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STEM in Savannah: Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Sylvan Robotics Camp STEM Savannah engineering

Register now for the next Sylvan Robotics Camp in Savannah.

This is open to 1st- 8th graders and will be Sundays, from 2-5PM, Sept 24 – Oct. 22 2017

Find registration info here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Savannah schools: You’re invited to a discussion with Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Savannah schools Superintendent Dr. Ann LevettLeague of Women Voters Coastal Georgia to host meeting featuring Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett

On Thurs. Sept. 7 at 6PM at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., the League of Women Voters Coastal Georgia will host their fall kick-off meeting. The featured guest speaker will be new Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett.

Dr. Levett will discuss her vision for the school system which serves over 34,500 students, and respond to questions from the audience.

The meeting, which is free and open to the public, is made possible in part through the generous support of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

For more information, visit

Robotics & Coding classes for kids @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, August 21st, 2017

STEM Coding for Kids Sylvan Savannah

Robotics for Kids classes @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

In each Robotics for Kids class @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah, your child and a buddy work together to plan and build a new robot using LEGO® bricks, letting their creativity and imaginations loose. Along the way, they learn science and engineering concepts, such as how pulleys, levers and motors work.
As the kids’ robots take shape, they experiment with LEGO® Education’s award-winning WeDo™ software. They discover how to apply computer programming concepts and find new ways to get their “bot” moving.

Click here to sign your child up today! 


Coding classes for kids in Savannah youth math tutoring

Coding for Kids classes @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

In Coding for Kids classes Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah , your son or daughter will have a blast creating video games, animated stories and bringing their imaginations to life.

You don’t even have to mention all the cool skills he or she is learning along the way: basic coding and programming, problem solving, logic, physics and more. (We’ll never tell!) It’s a great way to get kids psyched about learning cool STEM skills.

Kids work with Sylvan’s advanced technology platform that’s intuitive and easy to use (no writing lines and lines of code here!)

It’s a low stress setting in which your child works at his or her own pace with the support and encouragement of a teacher. Every class has a distinct objective and outcome, so your future computer whiz will work toward a goal and feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Click here to sign your child up today! 


Math Discount

Math tutoring: Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah is offering a math special: 40 hours of math tutoring at just $25 per hour, including MAP prep. Get your child test-ready today.

Questions? Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

FREE Skidaway Marine Sciences Day, Skidaway Is., Savannah & CoastFest 2017, Brunswick

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Free Skidaway Marine Sciences Day Savannah 2015

Free Skidaway Marine Science Day 2017, Skidaway Is., Savannah, Oct. 14 2017

This free campus-wide open house at The UGA Marine Extension Service & Aquarium on Skidaway Island offers activities geared for all ages. Programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science and the coastal environment, are all part of the day’s educational fun.

Open to the public at no charge, the event is presented by the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the University of Georgia’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

Enjoy an afternoon of activities, tours and talks, from noon to 4 p.m. on the University of Georgia Skidaway Island campus, located on the north end of the island. (10 Ocean Science Circle) The campus-wide open house will be presented by the UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

The UGA Aquarium, operated by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, will be open to visitors with no admission fee. Aquarium educators will offer visitors an afternoon full of activities including a hands-on reptile exhibit, behind-the-scenes peeks of the aquarium, fish feedings and microscope investigations.

A touch tank exhibit will allow guests of all ages to get up close and personal with common coastal invertebrates such as spider crabs, whelks and horseshoe crabs.

When: Sat. Oct. 14 2017
Time: Noon-4PM

Learn more here. 

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or click here. 


CoastFest 2017 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in CoastFest in Brunswick, Ga., every first Saturday in October.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 7 10AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.



Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s School partners with JCB on weather balloon eclipse project

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's

Students of St. Andrew’s School (SAS) will send a weather balloon above the Earth’s atmosphere this Mon. Aug. 21, 2017, to capture images and data of the first total solar eclipse since June 1918. During the solar eclipse, the moon will completely cover the sun, resulting in one of the most unique celestial events of the past century.

For more than one year, 30 students ranging in grade from seven to 11, have designed, built and tested the device consisting of a weather balloon, Raspberry Pi software, digital cameras and a JCB LiveLink unit. The students’ goal is to capture photographs of the eclipse and ‘flight data’ such as pitch, roll, altitude, barometric pressure and any change in temperature that may occur during the solar eclipse.

“This partnership with St. Andrew’s provides JCB with an opportunity to contribute to the educational development of our local community,” states Chris Giorgianni, vice president of Product Support and Government & Defense for JCB North America. “Congratulations to Mr. Greenall and St. Andrew’s for inspiring this young team of future technologists as they work on a project that could shape their future educational and career decisions.”

Pictured above L to R: Josie Weeks, Johan Bregler, Chris Giorgianni (JCB), Ariella Scalese (WSAV Meteorologist), Sydney Bacon

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

St. Andrew’s now offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.

Savannah Girls Engineer It Day for 6-12th grade students, Sept. 16

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Girls Engineer It Day Savannah STEM Engineering is fun. Let Society of Women Engineers in Savannah prove it to you.

All students in grade 6-12 and adults are invited to Girls Engineer It Day – an one-day event in Savannah focused on teaching hands-on STEM activities and letting students decide if Engineering/STEM is a career path they would consider in their future.

This event is limited to the first 200 middle-school & 100 high-school students to register. This annual event always sells out.

When: Sat. Sept. 16, 2017, 1-5:30PM – Registration required

Where: Woodville-Tompkins Tech & Career HS, 151 Coach Joe Turner St., Savannah, GA  Driving directions here

Registration and Details:

All registration details can be found here:

GIrls Engineer It Day Savannah

Students will go through 3 activities focused on different kinds of engineering taught by local technologists.  The day starts with a STEM Expo which are small activities provided by local companies, surrounding universities, and professional organizations.  Then break into groups to begin the 3 activities (1 hr a piece). While the students are learning, there’s a separate event for the adults including learning what’s needed to keep the students interested in STEM, college prep, financial aid, and even community opportunities for internships.  Adults will learn their own STEM activity that they will be able to take home to teach the students what they learned.

Link to schedule here.

The event is limited to 300 students (200 middle and 100 high school).

It is promoted as a female event, but males are allowed and attend every year.

Questions? Email

Free SAT/ACT Diagnostic Days @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Friday, August 11th, 2017

sylvan learning center free SAT ACT diagnostic tests Savannah Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host free SAT/ACT Diagnostic days.

Click here to register for any one of three upcoming test dates. 

Questions? Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Study Skills Program for grades 4-12 @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Study Skills Tutoring Savannah Sylvan Learning Center

Study Skills Program @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah for students in grades 4-12 

With Sylvan Learning Center’s study skills program, your child gets the individual help he or she needs at the personal pace that works best. Depending on needs and study goals, Sylvan’s program covers the following skill sets:

  • Study strategies to become an independent and effective student.
  • School time management tips and organizational habits to better manage time and responsibilities.
  • Active reading strategies, including reading comprehension strategies, to read better in every class.
  • Active listening strategies and presentation skills to communicate clearly.
  • Effective note taking strategies and how to use study tools, such as flash cards and color coding, to study efficiently and improve test scores.

Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267 to sign your student up today.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

SAT/ACT Prep @ Sylvan Learning of Savannah

Monday, July 31st, 2017

SAT ACT prep Savannah Sylvan Learning tutoring

Sylvan SAT/ACT Prep

Why Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah’s SAT test prep works

In contrast to most SAT prep programs, Sylvan uses a proven mix of small-group instruction, independent learning, online resources and SAT practice tests.

This comprehensive approach ensures that kids not only learn strategies for tackling every type of exam question (including the essay portion of the SAT), but they also can focus on the specific skill areas they need to improve.

From Sylvan’s high achievers to Sylvan’s kids who need an extra boost, teens of all test-taking abilities like going to Sylvan for SAT prep. Sylvan’s tutors motivate and inspire teenagers with a personal approach that takes the mystery out of college admission tests.

Questions? Call Dino or Christina at 912.355.2267 or register on line here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Eclipse 2017 in Savannah: Solar eclipse programs in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Free solar eclipse programs in Savannah Chatham County Effingham Liberty

UPDATE: Savannah-Chatham public schools to close Aug. 21 for the eclipse. Details here. 

How are you going to teach your kids about the first total solar eclipse spanning the United States since 1918?

The solar eclipse is coming Mon. Aug. 21, 2017. The path will stretch from South Carolina to Oregon, but the Coastal Empire region will experience a partial eclipse.

Below are some free & not-free kid-friendly solar eclipse programs in the Savannah area. 


FREE Solar Eclipse Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) is hosting special free solar eclipse events in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty Counties to share the science behind the eclipse, viewing tips & distribute free solar eclipse glasses to program patrons (at specific locations, while supplies last). There will be interactive activities & creative crafts for all ages.

Find out more about the eclipse & get a free pair of viewing glasses:
You must attend the program to receive glasses. Glasses are available while supplies last.

Southwest Chatham Library – Thurs. Aug. 17, 4PM
Springfield Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 3PM
Garden City Library – Mon. Aug. 21, 2PM

Discover what is an eclipse and make a pinhole projector:
Islands Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 10:30AM

Complete program details are at
Live Oak Public Libraries was one of more than 2,200 entities awarded a grant from Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to receive free eclipse viewing glasses. Through this outreach initiative, more than 2 million pairs of glasses will be distributed at public libraries across the nation.


Great American Solar Eclipse Digital Planetarium Show @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah, Sun. Aug. 20

10AM-4PM Sat. Aug. 19 2017 UPDATE: This show is full.

Sun. Aug. 20 2017 shows:  Due to popularity, Oatland is offering a second day of programs on Sun. Aug. 20 2017 about solar eclipses from inside Oatland’s digital planetarium.

Come learn about the upcoming solar eclipse from inside our digital planetarium in the cool air conditioning. Program includes: why eclipses happen, why this one is historical; and, when, where, and how to safely view it.

Now being offered 5 times on Sun. Aug. 20: 10:30AM; 11:30AM; 1PM; 2PM & 3PM

Programs will include a workshop to make a pinhole camera for safe solar observing.

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children. This fee includes admission to the center.
Register online here. 

Oatland’s space is limited. Register online here. 


Eclipse Events @ Savannah Children’s Museum, Mon. Aug. 21

Savannah Children’s Museum will have eclipse-related activities 9AM-2PM on Mon. August 21 2017.

Find admission cost info here. 

The museum is outdoors @ 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401.


Eclipse Events including free admission for kids @ National Museum of the Mighty Eighth, Mon. Aug. 21

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth in Pooler will have Operation Eclipse. ALL kids get in free with an adult admission. At the time of the eclipse (approximately 2:40PM local time), the group will head outside to see the eclipse. The museum will have a limited number of approved eclipse glasses for purchase and anyone going outside to see the eclipse needs proper eye wear.


Eclipse Events @ nearby Georgia State Parks, Mon. Aug. 21

Fort King George State Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Eclipse Paddling Trip
Cost: $50
Join a group to kayak to Butler Island and view a solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured.
Details here.

Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill
Super Spectacular Sharktooth Island Solar Paddle
Cost: $75 plus $5 parking fee
Paddle to Shark Tooth Island to enjoy the day with hot dogs and cold drinks while watching the solar eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse visible in America in nearly 40 years. From our location, roughly 94% of the sun will be obscured. $75 per person. Space is limited. Call for reservations: 912-727-2339.
Details here.

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Registration is open for August/September Parenting Classes in Rincon with Building Blocks Family Counseling.

Parenting Class

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.
Through this program parents will learn how to:
 Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
 Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
 Set enforceable limits
 Avoid enabling and begin empowering
 Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
 Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
And much more!

Classes start August 10 2017
6:30-8PM United Way of Coastal Empire-Effingham 711 Zitterour Dr. Rincon, GA

Session Costs:
$70 Early Bird Special
$90 Regular Pricing- same price for parent and coparent
(spouse or grandparent)

To register please call 912-349-8043 or email

Click here for more information.


About Family Building Blocks Family Counseling

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same fight over and over again with your spouse?
Do you struggle to understand your children’s behaviors and emotions?
Do you feel disconnected to those you love the most?

Well, you’re not alone! Relationships can be very hard and taking that first step in reaching out is tough.

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Richmond Hill is here to help you build a personal pathway to happiness.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ashley Moore’s goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. Ashley helps couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.

Building Blocks Family Counseling provides solutions to build healthy families.

Services provided: play therapy, couples counseling, and parenting consultation.


Building Blocks Family Counseling,,  912-349-8043, email, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a advertiser 

Sylvan Learning Center in Savannah offers SAT/ACT prep

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Savannah SAT ACT prep tutoring Sylvan Learning

As your family’s college checklist grows longer, you can take SAT prep off your list.

Sylvan’s SAT test prep can help your teen navigate this big test with ease, earning impressive scores along the way.

Learn more here. 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Autism Resources for Parents in Savannah

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Autism resources in Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Parents

Learn about the types of resources that are available for children with autism in the Savannah area at a meet and greet.

Grab a cup of coffee, share stories, and see what resources are out there! Local advocates from the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Behavior Analysts from the May Institute will be there to answer your questions! Free & open to the public.

Saturday 6/10/17 @ 9:30 AM
Foundery Coffee Pub
1313 Habersham St.
Please RSVP by contacting: Margaret Nutz via email at

Learn more about the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism in Savannah here. 

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Video Game Design, Robotics @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Sylvan coding STEAM STEM summer camps math Savannah

Make Summer 2017 the Summer of STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) with Sylvan Learning of Savannah Summer Camps.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah offers the following Summer Camps 2017:

Video Game Design I & II
Robotics I & II
Writing & Study Skills
Personalized Math & Reading

Four-week camp begins May 22 2017 and runs through the last week of July 2017. To register, call 912. 355.2267.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406

Learn more here. 


About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.


Call 912-355-2267 or email

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

St. Andrew’s School in Savannah named one of the top challenging U.S. high schools

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Private schools in Savannah

St. Andrew’s School  recently received recognition as one of the most challenging high schools in the nation.

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country for 30 years. This marks the sixth year in a row for the Savannah private school to receive the honor.

St. Andrew’s is the only private school in Savannah to be recognized on the most challenging list and ranked #5 in Georgia.

Savannah Arts Academy  – a public Savannah high school – was also on the most challenging list and ranked #10 in Georgia.

View the Post’s complete most challenging list here.

“St. Andrew’s is honored to be recognized through the ranking again this year. This ranking reflects the mission of our school to help each student pursue challenging opportunities and reach their fullest potential. We are proud that our students choose to challenge themselves academically through our International Baccalaureate program,” said Tom Forti, Head of the Upper School.

About St. Andrew’s School 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School on Wilmington Island in Savannah. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through Grade Twelve school, visit or call 912.897.4941.

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, 31410,  St. Andrew’s School is a advertiser

Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Engineering Academy STEM Camp

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Savannah Engineering Academy Summer Camp 2017 STEM Attention parents of teens who are considering careers in engineering.

The May 18 2017 application deadline is quickly approaching for The 2017 Savannah Engineering Academy Summer STEM Camp.

The five-day summer program @ Armstrong State University is June 5-9 2017. It is for rising junior and senior high school students interested in math, science and engineering.

During this STEM 2017 summer camps, students will:

  • explore engineering through hands-on activities such as building LED flashlights, remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), and a water filter;
  • enjoy field trips such as a riverboat tour of the Savannah River to learn about harbor deepening, river dredging, and local port activity;
  • visit to a local site development construction project
  • go on site visits to facilities including Gulfstream Aerospace, JCB, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography & more.

Students work with professional engineers from major engineering disciplines including civil, electrical, computer, aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, water resources, environmental, and ocean.

What an amazing opportunity to learn about engineering, inform decisions on a college major and strengthen their college application.

To participate, students must:

  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school
  • Provide a teacher recommendation
  • Have grades of 80% (3.0/4.0) or better in all math/engineering/science/technology classes

Applications available online here.
Application Deadline: Mon. May 18, 2017
No application fee. Only cost: $60 registration fee

For more information, email or visit

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