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Newseum, Washington DC


Discover unique learning opportunities at the Newseum, an interactive museum of history in Washington, D.C.

  • Learning Center classes on journalism, history and the First Amendment.
  • Free online teacher resources such as lesson plans and self-guided tours through the museum.
  • Educator-led gallery tours.
  • Professional development for teachers.
  • Unique learning plans created just for you and your group.
    Visit Newseum.org/education to learn more.Homeschools receive the school group discount when they visit the Newseum.

    Students on a teacher-lead organized field trip from public, private and homeschools grades 1 through university in the DC metro area receive free, general admission through the generous support of The Washington Post and WTOP. More information on the free admission program.

    For schools outside of the area, the school rate is $10 per student. One chaperone for every 10 students will receive free admission. Additional chaperones over the required 1:10 chaperone ratio will be charged $15 each.

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Maggie Crawford, Education Coordinator, at (202) 292-6663 or email mcrawford@newseum.org

    The Newseum is located at
    555 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington, DC 20001

    More Washington DC Field Trips

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace Homeschool Day


Come and learn about the Wright brothers, aviation history, and life on the farm around the turn of the 20th century!

We wish to reach out to the all Homeschoolers within a 100 mile radius, such as from Indianapolis to Dayton, Ohio. Click on our address below to see where we are and to get directions from your place.

  • When: May 19, 2011
  • Where: Millville, IN
  • Who: Homeschool families of all ages, parents, and grandparents
  • Cost: $2 per person, maximum $10 per family
  • Lunch: Bring a sack lunch – drinks will be provided

The tentative schedule of activities includes historical re-enactors, demonstrations of kitchen skills, weaving and sewing, rope-making, house tour, propeller design, remote-controlled airplanes, old-fashioned games, corn shelling, historical film, a scavenger hunt, and more!

To provide your youngsters with the best experience, we can handle 40-50 guests per 30 minute time slot.  Once filled, that time will no longer be available.  The times you see in the link below are still available. We will be open until 5 p.m. so that all attendees will have time to visit all stations and displays.  We look forward to seeing you May 19!

Sign up for your best time here.

Wilbur Wright Birthplace Preservation Society
1525 N 750 E
Hagerstown, In. 47346


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National Homeschool Conference at Disneyland


That’s right, this national home education conference has been cancelled until further notice.

We keep the following in mind when organizing this conference:

  • Families – your entire family is involved throughout the week, including grandparents and your skeptical inlaws!
  • Education – every day, all day, there are field trip opportunities which the committee has planned for you – come and learn with us
  • Networking – activities are planned every day to ensure you get maximum time to interact with homeschoolers from all over the country
  • Support – from vendor curriculum to mentors who have been there, you are sure to find the support you have been looking for and get recharged.
  • Value – if you are going to spend money on registration for a conference, why not have fun and get special pricing? Compare our registration against any state conference of comparable size, and compare our group rates on park admission tickets, and you will see for yourself.Oh, did we mention this national homeschool conference is at Disneyland in California? What an exciting venue to bring your kids! What’s the best way to see all that is going on with this conference? DOWNLOAD THE INFO PACKET from our website – big purple button on the right side of any subpage, and on the home page the link is in the upper right corner. Spread it all out on your table, decide what you want to do, and get registered today!

    Time is running out – we are just two months away, and you must pre-register. No tickets will be sold onsite. Some classes are now on a wait list, but everything else is available to register. To begin registration from this email, click YES below.

    If you still don’t know what is going on, ASK QUESTIONS NOW, we’ll be standing by on the discussion forums, email, and Facebook page, as well as the phones; and visit our National Homeschool Conference website today to download the complete info packet.

    Once on the site, you can easily email us, sign up to receive the newsletter updates, enter the discussion board area, or click the link to visit our Facebook fan page. DOWNLOAD THE INFO PACKET – giant purple button on any subpage of the website! To proceed with registration now, click YES below.

  • When
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 8:00 AM –
    Saturday, September 11, 2010 11:00 PM
    Pacific Time Zone
  • Where
    Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Attire
    Casual Attire
  • FEE
    View Event FeesView Event Summary

    Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Act!vating Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2010


These Homeschool parents – the Gozas – are talented performers. If you attended past HSC conferences, you may remember their son entertaining us as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Storytelling meets Theatre. They’ll be performing two folktales, with costumes and props, in front of their giant over-sized book, peppered with physical comedy.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Palo Alto Children’s Library,
1276 Harriet St
Palo Alto, CA
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Oh, and it’s free.

Kimberly Goza also runs the Families on the Road Yahoo Group, which serves homeschool families who travel a lot.

Recommended by Ann Zeise

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Climate Day 2010


The following education event is sponsored by the NASA JPL Earth Public Engagement Team.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Pasadena, Calif., is co-sponsoring Climate Day 2010. This two-day event will feature lectures and demonstrations by scientists, a Climate Jeopardy competition, career information and educator resources.

The event will take place March 26-27, 2010, at the Pasadena Convention Center. On Friday, March 26, educators and students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event hours for the public will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 27. Pre-registration is required to attend on Friday.

For more details about Climate Day and to pre-register online, visit http://climate.nasa.gov/ClimateDay/.

Please direct any questions about the Climate Day event to Annie Richardson at Annie.Richardson@jpl.nasa.gov

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