September Science Calendar
NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING YOUTH AWARDSare open through Sept. 15. Nominations are open to elementary, middle and high school students in the Greater Greenville area, holding a 3.0 GPA and in good disciplinary standing. Categories include Scholar, Athlete, Entertainer, Volunteer, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Overall Outstanding Youth of the Year. For details, visit https://www.outstandingyouthawards.com/nominations.
GARDEN SPROUTS is 10 – 11 a.m. Mondays through November at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Garden Sprouts blends the garden’s unique resources with imaginative and fun ways to learn about plants and animals using stories, arts and crafts and nature walks. The program is primarily designed for preschool children and their caregivers, but younger and older siblings are welcome. Registration is required. The cost is $5 per session or $50 for the series. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
JUNIOR SC NATIVE PLANT CERTIFICATEprogram is 4 – 6 p.m. alternating Thursdays beginning Sept. 5 at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The Junior South Carolina Native Plant Certificate is a pilot program, based on the South Carolina Native Plant Certificate. Registration is required. The cost is $80 each. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
JUNIOR NATURALIST CLUB is 4 – 6 p.m. alternating Thursdays beginning Sept. 12 at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The club is for ages 6 – 12 and explores the exciting habitats of South Carolina. Registration is required. The cost is $80 each. Visithttps://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS for ages 5 and older are at the South Carolina Botanical Garden: 1 p.m. Sept. 25 Insects, 10 a.m. Sept. 27 Insects, 1 p.m. Oct. 23 and 25 SC Nature Emblems and 1 p.m. Nov. 20 and 22 Life in a Forest.Registration is required. The cost is $6 each, with a 10 percent member discount available. Visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS: Da Vinci's World: An Art and Science Study is 9 a.m. – p.m. Sept. 6 (ages 5 and older) and Sept. 10 (ages 11 – 16) at TR Makers. Experiment with Da Vinci’s many inventions, creating art in the Renaissance style and more. For details and registration, visit https://trmakersco.org/play/homeschool-opportunities.
HOMESCHOOL DAYS: How to Catch a Dinosaur: A Paleontology Studyis 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sept. 20 (ages 5 and older) and Sept. 24 (ages 11 – 16). Explore paleontology and make your own castings. For details and registration, visit https://trmakersco.org/play/homeschool-opportunities.
G — THE LITTLE LEARNERS CLUBis available at Greenville County Library locations. The challenge is designed especially for preschool children to encourage participation in Palmetto Basics-inspired activities. Pick up an activity log at any Greenville County Library System location. The activity log is used to track participation in the suggested activities. No rush to finish. Just complete by kindergarten. Then, bring the log into any GCLS location to pick up prizes (a Little Learners Club bag and five buttons) one representing each of the Palmetto Basics. Learn more at https://www.greenvillelibrary.org/kids/little-learners-club.
G — OUTSHINE, a program to help cultivate young minds, is 3:30 – 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 11 at the Center for Developmental Services. Students ages 5 – 13 receive extra homework help. For details, visit http://cdservices.org. To volunteer, email Paul.Bixby@cdservices.orgor call 864-331-1445.
STRIDES, a nonprofit program, offers individualized instruction for ages 7 – 20 who need to catch up before school starts. Students with disabilities or ESOL are welcome. Programs are located at Cherrydale, Greer, Easley, Boiling Springs, Fountain Inn and Travelers Rest. For details, call 864-246-9898 or http://www.stridestutor.org.
HOLMES EDUCATIONAL STATE FOREST, an outdoor classroom located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, is open for the 2019 season through the Friday before Thanksgiving. For information about free educational programs, visithttps://www.ncesf.org/holmes.html.
FREE! FREE FOREST SCHOOLa free, volunteer-run, inclusive group for families looking for ways to connect with other local families in nature. The group meets weekly at nearby wilderness areas to hike, play and have circle time and snack. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolGreenvilleSpartanburgSC.
G — HOMESCHOOL DAYSfor students in grades K – 8 are offered at the Greenville Zoo. For details and registration, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.
G — EXPLORE RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCE11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays –Saturdays at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Greenville. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — RANDOM ACTS OF SCIENCEare offered at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg.For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
S — SPARKLAB JR is 10 a.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate – Spartanburg. Included with admission. For a complete schedule, visit http://www.tcmupstate.org.
G— FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE – Nursery rhymes are the foundation for this play time that brings babies ages 1 – 24 months together with new friends. Children must attend with an adult caregiver. Maximum of 3 children per adult caregiver. Attendance is limited to 40 per program. Get a free admission ticket at the desk. Greenville County Library Branches: 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Taylors (864-268-5955), 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Travelers Rest (864-834-3650) and 10 and 11a.m. Wednesdays at Simpsonville (864-963-9031).
G — FREE! MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE for ages 3 and younger with a caregiver, is offered at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays the Liberty Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P— FREE! WIGGLES AND GIGGLESfor ages 3 and younger with a caregiver is at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdaysat the Easley Library and at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Central-Clemson Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P— FREE! POKÉMON LEAGUEmeets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Easley Library and at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Central-Clemson Library. All ages are welcome but children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Call 864-850-7077 or email email@example.com.
P— FREE! WATCH “THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Easley Library and at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pickens Library. Call 864-850-7077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
P— FREE! OUR VILLAGE,a play group sponsored by Stroller Strides, is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 334 Rock Springs Road, Easley. Come early at 9:30 am with baby and stroller for a workout. For details, call 864-608-6727.