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Big Blue Live starts Aug. 31 on PBS

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Big Blue Live PBS BBC Savannah GPBBIG BLUE LIVE airs live on PBS over three nights, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2015, 8-9PM ET (in Savannah on GPB/Georgia Public Broadcasting & in South Carolina on ETV)

Big Blue Live celebrates a wildlife success story and marine animal phenomenon: humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and brown pelican and more all convene in Monterey Bay once a year.

In this live television and multimedia event,  scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists and other experts will come together for two amazing live weeks in late August and early September to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California.

Watch a preview for the 3-day live event here. 

FREE STEM Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 26

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

STEM Festival Statesboro 2015

Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2015 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 26, 2015
10AM-4 PM

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Gaze at the stars in Georgia Southern’s Planetarium
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
See competition awardees and their presentations
and much more

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549,



Register your child for Tybee Island 7th Annual Spelling Bee, Oct. 1

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Spelling Bee Tybee Island 2015 Students in 4th-8th grade are invited to participate in Tybee Island’s 7th Annual Spelling Bee, 6:30 PM Thursday, October 1, 2015 @ Tybee YMCA gym. (Teams arrive at 6PM)

All money raised will be donated to the Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Organizers are seeking teams to participate (students in 4th – 8th grade from any schools or home-schoolers) as well as sponsors to help underwrite the event, and of course, people to come cheer on the teams.

Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per student.

There will also be a split-the-pot raffle available. Tickets will be sold prior to the bee and the night of. Raffle tickets at $5 each or 5 for $20.

Teams are given rules and asked to familiarize themselves with them. The teams have 4 people on them. There are 3 adults and one student (grades 4-8). If a team needs a student, the school has them waiting in the wings. The teams can huddle after they are given the word, then only one person comes to the microphone at a time. Each person on the team spells in turn.

Teams can raise money for their team to earn a “spell-a-gain.” The team who raises the most money wins one “spell-a-gain”, which entitles that team to a new word if they misspelled the word given.

A second “spell-a-gain” will be awarded to a team. For every $100 each team raises the team’s name will be placed in the hat. So if they raise $200, it will be placed in twice, $300 three times, etc. One lucky team will be drawn from the hat and awarded a “spell-a-gain”.

All money earned by the teams should be cash or checks made payable to Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

Words used will be taken from the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee here.

Teams dress up, and act crazy. It’s a family event and lots of fun for all.

Contact Rory Coyle via email at or Brenda Marion via email at

Tybee Spelling Bee, Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30PM (Teams arrive at 6PM), Tybee YMCA gym

Loyalists & Liberty: Kids’ American Revolution interactive program @ Savannah History Museum

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Kids' American Revolution summer program Savannah History Museum The story of Savannah’s role in the American Revolution comes alive this summer @ Savannah History Museum.

This hands-on family-friendly experience starts in Savannah History Museum, where you will learn about colonial life, conditions of a soldier in the American militia, and events leading up to the 1779 Battle of Savannah. The program concludes on Battlefield Memorial Park with musket firing demonstrations, while you join in a reenactment of the militia attack on the British fortification.

This experiential program is offered on select days this summer at Savannah History Museum at 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM.

For more information, please call 912.651.6840 ext. 303.


Aug. 21-22 2015. 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM. Details here.
Aug. 28-29 2015 10:30AM, Noon, 1:30PM, and 3:00PM. Details here. 

Savannah History Museum, 303 MLK Jr. Blvd.,, Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser

Girl Scout Days July 11 & 25 @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

Sunday, June 28th, 2015



Join Massie Heritage Center in Savannah for two Girl Scout Days.

Saturday, July 11 2015: Girl Scout Life in Mid-19th Century Savannah program.

Participants will create heritage crafts, play traditional Victorian games, partake in a simulated 1850’s school day in Massie’s Historic Classroom, including writing with quill pens, and much more.

Depending on the level of the scout, students may also complete “chores” such as making candles and butter, or explore some of the historic squares of downtown Savannah on a short walking tour. They will also be earning the Listening to the Past Brownie Try-it Badge or Playing the Past Junior Badge and will have several items to bring home.

This program is 9AM-noon. Cost: $15 per participant and leaders are free. Registration is required and ends Monday, July 6 2015. Please visit or contact Melanie Hoffman at Massie Heritage Center at for more information.

Learn more here. 

Saturday, July 25 2015: Girl Scout Georgia’s Native Peoples program.

Participants will learn about the Muscogee and Cherokee Indians of Georgia as they create clay effigies or pottery, hear traditional stories and play native games and tour all of the exhibits at the Massie Heritage Center, including Massie’s Native American room with authentic artifacts.

Depending on the level of the scout, students may also cook cornbread and plant seeds or learn about the Trail of Tears and take a walking tour to see the gravesite of Tomochichi, the Mico (leader) of the Yamacraw Indians. They will also be earning the Georgia’s Native Peoples Brownie Try-It Badge or Junior Badge and will have several items to bring home.

This program is 9AM-noon. Cost: $15 per participant and leaders are free. Registration is required and ends Monday, July 20 2015. Please visit our website at or contact Melanie Hoffman at Massie Heritage Center at for more information.

Massie Girl Scout Days @ Massie Heritage Center, Savannah

207 E. Gordon Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Saturday, July 11 & Saturday, July 25
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 6 for the July 11th program; Monday, July 20 for the July 25th program.
COST: $15 per participant/ leaders are free.

Learn more here. 

Massie Heritage Center,, 912-395-5070, On Facebook here.  Massie Heritage Center is a advertiser. 

Sensory Soft Sunday for children with special needs, Savannah Children’s Museum, June 28

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Sensory Soft Sunday Savannah Children's Museum

Sensory Soft Sunday is a new offering at Savannah Children’s Museum that’s exclusively for families with children that have special needs. Learn more here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum will open from 9am to 11am on June 28th to provide these families an opportunity to make connections while enjoying our many exhibits in a sensory-friendly way.

The number of attendees is limited, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Sensory Soft Sunday is our regular admission of $7.50 per person over the age of 18 months.

Registration required. Register by clicking here. 

Email with any questions.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, GA 31401,, 912.651.6823 Coastal Heritage Society is a advertiser 

Beach Walks, Marsh Treks, Turtle, Shark & Whale Talks @ Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Tybee Island Marine Science CenterTybee Island Marine Science Center offers beach walks, marsh treks & various talks about certain marine life. The programs are one-hour long & appropriate for all ages. Cost: $10 per person ($9 for members; kids 4 & younger are free).

To reserve space, call 912-786-5917 or stop by the center. The center is open daily from 9:30AM to 5PM. It’s recommended to call ahead to check availability, as tides, staffing, and weather can impact programming.

Payment required at the time of registration. Refunds are only provided if the program is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Larger group, school, and scout badge programs are available year round and are booked by request. Please call Cody at 912-786-5917 for more information or to book any type of program.


Walks, Talks & Treks Summer 2015 Schedule (Memorial Day – Labor Day)

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Marsh Trek

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Beach Walk-North

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Marsh Trek

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Beach Walk-North

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Marsh Trek


10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Beach Walk-South

10:30 a.m. – Beach Walk-South

1:30 p.m. – Sift & Seine (weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. – Turtle Talk

Tybee Island Marine Science Center, located off the 14th St parking lot, near the pier. Open daily 10AM-5PM, 912-786-5917,

Math Summer Camp 2015 with MathMasters of Savannah

Friday, May 29th, 2015

MathMasters Math Camps Savannah

Math Camp with MathMasters of Savannah is this summer and has a few openings left in each class.

Math Camp is for students wanting some additional practice over the summer with basic math or a refresher before school starts back in the fall and is open to rising 3rd-8th grade students.

Math Camp uses games, hands on manipulatives, and math tools to reinforce basic math skills in a fun environment. With prizes and a little competition students become motivated to do math even in the summer!

Sign up with a friend for even more fun.

Math Camp is taught by Mrs. Becky Foxworth, a former public middle school teacher, homeschool teacher, and co-founder of MathMasters of Savannah. She currently teaches students in grades 3-8 with MathMasters of Savannah and also offers private tutoring.

Contact Mrs. Becky directly to register at

Math Summer Camp 2015 in Savannah 

Math 1-9:00-10:15
This is a great class for younger students still working on basic math concepts. We will be using lots of manipulatives to reinforce concepts such as number theory, addition, subtraction, money, time, geometry, fractions, and measurement. A basic knowledge of adding and subtracting will be helpful and we will be strengthening those facts with flashcards and speed tests. We will be using geoboards to teach basic geometry concepts, create a gallon man to teach volume, work with rulers and tape measures to participate in the Measurement Olympics, and play games to practice telling time and counting money. Math 1 will be most suited to rising 3rd or 4th graders.

Math 2-10:15-11:30
This class is great for elementary students looking to practice their math skills over the summer. We will be building on a foundation of addition, subtraction, and multiplication concepts with timed tests and flash cards. Students should have a good grasp of basic math facts thru the 10’s. We will also be practicing skills related to number theory, time, money, arithmetic, measurement, and geometry. We will be using geoboards and protractors to work on geometry, and rulers and tape measures to practice measuring. We will also be playing games to practice making change, figure elapsed time, and improve basic operations. Math 2 will be most suited to rising 5th and 6th graders.

Math 3-11:30-12:45
This class is great for middle school students who already have a solid math foundation and would like a review over the summer. We will be increasing speed with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts using timed tests and flash cards. Students should have a good grasp of basic math facts thru the 12’s. We will also be strengthening skills with problem solving, math vocabulary, percents, coordinate graphing, geometry, and measurement. We will be using compasses and protractors to create, replicate, and bisect angles and line segments, conduct a math survey to generate ratios and convert to percents that can be used to make graphs, and use rulers and tape measures to improve measurement skills with a Measurement Olympics. Math 3 will be most suited to rising 7th and 8th graders or those starting pre-algebra.

All classes will be 1 hour 15 minutes and will be filled with games, prizes, and lots of interaction with the teacher and the other students.

The Facts!
When: Mondays and Wednesdays in July beginning July 6 (8 classes)
Where: First Free Will Baptist Church- 5210 Skidaway Rd, Savannah
Cost: $100 per student plus a $25 registration fee per family
Class Size: Limited to the first 12 students per class. Non-refundable registration fees must be received by June 15 to reserve your spot. Only one registration fee is due per family.
How to Register: Call or email Becky Foxworth to register.
Becky Foxworth
email: phone: c-912-604-7141

For the Math Camp Registration Form, click here. 

Reading therapy, dyslexia tutoring available at All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, Savannah

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Reading spelling tutoring Savannah Dyslexia All Children's Rehab All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah is now offering reading therapy and dyslexia tutoring at their center. Their dyslexia tutoring utilizes a multi-sensory approach, the Susan Barton reading and spelling program.

It’s important to keep kids reading in the summer. One-on-one tutoring is crucial especially in the summer. Concerned parents can call All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic in Savannah office to set up an appointment. Call 912.335.8486.

They are taking small groups of three children per group or one on one tutoring for the summer.

Stay connected by liking All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic on Facebook here. 

All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic, 9100 White Bluff Road Suite 202, Savannah,  31406 912.335.8486. On Facebook here.  All Children’s Rehab & Specialty Clinic is a advertiser 

Toddler & Pre-K Openings for Fall at JEA Preschool Savannah

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

JEA Preschool Savannah preschools

JEA Preschool Savannah is pleased to announce available spots for toddlers (16-23 months) and 4 year olds in their dynamic early childhood education program.

(Children entering these classes must be 16 months or 4 years old before September 1, 2015.)

Please contact Director Jodi Sadler to schedule an immediate tour, as spaces are limited.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enroll your child in Savannah’s premier early learning center!
912-355-8111 – – 5111 Abercorn Street; Savannah, GA 31405

JEA Preschool Savannah admits students of any race, color, national, racial or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Learn more about JEA Preschool Savannah Summer Program by clicking here. 

About JEA Preschool Savannah

JEA Preschool Savannah opened its doors in August 2013. The school, which serves the needs of children ages 16 months through 4 years, focuses on the social, emotional and cognitive growth of young children in a Judaic setting. The core curriculum is led by qualified and experienced teachers. Extended hours are available daily. For more information on JEA Preschool Savannah, please call 912-355-8111 (ext. 215), email or click here .

JEA Preschool Savannah, Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Savannah, 31405 912-355-8111. JEA Preschool Savannah is a advertiser

Stop summer learning loss with Summer Bridge workbooks available at Barnett Educational Supplies, Savannah

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Prevent summer learning loss with Summer Bridge workbooks available at Barnett Educational Supplies in Savannah.

Stop by the store on West DeRenne Avenue.

Like Barnett on Facebook here to stay informed about their sales & new products.

Store hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM-7 PM; Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Sun: 1- 5 PM.

Barnett Educational Supplies, 38 W De Renne Ave., Savannah, 31405-6742, tel: 912-356-1878, email , Barnett Educational Supplies is a advertiser.

Make it a Mathnasium Summer: Math Camps 2015 in Savannah, Pooler, Bluffton

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Math Summer Camps 2015 Savannah Bluffton With school work at a standstill, summer is the perfect time to catch up or get ahead!

Mathnasium’s Summer Programs 2015 in Savannah, Whitemarsh Island, Pooler & Bluffton from May 26 through Aug. 16 are designed to prevent summer learning loss and will give your child the math skills needed to succeed in their upcoming school year.

Set your own flexible schedule. Use 15 to 24 hours anytime to suit you, and drop in on the days you choose.

Spread your visits through the summer, or complete in just a few weeks.

Enroll now in a Mathnasium summer program, so your kids can put their best foot forward in math well before classes begin.

Mathnasium will help you embark on your best school year yet.

Call today at (912) 898-3700 & see how Mathnasium can help your child learn to love math!

Four locations

Mathnasium of Savannah Islands
107 Charlotte Drive, (next to Polka Dots), Savannah GA 31410
(912) 898-3700

Mathnasium of Savannah Midtown
7400 Abercorn St suite 708 (next to TJ Maxx), Savannah GA 31406
(912) 355-5678

Mathnasium of Pooler
459 Pooler Pkwy, Pooler GA 31322
(912) 330-0666

Mathnasium of Bluffton
80 Baylor Dr, Suite 111, (near Publix off Buck Island Road), Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 815-MATH (6284)

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Pooler schools: Open House @ Risen Savior Christian Academy, June 20

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Pooler Christian Schools Risen Savior Christian Academy

OPEN HOUSE Risen Savior Christian Academy, Pooler
Sat. Jun. 20 2015, 10AM-Noon

*Explore RSCA’s curriculum
*Kindergarten readiness test
*Tour the campus
*Meet the faculty
*Preschool/Pre-K Level: ages 2-4
*Elementary Level: Kindergarten-2nd grade

Learn more:

Risen Savior Christian Academy
1755 Quacco Road
Pooler Ga. 313122

Risen Savior Christian Academy offers preschool for ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds, Kindergarten and Grade 1. A Grade 2 will be added in school year 2015-2016 with additional grades added every school year.

Stay connected to Risen Savior Christian Academy by liking their Facebook page here. 

For more information, please call 912.925.9431.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a advertiser. 

Independent Learning Network (Homeschool resource) offers partial scholarships for its 2015 Summer Enrichment Programs

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Independent Learning Network  ILN Homeschooling resource

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. – a homeschool resource in Savannah – is offering partial scholarships for its 2015 summer enrichment programs in Savannah. 

Interested parents should submit summer registration forms and indicate their interest in having their child considered for a generous reduction in the summer program fees.

See the 2015 summer enrichment programs by clicking here. 

For more information, please contact or (912) 355-7557

The Independent Learning Network, Inc. (ILN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the
academic excellence of home-based and other non-conventional learners. ILN offers individualized
educational plans, parent training, tutoring, monthly field trips, career readiness, and unique
summer programs.

ILN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religion in
administration of its acceptance policies, educational programs, or any other ILN-administered

The ILN Resource Center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Suite 101, Savannah.

Independent Learning Network, 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr., Suite 101, 912-355-7557, On Facebook here. Savannah Independent Learning Network is a advertiser. 

Attention Teachers & Parents: You’re invited to a FREE Child in Nature Symposium, April 25, Savannah

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Child in Nature Symposium Savannah Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Parents & Teachers are invited to a free Child in Nature Symposium @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center.

Saturday, April 25
Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, 31410
FREE for parents, teachers, and community

Sponsored by Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Montessori Education Society of Savannah, Oatland Island Wildlife Center and St. Andrew’s School

Keynote Speaker: Linda Kinney, Play Pedagogy Manager at North Carolina Zoo
Breakout sessions on outdoor play and Savannah resources

The Symposium is inspired by the work of Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and co-founder of the Children & Nature Network.

Special kids program

There also will be a children’s program on Saturday morning April 25 that is limited and requires advance registration. The fee for childcare is $5/child or $10/family. Admission to Oatland Island is complimentary as is a continental breakfast for all on Saturday morning.

Register and learn more at

New Montessori preschool in Savannah open house & seminar

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

New Montessori Preschool Co-Op Savannah Wilmington Island Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative E=mc2
Registration is now open for Savannah’s newest preschool, and the Savannah region’s only AMI Montessori program.

EMC2 is a parent cooperative preschool, located at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Wilmington Island, Savannah. Registering now for 2.5 to 4 year olds for fall. Full-day and half-day options are available.

Learn more at the EMC2 booth at the Savannah Earth Day Festival, April 18 at Forsyth Park, and attend an information seminar, Unlocking your Child’s full Potential with Montessori, at 51 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah on Sunday April 19th at 1:30pm.

You will have a chance to meet the teacher, other co-op member families, and reserve your space for fall. Email for an enrollment packet

Online enrollment is available here.

Stay connected by liking Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative on Facebook here. 

Open House & Seminar 

Sunday, April 19, 1:30PM for an Open House & Seminar.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the classroom, meet the teacher and receive information about Montessori education.

Explorers Montessori Coastal Cooperative
51 Wilmington Island Road, Savannah, Georgia 31410

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