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waters extreme journey

Water’s Extreme Journey’ Opens at SciWorks January 28

By Staff   School groups and other visitors will soon be able to experience life as a droplet of water and explore the science behind the water cycle in a new traveling exhibit at SciWorks. Water’s Extreme Journey, open January 28 – May 25, engages and delights participants as they […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features
Bringing up Teens in the 21st Century – Sex & The Teenage Girl

Bringing up Teens in the 21st Century – Sex & The Teenage Girl

By Kristen Daukas   It’s no secret that I have three daughters. And now that they’re getting older, their maintenance is changing quite a bit. My role as a mom is changing quite a bit, too. Ever since the oldest one popped out and all the way thru til the […]

by · January 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Columns, Education, Features, Guests
freedom summer

Old Salem Museums & Gardens to Present Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle Film Series

By Staff   Old Salem Museums & Gardens is presenting screenings of clips from four documentaries in January, February, and April with riveting new footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America. The screenings will include discussion forums and scholarly presentations, and are being presented in conjunction with the […]

by · January 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Features
atkins high school

Atkins High Receives $25,000 from State Farm Safe-Driver Campaign

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   Thanks to a State Farm safe-driving campaign, Atkins Academic & Technology High School has $25,000 to spend on technology and safe-driving programs. Principal Joe Childers made the announcement to students this afternoon at a special assembly at which teacher Tonja Canady drew back […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, High Schools, Pre-K to 12
4-H national youth science day

Rockets to the Rescue – It was all Associated with the 4-H National Youth Science Day

By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools   By the end of their field trip on Wednesday, students from Kennedy, Hanes, Wiley, Paisley and Brunson had built rockets to bring supplies to people stranded on an island, hobnobbed with engineers and learned about what goes into designing and testing airplane seats. […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
little red schoolhouse

Public Art Highlight – Tactile Wall at Industries for the Blind

By Margaret Seay The Pfefferkorn Playground at Tracy’s Little Red School House, a part of Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, has a new feature, a mosaic wall assembled by local artist Betti Pettinati-Longinotti and her team of assistants and volunteers. Through her work, Pettinati-Longinotti hopes to inspire the blind, visually […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
moneyville

SciWorks- Math + Money = FUN in MONEYVILLE!

By Staff   Students and other visitors will find out about money, math and more when they explore the vibrant city of Moneyville, SciWorks’ new traveling exhibit. With highly-interactive activities, games and simulations, children — and adults — can build essential problem-solving skills and learn priceless lessons in money management. […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features
timothy smith

Local Grad Applies Youth Leadership Skills as Freshman in the United States Naval Academy

By Staff   Timothy Smith, a graduate of Summit School and Calvary Baptist Day School high school, is excelling during his fall semester as a freshman (called a plebe) at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Smith recently said the leadership skills honed in Winston-Salem are serving him […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Colleges & Univ, Education, Features
monarch

SciWorks Hosts Butterfly Festival and Monarch Butterfly Mass Release

By Staff   The NC State Park system has declared 2014 the “Year of the Lepidoptera,” so SciWorks is celebrating all things butterfly with two special events. On Saturday, September 20, SciWorks will host a Butterfly Festival from 11:00am until 4:00pm Visitors of all ages will enjoy special activities including […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Just For kids
Star Gazing at SciWorks This Saturday

Star Gazing at SciWorks This Saturday

By Staff   On Saturday, September 6, the Forsyth Astronomical Society and SciWorks Planetarium will offer a free Star Gazing Event in the SciWorks parking lot from 8:00-10:00pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to view the moon, several deep-sky objects, and the autumn constellations. Participants may arrive and depart […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Features, Just For kids