Project SMART Summer Science and Math Program at UNH
Project SMART program challenges, educates, and motivates talented high school students in science and mathematics, particularly biotechnology and nanotechnology, marine and environmental science, and space science. The program is open to high school students who are currently enrolled (or home schooled) as sophomores (10th grade) and juniors (11th grade). The participants study advanced topics in science, mathematics and computers through lectures, discussions, hands-on laboratory experience, and field trips; and learn to do research with UNH faculty. The Summer Institute is an excellent opportunity to learn the interdisciplinary nature of the various scientific fields and the applications and implications (economic, social, environmental, legal, ethical and moral) of recent scientific advancements to society. In addition to learning/doing science, the students gain a greater appreciation for careers associated with the various sciences and establish friendships with their peers, and mentoring relationships with the UNH faculty.
The 23-year old well recognized (but small in size) program attracts highly talented students from all across the US to learn the recent advances in these areas of science and their economic, social, environmental, legal and moral/ethical implications through lectures, discussions and hands on lab/field experiences. The 2014 program runs from July 1 to 25. For more details, see www.smart.unh.edu.
Replicas of Columbus’ Ships Nina and Pinta Coming to Maine in June and July
Two reproduction ships, the Nina and the Pinta, are coming to coastal Maine this June 12th through July 10th at various ports of call for boarding, viewing, touring, and learning! When you step aboard, you will be whisked back in time, surrounded by the design and materials of the historic caravel. There are also exhibits on each ship highlighting the history of the Age of Discovery, navigation of the era, how the ships were built and a taste of what life was like over 500 years ago. The Columbus Foundation's aim is to educate the public on the type of ship, the "caravel," that Columbus used to discover a new world in the year 1492. Columbus made 4 voyages totaling 12 years on ships like these. We take great pride in displaying and maintaining the only traveling replicas in existence today. http://www.thenina.com/
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 5-16, and free for ages 4 and under. Once aboard the ship, you can stay as long as you like during open hours. Tour groups of 15 or greater board and enjoy a 30 minute guided tour, then may stay for viewing as long as they like, at the discounted rate of just $5. (reservations required for tour groups) Your ticket allows you access to both ships. The ships are generally open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Want to work on a political campaign?
Political campaign internships may be available now, due to the upcoming elections. If your student is interested in this kind of opportunity, contact candidates of your choice and inquire about internship positions.
Join The Spartans Marching Band this Summer
The Spartans are a summer time Marching Band. We have dance, color guard, percussion and brass instruments. We supply all of our members with a uniform, an instrument and instruction. In addition, while traveling we supply all of our members with food. Our competitive season runs from June - Mid August. We travel on coach busses across the country and compete and perform with other drum corps from all over the nation - ending with Drum Corps International (www.DCI.org) World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. You can find more information about our program on our website, www.SpartansDBC.org.
Learn about Invasive Plants in our Lakes and Rivers
New Hampshire Rivers Council. We are a statewide river organization dedicated to protecting the rivers and their resources in New Hampshire. We have a special volunteer program called River Runners which teaches the recreating public how to identify invasive aquatic plant species in our rivers and provide that information to the state for response. We can present a program to homeschoolers in a centralized venue. Please visit our organization’s website at www.NHRivers.org and click on River Runners to learn more about our program. We welcome the opportunity to provide this free training to you.
Landry Academy Two-Day Lab Intensives
Landry Academy has Two-Day Science Lab Intensives in a variety of science subjects as well as a Two-Day Art Intensive. Students will be immersed in their subject for two straight days (and having a ton of fun), and science students will leave with the equivalent of one year’s worth of science labs… all for a VERY reasonable price. Full price labs are $280 – a great price for a year’s worth of intense science labs and a ton of science fun! http://landryacademy.com/lab-intensives.htm All science labs are described in detail on the website. Please note that Mr. Landry, a past college science professor, says that the more labs the better for any science student!!
Manchester Area, NH (about one hour north of Boston) Lab Info:
• * Biology / Anatomy & Physiology Lab (grades 8-12), May 12-13th
• *Chemistry (grades 9-12), October 6-7th
• *Life/Physical Science (grades 5-8), October 2-3rd
• * Advanced Biology (grades 10-12), October 16-17th
• * Art (grades 6-12), TBD dates in April 2014 & also 2015 (see website for the amazing art program details)
Sign up ASAP! Lab intensives all over the country are filling up fast. It is new for Landry Academy to be up here in New Hampshire.
Tours of the New Hampshire Supreme Court
The New Hampshire Supreme offers tours to students on Mondays and Fridays. Several homeschooling groups have already taken advantage of our tour and have really enjoyed their experience. It is a great compliment to your government curriculum. The tour begins in the court room. When available, which is more often than not, a judge comes in for a question and answer session with the students. If it’s available, the students will visit the conference room and the law library. Tours of the Supreme Court can be done in conjunction with State House tours.
If you are interested in just a Supreme Court tour contact, Laura Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org 271-2646 x 2362. If you would like to arrange a tour of both the Supreme Court and the State House contact Virginia Drew at email@example.com to schedule both.
We look forward to hearing from you and showing you around.
Scholarship Opportunity for Young Women
The goal of the Zonta International Young Woman in Public Affairs program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs. To further this goal, the local club in Concord sponsors a scholarship. The application of the local winner is then sent to the Zonta District governors, who submit one application to the Zonta International Headquarters. The Zonta International Board provides awards to five recipients. For more information, visit www.zonta.org, or contact Carolyn Andrews at 224-0185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study in Rome!
Roman Explorations is a study tour for elementary and middle school teachers and homeschool instructors, on-site in Rome! You will learn about the Latin language, as well as the culture, myth, and history of the ancient Romans!
In the morning, participants will enjoy learning the basics of Latin, using a colorful, engaging, kid-friendly text called Minimus. No previous experience with Latin is necessary. During the day and evening, participants will journey through the city of Rome, witnessing the monumental sites and museums firsthand. Accomplished instructors will provide commentary, lead discussion, and suggest lessons and activities for incorporating this material into the classroom.
Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, P.O. Box 188 Alton Bay, NH 03810, email@example.com, (866) 933-9466
For LD/ADHD Students--A Chance to Experience Success (ACES)
ACES is a two week summer residential experience at Keene State College in which high school students ages 16-17 with LD/ADHD participate in activities that assist them to build skills toward independence and learn about the world of work while on a college campus. While there, students also participate in a variety of social, recreational and team building opportunities. Students document their experiences in a portfolio which is then used throughout the following school year to assist in planning for the future in the areas of education, living independently and employment. ACES is made possible through a partnership between NH Vocational Rehabilitation, Keene State College and the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions. Additional information regarding the application process is available at www.aces.keenecommons.net. Contact: Tina Greco, (603) 271-3993, firstname.lastname@example.org
PAX-Program of Academic Exchange Enrich your family with another culture. Now you can host a high school exchange student (girl or boy) from Germany, Thailand, Norway, Brazil, China, Spain, Belgium and Mexico or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime! Visit the PAX website at www.pax.org.
Call PAX Community Coordinators Shannon at 603-393-5616 or Jean at the PAX national office, 1-800-555-6211, ext. 310.
Experience The Japanese Culture
LABO International is a cultural exchange program that offers the opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 20 to host a Japanese student in their home for approximately one month, starting at the end of July. Labo students arrive with everything that they need in order to share the everyday life of a New Englander. There is never a need to plan expensive vacations or costly trips. The student simply wants to be apart of an American family and to share their culture with them. Simple things as a bike ride, hiking, family cookouts are treasured moments for them. If your child is going to camp during this time Labo will pay $250.00 for the Japanese student to be a part of this as well.
Interested families are encouraged to call Lenny or Maureen Bolduc at 802-886-2316 or feel free to speak with our children Lindsay, Larry, Lauren and Leigh. We can also be reached by e-mail--
email@example.com. Please put LABO 2009 in the subject line.
Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student?
Benefits: Expand your world horizons, learning new cultures & languages. Make lifetime global friendships, with the possibility of future travel. Contact International Student exchange immediately by Calling Kris Matthieu 603-894-6468 iseusa.com
Lumenarts presents performances of great works including The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Beowulf, and great people including Emily Dickinson and Caesar, Cicero, and Cato. Performances are live and improv: no two performances will be the same. While the language is improv the telling stays true to the original text. Performances are tailored for particular audiences. Performances can vary from 45 minutes to an hour and fifteen. DVDs are also available. Check www.lumenarts.com for more information.