Sharing BLOCKS for Science Workshop

Bob Williams and Mary Hobbs will be presenting a two day workshop for early childhood teachers and administrators at the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City on August 1-2.

The take home materials each participant will receive are themselves valued at over $150.  Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you know who might be interested.  They are hoping to fill all 40 seats.  

There is a $20 registration fee that will be used to cover lunches both days. This could be a great opportunity even for those not within daily driving range of Johnson City.

Here is the list of what attendees will receive to equip their classrooms for hands on STEM activities focusing on the Big Ideas: 

Balance, Weights, Containers/lid, Collection box, Forceps, Pipettes, Rulers, Magnifiers, Safety goggles, Small thermometers, Outdoor thermometer, Butterfly garden, Properties of Matter set, Rock set, Miscellaneous materials for making more sorting sets, Boards for ramps, and Pipe insulation roller coasters, and three books, two of them co-authored by Dr. Bob–Pre-School Scientist and Science Adventures .  Those two books are full of hands on science activities for young children.                    

Overall the workshop is probably appropriate for anyone working with children in Pre-K though Grade 2. science capture

Space is limited. Register NOW to reserve your space.

AFTER CLICKING ON THE REGISTER NOW LINK, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE AND CLICK ON THIS BLOCK PICTURE TO REGISTER.

This is a great opportunity for Pre-K teachers, day care teachers and home school educators.

P.S.  Anyone interested is welcome to contact trainers directly at maryhobbs@utexas.edu or rivers40@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Early Childhood Team

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