Citizen Science Homeschool Series: I See Change

Nature is constantly changing, which makes it so interesting! In this session, you’ll learn how to observe changes in nature and interpret what they might mean.

The Citizen Science Homeschool Series for 2018-19 is open to students in grades K-5. Every month, students will learn about a different citizen science project, the issues surrounding the project and how they can get involved. In addition to learning about current issues in science, students will learn and practice observation, recording and communication skills.

Citizen Science Homeschool Series

2018-19 Schedule

September 20, 2018    Bumble Bee Watch

October 18, 2018         The Great Sunflower Project

November 15, 2018     What’s In Your Backyard

December 20, 2018     NASA Globe Observer

January 17, 2019          I See Change

February 21, 2019        Project FeederWatch

March 21, 2019            Project BudBurst

April 18, 2019              Georgia Adopt-A-Stream

Preregistration in advance of each program is required, so that we can ensure adequate staffing and program materials.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application and a garden representative will contact you.

Garden Members                                                                            General Public

Parent                                  Free                                                       Parent                                  $7.00

First Student                      $10.00                                                   First Student                      $15.00

Additional Students        $8.00                                                     Additional Students        $13.00

Children Under 5              Free                                                       Children Under 5              Free

 

Admission to this program gives you access to the gardens all day…great for a picnic lunch and independent study! Adults who are Members of Smith-Gilbert Gardens receive free admission. For further details or to register, email info@smithgilbertgardens.com or call Smith-Gilbert Gardens at (770) 919-0248.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online: Homeschool Series

 

http://smithgilbertgardens.com/event/citizen-science-homeschool-series-i-see-change/?instance_id=351 

Marietta Museum of History

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Evening with History:
Lockheed Martin Legend & Test Pilot Glenn Gray
Kicking off 2019 with Lockheed Martin Legend & Test Pilot, Glenn Gray. Hear his stories of triumph & tragedy as Lockheed’s well known planes were put through trial & error. $5 at the door & Museum Members are FREE!
When: 1/15 @ 6:30pm
Remember When Club: Judges of Cobb County
The RWC will be continuing this month! Come hear stories from former Cobb County judges and share your memories as well.  Panel is TBA.
When: 1/25 @ 10:30am.
This is a free event!
Diverse Cobb:
Black History Month Events
Our Diverse Cobb series will continue in February. Class topics are listed below. Please visit our website or Facebook for more information!
2/2 @ 2:00pm
We Were Here Too: How documents and images of black America have been suppressed and lost in our historic narrative.
2/12 @ 6:30pm
Evening with History“Between the Devil and the Deep Sea”: The Freedman’s Bureau at Marietta, GA. Join the Museum and historian Jay Lutz on his research of how the Freedman’s Bureau office aided newly freed slaves.
2/23 @ 2:00pm
Unsung Heroes of Cobb County: Black Pilots
A panel discussion present by the Cobb Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. (Location is TBD)

2019 Epic Education Resource Fair

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. and the South Cobb Regional Library have joined forces again to host the 4th  Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local education resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

 

This event is FREE and will feature door prizes, local exhibitors as well as FREE workshops.

Here’s what the attendees had to say:

Very well organized
well done!
This was a first for me.
This was an excellent event. I learned a lot.
Very nice, I like how it was not overwhelming.
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!

 

Date and Time

January 30, 2019

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

 

Location

South Cobb Regional Library

Located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126

 

Attendee Registration

https://epichsrf2019.eventbrite.com

 

Exhibit/Speaker Interest Form

Click here if you are interested in exhibiting or speaking.


2019 Workshop Topics

Story Time

11:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m.

 

 

 


 

Alternatives to the Classroom

with Andrea Hall

11:40 a.m. to  12:10 p.m.

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Andrea Hall is the founder and executive director of EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC, a homeschool mother of 3, an education consultant with The Study Hall Education Consulting Company as well as an online math educator with Outschool and Georgia Virtual School.  With over 13 years of education experience Mrs. Hall brings clarity and focus to your home school in just ten steps. 

There are so many alternatives to the classroom.  If your child is not succeeding in the classroom OR if the classroom is not challenging your child enough, come and learn about all the options out there to support your learner.

You can follow her at https://outschool.com/teachers/Mrs-Andrea-Hall


Writing or Reading Intervention Strategies

with Terri King

12:20 p.m. to  12:50 p.m.

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Terri Hunt is the Director of Education for Superior Guidance. Her mission is to teach well and lead the way. 

Terri takes great pride in the role she plays in the life of the learner. With over 14 years of educational experience, Terri has engaged a wide range of learners from the elementary classroom to the professional development of instructional leaders. Terri obtained her undergraduate degree in education from Oakwood University and her graduate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. She holds a gifted endorsement as well as a reading certification. Terri will bring this knowledge, expertise and engagement to the attendees of this event. Though she is an accomplished professional, her greatest achievements are her family and her ministry.

You can follow her at www.facebook.com/territeaches


Balancing Home Schooling and Business

with Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks

1:00 p.m. to  1:40 p.m.

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Theresa Bostic and Kayla Brooks is a mother daughter team helping each other by supporting our business ideas and dreams together. Selecting different ideas that we feel will make a difference in our community, family and friends will enjoy through education, creativity, and a product for families to love and enjoy.

In this session you will learn how to implement economics, science, writing and reading towards your daily business operations.

You can learn more at https://kaylasitalianice.com/ 


The Library: Your BFF

with Kendall Watkins

2:00 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.

 

Do you know how to get the most of our your library? The library is so much more than a repository of books, magazines, and digital content. This DIY Scholars Consulting workshop will provide you with creative ways to incorporate the library into your homeschool for the low price of FREE.  In this thirty-minute workshop we will cover award winning titles, the value of audio and picture books, on-line learning opportunities, fostering responsibility, research activities, and much more. This is for parents of students ages 3 – 18.

You can learn more by visiting www.DIYscholars.com

 


Learning at the Library

with Dedra Roman, MS

2:40 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.

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Dedra Roman has a Master of Science in Library & Information Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University.  Dedra oversees the Youth Services Department for the South Cobb Regional Library – Cobb County Public Library System (CCPLS).  Dedra has over 10 years of administrative experience and 5 years as a Librarian where she champions innovative library programming and services for patrons. 

Did you know your child can learn a second language for FREE online? Come learn about the myriad of resources available at the Cobb County library to help homeschoolers. Membership to the Cobb County Library system for out of county homeschoolers are available!

You can visit Cobb County Library System at http://www.cobbcat.org/

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Australian Open Novice Tournament

Cobb County PARKS, Senior Services, Government Service Centers

 

Australian Open Novice Tournament

 

We will have prizes, food, drinks and some Down Under Fun!

This is an entry level novice tournament for first time tournament players

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019 (one day only)

Cost: $15

Deadline to enter: January 23, 2019

Draws will be posted on January 24, 2019 

 

*This is a non-elimination tournament designed for a positive and successful intro to tournament play. Champions and finalist will receive medals and all players will receive prizes. This tournament is designed so that the players can go back to their program having positive success and encouragement to carry back with them.

*Parent/coaching is allowed after each game is complete for one min.

*Please encourage your young players to join in on the fun!

 

 

 

 

To sign up call:

Sweetwater Tennis Center  770-819-3221 or 770-819-3222.

For more information call Tony Oswald at 334-303-6306

2019 Exhibitor & Speaker Deadline NOVEMBER 30

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EPIC Homeschool Network, Inc. is hosting the Annual EPIC Education Resource Fair featuring local educational resources for the community as well as for parents of any school aged child.

If you are interested in exhibiting or speaking at this event, please fill out the information below.  The deadline for all interests is November 30, 2018.

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXHIBITING OR SPEAKING.

It will take place January 30, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST at the South Cobb Regional Library located at 805 Clay Road, Mableton, GA 30126. This event is FREE to attendees and will feature door prizes, exhibitors from Cobb, Douglas, Fulton & Paulding Counties as well as FREE workshops.

2018 EPIC Read-A-Thon

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Grab a blanket and some hot chocolate and get ready to cuddle and read!

An EPIC Read-a-Thon is an exciting way to get your child reading and rewarding them for their efforts. One of the great things about the Read-a-thon program is that everyone can qualify for a free prize and you help a non-profit as well*. Your child does not have to be a member of EPIC Homeschool Network to participate.

Who: All School Aged Children

What: An EPIC Read-A-Thon

When: The Read-A-Thon Officially Starts December 3 and ends Dember 13, 2018

Where: From the Comfort of Your Own Home and Online

We will celebrate the end of our Read-A-Thon at the Sweetwater Library.  Details will follow.

Why: EPIC HOMESCHOOL NETWORK, INC. is a nonprofit designed to enrich, enhance and empower home education in the community. We are raising funds to provide scholarships to families for educational purposes as well as students. We are also raising funds to support our activities such as our community service projects, field trips and our resource center.

How: Register here at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com and then details will be sent via email as we approach the date.

What will happen during the 2 weeks? 
Your child commits to reading 15 minutes a day for 9 days. You will get tips to help your child transform into an excited reader. We will have virtual reading sessions with students.

* Prizes will be given out at EPIC Homeschool Meetings. If you are unable to attend and would like these items mailed to you, there will be a shipping fee assessed based on your location.

Register today at https://2018epicreadathon.eventbrite.com

EPIC Homeschool Running Program

The EPIC Running Club is a twelve week program.  We are proud member of Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids, a free, game oriented running program designed to get kids active! The mission of Kilometer Kids is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to area youth through a running-based program, empowering children with the knowledge they need to make smart lifestyle choices.

We meet weekly on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at a park in Austell, Georgia (Cobb County).  You must be a registered member of EPIC HSN to participate. If you are interested sign up and you will be contacted regarding membership (which is a $40 for the family).

The meeting schedule will be emailed once you register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Upcoming Team Races

· October 24: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: Blackburn Park

· November 7: Kilometer Kids Fun Run and Dash: KSU

· November 22: Thanksgiving Day Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia One Mile & 50m Dash

To register for the running club go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScNpxRJJSyF4r6nVflKzn8K_foPwgYKNVkgUBsVmFa1JY_B2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

EPIC Teens/Tweens Program

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We have started our EPIC Teens/Tweens Program.

Tweens are ages 11 – 13 (if your child is 10 and turning 11 during the 2018-2019 school year you may sign up for tweens).  Teens are ages 14- 18.

If you are interested, please complete the form here so we can send you an invitation to our next event.

Student Ambassador Program

Lisa Kinnemore would like to introduce a new opportunity for home school students for the 2018-2019 school year. The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership development program for high school students that centers around civic engagement, voter registration promotion and volunteerism. The Secretary of State’s office launched this program statewide in the fall of 2016. Secretary Kemp has created this opportunity for students to work as liaisons between our office and their schools. Through the program, they will promote voter registration and voter awareness among their peers.

Currently, there are approximately 150 schools across the state participating, and we are now opening up registration for the 2018-2019 school year. We have seen great success with the program thus far, and we are excited to see it continue to grow. The students are learning while engaging and giving back to their communities.

The program is free to join and open to all high schools and homeschool groups in the state of Georgia. If you choose to partake, we ask that you select at least one sophomore, junior, and senior to participate as each grade level has specific roles and responsibilities in the program. Each school is allowed to select up to 9 representatives, and how these students are selected is left up to the individual schools.

The students will attend a regional kick-off event in the fall where they will receive all the training and resources they will need to be successful in the program.  Throughout the year, the students will plan events that center around civic involvement, voter registration promotion, and volunteerism. For each event that they hold, they will receive points towards our statewide and regional competitions. I have included a link to an informational video that would only take a few minutes of your time, and gives great insight about the program.

For students that are interested in joining, the deadline is August 24th to sign up.

Kick Off Dates:

Atlanta (Georgia World Congress Center): September 6
Statesboro (Georgia Southern University): September 12
Macon (Anderson Conference Center): September 13

Learn more at: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/general/student_ambassador_program