Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

http://prescottfamiliesinnature.weebly.com/

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Families in Nature Research Project

A fellow Prescott College graduate student, Fran Haynes, is working on a research project about how families experience nature together. She’s looking for a variety of people from the Prescott/PV/Chino Valley area that are willing to participate in her project. Check out her flyer with the details below. If you are interested, contact her directly via the information provided. Or visit her website to sign up directly there.

(I’ve got a 10yo son who is very interested in nature…)

Research Participants Flyer

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!

Bearizona Homeschool Day

Bearizona is doing their $5.00 (Homeschool Day) this Friday, Sept 11. Price would be $5 for each kid and $5 for the first adult with each additional adult would be full price. You will need a copy of your affidavit or homeschool ID card or AFHE card for your children showing that you are homeschooling to get that discount.
Bearizona is a wildlife park featuring North American animals in a natural environment. There are three ways to enjoy Bearizona, all of which are included in your admission fee:

SPIN IT: Drive-thru adventure-Visitors experience a scenic three-mile drive in their own vehicle or coach witnessing North American animals in their natural environment.

STROLL IT: Fort Bearizona-In this area guests leisurely stroll through the forest along winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals. There is plenty to do and see within the fort walls. Explore the kindergarten bear den to catch a glimpse of juvenile bears in their cave. Interact with their mini farm animals in the Fort Bearizona Barnyard. Make your way through their mine shaft exhibit which houses nocturnal animals as well as some creepy crawly critters

SOAR IT: High Country Raptors Free Flight Show-Feel the breeze as their amazing birds of prey skim directly overhead during this incredible show. Visitors come face-to-face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Programs also include “on-the-fist” and training demonstrations, all with narrative on natural history, conservation, and other interesting facts.

DAILY SHOW TIMES FOR THE BIRD SHOW: March-December Only (Bird show times are subject to change)

-11:00 am
-1:00 pm
-3:00 pm

Animals you will see at the park:

-Bison
-Black Bear
-Dall Sheep
-Big Horn Sheep
-Mountain Goat
-Arctic Wolf
-Gray Wolf
-Hawks
-Owls
-Falcons

Location:

Bearizona
1500 E. Rt. 66, Williams Arizona, 86046
928-635-2289

Website:

http://bearizona.com/

HCHE Homeschool Field Day

Join us for our 2nd annual field day for homeschoolers sponsored by HCHE Student Council! We will have competitive running events for boys and girls ages 7 through adult (so dads and moms can join in the fun too!). There will be a softball toss, fun races and a special area with games just for younger children. All participants will receive a ribbon and competitive events will have ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. We will also have a family tug of war competition, ultimate frisbee game and of course a water fight! Field Day is FREE and is open to ALL homeschool families – you do not have to be a member of HCHE, so please share with families that may be interested in attending. Registration starts at 9:30 am and events begin promptly at 10:00 am. Water will be available but please bring your own snacks/lunch. You may also want to bring sunscreen, hats, and lawn chairs. The gates will be open on the north side of the field, near the parking lot and restrooms. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Please RSVP so we know how many to expect. See you there!

When: Saturday, June 6

Time: Registration 9:30 am

Events begin at 10:00 am and run continuously through 1:30 pm

Where: Ken Lindley Field

Address: 702 East Gurley Street, Prescott

A parking lot is located on the north side of the field between the skate park and playground. There is additional parking along the street.

Bring: lunch/snacks, hat, sunscreen, lawn chairs

*****PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday, June 3*****

Contact: Rich and Jennifer Covey

Email: hche@cableone.net

Phone: 928-925-7053

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September Zoo Field Trip

Heritage Park Zoo

Rabbits

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In this class, students will learn about rabbits and get to meet a baby one.

Time:            Monday, September 15, 2014,  12:30 – 1:30

Cost:                        $4.50 per child

$7.50 per adult

All members of the zoo are $5.00 per family

Please RSVP by September 13, 2014.

Katy Gifford

520-360-4540 – cell

katyzkav@yahoo.com

Each month we will do a tour or an on-site program at the zoo. If you have topics you would like discussed, please let me know so that I can work something out with their Education Coordinator. I will need to know the topic at the beginning of the month.