

Visiting organizations, mostly from metro area universities, will offer hands-on activities in a variety of scientific fields, including chemistry, astronomy, ecology, structural engineering and neuroscience.

The activities are included as part of museum admission.

(Note: This event takes place at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, not the Fernbank Science Center. It can be confusing.)

Categories: Enrichment