Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tallahassee Museum Homeschool Program


I'm writing on behalf of the Tallahassee Museum to provide information about our homeschool class.  Our classes are $7 per student and run for 1 hour.  They usually involve a live animal encounter and a hands on activity.  We do require registration ahead of time because often times we would be signing people in when it's time for the program to start.  I hope this information is useful to you, and could possibly be put on your forum!


This is a link to more information:


Our themes for the rest of the year are:

October 21st: Night Creatures

November 4th: Drop in the Bucket

November 18th: Mammals

December 4th: Fall Farm Day

December 16th: Red Wolves

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!


Laura Augustine

School and Community Programs Coordinator Tallahassee Museum

3945 Museum Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32310

(850) 575-8684 ext. 115

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

From the website:


Open Rehearsal

Music lovers are invited to observe the dress rehearsal for a performance of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and watch our conductor DARKO BUTORAC interact with the orchestra. When available, conductors and artists may speak with to attendees during the break or following the rehearsal.
We invite you to join us 30 minutes prior to the start of the rehearsal for refreshments in the lobby of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
2014-2015 Season Open Rehearsal Dates and Times
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:00noon-2:30pm
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10:00am-12:30pm
  • Friday, May 2, 2014, 12:00pm-2:30pm

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Science Saturday Festival

Presented by ReThink Energy Florida

Saturday, October 11 at Lake Ella | 10:00am-2:00pm


ReThink Energy Florida will hold their Second Annual Science Saturday Festival on Saturday, October 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm at Lake Ella.

There will be science activities all around the lake. Make sure to stop by the Challenger Learning Center booth for a CHILLING demonstration! The festival will be as entertaining, educational, hands-on, and kid-friendly as possible. Join us for this fun, educational, and free event!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Florida Geological Survey FREE Event

From the website:

Educational Outreach

Jim Ladner explaining the Coastal Program at Earth Science Day The Florida Geological Survey maintains an active Education and Outreach Program in keeping with its mission to collect, interpret, and provide objective quality geologic information about Florida. Florida’s geology is unique; topics that may be explored from this portal provide an exciting introduction to our fascinating and fragile natural heritage. Videos available to teachers make the sometimes unusual and often wonderful world of Florida geology easily accessible to students. In addition, the FGS hosts an annual Open House in celebration of Earth Science Week that features tours of our facility and interactive earth science activities for students from ages K-12. Home schooling parents and their children are our special guests at this event. The FGS also sends geologists to speak to local schools on a staff available basis. See Resources for Teachers.

Educational Outreach Events:

Earth Science Day logo
  • Earth Science Week, October 12-18, 2014
    A national event sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute. This year’s theme is Earth’s Connected Systems. The program promotes awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet’s natural and human systems. Our particular work is more focused on the geosphere and the hydrosphere. The event “encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences and explore the ways that geoscience illuminates natural change processes”.
    In celebration of Earth Science Week, the Florida Geological Survey (FGS) will host an Open House on Friday, October 17th from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Gunter Building, 903 W Tennessee St. We will also offer a geologist-guided field trip to Leon Sinks Geological Area in the Apalachicola National Forest from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. These events coincides with Geologic Map Day. Open House at the Gunter Building will feature a drill rig and several core samples the rig is used to extract. Geologists will explain both the workings of the rig and answer questions about the cores. There will also be a station set up to display fossils from Florida. Microscopes and rock and sediment samples will be available with geologists to assist and interpret so that students can take a detailed look at rocks from the subsurface of Florida. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Environmental Education and Sustainable Initiatives will provide an activity related to water quality and its importance to the Earth’s major systems. For our youngest guests we will have coloring sheets highlighting prehistoric life in Florida and shells and Play-Doh™ for experimentation in one way fossils are formed. Several of our staff will be available to highlight work they are accomplishing in the geosciences.
    The field trip to Leon Sinks on Friday, October 17th, from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m. will include the option of a 3 mile loop and an approximately 4.5 mile trek, both including sink and swallet features at the site. The longer trip will include some of the floodplain and cypress swamps that are not visible on the shorter loop. Advance reservations will be required as each group is limited to 20 participants.; Entry fees have been waived by the U.S. Forest Service if you are part of the FGS guided hike.
    Scout night will be held at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, October 16th. This event assists local Cub Scouts in obtaining their geology badge.  Depending upon level of interest, a second session may be added on Wednesday evening, October 15th. Spaces are limited to 40 participants for each of these events and advance reservations are required.
    Inquires about the Open House and Earth Science Week events, or scheduling reservations for either the Leon Sinks field trip or Cub Scout Night should be directed to Christopher P. Williams,, (850) 617-0317 or Frank Rupert,, (850) 617-0334.
    The address for the Florida Geological Survey (FGS) is 903 West Tennessee Street, on the FSU campus in Tallahassee. We are at the SW corner of Tennessee and Woodward. Parking can be a bit of a challenge. We recommend either street parking (usually meters) north of Tennessee Street, near us, or the parking lot behind the St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral which is at the NE corner of Tennessee and Woodward. This lot is best reached from Dewey Street and turning west onto Virginia Street and proceeding all the way to the end of the road. Parking at this lot is $3 and it takes $0.25 coins, and $1 or $5 bills.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Soccer Starts Tomorrow

Dear families,

Homeschool soccer starts tomorrow- Thursday, October 2.
All homeschooled children are welcome to come play.
Soccer will be every Thursday at Morningside Baptist Church soccer fields on

There is no commitment, come as you please.

5-8 year olds is at 9:15-10:15

9-12 year olds is at 10:30-11:30

13-18 year olds is at 11:45-12:45

Class fee
$5.00 each class for the first child in you family
$3.00 each class for the second child in your family
$2.00 each class for any additional child in your family

Children will need
- sneakers or cleats
- soccer ball for each child
- shin guards are mandatory for insurance purpose
- Water/drink

There is not a sign up, you come as you want.
If you have any questions please email us.

Thank you,
George and Stephanie

Free Planetarium Show

October Skies Over Tallahassee

Saturday, October 4 @ 10:00am


Come downtown to the Challenger Learning Center Digital Dome Theatre and Planetarium and enjoy a free planetarium show on October 4 at 10 a.m. "October Skies Over Tallahassee" is created and presented by the Tallahassee Astronomical Society and coordinated with the monthly Tallahassee Democrat "Sky Guy" column. The October sky over Tallahassee will be reviewed including prominent constellations, stars and planet positions.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Presidential Opportunity

The Plains, GA, peanut festival is tomorrow.  President and Mrs. Carter will be signing books during the festival and then he is teaching Sunday School the next morning.  It is an easy day trip from Tallahassee and a great opportunity to interact with a living president and First Lady.  They also have, as National Parks, his boyhood home and high school to tour and good antique shopping.  And finally, Andersonville National Park, which holds the National Prisoner of War Museum, is quite close to the area.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mathmatics Fun Day

The FSU Mathematics Department will be conducting its second annual Mathematics Fun Day on Saturday, OCT 11, 2014 at 1-5 pm. The event will take place in the Love Building on the FSU Campus. It will be in the form of an open house, with presentations, exhibits, and activities for the general public, including students and teachers in grades 2-12. The purpose is to celebrate the importance, ubiquity, beauty and fun of mathematics.


Learn more at this link:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Piano Lessons

I am 16 year old homeschooled pianist who has been playing piano for 7 years. I'm offering in-home piano lessons for $15 for a 30 minute lesson. If you have more than one child interested in taking piano lessons, it will be $15 for the first child, $10 for the second child, and $5 for any additional child.

I am willing to teach children between the ages of 5 and 14.

Because of my location (I live right outside of Tallahassee), I can only schedule lessons that are a certain distance away (unless you have more than one child taking lessons). I will also only be able to schedule lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays.

If you are interested, please email me at Thank you! :)


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kids' Free Day

Kids' Free Day

This Saturday, September 20 @ 10:30am



10:30am: Chemistry Magic Show presented by Alpha Chi Sigma (FSU Chemistry Fraternity)

Children 12 and younger, accompanied by an adult, receive free admission to IMAX film, "Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea 3D." This film is a claymation adventure following two geology students on a time-traveling adventure to experience one of the greatest geological events of all time: the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the earth, "Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea" is the perfect educational glimpse at the tectonic forces that shaped our world.

 Engineering demonstrations presented by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering students and faculty members.