Silver Dollar City has a homeschool weekend in the fall
Exclusive Homeschool classes available! Tickets must be pre-purchased.
Continue to watch the website for a Homeschool Weekend Schedule of Activities.
Registration at Guest Relations Horseshoe from 8:30-Noon (pick up FREE goodies).
The Marvel Cave Mystery Tour is back in 2014! Join fellow spelunkers as you travel through Marvel Cave attempting to solve the mystery of what nearly wiped out our Gray Bat population a couple decades ago. Complete a student workbook as you go from station to station gathering evidence and solving equations to help you determine the culprit. Book early, only 1 tour available.
Meet master craftsmen and watch them in action as we Salute The Great American Cowboy during National Harvest Festival.
Event Ticket Prices
Adult (age 12+):$47.00 + tax $50.51
Child (age 4-11):$37.00 + tax $39.77Price includes 2-day admission.
Meal tickets available and include buffets! These optional meal tickets are charged in addition the admission price.
• Adult: $11.82 ($12.70)
• Child: $6.33 ($6.80)
Or you can use this special Homeschool rate with a code anytime, it looks like. Check the web for all the details.
(Thank you, Kristen!)
STEM Exploration Lab this Saturday!
STEM Exploration Lab
This Saturday, March 30, 10-4:00
The Museum will be packed with 50 hands-on science experiments. From lasers and lights to magnets and mirrors, this event will be a blast for the entire family!
Admission (ages 3+):
Because the event will be throughout the Museum, this fee applies to all guests on 3/30
– OR – purchase a membership (or add a year to your existing membership) and get in for FREE!
STEM Exploration Lab is presented in partnership with NIU STEM Outreach and sponsored in part by CMJ Technologies, the Mary E. Stevens Concert & Lecture Fund, and 89.5 WNIJ
Received via email (please share!) What a great idea for a homeschool gathering:
What: Career Night
Where: The Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb 150 Bethany Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115
When: February 18th starting at 6:30p.m.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an engineer? A photographer? A graphic designer? Come to the family meeting on the 18th and learn from ten different professionals. This evening is for the whole family. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. James Glenn, a homeschooling father of 6 and the Midwest Regional Admissions Director for College Plus will be sharing on “Dreams, Desires, and Decisions.” From 7:00- 8:30p.m. each professional representative will be available at tables to discuss their profession and answer any questions. For children 10 and under there will be the opportunity to earn a small prize for participating in the career night “treasure hunt.”
This event is also open to people outside of HEART, so feel free to invite other families to come on out.
Hi Homeschool families!
The Midwest Museum of Natural History is holding an educators’ open house on Thursday, February 28, 4:30-6:30 pm. The event is for teachers, scout leaders, homeschool parents, and other educators in the community. Explore the Museum, enjoy refreshments, and learn about the resources the Museum has to offer. The event is free. Please rsvp by calling the Museum at 815-895-9777 or reply to this email.
We hope to see you there!
|Calendar of Events
A quick view of events, classes and other things of interest. Enjoy!
Big Run Wolf Ranch
STEM Exploration Lab
||Educators’ Night at the Museum
Thursday, February 28, 4:30-6 pm
You’re invited! Join us for an open house for educators at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore.
Explore the Museum, enjoy refreshments, meet our live animals, and learn about the programs we offer, including our new Educator Resource Boxes.
The event is FREE, but please RSVP by calling 815-895-9777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educator Resource Boxes are supported by a grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Where: Midwest Museum of Natural History
425 West State Street • Sycamore, Illinois 60178
Phone: (815) 895-9777 •
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
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: email@example.com, or call: (847) 223-4730.
A couple events coming up at the Midwest Museum of Natural History:
Wednesday, April 25, 10:15-11:15 am
$8/child (or purchase a 4-class card for $28), adults free
Call 815-895-9777 to register (walk-ins welcome too)
Spend a morning discovering nature at the Museum through games, crafts, stories, and songs, plus a live animal visit each month! Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult.
Severe Storms and Tornadoes:
the perspective of a storm chaser and scientist
a presentation by Dr. Walker Ashley, Northern Illinois University
Thursday, April 26, 7-8:00 pm
$4/person, Members free
Dr. Ashley will examine the science behind severe thunderstorms in the U.S. to discover how and why they form. He will also discuss the many myths surrounding severe storm hazards and storm chasing.
If you are looking for a Chicago area homeschool convention, this is the first of many to come this year. Find more information and registration info on their website:
You are invited to participate in a truly unique experience that embraces the non-sectarian homeschooling community. The 15th InHome Conference is scheduled for March 15th to 17th, 2012, at the luxurious Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in St. Charles, Illinois.
Whether you’ve been homeschooling for years or are just starting out, you do not want to miss this event! This year’s InHome Conference features new workshops, along with popular ones from the past, for all ages. Children will love the wide variety of interests that will be explored from theatre to nature to LEGOs (and much more). Teens will enjoy reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Adults will appreciate the learning seminars, the sharing of information, and the support as they engage with other like-minded homeschooling parents.
This year, Ac•Rock will bring a rockin’ opening to the conference. Performing everyone’s favorite classic rock hits, this a cappella quartet sings the doo-wop standards audiences expect and more recent rock hits you might not expect to be performed by an a cappella group. Their shows are an engaging mix of tightly-crafted music and freewheeling humor that appeals to audiences of all ages.
And don’t miss out on all the other “extras”. From the opening night Meet & Greet to dancing the night away with both a family and teen dance to watching the kids strut their stuff in the talent shows, there is fun to be had by everyone.
Don’t delay, log in and go to the registration link today to sign up for the best homeschooling conference in the Midwest!
Remember to bookmark InHome Conference | Illinois Non-Sectarian Homeschooling Options for a Meaningful Education at www.homeeducatorsconference.org as a favorite so you may check in periodically for the latest news. Also, join our Yahoo Group and find us on Facebook.
Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations at http://homeeducatorsconference.org/general-info/hotel-reservations.
Have you entered the essay contest? A couple months still to get your entries in. Take advantage of being stuck indoors by having your kids do some writing with a purpose. All the details below and at Midwest Creation Fellowship’s site.
Here’s some info to get you started (but, fyi, I think their ages are switched on their categories):
To encourage the development of skills in research, analysis and logical reasoning through preparing an effective presentation of a thesis in a creation-oriented paper.
Prizes: Senior High Level (Ages 11-14*)
- $250 First Place
- $100 Second Place
- $75 Third Place
Junior High Level (Ages 14-18*)
- $100 First Place
- $50 Second Place
- $25 Third Place
* Entrants 14 years old on April 30 may enter either Junior or Senior division
Topics: must strongly relate to the subject of creation vs. evolution, from a creationist perspective. Suggestions:
- Why do cultures around the world…
…have the same star constellations?
…have very similar legends, such as a gigantic flood?
…offer blood sacrifices to their god(s)?
- Reasons why I believe in creation
- Vestigial organs: a vestigial argument
- More topic suggestions