Contests and Experiences - Parents

Scholastic Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art Contest

Scholastic Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art Contest

Students in grades K-12 can enter creating a poster that inspires others to serve. Entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2014.

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BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

A free on campus summer experience to increase student interest in STEM subjects. A residential camp for current 8th and 9th grade students in the summer of 2014 at either Virginia Tech or UVA. Application deadline: February 1, 2014. http://blast.spacegrant.org/apply-here

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PBS Kids Writer's Contest

PBS Kids Writer's Contest

Students in grades K-3 can enter to win local and possibly national prizes. Your local PBS station must be participating to enter. Click enter contest to see a list of participating stations in Virginia.

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Poetry Society of Virginia's Annual student poetry contest

Poetry Society of Virginia's Annual student poetry contest

This is the 2nd oldest state poetry society in the nation. Students may enter from grades K-adult postmarked by Jan 19,2014. Win cash prizes from $10-$25. click on an entry form here.

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NCDA 2013 Poetry and Poster Contest

NCDA 2013 Poetry and Poster Contest

Entry Form and details
Deadline to submit to schools is Nov. 14, 2013!

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Scholastic Kids are Authors

Scholastic Kids are Authors

Grades K-8 teams of 3 or more write and illustrate your own book. Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2014.

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i-am-the-one.com

i-am-the-one.com

Check out this Virginia effort to increase student readiness for higher education. Information for parents, students, and counselors on college preparation.

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Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest

Visit the Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest for a self guided driving tour provided by the VA Department of Forestry.  Or learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia State Parks Programs

Virginia State Parks Programs

Explore what is happening at your favorite Virginia State Park from photography and papermaking to building a bird or bat house. Check out what is happening near you.

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Parents help students learn responsibility this year with my job chart.com

Parents help students learn responsibility this year with my job chart.com

Teach kids responsibility and essential skills with this free online chore chart system!

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VA Air & Space Center Overnight Camp In

VA Air & Space Center Overnight Camp In

Sign up your school or scout group for an overnight Science Adventure.

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UVA Observatory Public Night Program

UVA Observatory Public Night Program

The McCormick Observatory offers the public every first and third Friday night of each month with an opportunity to observe with a with all of the telescopes (weather permitting), audio-visual presentations, museum exhibits, and tours of the Observatory. McCormick Observatory is located on the western edge of the UVA grounds (click here for directions).

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