2012 South Florida Homeschool Convention

The Broward Homeschool PSG is pleased to announce that our 5th Annual South Florida Homeschool Convention is now OPEN for registration.  The convention will be held at the Signature Grand on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

To make it more affordable for homeschool families we have reduced ticket prices as follows:

Married Couple $30
Individual $20
Children (ages 2-12) $10

You can pay online by going to the website www.sflhomeschoolconvention.com and click on REGISTER.

Or you can pay by check (payable to:  Broward Homeschool PSG) and mail to:

Broward Homeschool PSG
5501 SW 196 Lane
Southwest Ranches, FL  33332

Please include a note with your check to include your name, address on where to mail the wristbands, and an email address so I can email you the convention letter with all information you will need to know.

Note: There are no facilities at the Signature Grand for children and there will be no child care. You are, of course, welcome to bring your children but please be advised in advance that this is not particularly a “child-friendly” locale. No double-wide strollers will be allowed in the Exhibition Hall.

Download their flyer

Scholarships for Homeschooled seniors!

Homeschoolers!

Please visit www.heroscholarship.org to download the current scholarship applications for graduating homeschooled seniors.  Three scholarships are available.  The deadline is March 1, 2012.

These scholarships, awarded to outstanding homeschool graduates, are funded through your donations.  Please visit the website to find out how you can help!  Please pass this information on to all groups with homeschooled seniors within the U.S.

Thank you,

Donielle Mason Kazim, Esquire
Chairman, Home Education Recognition Organization, Inc. (501c3)
Homeschool graduate ’91 & homeschooling mom of 2
help@heroscholarship.org

Upcoming Classes at Saltwater Studies

Dear Parents, Students and Friends:

Here are some of the upcoming classes and events offered by Saltwater
Studies.  In order to help us ensure each student has a quality
experience during these classes or field activities, please sign up by
calling or emailing Saltwater Studies.  This will help us ensure we have
sufficient materials and can provide an excellent learning environment
for all who attend. Thank you!

UPCOMING CLASSES
The Ocean’s Craziest Creatures | Feb. 2, 3-4:30 PM
This is one of our students’ favorite classes at Saltwater Studies!
God’s creation is full of unique and wonderfully designed creatures.
Some of the most amazing animals God created live in the ocean. This
class will provide a biblically-based introduction to some of the
ocean’s most interesting creatures, including everything from the sea
cucumber to sharks. This interactive class incorporates both lecture and
group discussion. The class is located at Creation Studies Institute,
Discovery Museum, 2701 W. Cypress Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, 33309. Cost:
Donations Accepted.

Friends Forever: Symbiotic Relationships in Marine Animals (NEW CLASS!)
| Feb. 9, 3-4 PM
The Bible says that the character of God is displayed throughout all
Creation. The Bible also tells us that Jesus is our friend. Therefore,
we should not be surprised to see some unusual friendships present
throughout nature. This class will provide a biblically-based lecture on
common symbiotic relationships between marine animals. This interactive
class incorporates both lecture and group discussion. The class is
located at Creation Studies Institute, Discovery Museum, 2701 W. Cypress
Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, 33309.  Cost: Donations Accepted.

NEW COURSES FOR 2012!
Sandy Beaches & Barrier Islands Field Course (2nd Session) | Feb. 22 to
Mar. 7, Wednesdays 1-3 PM & Mar. 10, Saturday 9-11 AM
We have had a great response for this field course and the first
session beginning February 7th is full.  We have scheduled a second
session to begin February 22nd.

This is a four-class field course that provides students with an
interactive, biblically-based overview of the sandy beach and barrier
island ecosystem. Each class will be two hours in length and will
include approximately 30 to 45 minutes of lecture and 1.25 to 1.5 hours
of field activities. This class will cover the development of barrier
islands and sandy beaches, high wave energy environments, the impact of
wind, waves and tides on this environment, biological communities
associated with a sandy beach and environmental monitoring of this
ecosystem. Field activities will include learning how to use basic
survey equipment to create a beach profile, identifying wave types,
assessing and quantifying local flora and fauna, and water quality and
sediment monitoring techniques. This class is open to students in grades
4 through 12. The class will be limited to 15 students or less. to
download a syllabus, visit our web site: ww.saltwaterstudies.com.  Cost:
Donations Accepted.

All classes and field trips at Saltwater Studies are donation-based.
Saltwater Studies does not have any sponsorship support or grant
funding.  However, we do not want any child to be excluded from
participating in our classes due to financial reasons.  Please give what
you are able to contribute.  If you would like some guidance, feel free
to ask for a suggested donation.  Thank you!

Please contact me if you have any questions!


Christa Jewett
Saltwater Studies
Explore. Learn. Grow.
C: 954-895-8579
E: christa@saltwaterstudies.com
W: www.saltwaterstudies.com