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Virginia Tech Summer Riding Series

Virginia Tech Summer Riding Series

Calling all equestrians! Open to adults and students 11 years and up starting at beginning jumping up to advanced levels. Cost $150 for first session, $130 second session, thereafter.

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Barnes & Noble 2012 Summer Reading Program

Barnes & Noble 2012 Summer Reading Program

Kids up to age 12 can earn a free book from Barnes & Noble by reading 8 books and completing a reading journal . Download this Summer Reading Imagination Destination Kit with activity sheets and more!

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Lectura de Verano de Barnes & Noble:  Destinos de la Imaginacion

Lectura de Verano de Barnes & Noble: Destinos de la Imaginacion

Lee cuaslesquiera ocho libros este verano y anothalos en este Diario de Destinos de la Imaginancion de Lectgura de  Verano .  Lleva tu diario completado a una liberria Barnes & Noble entre el 22 de mayo y el 4 de septiembre de 2012. Escoge tu aventura de lectura GRATIS entre la lista de libros que aparece al reverse del diario.

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Virginia Public Libraries: Summer Reading Programs

Virginia Public Libraries: Summer Reading Programs

Virginia Public Libraries sponsor summer reading programs throughout the state. Take a look at the Virginia Public Library Directory and click on the library near you to find out more.

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Scholastic Summer Challenge

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Log your reading minutes to earn cool rewards for free. Practice your writing skills by entering Adventure Write Kids Totem Head’s Story Contest for all students ages 19 and under.  Win $50 cash and a publication on AdventureWrite.com/kids. Entry deadline: December 31, 2012. 

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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 Air and Space Center

Virginia Air and Space Center

Visit the Virginia Air and Space Center  for special summer exhibits from NASA including the Orion Test Vehicle and Live Science Every Saturday 1-3 PM and Math Madness Every Sunday 1-3pm or join the Cosmic Kids Club and attend meetings throughout the year for great science fun.  Learn more about the exhibits with the new Space Quest Gallery!

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Summer Camps 2012

Summer Camps 2012

Check out what Virginia has to offer to keep you learning and active this summer!

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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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Botball Educational Robotics Program

Botball Educational Robotics Program

Botball Educational Robotics Program: engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on national science education standards. By designing, building, programming, and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

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KIPR Video Showcase

KIPR Video Showcase

Need something fun and educational to do with your robotics class or club? Check out the brand new KIPR Video Showcase!

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New Way to Use Kids Search

New Way to Use Kids Search

Search over 100 careers!
(Kids Search requires Internet Explorer 7 or above, Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox)

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