Monday, February 16, 2009

Maple Sugaring ~ Program for Homeschoolers at Ashland Nature Center!

Maple Sugaring
Friday, March 6
12:30 pm – 2:30pm
Member/Non-Member: $7/$12
Course #: W09-109-AS
Learn to identify maple trees using your senses. Examine how a tree makes sap and discover the process of making maple syrup. Experience how early Americans collected and boiled sap to make syrup and see how trees are tapped to harvest sap today.

For more information:

David Pragoff
302-239-2334, ext.133

Ashland Nature Center
Barley Mill and Brackenville Roads Hockessin, DE 19720 (302) 239 - 2334

Offering four self-guiding nature trails traversing 81 acres of rolling terrain through meadows, woodlands and marshes, adult and school programs, seasonal events and much more.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Brandywine Zoo - Homeschool Program!

Endangered Species!

MARCH 12, 2009
grades K-12

What does it mean to be an endangered species?
What can you do to help endangered animals?

Discover this and much more as you investigate our WILD world.

Programs will be held simultaneously for older and younger grades.
Pre-registration required.

$8 per person
$6 per Delaware Zoological Society members.
ONE adult is free per family.


For more information
302-571-7850 x224

The Brandywine Zoo,
Education Department,
1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802

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Did you know?

You can schedule a group Discovery Tour of your choice!
Jill Karlson
Curator of Education
302-571-7850 x208

For more information
“Discovery Tours”

program choices


Caterpilla presented by Wilmington Drama League's Pillow Players!

Written by Tricia Beichner
Directed by Ruth Langrehr & Debbi Bradford


Saturday, March 7
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wilmington Drama League Lobby
Saturday, March 14
2 p.m.
Kennett Square Library

The Pillow Players proudly present their first play of 2009!!

All Caterpilla wants is to grow wings like her stepsisters, but for now she's stuck at home while they go to the ball. Don't miss this hilarious, buggy version of "Cinderella," presented as only the Pillow Players can!


Wilmington Drama League
10 West Lea Blvd
Wilmington, Delaware 19802

Box office



Monday, February 2, 2009

Homeschool Overnight at the Ashland Nature Center

Owl Prowl Overnight
Tuesday, February 24, 10 am – Wednesday, February 25, 1 pm

$25 Member/$35 Non-member
Parents should plan to stay at no additional charge.

Course #: W09-112-AS

Owls are early nesters! Learn about the owls found here at Ashland, and how to spot their nests. Dissect an owl pellet and create a Great-Horned Owl's food pyramid. In the evening, listen to owl calls and use recordings to attract a screech owl. Spend the night on bunk beds in the Ashland Lodge (heated of course!) Meet birders who are participating in Delaware’s Breeding Bird Atlas, and learn how your family can help. You will be contacted regarding packing list and food items to bring.

Judy Montgomery
(302) 239-2334 ext. 127

Ashland Nature Center
Offering four self-guiding nature trails traversing 81 acres of rolling terrain through meadows, woodlands and marshes, adult and school programs, seasonal events and much more.

Barley Mill and Brackenville Roads Hockessin, DE 19720 (302) 239 - 2334



Sunday, February 1, 2009

Introduction to Homeschooling/Unschooling. Presentation at Open Connections

Sunday, February 22nd
4pm - 6pm

Open Connections, an educational resource center and learning community for young people and their families, is giving a presentation on Sunday, February 22nd, for those just starting out with home education or for those interested in pursuing home education.

The presentation provides parents or guardians with information on how to comply easily and fairly with the state law, a diverse list of potential resources, and suggestions about how a family can clarify the homeschooling or unschooling path that is right for them.

This is a FREE presentation and will be held from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at:

Open Connections
1616 Delchester Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

For more information and to register,
contact Barbara
(610) 459-3366



Interactive Ballet Demonstration and Performance

Saturday, February 21, 2009

at the
Free Library of Philadelphia


Attend a performance by the Pennsylvania Ballet II , an eight-member troupe of pre-professional dancers led by former Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer William DeGregory. The program is a combination of audience participation, demonstration, and a performance of excerpts from the Company’s repertoire. A Q&A with DeGregory and the dancers will also take place.

Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, 19103



Music and Art ~ Free Family Program at the DCCA!

Make It Colorful:
Mixed-Media Art

Sunday, February 22,
Noon – 3 pm
Ages 4 and up

Performances by:
of Calloway

and the Music School of Delaware's
Street Groove

Visit the kids’ studio and use paint, pastels, crayons, and more to make your own mixed-media art inspired by Moe Brooker’s colorful, layered, abstract paintings. Participate in gallery games and stop into the auditorium for live entertainment!

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
A non-collecting art museum dedicated to the advancement of contemporary art.

The DCCA is located on the corner of South Madison and West streets, a few blocks before Frawley Stadium. DCCA is on DART Route 32 (the Wilmington Trolley) and is just 4 blocks from the Wilmington Amtrak and SEPTA Train Station.

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Wed & Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm
Closed Monday

The DCCA is now admission free!


About the image above:
Moe Brooker
Come To Dance My Joy #1, 2008
Mixed media on panel - 24” x 24”
Exhibiting at the DCCA
Courtesy of Sande Webster Gallery