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Fermilab Opportunities

January 7th, 2016

Fermilab Science Adventures — January – May 2016

The Spring 2016 Science Adventure class list, registration instructions and a downloadable registration form are available on our website. http://ed.fnal.gov/sciadv

In addition to many favorite classes, look for these new and returning adventures:

January 23, 2016 – Hands-on Engineering, grades 2-4

February 6, 2016 – Nanotech Investigations, grades 4-6

March 12, 2016 – Earth Engineers, grades 6-8

April 2, 2016 – Girls Scientific Salon, grades 3-6

April 30, 2016 – Caring for Critters, grades 5-8 – NEW!

May 7, 2016 – Wild and Wonderful Weather, grades 3-5

Spread the word to your friends. To be added to our e-mail notification list, contact sdahl@fnal.gov.

Links to Upcoming Public Events:

Fermilab Family Open House – January 31, 2016, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

The FREE open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Go to the website to register for the tours. Watch the website for updates.

Wonders of Science (Ages 7-12) – April 17, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tickets: $4.50/person (nonrefundable). Online registration and payment available. Contact edreg@fnal.gov (preferred) or 630-840-8259 with questions. Printable registration forms available on our website at: http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/wos_form.html

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)) High School Career Expo April 20, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

The program, held at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, is FREE and no registration is required.

Get to Know the Lederman Science Center

Explore Fermilab science from a kid’s point of view! Bring your family for a guided tour of Lederman Science Center exhibits on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to noon. No registration is required.

Fermilab Science Adventures is also a Facebook Group.

If you are a Facebook member, go to the top search box and search for “Fermilab Science Adventures” and click “Ask to Join Group” on the top right. As a member you can read and post questions and comments to the other members of this group. You can also have online chats with other members of the group.

Contact Program Staff

Spencer Pasero, Education and Public Outreach Manager, spasero@fnal.gov

Susan Dahl, sdahl@fnal.gov

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Mock Trial camp coming to Wheaton

August 27th, 2015
Received via email:
Hello,

My name is Drew Chambers and I am an NFCA/Stoa alumnus, now attending Wheaton College. I wanted to contact Ignite to let you all know of what I think is a fantastic opportunity for high school speech & debate competitors!

In high school, I had the privilege of competing in the national mock trial league, in addition to other styles of forensics, and I can definitely say that doing so made me a more well-rounded communicator. After competing in high school I joined the Wheaton mock trial team and have so much enjoyed my team competing in college.

This October our mock trial team is hosting a mock trial camp for high school individuals or teams! Our team is ranked 13th in the country (out of 650 teams) and #1 in Illinois and the camp will be coached by our experienced competitors. The camp cost $120 per individual and includes two days of coaching, all meals during the camp, and a t-shirt; a really fantastic value especially compared to some private debate coaching or summer camps. All proceeds go to fund our team travels during the competitive season.

I would encourage you to check out our brochure here and please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you so much,

Drew

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WWII Event

July 9th, 2015

World War II Days

From midwayvillage.com:

Experience the World War II Era

Saturday, September 26, 2015  11 am until 5 pm

Sunday, September 27, 2015  11 am until 4 pm

World War II Days includes elaborate and realistic battles complete with tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, and exciting pyrotechnic displays. Saturday the battle shows are featured at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Sunday the battle time is 2:30 pm.

The popular World War II Days returns this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever!  With more than 1,200 re-enactors representing the soldiers of the United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy and Japan.  In addition to the action on the battlefields, enjoy the skirmishes in the Village and Woods, demonstrations and displays in the buildings, woods encampments and the ambiance of the beautiful venue.

Maps of the event site will be available when visitors arrive showcasing the battlefield and the various encampments and attractions. Everything we offer will be held rain or shine.

Visitors will also experience:

  • Elaborate 1940s displays in historical buildings on the museum property acting as the back drop of a European village during World War II
  • Encampments of Allied and Axis troops in the Midway Village woods and realistic skirmishes integrated in the historic village
  • Soldiers’ base camps filled with period vehicles, tents and artifacts
  • Shop for World War II memorabilia from numerous vendors
  • Food and refreshments available for purchase
  • A  1940s era USO-style swing dance 7 pm, Saturday, September 26.  The public admission is $7.  Registered re-enactors and vendors are free with a wristband.  Admission is paid for the dance at the door the evening of the dance.

This is one of the largest World War II era re-enactments in the United States with over 1,200 uniformed re-enactors from 40 states representing soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, France, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Japan, Italy and Germany along with 70 to 80 vintage tanks, halftracks and other 1940s era military vehicles!

Back By Popular Demand – Friday Evening Tour
The Behind The Lines tour will take place again on Friday evening from 5:30 pm until 7:30 p.m.   Tour guides will take  you through the Village to get an up close look at what is in store for the weekend.  Space is limited. Make reservations for the tour by contacting 815-397-9112.

Looks amazing, but there’s more! School groups can get a sneak peak on Friday as the troops roll in. Here’s the link to the form to register as a school group, you will want to do this soon as space is limited.

Swap Shop in Elburn

April 22nd, 2015

Great opportunity if you are in the far Western burbs:

Location:
Elburn Community Center Gym
525 N. Main Street,
Elburn, Illinois

Drop off: May 15, 10 am – 8 pm

Swap: May 16, 9 am – 2 pm

What is a Swap Shop ?

Swap Shop gives area families a chance
to bring in items they no longer need
and swap for items they can use.

They accept everything in good usable condition. Nothing to swap?
Please come anyway and be blessed with God’s provision.

Would you like to volunteer to have a chance to pre-shop? Other questions? authenticmoms@gmail.com

Who organizes the Swap Shop ?
This event is hosted by Authentic Moms, a local Christian mom’s group.
Their desire is to follow 1 John 3:16-18, to love with actions & truth,
not just words.

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FIELD TRIP — Red Clay Dance

April 21st, 2015

Field trip opportunity –

Red Clay Dance, is having their annual spring concert school matinee April 28th at the Beverly Arts Center.

Show is from 11am-12:15pm.

Tickets are only $5.

If interested in purchasing tickets for the matinee please call 773-624-8411 or email info@redclaydance.com by Friday at 5pm.

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Illumination Celebration at Wheaton College

March 31st, 2015

Received a notice about this event via email:

Illumination Celebration!

Illumination Celebration!

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1 – 4pm

Location Meyer Science Center Building

In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Light, Wheaton College hosts a free open house featuring science- and light-themed fun! The event takes place on campus at the Meyer Science Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

This family-friendly event invites children and families to learn how light-based technologies work, enjoy interactive, hands-on labs, and (weather permitting) use our state-of-the-art equipment for solar observations.

The Meyer Science Center is located at 430 Howard Street in Wheaton; parking is available in the Howard Street parking lot, or on the east side of the Billy Graham Center. For more information, please call the Office of Media Relations at 630.752.5015.

Michael Card at Judson University

March 22nd, 2015

Received via email (check website for more details):

MichaelCard

Spring Concert of Worship

Judson University Choir

with Special Guest Artist

Michael Card

Sunday, April 26, 2015

7:00 pm

Herrick Chapel at Judson University

1151 N. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123

Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Alumni,

$5 Students  (age 5 and up)

(Note: Children under the age of 5 may attend for free, but may

need to sit on the lap of an adult, depending on seating availability)

Advance Reservation:

E-mail  CWPAConcertTickets@judsonu.edu

and provide name and number of tickets desired.

Pick up and pay for tickets (cash or check only) at

the will-call table at event. Make checks payable to

“Judson University.”

Tickets also available at the door, however space is

limited and reserved ticketholders will be given priority.

Hope you can join us for a great evening of worship with Michael Card!

Blessings,

Cheryl

Cheryl A. Richardson
Office Manager/Center for Worship in the Performing Arts

Fox Valley Music Camp Coordinator
847.628.1110
Judson University  |  Elgin, IL 60123  |  JudsonU.edu

Committed to the Student, Spiritual Development and Excellence

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Hour of Code — do you have a budding programmer?

November 18th, 2014

Received via email:

Last December, our friends at Code.org launched the Hour of Code. This year we are excited to offer a bunch of new ways for your child to participate!

What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code is an hour-long introduction to computer programming designed to demystify coding and show students that everyone can learn the basics. At Khan Academy, we’ve crafted several custom-made tutorials for your child that require no prior experience.

Try Hour of Code on Khan Academy!

Hour of Drawing with Code: Your child will learn to program using JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages via two great options:

  • Drag-and-drop: block-based coding for younger children with less typing skills and children on tablet devices (ages 8+).
  • Typing: keyboard-based coding for older children (ages 10+).

Hour of Webpages: Your child will learn to make their own webpages using the basics of HTML and CSS (ages 10+).

Hour of Databases: Your child will learn the fundamentals of databases using SQL to create tables, insert data into them, and do basic querying (ages 12+).

Last year, 15 million students tried computer programming for at least one hour during Computer Science Education Week on Khan Academy and other platforms.

This year, our goal is to reach 100 million students.

Let’s join Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Malala, and millions of others around the world to make history. Start planning your child’s Hour of Code today!

Pamela Fox
Computer Science Content Engineer

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Volunteers needed in Will County’s Heritage Village

March 28th, 2014

Received via email:

Would you like to know how it feels to a be a Pioneer? Dress in a Pioneers Costume? Meet new people? Volunteers needed at the Will County Historical Society’s Heritage Village, in Lockport,Il

Our goal is to keep the Heritage Village open one weekend a month during the summer. It will take at least three volunteers to keep the buildings open & show people around.

We are looking for families or groups that would like to volunteer together. Children could play on the grounds with traditional toys, play games or just walk around in costume. Adults would monitor visitors to the school house, depot, farm house and calaboose.   Home school families could set up in the school house, sit at the desks and fell what it was like to learn in a one room school house atmosphere.

Costumes would be provided, but costumes are not mandatory.

Hours served will count toward community service hours for high-schoolers. Miles driven to the Village would be tax deductible.

If you , your family, or group would like to volunteer at the Heritage Village, please contact Sandy Vasko at 815-341-0226.

Speech and Debate Competition

March 17th, 2014

Communication Festival

What: Art/Music/Forensics

Where: North Central College, Naperville, IL

When: March 25-27

Showcase your talents.Competition for all three including photography,painting,drawing, vocal,instrument,speech,debate.

Who: Grades k-12.for art and age 7-19 for forensics.

Organization Name: Lifelong communicators

Website: www.lifelongcommunicators.org
Contact Person: Diana Wolfson

Email: Lifelongcommunicators@gmail.com
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