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Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days, VA

January20

For Homeschooling families who may be interested in an affordable option for enjoying Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Days. CW also does this in the Fall (September).

During the year, Colonial Williamsburg designates several weeks as Homeschooler Experiences. This winter, the dates are February 27 – March 7, 2010.

Condos are available at a discounted rate to homeschool families at the Historic Powhatan Resort near Colonial Williamsburg during this time. Here are the rates:

For Sunday-Thursday night stays, 2-bdrm condo w/ full kitchen (sleeps 6) $65/night, 4-bdrm $130/night

For Friday and Saturday night stays, 2-bdrm condo w/ full kitchen (sleeps 6) $95/night, 4-bdrm $190

All stays require a 2 night minimum to be booked. A one-time booking fee of $35 will be charged in addition to the total.

To make reservations please email Rachel Joyner at freebie73@gmail.com or call (703) 830-6967. Visit the Powhatan’s Website.

More information on Colonial Williamsburg’s Home Educator Weeks.

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Terrapin Watch for New Jersey Homeschoolers

January14

Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center
Friday to Sunday, June 11-13, 2010

Terrapin Turtle

Terrapin Turtle


This 3-day program is for homeschoolers interested in New Jersey’s breeding terrapin population. In addition to collecting real-world data on arriving terrapin, participants will learn about wetland ecology, wildlife biology (both game and non-game species), coastal geomorphology, human impact on fragile salt marshes, and the history of New Jersey’s barrier islands. There will also be great opportunities for kayaking, seining, and learning about breeding oyster-catchers & the Re-clam the Bay programs.

During the three-day/two-night workshop you will stay in the Sedge House, a renovated duck-hunting lodge, which is equipped with a common room, 7 bunkrooms (you will have to share a room), a full kitchen and dining room. As part of the experience, you will live a conservation ethic. Fresh water is limited (we transport bottled water from the mainland) as is electricity — a solar generator provides power. Grey water from sinks and showers is treated in a special grey-water system and sewage is composted in a Clivus Multrum composting toilet.

This program is open to homeschool students ages 10-16 years old. Parents may attend, but must participate in the program. The cost of this three-day program is $70 per adult, $55 per student. SPACE IS LIMITED, with a maximum of 14 participants. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your space. The cost includes transportation to and from the island, instruction, equipment and facility use. Participants must provide their own meals and bedding.
REGISTRATION IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

Each family will be responsible for the food and preparation of one meal for the group during your the stay. On site, there is a gas range stove, refrigerator, a gas grill and a quick steamer for preparing the day’s harvest, as well as all the cooking utensils you may need.

Registration deadline and $50 deposit is June 1, 2010. For more information or to register, contact Liz Jackson at (908) 637-4125 or send an email to ejackson@dep.state.nj.us. You can also visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/sedge.htm

Liz Jackson, Senior Public Information Assistant
NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife
Pequest Trout Hatchery
605 Pequest Road
Oxford, NJ 07863
Phone: (908) 637-4125
Fax: (908) 637-6735

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