Today’s 5 things are sponsored by Adventure Theatre
1. Two posts to keep handy this weekend: 1) The list of ideas for accessible activities and reopenings around DC. 2) The new round-up of places within day trip driving distance that welcome the public to swim. (PS: As mentioned earlier this week, National Zoo reopens today!)
2. A fun outing we enjoyed last weekend: Hiking at Sky Meadows State Park followed by a visit to Barrel Oak Winery and Farm Taphouse, where we had a late lunch (pizza, oysters, and steamed shrimp available) and, of course, sampled their specialty. It’s family-friendly, fun, spacious & scenic, and just minutes away from the park!
3. Today at 4pm, kids of all ages are invited to join a Math Escape Room. In the unique, online adventure, they will have the chance to time travel to the dinosaur era, Mars in the year 2089, and even ancient Greece! Sign up for free here.
4. Rosie Riveters, a NOVA-based non-profit that offers free STEM programming for girls, has just launched STEM kits based on their immensely popular weekend and after-school sessions! The kits – which are designed for kindergarten through 8th graders – come with everything you need, include access to exclusive video content to guide the project, and are just downright geeky fun (who doesn’t want to translate their name into a binary bracelet?). Purchase them here! Bonus: all proceeds support the organization’s mission; during COVID-19 they’ve been giving these same kits free of charge to local children in need. Want to win a kit? Comment below and make sure to include your child’s grade level so Rosie Riveters knows which kit to send to the winner, who’ll be chosen at random. And be sure to follow them on Facebook or Instagram for lots of fun ways to explore STEM during this period of distance/virtual learning!
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