Welcome to Learning is for Everyone of Tampa

LIFE of Tampa welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, learning styles, lifestyles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all.

This homepage and our online discussion group serve as an announcement and resource list for a variety of activities and events.

Visit LIFE of Florida for a great list of statewide and general learning resources.

Monday, March 22, 2010

New Civics Education Program Launched

The Museum of Florida History, the Florida Historic Capitol and the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee have joined together to create a new civics education program for seventh grade classes focused on voting rights and responsibilities. The “Making My Vote Count” program introduces the history and process of elections in Florida and the United States and the importance of becoming involved, engaged citizens. Groups of up to 30 students will participate in activities at all three locations in Tallahassee and become familiar with the election process. Groups larger than 30 will be divided into smaller groups.

Establishing Your Voting Rights” – At the historic Florida Capitol, students debate and vote on a legislative issue that once was considered by the Florida House of Representatives.

Protecting Your Voting Rights” – At the Florida Supreme Court, students role play an oral argument and vote to determine the Court’s decision.

Exercising Your Voting Rights” – At the Museum of Florida History, students learn about events and laws related to voting rights and conduct mock elections.

More information about the “Making My Vote Count” civics program, including available dates, can be found at www.floridasupremecourt.org/education/civics.shtml. Contact Tricia Knox with the Florida Supreme Court Public Information Office, at knoxt@flcourts.org  or (850) 921-9446 for program availability.

College Week, Live Connects Students With Colleges and Universities

CollegeWeek, Live is a free online college admissions event that provides an opportunity for high school students to connect with college and university admissions representatives throughout Florida and the nation to learn about their postsecondary education options. Attendees can watch keynote presentations from leading experts on admission topics such as application essays and financial aid, and participate in webcam sessions with current students on their perspective of college life. Register for free at http://www.collegeweeklive.com/. For a list of participating postsecondary institutions, visit www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/guest/app-colleges.

CollegeWeekLive Spring – March 24 – 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m. Meet with hundreds of schools online and participate in presentations that cover the entire range of college admissions topics.

CollegeWeekLive Florida Day – May 6, 2010, 12:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Meet with over 20 Florida colleges and universities online and participate in presentations covering Florida-related topics.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Doug Scull's Week-Long Summer Safaris

This year marks my 15th year of offering Nature Safaris. These are week-long adventures for children ages 6-13 years old. Each day the Junior Explorers travel to a different & unique place to experience a bit of the natural and REAL FLORIDA.

Some examples of what we do during Safaris:

the caves in the Withlacoochee Forest or the Sacred Hills at Medard Park

creatures living in the shallow waters of Ft. Desoto or the streams of Brooker Creek

the waters of the Hillsborough River or the Myakka

in the Gulf or in a favorite fresh-water lake

Weeks Available                       Home Base

June 7th - June 11th                 Fossil Park, St. Pete.

June 14th - June 18th 1st         United Methodist, Brandon

June 21st - June 25th               John Chestnut Park,Palm Harbor

June 28th - July 2nd                Al Lopez Park, Tampa

July 5th - July 9th                    Fossil Park, St. Pete.

July 19th - July 23rd                1st United Methodist, St. Pete.

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Fee: $200.00 per week

To Register:
1) complete attached Registration Form

2) mail Registration Form along with $75.00 non-refundable deposit to:

• Doug Scull 172 74th. Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Fl. 33702

For more information please email dougscullhope@hotmail.com