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American Educational Products, PO Box 2121, Ft. Collins, CO 80522, 970-484-7445, eorders@amep.com. American Educational Products has been supplying the highest quality classroom materials domestically and internationally for more than 70 years. With our creative in-house product development team, we are able to introduce new products on a yearly basis. Our products have helped teachers and parents bring the joy of discovery, through hands-on and investigative learning styles, to generations of students. We are sincerely proud of our legacy and we promise to strive to meet the needs of present and future students as they prepare to become knowledgeable and successful world citizens. www.amep.com

Anna’s Friends – Motivational Gifts for Children, Yvonne Williams, P.O. Box 537, Lecanto, FL 34460-0537, 615-815-7068, yvonne@annasfriends.com. All of us are born with the motivational gifts found in Romans 12:6-8 (exhorter, facilitator, giver, mercy, prophecy, server, teacher) but gifted with one or two of them as our primary motivations throughout our lives. Anna’s Friends is a series of children’s books for ages 8-10 showing the interaction between seven friends, each with one of the seven gifts. The characters have been created with the personality traits representative of each of the seven gifts. A complimentary Parent’s Guide to Understanding What Motivates Your Child teaches the parent’s about each of the gifts including various methods for discovering their child’s primary motivational gift. www.annasfriends.com.

CAPE COD MARITIME MUSEUM, 135 South Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, (508) 775-1723, info@capecodmaritimiemuseum.org. With a unique setting on Hyannis Harbor, Cape Cod Maritime Museum serves as a focal point for experiencing the Cape and Islands’ maritime traditions and nautical history. Come be intrigued by our maritime art gallery, active boat shop, historic wooden boats, and our replica 1886 catboat Sarah. Sarah is available for charter sails in Hyannis Harbor and Lewis Bay. We offer daily children’s activities. With advance notice, we can offer one of our STEAM classes, which are aligned with MA state frameworks. www.capecodmaritimemueum.org

CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 412-237-3400. For all the things you don’t want to try at home, Carnegie Science Center offers a variety of hands-on science workshops – from physics to astronomy and chemistry – to help parents as they deliver a hands-on approach to those tricky science concepts. Curious kids can discover, experiment, laugh, and learn with other young scientists while exploring science and technology careers. Have an excitement-packed adventure with a state-of-the-art full-dome digital planetarium, a four-story IMAX® Dome theater, explosive live science demonstrations, and the first historic submarine, the USS Requin, to incorporate interactive technology. Expand your experience with a science sleepover! CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS, 3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, Florida 32771, 407-323-44550 ext. 123, education@centralfloridazoo.org. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is an excellent resource for wildlife and conservation education. Homeschool ZOOventure classes are offered September through May for students ages 6-12. Students will be inspired and challenged as they experience our living classroom during these interactive programs. Limited class size allows for personal attention and up close wildlife encounters. A complete list of classes, day camps, homeschool family workshops, and registration are available online at www.centralfloridazoo.org or call 407.323.4450, ext. 123 or email education@centralfloridazoo.org for more information. Registration is required at least two weeks in advance.    www.centralfloridazoo.org

COGGESHALL FARM, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809, 401-253-9062, c.elder@coggeshallfarm.org. http://coggeshallfarm.org/

CONNECTICUT’S OLD STATE HOUSE, 800 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103, (860) 522-6766, OSHSchools@cga.ct.gov. Connecticut’s Old State House in historic downtown Hartford reawakens citizen engagement and awareness by providing an authentic, educational and inspiring experience for students in all grade levels. The Old State House offers interactive and participatory school programs that focus on the history of the building, the role Connecticut played during the 18th and 19th centuries, civic participation and how government works. Connecticut History Day a year-long program that is popular among homeschoolers in grades 6-12, encourages the exploration of historical topics of interest through research-based projects that are entered into contests at the local and national levels. For more information, visit www.ctoldstatehouse.org.

CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, crm@ctrivermuseum.org. The Connecticut River Museum is located on the banks of the River in historic Essex Village. The Museum’s main building is Steamboat Dock, the last remaining steamboat warehouse on the River. The Museum offers a wide range of exhibitions and programs that explore the history and environment of the Connecticut River. The exhibit On the Great River tells the story of early settlement along the River and highlights two dramatic stories – the American Revolution Submarine Turtle and the 1814 British Raid on Essex. The second floor exhibit, The River That Connects Us, explores the many different ways people have used the River and the natural resources that surround it. Our “vertical” gallery travels up the stairways and features spectacular aerial photos of the river, as well as a 3 story mural showing the River’s journey from northern New Hampshire to Long Island Sound. Each year the Museum does several changing exhibitions, please call ahead to find out what is on view when you plan to visit. The Connecticut River Museum also offers programs and workshops in the Museum and on the River using our partner vessels. During July and August, the Museum offers 6 weeks of day camps which explore maritime history, archaeology, environmental science and history of the River Valley. ctrivermuseum.org.

DAYTON HISTORY, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, Ohio 45409, (937) 293-2841, education1@daytonhistory.org. http://www.daytonhistory.org.

Discover the Biblical Storyline: A Tale of Two Kingdoms, Heather Kendall, 1107 Ferrier Ave, Lefroy, Ontario, Canada, L0L 1W0, 705-456-7925, hkendall@tale2k.com. Have you ever wondered how the Old and New Testaments fit together? God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation: The Christ-Centered Biblical Storyline is a Bible study consisting of thirty-eight lessons and questions. A Tale of Two Kingdoms complements it by exploring the history of God’s plan of salvation. This book also relates how Satan tries to stop God’s plan, but he could not. When Jesus died and rose again, he became the victor over Satan. You may download information on the book and Bible study, and a page explaining their relationship. You may also download the timeline of biblical history.  www.tale2k/downloads.html.

Easy Grammar Systems, Jenny Ottenstroer, P. O. Box 25970, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, jenny@easygrammar.com. Easy Grammar Systems publishes the Easy Grammar series, Daily GRAMS series and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series.  Author Dr. Wanda Phillips has long been recognized for her expertise in teaching grammar and writing.  Dr. Phillips’s texts, Easy Grammar series, Daily GRAMS, and Easy Grammar Ultimate Series, are known for easy explanations.  She also introduces concepts in a building-block manner and incorporates a cyclical approach that promotes mastery learning.  For more information, please visit www.easygrammar.com

Executive Functioning Success, Veronica Bishop, 7743 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR. 97206, 971-400-6468, veronica@efsuccess.info. The Seeing My Time Program is an innovative approach to building the executive function skills of time management, planning and organization. Executive Functioning Success offers books and training on the Seeing My Time Program for parents and educators, as well as direct services to families and individuals around the world who suffer from executive function challenges. We also offer educational presentations and a parent book, 50 Tips to Help Your Student Succeed, to help translate the best of EF research into concrete strategies for students and parents. www.executivefunctioningsuccess.com.

GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, 11 Sheldon Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 616-235-4726, abrown@grcm.org. The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrates Childhood and the joy of learning through play! Build with dominoes and legos, create giant bubbles explore our seasonal exhibits, make your way through Little GR and more!  Be sure to check out our calendar for special programs, performances, and events. www.grcm.org.

Hodos Music Studio, Dr. Gilya Hodos, 26 Blancoyd Road, Merion Station, PA 19066, 917-774-7090, ghodos@yahoo.com.  Piano lessons for all ages and abilities in a warm, nurturing environment. Perfect for children. Ideal for adults returning to music or beginning for the first time.  Weekly lessons, monthly musicianship classes, annual CD of each student’s repertoire, bi-annual recitals, collaborative performance opportunities, music field trips, performance festivals and competitions, opportunities to attend live performances. www.gilyahodos.com.

Kingman Museum, 175 Limit St., Battle Creek, MI 49037, 269-965-5117. Kingman Museum has an extensive natural history collection, Digistar Planetarium, and hands-on learning opportunities. Kingman works to provide a universal place of learning for our community, and a unique educational experience with every visit. Kingman Museum is more than happy to help you create your own personalized field trip experience. Kingman Museum is open for groups by reservation.  kingmanmuseum.org.

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER, 39 Fitzgerald Street, Yonkers, NY 10710, (866) 243-0770, SchoolsLDCWes@LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com. Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and see New York's top landmarks made out of LEGO bricks, learn secrets from the Master Model Builder, experience our indoor soft play and score big on our LEGO rides. Ideal for children aged 3-10 years, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is perfect for the biggest fans of LEGO families! Come for special programs for homeschoolers.
Visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Westchester.

Leila Arboretum, 928 W. Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49037, 269-969-0270. Groups of all sizes and ages are welcome to explore the Children's Garden! The garden is open for visitors April through October. Every group will have a guided tour of the garden and each child will receive a plant or seeds to take home. Leila Arboretum and the Children's Garden feature many places for your group to enjoy your lunch. The Children's Garden has a pavilion with tables and benches for group use. Another option is to bring blankets and eat in one of the many grassy areas of the Arboretum. lasgarden.org

NEVERSINK VALLEY MUSEUM, 26 Hoag Road, P.O. Box 263, Cuddebackville, NY, 845-754-8870, NVAM@frontiernet.net.  A private, non-profit organization, the Museum occupies historic canal-era buildings in the D&H Canal Park right on the Neversink River. Its mission is to preserve and document the history of the peoples and industry of the Neversink and Shawangunk valleys of New York’s Catskill region and to interpret that history as it relates to the world at large.  The museum has a special focus on the commerce and technologies of the area and their effect on the transformation of our society from an agrarian to an industrial one, predominantly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Educational programs for students include Life in a Lenape Village, Journey Along the D&H Canal, Smartphone Filmmaking, as well as tailored programs developed upon request.  Adult programs include lectures and tours.  A family-friendly roster of musical concerts, picnics, historical marker road rallies and other events occur throughout the year.  Visit website of Facebook page for details. http://neversinkmuseum.org

NEW JERSEY SEA GRANT CONSORTIUM, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, (732) 872-1300, x13, reservations@njseagrant.org. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is a not for profit organization dedicated to greater knowledge and conservation of New Jersey’s marine and coastal environment. Education programs are available for homeschool groups that explore coastal science and STEM learning through guided, hands-on, inquiry-based experiences. www.njseagrant.org.

SKYLANDS ICE WORLD – Ice Skating/Hockey, Rita Mitchell, 2765 State Hwy. 23, Stockholm, NJ 07460, 973-697-1600, rmitchell@skilandsiceworldnj.com. Skylands Ice World – Come to Play! Open Ice Skating daily. Group rates available. Hockey and Figure Skating for the beginner to the elite athlete: lessons, leagues, synchro teams! All Ages. Birthday and Corporate Parties. Private and Special Events. Something fun for everyone! www.skylandsiceworldnj.com.
STEAM WORKS, The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503, 570-507-4128, steamworksscranton@gmail.com. Steam Works will be a hive of activity. We invite the youngest to the oldest members of the community to utilize the elements of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Music. This collective will be a workshop space active with envisioning, inventing and making. Come see what you can do. Homeschool Workshops held weekly. Steamworksscranton.org.

TOMAQUAG MUSEUM, 309 A Summit Road, Exeter, RI 02822, (401) 491-9063, learnmore@tomaquagmuseum.org. http://www.tomaquagmuseum.org.

THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-231-7493, ggolski@clevelandorchestra.com. The Cleveland Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world.  In concerts at its winter home at Severance Hall and at each summer’s Blossom Music Festival, in ongoing residencies from Miami to Vienna, and on tour around the world, the Orchestra sets the highest standards of artistic excellence, creative programming, and community engagement. www.clevelandorchestra.com.

Walters Art Museum Homeschool Art Education Programs, 600 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, 410-547-9000, ext. 236, schoolprograms@thewalters.org. Explore the Walters through workshops designed exclusively for homeschool students. Participants enjoy an introduction to the museum, a guided tour, studio activity, and post-visit materials. Register online. http://thewalters.org/teachers/homeschool/.

Wonders of Science, Dean C. Ortner, Ph.D., Ph.D., 6548 Newlin Avenue, Whittier, CA   90601-4009, (562) 631-6731, DeanOrtner@aol.com. Wonders of Science (founded in 1933 as “Sermons From Science” has ministered to home school gatherings, conventions, the Olympic Games, all Military Academies, Camp David for the Presidential staff, many World Fairs, State/County Fairs, public and private schools, Bible institutes, seminaries, and vacation Bible programs for over 45 years!  The presentations include dozens of exciting science demonstrations (many of which include audience participation) interwoven with Biblical truths directed toward edification and salvation of those attending. Programs include discussions on light (Jesus is the Light of the World), sense perception & laws of nature (senses can’t be trusted, but God’s designed laws are inviolable), records, the existence of heaven and the resurrection miracle as understood by engineers and scientists.  The full program is eight hours long, totally different each of several presentations.  Smaller groups can enjoy presentations from thirty minutes to an hour or two as required. Expenses can be adapted to group size and location in the southwest US.  Annual tours across the US have been common over the past eighty years as well as several international opportunities! www.wondersofscience.org.

   
   
 

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