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Global birdwatching event October 19

October 9, 2019 Leave a comment

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites anyone interested in birds or citizen science to take part in its October Big Day on Saturday, October 19.

By participating, you’ll be joining thousands of other birders around the world who are making note of birds they see. As with other citizen-science birding events, October Big Day helps scientists see patterns in bird populations and migrations.

You can be part of Global Big Day by watching for birds for as little as 10 minutes, anytime during the day, at any location — although if you’re looking for a birding hot spot, the Cornell Lab can make suggestions.


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Upcoming Duke TIP programs at UGA for 5th and 6th graders

September 12, 2019 Leave a comment

Registration is open for both fall sessions of the UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures program for students in grades 5 and 6.

This one-day program, held on the UGA campus, gives talented kids a chance to study a topic of interest with other high-achieving peers.

Fall sessions will be held on Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2019. Classes will include microbiology, comedy, law, video game design, and more.

To participate in Academic Adventures, your child must be registered with the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Not registered with Duke TIP? Learn more about how to get started so you can take advantage of opportunities like this one.

Popular classes will fill up quickly. Limited financial aid is available.

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Fall Duke TIP Scholar Weekends at UGA

September 10, 2019 Leave a comment

duke-tip The University of Georgia will host two UGA-Duke TIP Scholar Weekend sessions this fall: Nov. 2-3 and Dec. 7-8, 2019.

The Scholar Weekend program gives students the chance to study a topic that’s outside the typical school curriculum, and to do so in a college environment with like-minded peers.

Scholar Weekends are open to any students in grades 8 to 11 who have been gifted identified by their school. This includes anyone enrolled in honors, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or accelerated classes.

Topics this spring include animation, microbiology, marine biology, veterinary medicine, psychology, sports medicine and more.

Students arrive on the UGA campus on Saturday morning, spend the day learning, stay overnight on the UGA campus, and continue their studies on Sunday. Courses are taught by UGA professors, graduate students, professionals, and gifted educators.

Registration deadline for the November weekend is October 11. Deadline for the December session is November 15. Popular courses typically fill before the registration deadline. Cost is $450. Financial aid may be available.

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Learn about the Moon this Friday at Tellus

September 3, 2019 Leave a comment

Tellus Museum will hold a lunar astronomy workshop this Friday, Sept. 6. It’s a chance to learn about the Moon and our travels there, and observe the Moon through a telescope.

Advance registration is required, and space is limited. The event is open to children ages 8 or older. All kids must be accompanied by a paid adult.

Registration closes Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon.

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Art of Problem Solving Academy comes to Atlanta

August 22, 2019 Leave a comment

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) Academy offers math and language arts classes to motivated students. Its new campus in Johns Creek is now enrolling.

Math classes start at the second-grade level and continue through calculus. Special class sections that prepare kids for math competitions also are available. AoPS math is ideal for students who are bored in their school math class, who want to challenge themselves with more math, or who want to excel in math competition.

Language arts classes begin at the second-grade level and reach a high-school level seminar in academic writing. This reading and writing program is relatively new to AoPS and is designed to help students communicate and collaborate.

AoPS began as a textbook company in 1993 and established its interactive online math classes in 2003. The Johns Creek location is the 10th AoPS center in the United States where students can take classes in person.

Classes for this academic year started this week, but students can join at any time.

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Math festival and math enrichment classes at Emory

August 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Emory logoEmory Math Circle is a place for kids who want to take their math to a different level.

Students in grades 6 to 12 use games, puzzles and problems to look more deeply at how math works and discover fundamental advanced math concepts.

Math Circle meets on weekends — about twice a month — on the Emory campus. Groups are taught by Ph.D. students from Emory and Georgia Tech.

The next session of Math Circle will begin in mid-September. Registration ends August 31.

Another math enrichment opportunity at Emory is a Julia Robinson Math Festival on Sept. 7, in the atrium of the Math and Science Center. At this afternoon drop-in event, students can visit multiple stations where they’ll explore math problems and concepts, with guidance from mathematicians. It’s free and open to the whole family.

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Can you design a better way to grow plants in space? Enter this contest.

July 9, 2019 Leave a comment

The International Space Station isn’t the easiest place for agriculture. There’s simply not much room for a garden. Today, plants aboard the spaceship are grown in small cubes. It’s workable, but it doesn’t maximize the available space.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is working with NASA to improve gardening systems for the ISS and has opened the Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest. The contest challenges students in high school and college, as well as professionals, to design and build better systems.

Entries will be judged by a panel of NASA scientists. Five winners will be selected from each level (high school, college, professional). Those winners will go on to have their designs tested to determine the final three winners.

Register now to start getting information and briefings. An initial webinar with information about current gardening systems aboard the ISS will be tomorrow, July 10. The final deadline for finished designs is Feb. 3, 2020.