Easy Science Experiment

My boys love science experiments. Especially my 9yo. I just need to show him this picture, and he will likely do it. Looks easy enough! I hope you go for it, too!

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News from The Spot

I just received an email from The Spot, a Children’s Museum, announcing that they are teaming up with the Arizona Science Center to bring more STEM learning opportunities at our local children’s museum. What a great way to spend a Friday morning! Or better yet, Friday afternoon when the toddlers are napping…because it beats the crowds on Saturday…

  the spot…a Child’s Museum: Exciting News!         February 2016                                                                                                             

on the spot news

the spot…a Child’s Museum’s mission is to provide interactive play experiences to stimulate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving for children of all ages.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to our museum programs!

Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc is joining with Arizona Science Center to increase STEM education opportunities in our own big backyard…our northern Arizona communities. We will be rolling out new programs and increasing hours for STEM exploration at the museum!

Starting February 19th we are adding to our regular schedule! The museum will now also be open each Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM so visitors may enjoy the many STEM+Arts exhibits and activities in the museum.

On Friday mornings we welcome Casey Crowley, MEd, a Professional Learning and Development Facilitator from Arizona Science Center. Friday afternoons we are pleased to continue with Stacy DeVeau, MEd STEM Educator from the University of Arizona-Yavapai Extension. Our other volunteers, all of whom are retired educators/professionals, are available on Saturdays from 1-5 PM and Sundays from 1:30-4:30 PM to assist in discovering the wonders of Quantum Quizzics!

Don’t forget to watch for upcoming announcements about future special events. Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc also works with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University staff and students to create unique educational experiences.  We are pleased to work with all of these quality institutions to bring STEM literacy into northern Arizona!

Join us at the best kept secret in Yavapai County – the spota Child’s Museum. Imagine the fun you will have!
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    New Hours:
     Friday             9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday        1 PM – 5 PM
Sunday          1:30 – 4:30 PM

Same great admission price: $3 per person ages 2 – 90 ( under 2 and over 90 are free
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We will be sharing our list of email addresses with Arizona Science Center, University of Arizona Yavapai Extension Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University so all of our visitors may receive up to date information about STEM education opportunities throughout the state. If you do not want your email shared, please send us a request in writing via museum@thespotmuseum.org by February 5, 2016 and we will remove you from these additional lists. You would continue to hear from us!

Thank you so much for your support!

Nature Camp “All children in the woods”–Spring Break

Nature Camp “All children in the woods” during Spring Break

and every Friday thereafter

https://www.facebook.com/EducationalExpeditionsNatureCamp/

Educational Expeditions LLC, a Prescott company owned by Mariana Altrichter, who is an environmental educator, is once more offering nature camp “All children in the woods” for the Spring Break (March 7-18, M to F) for kids ages 5-10, and every Friday thereafter until May 20th. (Summer nature camp: May 23-27).

This Nature camp aims to help children to connect with nature, with one another, to learn and to have fun. The dynamic is based on a combination of guided educational activities, organized games, songs, art work, journal keeping, walks, building, team work, storytelling, free play, and educational reflective time. Through these diverse activities children are inspired to creatively engage with nature, to practice cooperation and respect, and to develop a sense of wonder and appreciation for the diversity of nature and human beings.

 The camp is at Goldwater lake. Kids can be dropped off at any time between 8 am and 8:20 am, and are picked up at 3 pm. The group spends the whole time in the woods, within a few minute walk from the park facilities and bathrooms. The group size is limited to 16 kids with two instructors.  

 Cost: US $32 per day. Healthful snacks are provided twice a day. Registration deadline: February 19th. Important: Kids cannot be dropped off without previous registration. Limited space, register soon!.  

 CONTACT Mariana Altrichter for more details and registration forms:  marianaalt@msn.com,

928-4455446,  909-2067623 (no text).

Instructors: Mariana Altrichter, is a teacher at Prescott College, with a PhD in conservation biology and over 20 years of experience in the field of environmental education. David Wise, kinder aide at Skyview, is a senior student at Prescott College majoring in outdoor education, human development and education. He has experience in music camps for children, art and music trek, and as an intern with the National Outdoor organization School. Other PC education students will be joining the camp to help.

Beginning IEW Writing Class-2nd Semester

Lydia Wimber, an Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW) trained teacher, has a few openings in her Beginning Writing Class for children 5-8, or K-2. The class has been meeting since the beginning of the school year, but she is welcoming new kids into the class. The class is just right for kids who have a basic foundation of reading and know how to write their ABCs (since that was all covered 1st semester). She encourages reading comprehension by asking the kids to summarize stories. She also gives the kids weekly spelling words, copy work, and journal writing exercises. She is a very motivating teacher with “ticket” rewards for the kids as they accomplish homework and goals.

Class meets: Mondays from 8:30-10am

Where: in Prescott Valley about 1 1/2 minutes from the public library

Cost: $40 per month, plus purchasing the class Workbook

Contact: Lydia Wimber 928-460-2345