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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.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

August Home Learning Network: TED Talks in Education

The Home Learning Network is back! We’ll be looking at TED Talks in Education, screening some of the TED and TEDx Talks to see how these engaging presentations can provide some great learning opportunities.

The Home Learning Network resumes meeting the first Monday of (most) months at the Jimmy Keel Public Library in Tampa. We have a different topic each month, or no topic at all, and conversation ranges across all homeschool and educational topics. Sometimes we have guest speakers. And I think we always have fun. :-) And it's free!

So join us for an evening of great videos and discussion, at Jimmy Keel Public Library at 2902 West Bearss Avenue , Monday, August 2, at 7 pm.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crystal Springs High Adventure Eco-Classes for Students 13+

A LIFE member shares this update:
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Crystal Springs has only had 4 students sign up for the highschool classes for next year and they need 15 for the class to be a go. Kate has been taking these classes for years and they are wonderful. I can't say enough about how much she has learned, how great the teachers are and what a great resource Crystal Springs is for high school students. This is the first year they have had more than three class days in their highschool segment. Due to parent requests they have expanded the program to 7 full days (1 class per month for 7 months) for highschoolers and now people are not signing up. This class is even good for middle school students who love science and love to be outdoors. Please take a moment to look at their website and consider this class for your children. If you have any questions they would be more than willing to answer them. Their website is: http://crystalspringspreserve.com/index.php


Here is the class description:
Homeschool High Adventure Eco-Classes for students 13 & up
Class Dates: 9/27, 10/18, 11/15, 1/17, 2/21, 3/21, and 4/18
Time: 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost per student: $140 (includes all 7 classes and all equipment/materials)

Your reservation will not be confirmed until the payment for the entire series has been received. Class space is limited so don't delay.
Class Description::
For the first hour of every class, students will research, discuss, and investigate current environmental issues as a group. The rest of the class time will be spent performing scientific experiments in the habitat and participating in a river stewardship program. We will divide 1 mile of the river corridor into 6 different segments. Each class except the first class will feature a different segment of the river. In each section of the river, soil experiments, water chemistry experiments, benthic surveys, biodiversity surveys, tree surveys, stream flow tests, and turbidity tests will be performed by the students. In the first class, we will teach the students how to perform the different experiments.

Students will enter data and create data charts. Students will then analyze the data from all 6 segments of the river system.
Students will use canoes on most days. Life jackets will be provided.

What to Bring:
Water shoes/old tennis shoes, change of clothes, towel, bug spray, sunscreen, water bottle, lunch, and snacks