Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Annual Shenandoah Homeschoolers’ Science Fair

I am forwarding this message that came across the AlbemarleHomeschoolers yahoo list:

Hi all!
I'm writing to tell you about the Science Fair that the Funschool Cooperative is sponsoring, coming up soon, on Sunday May 3. It's going to be a great afternoon, with science exhibits and real scientists from our community, including professors from JMU and EMU, who will provide each participant with feedback on their project. You don't have to be a science whiz to join the fun. There are a lot of websites with great science fair project ideas, but all you need is an idea and you can make it anything you want it to be! Please don't be intimidated, even if you don't think science is your strong suit, because this is all about learning and discovery! Sign up soon and get started on your project!

All ages are welcome and encouraged! I have attached the registration form, but I will also copy and paste it below, because I know that some people don't like to open attachments. Please email with any questions!

Sonya Shaver

What: It’s the first annual Shenandoah Homeschoolers’ Science Fair!

Where: Auxiliary Gym at Eastern Mennonite University (right next to the main gym in the University Commons)

When: Sunday, May 3, 2009, 3-5 pm

Who: Calling all homeschoolers! We need YOU! Here’s your chance to make a new discovery, figure out how something works, invent a solution to a problem, or explore anything you want to in the world of science. Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn more about? Sign up NOW for the first Shenandoah Homeschoolers’ Science Fair. You can choose any type of project to research and explore, and make a display or experiment to exhibit and share with others. Real scientists from our community, including science professors from JMU and EMU, will be on hand to provide each participant with individual feedback on their projects. You don’t want to miss it!! Fill out this form and mail it to the address below right now! You can also call or email to sign up too. Get out your goggles everyone!

Child’s Name:
Child’s Age on May 3:
Mailing Address:

Please check one of the following topic areas for your science fair project:

Medicine and Health
Engineering and Robotics
Earth and Space Science
Other (please describe):

The registration fee is $7 per participant, which will be used to cover the rental of the EMU gym and administrative fees. Please fill out this form and mail it along with your fee, made payable to Funschool Cooperative, to Sonya Shaver, 740 Grant Street, Harrisonburg, VA, 22802. You can also email questions, or call Sonya at (540) 421-9502.

I will not hold EMU, Funschool Cooperative, or any of its members, responsible for any injury or loss or damage of property that may result from my or my child’s participation in this event.

Parent/Primary Caregiver’s Signature:


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John Edgar Park said...

Awesome! Let me know if I can send along any MAKE related stuff for the event.

Silvia said...

LOL! Maybe we can make one of your projects though. :) Um, something really simple.