Archive for December, 2015

New programs for middle-schoolers at GT KIDS Club

December 31, 2015 Leave a comment

buzzandceismcThe K.I.D.S. Club program at Georgia Tech has introduced three new middle-school classes for the spring semester: regenerative medicine, neuro-engineering, and biomedical imaging.

Like all K.I.D.S. Club classes, each of these will be taught on a single Saturday morning, on the Georgia Tech campus. Class fees are $50 per child, per class. Spaces are limited.

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Contest seeks artistic interpretations of ocean pollution

December 20, 2015 Leave a comment

bow seatMiddle- and high-school students are invited to take part in the 2016 Ocean Awareness Student Contest, which challenges young people to learn about the oceans and create a work of art that shows what the health of Earth’s oceans means to them.

Students may enter in one or more of four contest categories: visual art, poetry, prose, or film. All entries are due by June 13, 2016. Winners will be awarded cash prizes of up to $1,500.

Full contest details are available from the sponsoring organization, From The Bow Seat.

VOX seeks teens for hands-on investigative journalism program

December 17, 2015 3 comments

VOX_logoVOX, a local media organization by and for teens, is accepting applications for VOX Investigates, an intense, investigative journalism internship.

Selected teen journalists will work with a group of mentors and community partners to deeply explore the topic of dating violence and healthy relationships and their impact on teens. They will research and report on the subject by talking to local teens, then publish stories in a variety of formats.

The program will run from January 9 to May 7, 2016. Download the VOX Investigates PDF for more information about requirements and how to apply. The deadline to apply is this Saturday, December 19.

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MODA offers half-day camps during winter break

December 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will offer a series of one-day camps at its Midtown campus over winter break. Cost is $50 per day. Camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.


The camp schedule is as follows:

Dec. 21: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 22: Introduction to Arduino (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 23: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 28: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 29: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 30: Designing with Minecraft (ages 5 to 7)


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Citizen scientists wanted for Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Looking for something to do over the long break from school? Spend a day outdoors as part of the National Audubon Society’s 116th annual Christmas Bird Count.

Volunteer bird watchers — experts and amateurs — will try to identify and count every bird they see. It’s a fun ornithological scavenger hunt that provides data to help scientists measure the health of our ecosystem.

The Georgia Ornithological Society is organizing more than two dozen Christmas Bird Count events in Georgia, including four around metro Atlanta, between now and January 5, 2016.

If you’re traveling over the holidays, there’s probably an event going on wherever you’ll be. You can check by visiting the Christmas Bird Count page of the National Audubon Society.

Young scientists may also enjoy seeing the data that’s been gathered in the past 115 years, available on Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count page.


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