New Contests and Experiences (6-8)

BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

BLAST: Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology

Free 3 day summer experiences in 2019 for current Virginia 8th and 9th graders with at least a C+ average. Application Deadline: February 11, 2019.

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Camp Too Sweet

Camp Too Sweet

Camp for kids ages 8-16 who have Type I or Type 2 diabetes.

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George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

Elementary to High School students includes various topics and different campus locations.

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VT C-Tech 2 for rising Junior and Senior High School Girls

VT C-Tech 2 for rising Junior and Senior High School Girls

June 30-July 13, 2019. Live on the Virginia Tech Campus and Explore applications of engineering, prepare for your college application, complete an engineering design project, and more! Apply by March 22, 2019 at 11:55pm.

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Virginia Tech: Imagination Camp 2019

Virginia Tech: Imagination Camp 2019

Virginia Tech Campus – July 22-26, 8:30AM-4:00PM Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity -Rising 7th and 8th graders apply $150 cost. Scholarships available. Free transportation provided from Roanoke to Blacksburg, round trip. Apply here by April 26th.

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Virginia Summer Programs and Camps

Virginia Summer Programs and Camps

Rising High School Students: Check out these Virginia Summer Programs and Camps

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Inside Architecture and Design High school Students: Virginia Tech

Inside Architecture and Design High school Students: Virginia Tech

Rising 10th-12th graders interested in Architecture

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James Madison University Summer Male Academy and Female Institute Programs

James Madison University Summer Male Academy and Female Institute Programs

Rising 9th -12th graders live and learn on the JMU campus while participating in academic enrichment, personal enrichment, career development and more. Begin to apply in February 2019.

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Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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NASA’s Current K-8 Student and Family Opportunities

NASA’s Current K-8 Student and Family Opportunities

Take a look at this list to find our more about NASA webcasts, events, games, contests and more!

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Future City Competition

Future City Competition

6th-8th grade students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SIM City™ 4 Deluxe software to write and build solutions to an engineering problem with recycled materials. Winners win a trip to space camp and up to $7,500. Finalists receive an all expense paid trip to the location of the finals. Programs can also be done within the classroom as a project without competing. Only $25 per team to register, receive the software, handbook, and a STEM mentor.

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National STEM Video Game Challenge

National STEM Video Game Challenge

Students in grades 5-12 challenge students to motivate interest in STEM by playing and making video games. No programming experience required. Prizes available for educators and students including laptop computers and $1,000. Site includes resources, mentor information, a resource kit, & game design workshop ideas.

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All NASA Student Programs

All NASA Student Programs

Check out this list from A to Z of great NASA programs for students.

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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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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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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Videos

Kids Science Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests & Scholarships

DAR: Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contests & Scholarships

Chapter, State, and National Winners receive certificates, medals, and even a monetary reward.

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