Pumpkin Patch – 10/22/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, October 22, 2015 for a visit from The Berry Patch Mobile Farm.

Where: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 596 E Washington St Ext, Rockingham. NC 28379

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

What: Families may enjoy a fall and harvest learning experience from Farmer Lee of The Berry Patch. Families may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. There is a large field for free-play.

Cost: $7/child (any child ages 6 months+ )

Other:

In addition to a visit from the owner of the World’s Largest Strawberry, Farmer & Mayor of Ellerbe Lee Berry, our Mobile Farm includes:

  • One free pumpkin per child
  • A cup of homemade ice cream (children and adults)
  • Photo booth complete with fall-themed cutouts, hay bales and pumpkins

We will have use of restroom facilities inside the main building at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Please Note: Mount Olive Christian Childcare often has children traveling between buildings, please use extra caution when driving though parking lot. RCHE families may park nearest the basketball hoop end of the parking lot.

Please RSVP and indicate ice cream flavor choices by October 10th, 2015.

 

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The North Carolina Zoo – 10/1/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, October 1,  2015 for a trip to The North Carolina Zoo.

Where: North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway,  Asheboro, NC 27205

Time: 9:30am – noon

Families wishing to carpool or caravan together may meet at 8:15am in the public parking lot adjoining Discovery Place Kids. Otherwise, meet at North America Entrance for the zoo entrance at 9:30am.

What: Families can explore the NC Zoo or conduct school lessons related to the zoo.

Please call the zoo at 336-879-7700 prior to September 10 , 2015. The NC Zoo will send a confirmation email. Print out the email and bring it with. Electronic copies are not acceptable.

Other:

  • Some families may wish to bring a picnic lunch. There is also food for purchase inside the zoo.
  • Here is the weather for October 1, 2015.

Sandhills Horticulture Gardens – 4/30/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, April 30, 2015 for a visit to Sandhills Horticulture Gardens.

Where: Sandhills Horticulture Gardens, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, North Carolina 28374

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

What: Families may enjoy a beautifully maintained garden and conduct lessons related to art or science if they choose. There will not be a formal lesson or tour for this outing.

Other: Sandhills Horticulture Gardens is located on the campus of Sandhills Community College. The terrain is varied, with hills, steps, uneven ground and varied terrain (slippery, soft, gravelly) Families with special mobility concerns may want to plan to enjoy the view from the visitor’s center. There is still plenty to do and see;  they will not have wasted the drive.

There is a lovely picnic spot a the visitor’s center. The visitors center has bathrooms and a drinking fountain.

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The North Carolina Zoo – 4/23/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, April 23rd,  2015 for a trip to The North Carolina Zoo.

Where: North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway,  Asheboro, NC 27205

Time: 9:30am – noon

Families wishing to carpool or caravan together may meet at 8:15am in the public parking lot adjoining Discovery Place Kids. Otherwise, meet at North America Entrance for the zoo entrance at 9:30am.

What: Families can explore the NC Zoo or conduct school lessons related to the zoo.

Please call the zoo at 336-879-7700 prior to April 1, 2015. The NC Zoo will send a confirmation email. Print out the email and bring it with. Electronic copies are not acceptable.

Other:

  • Please sign up at Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
  • Some families may wish to bring a picnic lunch. There is also food for purchase inside the zoo.
  • Here is the weather for April 23, 2015.

Education Fair – 2/28/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for our annual Education Fair.

Where: Mt. Olive Baptist Church596 East Washington Street Extension, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

What: The theme is Going Green.
Students are invited to research a topic within the theme, prepare a display board and give a short presentation.

There will also be several stations where families can explore the theme together. This year’s stations are:

  • One Man’s Junk – Homeschool Edition
  • Upcycled Art
  • Recycled Construction Site

Fee: none

Other:

  • Sign up for topics and to bring potluck items at: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot
  • Student presentations can be anywhere from 5 seconds or 2-3 minutes in length. This is designed to be affirming, not pressured.
  • Many students use a 35.5″x 46″ triboard to be displayed or one close to that size.

Planetarium at Fayetteville State University 1/15/15

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, January 15,  2015 for a trip to The Planetarium at Fayetteville State University.

Where: Fayetteville State University1200 Murchison Road • Fayetteville, NC 28301

Sign Up: http://vols.pt/2Ucd4J

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Parking is very limited at the Fayettville Planetarium. Families are encouraged to carpool or caravan together.  We will meet at 8:00am in the public parking lot adjoining Discovery Place Kids. Families for whom this is not possible may email RCHE for directions about where to park on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

What: The Planetarium will show a short video and discuss space with our group.

Fee: $1/person.  Please bring cash on the day of the event.

Other:

The North Carolina Zoo – 11/6/14

Please join Richmond County Home Educators on Thursday, November 6th,  2014 for a trip to The North Carolina Zoo.

Where: North Carolina Zoo, 4401 Zoo Parkway,  Asheboro, NC 27205

Time: 9:30am – noon

Families wishing to carpool or caravan together may meet at 8:00am in the public parking lot adjoining Discovery Place Kids. Otherwise, meet at North America Entrance for the zoo entrance at 9:30am.

What: Families can explore the NC Zoo or conduct school lessons related to the zoo.

The zoo will send a confirmation email. Print out the email and bring it with. Electronic copies are not acceptable.

Other:

Here is the weather for Thursday, November 6th.