Originally Sent: 4/10/2014

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Calling Homeschool Young Scientists: Special Invitation to USA STEM Festival

Homeschooling in the District of Columbia

Don’t miss this great educational opportunity.

Will Estrada has been leading our efforts to defend homeschooling on Capitol Hill since 2006. As the oldest of eight kids, and a homeschool graduate who married a homeschool graduate, he has a passion for protecting homeschool freedom.

The organizers of the USA Science & Engineering Festival are extending a free offer to a special event for homeschool students from the third USA X-STEM Symposium. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is April 11.

The festival will offer over 3,000 hands-on science exhibits, workshops, and performances. Many of the nation’s leading science, engineering, and academic organizations will participate in the festival and expo. The organizers of this event have specifically extended several exciting invitations to homeschoolers.

Thursday, April 24, 2014—X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium—free registration offer for homeschool families!

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Who Should Attend: Students with a strong interest in STEM, educators and parents. Talks and workshops will be geared mainly toward a middle and high school level audience.

How to Attend: The USA Science & Engineering Festival is pleased to offer homeschool students an opportunity to attend the X-STEM Symposium for free. X-STEM is a “TED-style” conference for kids taking place in Washington D.C. on April 24. This event is a unique opportunity for students to sit in on talks from people like John Holdren—President Obama’s science advisor, Craig Venter—the discoverer of the human genome, Bernard Harris—the first African American to walk in space, Sylvia Earle—renowned oceanographer and National Geographic explorer, and over 50 other STEM luminaries (view them all here ). Below is a discount code and instructions to register up to seven attendees at no cost. If you have more than seven attendees, please contact Nancy van Dillen (nancy@usasciencefestival.org) for more free seats.

Space is Limited—advanced registration is required to attend!

1. Go online to access the registration form.

2. When you are ready to register, scroll down to access the form and select the Registration Type “Educator/Teacher/Student” and enter the following discount code to register your complimentary attendees:

Discount Code (case sensitive): X-STEM 7

3. Complete the remaining fields and click Submit. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email.

Friday, April 25, 2014—Sneak Peek Friday—A Free Event

A special event—open only to school groups, homeschoolers, and military families—to preview and experience the EXPO exhibits before they open to the general public at the Grand Finale Expo on Saturday and Sunday.

Attendees will have access to over 3,000 hands-on, interactive activities offered by more than 1000 leading science organizations from around the nation. Imagine chatting with Albert Einstein, flying a simulated jet fighter, being a crime scene investigator, building an underwater robot, taking a vacation in space or watching a science magician. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to get a “Sneak Peek” of the Festival’s Finale Expo.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

Who Should Attend: Everyone—There is something for students of all ages!

How to Attend: A Free Event! Register today online.

And don’t forget about the Festival’s Finale Expo weekend on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. Open to the public and free of charge. Pre-register to attend the Finale Expo here.

Contact Nancy van Dillen (nancy@usasciencefestival.org) with questions about Sneak Peek Friday and the X-STEM Symposium.

Click here to learn more about the USA Science & Engineering Festival.


William A. Estrada, Esq.
HSLDA Director of Federal Relations

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