Received a notice about this event via email:
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.
We always look forward to our annual visit to Six Flags Great America. Now is the time to prepare for it and motivate the kids to keep reading as well.
Follow the link to register your homeschooled kids to earn free admission for completing 6 hours of reading. https://feedback.sixflags.com/rts/default.aspx
Ready, Set, GO!
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is now accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year.
Go Big this school year when you and your students participate in the Six Flags 2013-2014 Read to Succeed Program.
Register for Read to Succeed 2013-2014
If you participated last year, your online account is still active. You can login and confirm your information is still correct and make any updates, if needed.
If you are new to the program, registration is now open so you can sign up today. Once you login to your account, you can download everything you need to get started from your Teacher Toolbox in your online account. Your Teacher Toolbox will have the Student Reading Log, Parent Letter and instructional guides. Your students can begin logging their hours as soon as you hand out the Student Reading Logs.
We appreciate your dedication to encouraging students to read and look forward to another successful school year.
The Six Flags Read to Succeed Team
For one day you can enter a museum for free! (I know we are a little spoiled around here with all the great museums and so many with free days for us Illinoisans)
The Smithsonian Magazine hosts this event, so you can check out their site for all the details and to register.
The ticket is good for two people, and is limited to one per household, so please keep that in mind.
However, there are some great places on the list – SciTech in Aurora, Graue Mill in Oak Brook, Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, and more!
Check it out and please pass it along.
Our homeschool group enjoyed a field trip at this farm last year and I appreciated that it was different than other living history farms. It seems the common era for farms around Chicagoland falls somewhere around the 1840s. Primrose settles in around the 1930s and has a whole different feel to it. This would be a great multi-generational event as some in the earlier generation might even remember some of the artifacts and such around the farm and enjoy sharing some of their own personal history.
Received this info via email:
FREE to the public!
Saturday, March 23rd AND Sunday, March 24th!
9:00AM – 4:00PM each day
As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Planting
begins and spring cleaning starts even before buds blossom! Primrose
Farm is a 1930s living history farm.
Participating in the following activities:
–planting potatoes or other vegetables in the garden
–broadcast oats in the field
–spring cleaning in the kitchen
–white washing in the barn
–wood-fired oven cooking demonstration
Where: Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, Saint Charles, IL
Check out their website: http://www.primrosefarmpark.com/
Applied Evolution: Implications in Law and Medicine
When: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
6:45 – 7:00 pm
Presentation and Q&A:
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: 25 W 560 Geneva Road, Carol Stream
The entryway is just west of Gary Avenue on Geneva Road, on the north side of the street. Enter the drive just east of the sign (next to Slide Chart Company), and park behind the building. Enter through the rear door. Handicapped parking is in front, with entrance through the front door.
For more information, visit: www.midwestcreationfellowship.org,
Free admission and refreshments, but donations are welcome
Sponsored by the Midwest Creation Fellowship
This will happen a few times this winter, but this weekend is the first one:
Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the eighth annual
POLAR ADVENTURE DAYS at NORTHERLY ISLAND
First 500 visitors receive a Polar Adventure Day mug filled with hot chocolate.
Dress for the outdoors. Call to confirm scheduled activities (phone number below). These events are free and no registration is required.
- See Siberian huskies, wolves and other live animals
- Enjoy music from the Old Town School of Folk Music
- Explore the island on snowshoes (if there’s snow)
- Make a nature-inspired winter craft
- Encounter birds of prey from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
- Sip hot cocoa while strolling across the prairie
- Take a bird hike led by Wendy Paulson, co-sponsored by Audubon Chicago, Openlands & The Field Museum
Date: December 8, 2012 along with January 19, 2013 and February 16, 2012
Start Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location : Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Drive, on the Museum Campus
It’s winter in Chicago – come out and enjoy it!
Midwest Creation Fellowship talk, “The Six Days of Creation” by John Dingess, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. at 25W560 Geneva Road in Carol Stream, IL 60188.
Contact: Midwest Creation Fellowship
Phone (847) 223-4730
The Six Days of Creation.
Do you know that the six days of creation can be understood in threes reflecting God’s triune nature? You are invited to join us as we see what Genesis 1 says straightforwardly in context with other Scripture. Origin science will be used to provide models to help visualize how God formed the earth and universe.
Guest speaker, John Dingess, is a former President of the Midwest Creation Fellowship, following Paul MacKinney, one of MCF’s founders. John has made his living for 34 years as a chemist in product development and has been awarded three patents for his work on chemical product formulations. His full bio is posted on: www.midwestcreationfellowship.org.
Meet us for free coffee and refreshments at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The talk and Q&A will be from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (Please note that our November meeting is on the second Tuesday rather than the first.) Admission is free, but donations are welcome. We meet at: 25W560 Geneva Road in Carol Stream, IL. The entryway is just west of Gary Avenue on Geneva Road, on the north side of the street. Enter the drive just east of the sign (next to Slide Chart Company), and park behind the building. Enter through the rear door. Handicapped parking is in front, with entrance through the front door.
For more information, visit: www.midwestcreationfellowship.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: (847) 223-4730.
Brookfield Zoo, beautiful weather, just before settling back into the books. Who can pass this up?
Free Kids’ Days, for kids 11 and under, are Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 13-15. In addition to free admission for kids, the zoo’s North Gate parking lot will feature interactive games and healthy eating tips at the Meijer Mobile Virtual Playground. Meijer dieticians also will share tips on nutritious school lunch planning.
Kids are free for these few days and special fun activities to go along with. Of course, you still pay $10 to park and $15 for any accompanying adults as well.
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Found out about a great opportunity coming up this week from Kristi Boss of the Homeschool Resource Center (www.fofchomeschool.org)
Click on the Get Coupon button on their site and you can get a coupon for free admission to a number of public gardens. You do need to give your name, email, zip code, pick your garden, and indicate the number in your party. The coupon is good for 2 admissions, but the site says to print as many as you need for your group.
In Illinois, included in the list are:
- Chicago Botanic Garden
- Elmhurst College Arboretum
- Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
- Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens
- Rockford Park District
- The Morton Arboretum
- University of Illinois Arboretum
More all across the country, so share with your in and out of state friends as well. 🙂
The weather here in Chicago is supposed to be gorgeous on Friday so grab the sunscreen and a picnic lunch, and enjoy a field trip!