5+ Things to do for NJ Teacher’s Convention

NJ Teacher’s Convention may have thrown a loop into your plans this week! Here are 5+ Things to do for NJ Teacher’s Convention November 5 and 6th, 2015!

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The Mercer County Park Commission will host a Fall Mini Nature Camp at Baldpate Mountain children in grades 3-5 on Nov. 5 and 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain in Hopewell Township. The camp is designed to enhance your child’s natural affinity for the great outdoors with hands-on nature exploration, science experiments, hikes through the forest, unstructured nature play and games! Cost is $55 for one day or $100 for two days. Pre-registration required. Call 609-303-0706 or e-mail natureprograms@mercercounty.org for details.

Explore fantastical creatures from several cultures in the West Windsor Arts Center fall mini-camp, during the Teachers Convention Week, Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6, for Ages 5-12. Activities include acting, storytelling, sculpture, creative
movement, painting, Capoeira, drawing and environmental art.

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed is hosting an Autumn Adventure Mini Camp Thursday November 6 and Friday November 7 for children in grades 1-5. Children will spend the day with the Teacher-Naturalists with outdoor autumn activities focusing on the turning of the seasons and may include trail explorations, shelter building, or a pond exploration. Enjoy a campfire each afternoon with a marshmallow roast. Register for one day or both! Cost is $60 a day for members or $75 a day for non-members.

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart invites girls in Kindergarten through 2nd grade to their FREE Young Woman in STEM Workshop on Friday November 6th from 9-11a. In this hands-on workshop, girls and their parents will work on several engineering design projects to come up with innovative solutions to real-world problems. By applying their knowledge across many STEM disciplines and concepts, girls will hone their analytical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills. They will explore fascinating opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and learn about many STEM related fields, including manufacturing, materials science, physics, math and engineering. Register online here.

Barnes and Noble in the Marketfair Mall is kicking off their first ever Mini-Maker Faire on Friday November 6th. Join them for a Make & Collaborate space with highly collaborative and interactive activities for a variety of ages. They will be featuring local schools, groups and clubs and sharing ideas. Check the website for specific details. Throughout the store there will be different things going on: Make Workspace, Meet the Makers and Make & Collaborate. Take a look and demo 3D printers, drones, robots and more!

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