Field Trips @Home

TAKE A TRIP: Visit London or Head to Germany!… ALL FROM HOME

 Weds, October 21: Free Virtual Tour of Germany (Online Event)

Join one of EF’s finest tour directors Lewis on this Oktoberfest tour of Germany.
Normally when we think of Germany we think of either its modernity – it’s infrastructure, manufacturing, high quality of life, etc or of its traditionalism –
its sausages, beers, and alpine culture.
Bavaria–the largest state in Germany–is home to many of these more traditional features of German cultural life. In this online tour we will take about the State itself: it’s unusual kings, folk cultures, and food cultures, about its famous beer festivals, and the city of Munich. We will not only touch on the ancient history of Munich, but also on the dark period of its history which traverses the Holocaust and World War II, and also on modern forward-looking Munich, which is said to have the best quality of life in all of Germany!
Come along on this journey!
Attendance is free but tips are appreciated. 

💻💻 Thurs, October 22: The Great Pumpkin – Online Event

Join Miss Tracy and some special friends in our Children’s Garden for a reading of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Our friends will then give some helpful tips on how to create the best Children’s Book Character Pumpkin. With Miss Tracy from the Royston Public Library. For children 2-11.

Weds, October 28: Virtual Trivia: Halloween History! – Online Event

The winner will receive a free Digital Membership to the History Center! If you are already a Member, you can gift the Membership to a friend.

Fri, October 30: Free Virtual Tour of London – Live Streaming Online Music HD


In October 2020: Gwinnett Water Resources is offering a FREE and fun way to learn about wastewater treatment in Gwinnett. Tour a water treatment facility, enjoy water science activities, and join a live discussion panel. See More Details HERE


Every Tuesday & Thursday: Spanish Story Time – Virtual (Facebook Live)

Spanish Story Time – Virtual * Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am * We’ll sing songs, play a game and read a book in Spanish. Beginners Welcome! Join via Facebook Live

SEE MORE LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS & ADVENTURES HERE

Sewer & Science Spectacular

Gwinnett County is recognized for its world-class water treatment process and sewer services, and they want you to experience why!

Gwinnett Water Resources is offering a FREE and fun way to learn about wastewater treatment in Gwinnett. Tour a water treatment facility, enjoy water science activities, and join a live discussion panel.

Take a virtual tour of the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility, hear from water experts, make fun crafts, and play games!

When: Join the Department of Water Resources for a unique online experience for the entire month of October.

Join the Fun by Clicking Here

COMPETITION: 🍬Simple Candy 🍬 Machine 🍬

🍬🍭 Candy + simple machine? Who doesn’t love a rube goldberg type of challenge?Get your 🧠 brains working on something fun, this month!

Science ATL is excited to be partnering with our friends at Piedmont Park Conservancy for this month’s challenge. With the global pandemic and social distancing in mind, we want you to design a six foot candy contraption (a la Rube Goldberg) that delivers a piece of Halloween candy to someone at least six feet away.

Here’s what you’ll need: — recycled and upcycled materials of your choosing — creativity! Follow along with @piedmontlearns on Instagram to learn about simple machines that you can incorporate into your six foot candy contraption design. We’d love to see what you make!

You can submit through October 31 by tagging #WondercastDesignChallenge and @scienceatl on social media. Learn more: https://scienceatl.org/wondercast/

Check out the details…

DIY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: Build a Bulldozer!

This Bulldozer is awesome!  Your child will love playing with this finished project kit almost as much as they enjoy building it!  Register your child to reserve their kit today!

WHEN: Saturday, November 14

FIND PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS/REGISTER HERE: CHECK YOUR ZIP CODE

Reserved kits can be picked up in-store at our customer service desk on Saturday, November 14th or Sunday, November 15th.  If your kit is not picked up by 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 15th, it may be given to a non-registered customer.

Note: If completing workshop in the store, it can take 15-30 minutes. Check-in by 11:00am. Child(ren) must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

New Kid’s Money Podcast

Do you want any easy and fun way to teach your #kids about #money?   

“Million Bazillion,” is Marketplace’s first-ever #podcast for kids. Host Jed Kim will answer the sometimes awkward, sometimes surprising questions kids have about money. 

Secrets for starting a business Million Bazillion

There are lots of great reasons to want to start a business: solving a problem, pursuing a passion, even making some money. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and even if you do everything right, it may not work out. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you failed — thinking through a business idea can build some really great skills! This week, we talk with a bunch of expert kids and grown-ups about turning an idea into a full-blown business. Plus, Jed bakes us some cookies! And just because the season is over doesn’t mean we don’t still want to hear from you! Keep sending us your questions about money at Marketplace.org/million!
  1. Secrets for starting a business
  2. Saving money is really hard to do
  3. Ads are there for a reason — to sell you stuff
  4. The price of pizza
  5. Negotiation is a super important skill

How to Wear a Mask in School

Does your kid constantly mess with their mask?
This video shows simple mask wearing etiquette for students in schools (or out in public). It was created for teachers and schools to use as an education tool in the classroom for the 2020-2021 school year.

2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule

Help your kids remember this significant time in history
with this TIME CAPSULE

LONG Creations created a fantastic Time Capsule memory packet.

Includes:
- Cover-
-Page to draw family picture-
-All about me 
-How I'm feeling
-My community
-What I am doing at home
-Hand print page
-Special occasion page
-Letter to myself sheet
-Interview for the parents
-Letter from the parents

Link to Documents, here

Google Drive link, here

Check ReadySetGwinnett for other family adventures and activities:

Challenge Friends & Family: At-Home Scavenger Hunt!

Directions:

  1. Pick team members (in your home or team with cousins across the country)
  2. Pick a Team Name
  3. Let the Challenge Begin!
  4. Take Pictures of Each Mission & Post the Pictures using Email, Text, Instagram or Facebook!

NEXT LEVEL: If you want to take it to the next level, have a team member try a free photo collage maker:

  1. Fotojet
  2. Canva
  3. Fotor
  4. PhotoPad
  5. Pizap

Ready to GO?
Here is your MISSION LIST:

(Right click on the image to Save/Print the Mission List)