KidsZone is an Expo favorite and very popular with parents and children alike! Children enjoy various activities and guest speakers while parents attend the Homeschool Expo or Homeschooling for Excellence 101. Guest speakers may include animal shows, science shows, robot building, LEGO building, and much more! While parents attend Homeschooling For Excellence 101, their children can attend a variety of workshops given by speakers who will challenge them to become active and excited learners. Our goal is to remind children that learning is rewarding and interesting and that learning can happen anywhere, at anytime.

Dates & Times

  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday, July 28, 2017 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost Per Child (Lunch not provided)

  • $40 per day OR
  • $70 for two days OR
  • $90 for all three days

 

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Featured Presenters


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Georgia State Parks / Georgia Department of Natural Resources

For generations, Georgia’s children have enjoyed learning at our state parks and historic sites. We make field trips memorable and fun. Our rangers and historians are dedicated to teaching about their sites, and many of our parks and historic sites provide educational material that can be used at home or in the classroom.


zoomobileZoo Atlanta

Let the Zoo come to YOU! A trained educator presents an exciting program using live animals, biofacts like bones and fun activities to your students. This popular program gives your students a connection to animals and conservation without ever leaving the classroom!


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Brainy Bytes

Brainy Bytes understands the importance of cultivating students’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art  and Math (STEM & STEAM) skills to encourage higher achievements in school, career and life.  We know educators want to help prepare every student for a successful future in a technology-driven world.


Abrakadoodle

Abrakadoodle is all about creativity for kids and delivers the very best in home school classes, visual arts classes, summer art camps, holiday art camps, art parties and art events to more than one-million children in schools, community sites and Abrakadoodle art studios for kids around the world!


center-puppetsThe Center for Puppetry Arts

The Center for Puppetry Arts opened to the public on September 23, 1978, when Kermit the Frog and his creator Jim Henson cut the ceremonial ribbon. Today it is the largest American non-profit organization solely dedicated to the art of puppet theater. Since its inception, the Center has worked to serve the diverse populations of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and the country at large. The Center reaches the community through its focus on core programming: performance, Museum and education.


LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta

LEGOLAND is a fantastic, fun, creative experience. It’s like jumping into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! With 15 different attractions to explore, all included in the price of admission, it’s the perfect place for a day of indoor fun. See Atlanta landmarks made from LEGO bricks, ride our two rides, watch all five of our 4D movies, explore our NEW Pirate Adventure Island with your mateys, learn new tips and tricks in the Model Builder Academy and much more! Come build your way to an awesome day!


                                   Georgia 4-H

As one of the nation’s largest providers of residential environmental education, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program invites you & your students to join the safe haven of Georgia’s outdoor classroom. Operating September through May of each year, our 4-H Centers provide opportunities throughout the state for high-quality day and residential educational experiences. Our research-based curriculum correlates to Georgia Performance Standards, providing hands-on learning in the context of the real world. The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is operated by the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension and is proud to serve as a partner in education with public, private, and homeschool groups across the Southeast.


Club SciKidz

Club SciKidz, was founded on the principle that parents want to provide their children with exciting, challenging, and life impacting academic enrichment experiences. Our company is committed to demonstrating how science works in the real world by providing activities in veterinary medicine, robotics, forensics, video game creation, food science, paleontology, engineering, chemistry and biology, astronomy, oceanography, emergency medicine, and special effects.


Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey program is presented with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since its debut in 2000, the program has helped educate more than 1 million visitors about man’s impact on raptors and other forms of wildlife.  During suitable weather, these magnificent creatures – which cannot be released into the wild, due either to injury or having developed an unnatural association with humans, known as “imprinting” – demonstrate their strength, speed and natural instincts in daily free-flighted shows. Several birds appear at each show, swooping overhead and giving guests an up-close look “on the glove,” while our raptor experts explain how man’s actions affect their well being.


jenny l coteJenny L. Cote

Award-winning Author, Speaker and Producer Jenny L. Cote developed an early passion for God, history and young people, and beautifully blends these passions together in her two fantasy fiction series, The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz® and Epic Order of the Seven®. Likened to C.S. Lewis by book reviewers and bloggers, Jenny provides creative writing workshops at schools, homeschool groups and universities across the US and abroad.  Her books are available online and in stores around the world, as well as in multiple e-book formats (Kindle, Nook, etc.). Although written with children in mind, Jenny’s readership heavily comprises adults.


Schedule

Thursday – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Brainy Bytes
Kids will have a blast as they are introduced to our tiny robot friend – the Ozobot. They will learn how to program this robotic friend using a series of colors in sequence. They’ll program it to move along the path and even do tricks! As they interact with the bots, they will also learn the value of working together.


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
ga-dnrGeorgia State Parks / Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Life in the Mississippian Period- A discussion of Native American culture in Southeast U.S. during the Mississippian time period, with a focus on the Etowah Indian Mounds. Daily life, culture, and society for tribes such as the [Muskogee]Creek, Cherokee, and Choctaw will be highlighted.


11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Break Time – Clean Up


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch – Children should be picked up for lunch and taken to restroom before afternoon KidsZone.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Club SciKidz
Build Bristol Bots
Bristlebots are small robots made by combining a toothbrush head and vibrating motor. By changing the position of the pipe cleaner arms, Bristlebots will travel in circles, straight lines, or scoot around randomly. Bristlebots are great for teaching engineering, motors, circuits, and principles of balance.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Abrakadoodle
Abrakadoodle Art will feature an amazing art lesson that exceeds the national standards for art education. Abrakadoodle believes in hands-on, active discovery and exploration in their art classes for kids. This encourages a love of art, learning and innovation! Abrakadoodle embraces “process art”, which simply means that kids learn best as they explore art materials and the creative process of taking ideas from within and bringing them into existence. Come join our art class on Thursday and experience Abrakadoodle Art!


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo
The Zoo comes to YOU!  During these popular sessions, a trained educator presents an exciting program using live animals, biofacts like bones, and fun activities for students.  You never know which animals you’ll experience.  It could be an alligator, tortoise, prairie dog, armadillo, tarantula, or others!  Whatever it is, students are always guaranteed a surprise!


4:00 PM
KidsZone Dismissed

Friday – 9:45 AM to 5:00 PM


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
LEGOLAND
Kids tell creative stories using Legos. They’ll also have fun playing brick building games together like taking turns to build an object, animal or character for the other one to guess, and you can ask questions to help you solve the brick clue. Kids will be instructed in how to build a tree, a whale, a wolf, and other things. There will be guided help so all the kids will be able to have success!

 


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Storywriter/Storyteller Jenny L. Cote
CREATE – Opening with the popular “Black Coat Story,” Jenny humorously illustrates a really lame story, followed by a really colorful story. She explains how creative writing is like painting a picture in your mind and writing what you see. Animating animal figurines, Jenny brings colorful characters to life, and describes the importance and, yes, FUN of doing research! Learn how to weave in surprises, action, tension and end well.


11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Callaway Gardens
Meet several of Callaway Gardens’ wildlife ambassadors during an hour-long, live-animal presentation. Learn the differences and similarities between mammals, birds, and reptiles while meeting a live representative of each animal group. A rabbit, snake, turtle, and bird of prey will be introduced!


12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch – Children should be picked up for lunch and taken to restroom before afternoon KidsZone.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Georgia State Parks/Georgia Department of Natural ResourcesGA-DNR3
Georgia Wildlife Encounter – Learn about native animals by experiencing them first hand!  Bring all your questions about snakes and salamanders to this live animal show.  How do you tell venomous snakes from non-venomous?  Do turtles have teeth?  What do I do if I see a wild animal in my backyard?  You will meet some of Panola Mountain State Park’s scaly ambassadors and feel the furs of different mammals as we learn what makes each one unique.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Club SciKidz

Construct Constellation Geo Boards
Constellation Geo Boards can teach kids about constellations as they construct the different patterns of stars. A great project for your aspiring Astronomer!



3:00 PM – 4:00 PMZoo2
Zoo Atlanta

The Zoo comes to YOU! During these popular sessions, a trained educator presents an exciting program using live animals, biofacts like bones, and fun activities for students. You never know which animals you’ll experience. It could be an alligator, tortoise, prairie dog, armadillo, tarantula, or others! Whatever it is, students are always guaranteed a surprise!


4:00 PM
KidsZone Dismissed

Saturday – 9:45 AM to 4:00 PM


9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
North Georgia 4-H
Georgia 4-H will be presenting native reptiles and amphibians during our time in the kid zone. Participants will get the chance to learn about adaptations that individual animals have that allow for them to prosper and live in the natural world. These adaptations and features will be observed but participants will also get the chance to handle some of the animals, really bringing the experience to a whole new level. This is a challenge by choice experience, and no one will be required to handle any of the animals, only if they want to. Along with live animals, we will be passing out biofacts throughout the presentation.


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Brainy Bytes
Kids will have a blast as they are introduced to our tiny robot friend – the Ozobot. They will learn how to program this robotic friend using a series of colors in sequence. They’ll program it to move along the path and even do tricks! As they interact with the bots, they will also learn the value of working together.


11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Callaway Gardens
Meet several of Callaway Gardens’ wildlife ambassadors during an hour-long, live-animal presentation. Learn the differences and similarities between mammals, birds, and reptiles while meeting a live representative of each animal group. A rabbit, snake, turtle, and bird of prey will be introduced!


12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch – Children should be picked up for lunch and taken to restroom before afternoon KidsZone.


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Special Guest Entertainer:
LEGOLAND
Kids tell creative stories using Legos. They’ll also have fun playing brick building games together like taking turns to build an object, animal or character for the other one to guess, and you can ask questions to help you solve the brick clue. Kids will be instructed in how to build a tree, a whale, a wolf, and other things. There will be guided help so all the kids will be able to have success!


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
zoo3Zoo Atlanta
The Zoo comes to YOU! During these popular sessions, a trained educator presents an exciting program using live animals, biofacts like bones, and fun activities for students. You never know which animals you’ll experience. It could be an alligator, tortoise, prairie dog, armadillo, tarantula, or others! Whatever it is, students are always guaranteed a surprise!


3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Gga-dnr2eorgia State Parks/Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Sensory Awareness – Nature is all around us!  Students will enjoy experiencing nature through the 5 senses:  touch, taste, sounds, smell, and sight.


4:00 PM
KidsZone Dismissed

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