Mid January Updates 2018

Homeschool Seminar, Outdoor Adventure Skills Class, Bird Banding, Summer Summit

2018 – Off and Running launched the New Year at NGCHE. It’s only mid-January, but already we are tickled pink by the wonderful opportunities for homeschool families along the Gulf Coast! Below are a few of the “big things” on our calendar for the upcoming months.

In conjunction with National School Choice Week, and in partnership with Homeschool Now USA, NGCHE will host a short seminar for families considering homeschooling as an educational option. Our Get-to-Know Homeschooling Informational Meeting takes place Thursday, January 25th from 6 – 7 PM at the Moorer/Spring Hill Branch of the Mobile Public Library. Anyone interested in learning more about homeschooling as an educational option is welcome to join us for this free event.

Brinkley Hutchings of Nature Connect Alabama will host an Outdoor Adventure Skills Class for children ages 8-13 at the Village Point Park Preserve in Daphne on February 7 from 9 AM – 1 PM. Long range forecasts predict a return to “normal” Gulf Coast weather within the next few days. Highs in the 60’s and lows in the mid-40’s are expected throughout most of February. An outdoor class that promises adventure, learning, and fun will be just the thing for youngsters with cabin fever. If those long-range weather forecasts don’t hold up, the class will reschedule in case of inclement weather.

NGCHE will join the Birmingham Audubon Society and its partners for Coastal Bird Banding at Fort Morgan, Alabama. This annual spring event is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to observe the capture, banding, and release of birds on their spring migration toward breeding grounds farther south. The event takes place April 17-21, 2018. Since the event is weather-dependent, we will wait until closer to mid-April to choose the exact day. Please pencil in the 17th – 20th as possible dates of attendance.

Teach Them Diligently comes to downtown Mobile May 3-5th. Several years have passed since a major homeschool conference was held in the Port City. TTD gives visitors the opportunity to meet with curricula publishers, support groups, college reps, and other exhibitors with a Christian worldview. Look for Heather from NGCHE volunteering at the conference.

Mobile’s first Summer Summit is coming to Camp Christian on August 4th, 2018. The summit is a unique event focusing on Faith, Friendships, Food and Fun for homeschool moms. Vendor booths will be available for those attendees with small businesses or used curricula to sell. All homeschool moms are invited to join us regardless of where you live. For our friends driving in from out of town, Camp Christian is conveniently located a minute or so from I-10 in the Theodore community southwest of Mobile.

We are excited about these opportunities and others in the works right now. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information about anything you see on our website. We look forward to meeting new friends and old in the Gulf Coast Homeschool Community in 2018.

 

© 2018 – Northern Gulf Coast Home Educators

Secondhand Shop Hop

UPDATED TO CHANGE DATE FROM 12/9 TO 12/16

Gulf Coast ladies, did you survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday but still have a few more names to check off your Christmas list? Searching for a unique gift with a vintage touch? Prefer to shop local?

Secondhand Shop Hop Fall 2017

Original photo courtesy of Gerhard Bögner, Pixabay

Join NGCHE moms on Saturday, December 16 for our Eastern Shore Secondhand Shop Hop. We will visit several of central Baldwin County Alabama’s best secondhand markets and have a fun time together while we browse.

Planned stops along our “hop” include

We will break for lunch about halfway through our day.

For a specific itinerary, email homeschoolfieldtrips@outlook.com. To RSVP, include your name, phone, and number in your party. Reservations are requested by noon on Wed., Dec. 13th for those who would like to eat lunch with our group.

You don’t have to be a homeschooler to tag along. Friends and family are welcome, too. Down South, that covers just about everybody. So grab a shopping buddy and join us!

Here’s the link to our event on facebook.

© 2017 Northern Gulf Coast Home Educators