Monday, August 31, 2009

Homeschool Programs at the Delaware Art Museum!

Register Now For These Upcoming Sessions:

Women in Art
This session will focus on women both as artists and subjects in the Museum’s collections and in the exhibition Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Sept. 23 – Oct. 14
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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The Art of the Print
Inspired by the Museum’s exhibition Fantasies & Fairy-Tales: Maxfield Parrish and the Art of the Print, students will learn about the history of illustration as well as printing techniques.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks, no class Nov. 25)
Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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Fact and Fantasy
In conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, this session will combine art, fantasy, and natural history. Included with the program is a special presentation on dinosaurs by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
Feb. 10 – March 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members
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The Elements of Art
Learn how the basic elements of design (line, color, shape, and texture) work together as a visual language by exploring the Museum’s collections
Wednesdays - (4 weeks)
March 31 – April 21
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost per child:
$14 Members/$16 Non-Members

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Age Groupings:
For programs listed above;
Your child’s experience will match the following age-based categories:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13 and 14 – 18
Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.
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About the Homeschool Progams at the Delaware Art Museum
The Delaware Art Museum’s Homeschool Programs offer Homeschool families a wonderful art education experience! Kids will build a foundation for visual arts as well as hone their observation skills through discussions of works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, art activities, writing exercises, and take-home assignments extend the student's learning experience beyond the galleries. Homeschool Programs are designed for different age groups and are offered as four-week sessions. Homeschool families can choose to sign up for one or more session. Children will be automatically enrolled into the appropriate program based on their age.

Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

website

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nine Museums ~ One Ticket! Extended Dates!

Extended through September 7th!

Start Your Homeschool Year by Touring Nine of Our Area's Wonderful Musuems and Gardens!


Brandywine
Treasure Trail

July 6 through August 31

Visit nine area museums for one low price!

$35 Individual "passport"
or
$75 Family passport
(2 adults and up to 3 children)

Participating museums
Brandywine River Museum,
Delaware Art Museum,
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts,
Delaware Museum of Natural History,
Delaware Historical Society & Read House,
Hagley Museum and Library,
Longwood Gardens,
Rockwood Museum,
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.

PRIZES!
If you visit all nine sites, you can submit your fully validated passport to receive a $50 restaurant gift certificate compliments of the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana and the Hotel du Pont!
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*Enter to win by dropping your ticket stub into a fishbowl located in the visitor center at each attraction.


Where to Purchase Passport
Available at all nine museum locations!
also
Tickets can also be purchased at:
The Hotel du Pont,
The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana,
The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Brandywine Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Chester County Convention & Visitors Bureau,
The Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia.

For More Information
Email: info@brandywinetreasures.org
Website

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Teen Initiative at the Delaware Art Museum

Going into its third year!
Currently recruiting new members!


Teen initiative members volunteer at the museum, go on field trips, meet once a month at the museum to work and have fun with other teens interested in art, art history, and the museum. They mount exhibits, create podcasts, learn, and have fun!

Members must be high school aged - that means entering 9th grade this fall or older. To become a member you must complete a volunteer application form and write a letter of interest.

It you would like to learn more
or
Attend an upcoming meeting:

Please contact Saralyn.

Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org
website

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Studio Art Class for Homeschoolers at the Delaware Art Museum!

Artist Studio for Homeschoolers
(Ages 9 – 14)
Students will learn the fundamentals of art in the Museum’s studio. Basic drawing and painting will be explored, focusing on processes and techniques. The class will visit the Museum’s galleries to draw inspiration. Students will learn creative techniques and develop an appreciation for art.
Teacher: Sam Mylin
Wednesdays, September 16 – November 18
(10 weeks)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$125 Members/$145 Non-Members

Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

website

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fall Art Classes at the Newark Arts Alliance!

KIDS' CLASSES!

Painting Without Brushes!
Ages 7-9
September 9-30,
4 Wednesdays
4-6pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

This is such a crazy time of year - why not come and unwind with some crazy painting projects?! We will make paintings using toothbrushes, sponges, water guns, spray bottles, tape, ink droppers, marbles, and all sorts of other fun tools. We will also learn about some famous artists who liked to paint in creative ways. This class is for anyone who likes to get creative!
Fee:
$63 members
$69 non-members.

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The Art of Fashion for Teens
Ages 14-17
September 9-30
4 Wednesdays
6:30-8:00pm

Teacher - Jen Mrozek
This class will look to fashion as a source of inspiration. Students will learn how to render a female form from different views, create a fashion design, make a mood board, work with fabrics, and even put on a fashion show! This class is a great introduction to fashion design, no sewing skills needed. Come join us for a fashionable and creative class!
Fee:
$63 members
$69 non-members

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Just Mom and Me
Session One - 4 Wednesdays - Sept. 23-Oct. 14
Session Two - 4 Wednesdays - Oct. 21-Nov. 11
Session Three - 4 Wednesdays - Nov. 18-Dec 9
Times for all of the above sessions: 10am-11am
Ages: Parent and children ages 3+4
Teacher - Malissa Reese.

Parent and preschooler will have a blast exploring a variety of art materials while honing fine motor skills. We will paint, cut, glue, hand mold, and more. Projects will include family portraits, puppets, collages, and 3-D creations. Have all the fun and no need to scrape the paint off your kitchen walls!
Fee:
$56 members
$61 non-members per session.

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Fairy Arts Workshop
Ages 6-9
2 Saturdays
October 3-10
9 am-12 pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

Is your inner fairy bursting to express itself? Come create beautiful wings, headpieces, costumes, and fine art inspired by the beautiful enchanted worlds of fairies. We will conclude the class by doing a photo shoot that captures the beauty of your child. Parents will get a digital print to take home.
Fee
$63 members
$69 non-members

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After School Art Camp
Ages 7-11
Session One: Oct. 7-28, 4 Wednesdays
Session Two: Nov. 4-25, 4 Wednesdays
Session Three: Dec. 2-23, 4 Wednesdays
Time: 4pm-6pm
Teacher - Malissa Reese

Why have all the fun just during the summer? Produce quality art all year round! Studies show that creative children are successful children. Students will work on a different, innovative project each week. We will create acrylic paintings on canvas, clay sculpture, papier mache, watercolor, pastels, collages, work with wood, make jewelry and more.
Fee
$88 members
$96 non-members

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Painting in the Twilight Zone!
Ages 12-15
4 Wednesdays
October 7-28
6:30-8:30pm.
Teacher - Jen Mrozek

Are you a fan of the Twilight books and movie? This class will create artwork inspired by books and films. We will paint beautiful landscapes inspired by the Seattle setting of Twilight, paint moonscapes and character portraits. This class will teach you how to paint with oil paints, charcoal, and India ink. This is a great class for anyone who loves the Twilight books and is inspired to create beautiful, dramatic works of art
Fee
$84members
$92 non-members
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Fancy Feet Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
October 16
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Bring your own canvas or denim shoes and we will embellish them with beads, fabric, ribbon and paint. We can finish off the shoes with a protective coating to keep shoes beautiful. We’ll also take a break for a pizza dinner.
Fee
$30 members
$33 non-members
(Includes food)

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Halloween Costume Workshop
Ages 7-14
Saturday
October 17th
10 am – 2 pm
Teacher Jen Mrozek

This workshop will be a chance to create very cool Halloween costumes. We will use altered clothing techniques to make open-ended costumes such as a rock star, a hippie, the corpse bride, fairies, animals, monsters, and many other possibilities! No sewing required. Bring a basic clothing item to work on and we’ll take care of the rest (i.e. white dress for corpse bride, old pants/shirt for monster, etc.). Come be prepared to be creative!
Fee
$47 members
$51 non-members

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Sweet Dreams Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
November 6
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Make a date with art! Create your very own no-sew fleece pillow, then design a unique night light. Come to create soothing crafts for bedtime and stay for a pizza dinner.
Fee
$30 members
$33 non-members
(Includes food)

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Recycled Arts Workshop for Teens
Saturday
November 7
10 am–3pm
Teache - Jen Mrozek
Ages 14-17

This workshop will be a chance to really explore unusual materials. Students will be exposed to the work of outsider artists and contemporary folk art as a source of inspiration for their own project. Students will be encouraged to choose an important social issue and respond through their project. This is a chance to create a meaningful work of art and let your voice be heard!
Fee
$55 members
$60 non-members
(Bring a bag lunch)

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Girly Crafts
Ages 8 and up
4 Saturdays
Nov. 14 & 21, Dec. 5 & 12
11am-12pm.
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Back again with even more creative girly fun. This time we will make funky decoupage bracelets along with beautiful hand crafted journals. Other projects may include fancy decorations for a girly bedroom and one-of-a-kind hair barrettes.
Fee
$42 members
$46 non-members.

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Jazzy Jeans Art Date Night
Ages 8 and up
Friday
November 20
6-8:30pm
Teacher - Nicole Thomas

Make a date with art! Jazz up your old jeans with jewel patches and paint. Turn an ordinary pair of jeans into a work of art. Come spend the evening creating your very own designer jeans and we will take a break and have pizza dinner too!
Fee
$32 members
$35 non-members
(Includes food)

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Vacation Art Camp: “Life’s a Beach!”
Ages 7-11
Mon.-Wed.
Dec. 28-30
9am-12pm
Teacher - Malissa Reese

Presents are all unwrapped and the kids are bored already? Come join us for this three-day camp with a tropical theme. It may be cold outside, but we’ll be warm inside wearing leis, listening to summertime tunes and creating 3-D seaside scenes, painting beach totes, and crafting a unique “fishy” sculpture. Aloha!
Fee
$90 members
$99 non-members

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION
* All classes are held at the Newark Arts Alliance.
* All class fees include art materials needed for the class.
* For enrollment form and/or to join visit the NAA website
* To enroll in classes less than 3 days before the start date, call or e-mail the NAA to inquire about availability of space.
* Limited scholarships available for children ages 18 and under based on financial need. Inquire about an application.
* Visit their website for adult classes and other programs!

Newark Arts Alliance
"developing community through the arts"
website
info@newarkartsalliance.org
302-266-7266
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Visit NAA in the Market East Plaza
276 E. Main St., Suite 102,
Newark, DE 19711


SUMMER HOURS!
Tues., Wed., Fri. 11am-3pm,
Thurs. 11am-7pm,
Sat. & Sun. 10am-2pm


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Science Programs for Homeschoolers at White Clay Creek State Park!

White Clay Creek State Park offers programs for homeschoolers.
Running from September-May at their Chamber’s House Nature Center, these programs are science based and are offered on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Storybook Explorers
ages 5 and under
1-1:45pm

Earth Explorers Juniors
ages 6-9
1-2pm

Earth Explorers Seniors
ages 6-15
2:30-4pm

Teachers' Workshop
They also have a teacher workshop in October that homeschool teachers may be interested in.
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The Chambers House Nature Center
White Clay Creek State Park
1475 Creek Road, north of Hopkins Road
Chambers House Nature Center
Newark, Delaware 19711


Park Office:
(302) 368-6900


Chambers House Nature Center
(302)368-6560


Website

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Flint Wood Nature Preserve - Fall 2009 Programs!

Programs at Flint Woods Nature Preserve

Flint Woods Nature Preserve is a satellite area of Brandywine Creek State Park composed of a mature stand of hardwood trees and rolling terrain. The Preserve remains uncrowded, making a visit to this area a special occasion for the regular park visitor. Programs at Flint Woods require transportation from the Nature Center in the park’s van, limiting participation to 12 people. All programs cost $2 per person unless otherwise noted.


Salamander Sleuths

Sunday, August 30th, 1-3 p.m.

Search for salamanders, arthropods, and other living things in the dirt. Participants will learn about ongoing research on salamander populations at Flint Woods. Transportation provided.


National Public Lands Day Volunteer Trail Maintenance

Saturday, September 26th, 10-noon

Join a naturalist and get to work during the nation’s largest volunteer day for public lands. Learn how you can help keep our trails looking beautiful! Transportation provided. No Fee.


Fall Photography and Tree Hike

Sunday, October 11

1-3 p.m.

Come out for a scenic hike in beautiful Flint Woods Nature Preserve.

Catch the best time of year for fall color and tree identification.


Wilderness Survival Series

Sundays, November 1 and 22

&

Saturday November 14

1-3 p.m.

Earn your Flint Woods Wilderness Survival certificate in these fun and challenging classes on survival skills.

November 1: Preparing for your Adventure

November 14: Navigating your Way

November 22: All the Comforts of Home

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Brandywine Creek State Park is open 8 a.m. to sunset, year round.
Park entrance fees are charged daily from March 1 through November 30.
Delaware State Parks, Annual Park Passes are available.


Contact the Nature Center:

(302) 655-5740

website

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Homeschool Day at Winterthur!

Faces of a New Nation

Thursday, September 24th
11 am - 3 pm

* Discover some of the tools and materials used to create paintings in the 1700s.

* Express yourself through a variety of hands-on interdisciplinary activities

* Try your hand at some creative writing in the Galleries.

* Lear how the portraits in Faces of a New Nation exhibition reflect the sitters' cultural backgrounds and senses of self.

* Children age 8 and up and their parents are welcome to take the one-hour Faces of Winterthur tour for an additional fee.

Most appropriate for children age 5 and older.

FEE
$10 per person
Free to members and children under 2

For more information:
800.448.3883
302.888.4600

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Nestled in Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley
Route 52 between I95 and Route 1

Website

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A multi-disciplinary group for homeschooled children

CHILDREN LEARN BY DOING

This weekly two-hour group for 5 and 6 year olds will embrace the natural curiosity of the young child in both group and individual work. Children will pursue the worlds of mathematics, science, reading & writing using hands on and a multi-disciplinary approach. Program led by veteran teacher Debby Rosan.

When:
6 Mondays from 9:30-11:30
Session I: September 14, 21, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Session II: November 2, 9,16,23,30, December 7
Where:
Ardmore, Pa

Fee per session:
$55

About the facilitator, Debby Rosan:
"I have had the great pleasure of working in the world of progressive education for three decades now, including schools in New York City, Cleveland, Ohio and Rose Valley, Pa. Several years ago I began work with the local home school community. I would be delighted to talk to you about your child’s fit in Children Learn by Doing."

Contact:
rosandb@earthlink.net

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Luminaria Labyrinth Walks at the Delaware Art Museum!

September 11 and October 2

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Free

Donations will be accepted to help maintain the Labyrinth.

Come to the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden on first Fridays for an evening of relaxation and education! Volunteers will be in the Labyrinth in the Fusco Reservoir to provide guests with a historical overview of labyrinths and an introduction to walking them.

Illuminated by tea lights, the Museum’s Labyrinth offers a perfect way to wind
down from a hectic week or just enjoy some quiet contemplation.

2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806
302.571.9590

Website

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Homeschool Programs at the Brandywine Zoo!

Register Now!
for
Homeschool Programs
(Grades K-12)
at the
Brandywine Zoo
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GOING GREEN
September 24
9:30 am -12:00 noon
“Go Green” in this program as we learn about some positive changes we can make in our daily lives to better care for our Earth. What actually happens to our environment when we forget about the impact our actions make? Who do they affect? Can we really make a difference? Registration strongly suggested.
Fee:
$8 per person
$6 per DZS members.
ONE adult is free per family.
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Phantastic Plants
November 5
9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Come learn how plants are critical for animal survival, from feeding enormous elephants to tiny termites. Learn why exotic plants can be more harmful than helpful and what YOU can do to help our green friends grow!
Pre-registration strongly suggested.
Fee:
$8 per person
$6 per DZS members
ONE adult is free per family.
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Download a registration form at:
website
Click on the link for “registration form” under “Home School Programs.”

Nicole Goodsell
Education Outreach Coordinator
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-571-7850 x224
302-577-7480

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Classes for Homeschoolers at the Brandywine YMCA


Home School Physical Education
ages 6-12
This is a basic elementary school PE program. This continuing program (offered in both the fall and spring) is designed to run for a regular school year. Different activities will be introduced during the year. Come Join the run and rewarding physical activity.
PLEASE register in advance!
Class Limit: 10 students
Tuesdays
1:40-2:40 pm
class # 04432
FEES
Session I
(classes begin 9/8/09)
Full Members $49
Others $56
Session II
(classes begin 10/27/09)
Full Members $56
Others $64
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Art Class
ages 7-13
Your children will have the opportunity to express themselves creatively using pencil, charcoal, pastel, paint, and clay. Basic art skills will be introduced as well as some fun projects that incorporate these skills. This is a complete well-rounded art program. Basic supplies are provided. There may be a small material fee for special projects.
Class Limit: 10 students
Tuesdays
12:30-1:30 pm
class # 04432
FEES
Session I
(classes begin 9/8/09)
Full Members $49
Others $56
Session II
(classes begin 10/27/09)
Full Members $56
Others $64
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Pre-school Art & Crafts
ages 4-6
An hour of creative art and craft projects for young children!
Each session will offer different projects. Basic supplies are included. For your convenience, class meets on the same day and time as the Art Class for older homeschool students.
Class Limit: 10 students
Tuesdays
12:30-1:30 pm
class # 04430
FEES
Session I
(classes begin 9/8/09)
Full Members $49
Others $56
Session II
(classes begin 10/27/09)
Full Members $56
Others $64
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There is so much going on at your local YMCA!
Check it out!
Archery
Swimming
Yoga
Aerobics
Youth Fitness Classes
Sports

Contact:
Brandywine YMCA
3 Mt Lebanon Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
302-478-YMCA
website

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Cecil College Offers a Wide Variety of Enrichment Classes for Homeschoolers.

Now registering!

Art
Math
Computers
Theatre
Foreign Language
Music
Chess
And More!

(Visit their website for a complete listing!)


For More Information
Contact:

Tina Durborow 

410-392-3366 ext 628 

or
email: tdurborow@cecil.edu

Cecil College
Elkton Station
107 Railroad Avenue
Elkton, MD 21921
410-392-3366


Website

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Delaware Museum of Natural History Seeks High School Aged Volunteers

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is offering a new "Discovery Corps" initiative for high school students in grades 10 through 12 to fulfill community service requirements while learning about nature and science. Opportunities include live animal handlers, "Science in Action Lab" demonstrators, and natural history instructors and craft assistants at special events.

Commitment:
Discovery Corps members must be available for a minimum of six special event shifts during the school year. In addition, participants should attend short monthly meetings from October through April to gain instruction in natural science topics and assist in the planning of special events. The museum seeks a commitment of 20 to 40 hours per year from each member of the Discovery Corps.

Note: The Delaware Museum of Natural History is a nonprofit organization and hours spent volunteering can typically be used to meet community service requirements.

To Apply:
website
(under the "About Us: Volunteer" heading)
or
Contact:
Ms. Terri Reed Director of Human Resources and Visitor Services
Delaware Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 3937
Wilmington, DE 19807
treed@delmnh.org
302-658-9111, ext. 324.

The application deadline is September 30, 2009.

Location:
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807-1827
(302) 658-2747

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Programs for Homeschoolers

Mark Your Calendars!

The Education Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is creating a series of monthly guided tour/classes specifically designed for our homeschool community. These Museum visits will be scheduled on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning in October and running through June.

While the details are yet to come, please make note of the dates as you plan your activities for the coming homeschool year!

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Admission
Free to members!
Adults: $16
Seniors (ages 65 & over): $14
Students (with valid ID): $12
Children (ages 13–18): $12
ages 12 & under: Free
First Sunday of each month:
Pay what you wish all day


website

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Chess and Scrabble Club at the Woodlawn Library!

Tuesdays
6-8:30 pm

All ages and skills levels welcome!
Drop on by and play a game or two!


website

Woodlawn Library
2020 West Ninth Street

Wilmington, DE 19805

Phone: 302.571.7425

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chess Academy at the Woodlawn Library!

Last Chance!
One Session Remaining!


* Learn to play the game of chess.
* Make improvements in your game.
* Learn to play with a chess clock.
* Try computer chess.
* Make chess friends.

ages 6-14


2:00 - 4:00 pm

Remaining Saturdays:
August 8th, and 22nd.

* Sign up for 1 session or as many as you like!

FREE!

Sign up in advance by calling:
Andre Santosa
Library Assistant
(302) 571-7425
or
Visit the reference desk
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Woodlawn Library
2020 West Ninth Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19805

website


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Full Moon Stroll & Smore-gasbord Campfire at White Clay Creek Park!

Friday August 7th
7 p.m.
Take in the late summer sounds of nature on the full moon stroll.
Afterwards, gather around the campfire and make yummy campfire treats featuring a smorgasbord of goodies to make specialty s'mores!

Cost:
$5 per person
$4 if paid by noon Friday)

Pre-registration is required.
Call the Park Office to register:
(302) 368-6900

Program Location:
The Chambers House Nature Center
1475 Creek Road, north of Hopkins Road
Chambers House Nature Center
Call for more information:
(302)368-6560

Park Entrance Fees are in Effect.
(March 1 - November 30)
White Clay Creek State Park
Newark, Delaware 19711

Website

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Homeschool Educators Invited to Teacher Workshops at the Brandywine Zoo!


Brandywine Zoo Supports Home Educators!

All Teacher Workshops opportunities are extended to adult Home School Educators!

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Teacher In Service Day
Friday the 9th 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an in-service program at the zoo! Learn all about the Brandywine Zoo and how to use it to enhance and enrich your classroom activities. You’ll also become certified to borrow our Cargo for Conservation, a suitcase loan kit chock full of endangered species products.
Fee
Free for teachers
$5 for others.
Pre-registration required.
For more information or to register contact the Delaware Teacher Center
800-282-8770

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Take a Local Walk on the WILD Side!
Saturday the 17th
1:00-4:00 p.m.

Teacher Workshop
Focus: Indigenous/Exotic Plants and Animals
Learn about what’s in our own backyards! Begin this fascinating program by taking a walk through Wilmington State Parks and learning how to identify indigenous plants and animals. Then move to the zoo to take a walk on the wild side and learn about exotic animals and why they matter to us here in Delaware.
Teachers will learn some valuable teaching tools to educate their classroom children on indigenous and exotic plant and animal species.
Fee
$5 per person
pre-registration required.
Visit Website
or
302-571-7850 ext. 208

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Cargo for Conservation

A Loan Kit at the Brandywine Zoo
Thursday the 29th 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Teacher Workshop
Bring Wildlife Conservation to life with the Brandywine Zoo’s Cargo for Conservation Loan Kit. Topics of discussion will include: Being a wise consumer, making a good choice when choosing a pet, being knowledgeable about the wildlife trade and how it affects each of us. We’ll explore the contents of the kit which includes wildlife conservation activities and confiscated endangered wildlife biofacts such as an elephant tusk, python skin, crocodile purse, and much more! At the end of the workshop, teachers will be certified to use the Cargo for Conservation and best of all they can schedule the kit for use during the school year! Program takes place in the Brandywine Zoo’s Education Building.
Fee
$5 per person
pre-registration required.
Visit Website
or
302-571-7850 ext. 208

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Exploring the Brandywine Zoo!
Sunday the 8th 1:00-4:00 p.m
Teacher Workshop
Public, Private, and Home School Educators are welcome to attend this special workshop that showcases the Brandywine Zoo as a fabulous teacher resource. Get to know the Brandywine Zoo up close and personal, learn how to use it as part of your student’s curriculum!
Fee
$5 per person
pre-registration required
Visit Website
or
302-571-7850 ext. 208

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Color Your Classroom GREEN!
Tuesday the 17th 5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Teacher Workshop
This workshop is designed to help teachers learn better “green” practices for themselves and their students. Teachers can use this knowledge in the classroom during animal, habitat, conservation, biology, ecology, social studies, math, and language arts related units. It will also provide them with a field trip resource and an on-site zoo program resource that enhances their standards based units, particularly science.
Fee
$5 per person
pre-registration required
Visit Website
or
302-571-7850 ext. 208

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Nicole Goodsell
Education Outreach Coordinator
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
phone: 302-571-7850 x224
fax: 302-577-7480
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Open House for Homeschool Educators at the Phildelphia Museum of Art!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wachovia Education Resource Center
(in the Perelman Building, across the street from the main museum)

Open House
August 5th
10-4pm

Plan to make art a part of your BEST homeschool year ever!

* Borrow great teaching materials

* Sign up for ARTstor
( an incredible database of zoomable digital images of masterpieces )

* Bring a flash drive to download lesson plans
and images

* Pick up loads of free posters and a teaching kit!

You're going to love this place!

If you can't make the open house, identify yourself as a homeschool educator to Steve Wills to get the educators' newsletter and information about upcoming events for homeschoolers!

swills@philamuseum.org

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Perelman Building
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Upcoming Auditions for Kids at the Wilmington Drama League!


The Chrysalis Players announce the following auditions:

The Wizard of Oz
Auditions for the October Pillow Play
Sunday, August 2nd at 1:00
and
Tuesday, August 4th at 6:15.
Seeking:
Kids ages 7 to 18 for this short (non-musical) play.
The show runs October 3 – 17 at the Drama League and local libraries.
No preparation necessary.

"Mother Goose Mysteries"
Auditions for the November Pillow Play
Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 a.m.
and
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Seeking:
Kids ages 10 to 18 for this short play.
The show runs November 7 - 15 at the Drama League and local libraries.
No preparation necessary.

"Chrysalis Talent Show
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Auditions for the First Annual Chrysalis Talent Show
Sunday, August 9
and
Monday, August 10, at 6:00 p.m.
Seeking:
Performers 21 and younger with any kind of act:
Singing, dancing, juggling, acting, or anything you like!
Especially looking for acts of 3-minutes or so.
Non-competitive talent show.
Saturday, August 22nd.
Email questions:
matt@wdleague.org


"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Auditions for the Annual Holiday Stage Show
Thursday, Aug. 20th from 6-9 pm
and
Sunday, Aug. 23rd from 3-5 pm.
Seeking:
4 men
6 women
8 boys ages 8-13
9 girls ages 7-13.
The show runs December 10th-29th.
No preparation necessary.


Wilmington Drama League
10 W Lea Blvd
Wilmington De 19809

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Sundays are FREE at the Delaware Art Museum!


Sundays, Free Admission all day!

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The Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, Delaware 19806

302.571.9590
866.232.3714
info@delart.org

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Membership
Become a museum member and get free admission every day!

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Fall Art Tour Programs at the Delaware Art Musuem!

Programs for Fall 2009
Save these Dates!

Two four week sessions are being offered.
Wednesdays

Session I
Sept. 23 – Oct. 14

Session II
Nov. 11 – Dec. 9
(no meeting on the Nov. 25)

Specific information about these programs will be available in August.

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The Delaware Art Museum’s Homeschool Programs offer homeschooling families a wonderful art education experience! Kids will build a foundation for visual arts as well as hone their observation skills through discussions of works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, art activities, writing exercises, and take-home assignments extend the student's learning experience beyond the galleries.

Each child’s experience will match the following age-based categories:

Ages 3 – 6
Students and parents/guardians participate in a story-reading which leads to a viewing of relevant works of art, followed by a hands-on art project. Parents/guardians are required to stay with their child during the story and tour portion of the program and may be asked to assist during the art activity.

Ages 7 – 9
Students take a guided theme tour for 30 minutes followed by a 30-minute art activity inspired by their tour.

Ages 10 – 13
&
Ages 14 – 18

Students take a guided theme tour for 60 minutes which includes writing exercises, sketching in the galleries, and take-home assignments.



Homeschool Programs Information

Contact:
Saralyn Rosenfield
Family Programs Manager
302.351.8504
srosenfield@delart.org

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Delaware Museum of Natural History ~ Dollar Days!

Admission is only $1,
Every Tuesday in August!


Admission includes entry to Deep Sea Treasures, where families can discover the creatures that live in the deep and create their own light. Find a sunken ship using simulated sonar. Recover treasure with a robotic arm. Feel the contours of the mountains and valleys on the ocean floor.

Visit Delaware's only dinosaurs on permanent display, a life-sized model of a giant squid, a coral reef walkover, an African watering hole, and exotic mollusk and bird collections. Learn about paleontology in the Science in Action lab, and enjoy hands-on activities in the fully interactive Discovery Room. Explore the Nature Trail and Butterfly Garden with an outdoor eating area nearby to share a picnic lunch or cool off in the Museum's air-conditioned DuPont Auditorium to see a nature film.

What:
$1 admission

When:

Tuesdays:
August 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Courtesy of Artisans' Bank.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52),
Five miles north of Wilmington
Three miles from the Pennsylvania state line.

About:
Delaware Museum of Natural History is the only natural history museum in Delaware. The museum houses the state's only permanent dinosaur display, surrounded by exhibits of mammals, shells, and other specimens from around the world. The museum houses world-renowned scientific collections of mollusks and birds, including the second largest collection of birds' eggs in North America.

For more information:
302-658-9111
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