Author: Michelle Kretzschmar

Live Science with Ocean Engineer, Marcos Sastre-Córdova

Live Thursday, December 7th
at 1:00 Eastern (US)
Marcos Sastre-Córdova
Ocean Engineer, Raytheon

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM Eastern (US)
Who: Marcos Sastre-Córdova, Sr. Principal Engineer at Raytheon
What:Your students will learn about ocean engineering!


Don’t forget. Live Science Continues!

Live Q&A events are an amazing opportunity for your students and you won’t want to miss this session with Ocean Engineer, Marcos Sastre-Córdova

Marcos works for the “Maritime Domain Systems” department as a “systems analyst.” Raytheon develops and delivers technologies and systems for the warfighter, both domestically and internationally.

Submit questions in advance here and access past live event recordings here. See you Thursday at 1:00 Eastern (US)!

PIANO LESSONS for ages 7-97

Morning and afternoon piano lessons in my home on Brook Hollow and 281. Also, on Tues. and Thurs.,

I teach lessons at Fort Sam Houston in students’ homes. Former homeschool mom, now empty-nester with 35 years experience. Fun, 30 minute weekly lessons for ages 7-97. Music theory taught, Christmas recital and spring recital. References available. Contact Cindy 972-938-6767 or

Order your FREE American Presidents Timeline Poster!

Our free American Presidents Timeline poster is available for order. All orders that were received by Thursday, August 3 are currently being shipped and should arrive this week. New orders received by this Thursday, August 17 will be processed and shipped by September 1.

This colorful 6′ long poster details the lives and public service careers of every president, plus key historical events, Supreme Court cases, Constitutional Amendments, and technology milestones throughout history.

To reserve yours, simply visit our Special Offers page, log-in, and click on “Get This Offer.” The poster is FREE of charge to C-SPAN Classroom members (* limit of one poster per member and only available to members residing in the U.S. and territories).

Already ordered a copy earlier in the spring but never received it? Simply email us at with your preferred postal information and we’ll get another one in the mail.

Picture Your World weekend workshops

Open to all youth ages 8-18, the Picture Your World weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration and constructive critique. Participants will create a visual memory of their day and begin their creative portfolio, while experiencing the wonders of the natural environment around them.

Learn more about Picture Your World on our website:

All weekend workshops are 1:00pm – 4:30pm unless otherwise listed. Students may bring their own camera, or borrow one from us.

Photo: Maggie Ogea, Picture Your World 2017 photography competition 2nd place.






To register online, please click on the workshop titles:


 Sun., September 10, 2017 – Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 

Just south of downtown San Antonio, the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located on a 1200-acre natural area. This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221. 


Sun., October 22, 2017 – Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary 

Warbler Woods is a private property, which is managed as a bird and wildlife refuge and preserve. It covers 126 acres of varied habitat and is near the convergence of three Ecological Regions: South Texas Plains, Blackland Prairie, and Edwards Plateau.
Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, 19349 Old Wiederstein Rd., Cibolo, TX 78108. 


Sun., November 12, 2017 – Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve 

Nestled between a major highway and limestone and concrete industries lies an unlikely peaceful oasis. This property, gifted in 2010, is owned and managed by Green Spaces Alliance. Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, a 31-acre patchwork of nature, is a sanctuary for local wildlife and native plants.
Bulverde Oaks Nature Preserve, NW Corner of NE 1604 and Judson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259.


Sun., January 21, 2018 – Land Heritage Institute

The Land Heritage Institute is a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River. Located on the far south side of San Antonio, the institutes’ mission is one of preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation.
The Land Heritage Institute, 1349 Neal Road, San Antonio, TX 78204.


Sun., February 11, 2018 – Confluence Park 

Located near the convergence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek, Confluence Park is a destination for learning and recreation, inspiring visitors while teaching environmental science and sustainability. Come explore where art and science meet. Confluence Park is a living example of the promise of our river and what the future will be if we act as stewards of our river and all of our water sources. Confluence Park, 310 Mitchell Street, San Antonio, TX 78204.


Sun., March 4, 2018 – The Headwaters at Incarnate Word 

The Headwaters is a 53-acre Sanctuary which is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. A nonprofit Earth care ministry of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, the Headwaters provides a sanctuary where people are encouraged to reflect and find meaning in their connection with the Earth, themselves, and each other.
The Headwaters at Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209.


Sun., April 15, 2018, 1pm-4pm – Bracken Cave Preserve

Bracken Cave, on the northern outskirts of San Antonio, is home to the world’s largest bat colony, with more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. It is a key maternity site for this species, and females congregate there each year to give birth and rear their young.
Bracken Cave Preserve, 26101 FM 3009, Gardenridge, TX 78266.

Texas State Aquarium Homeschool Day: Welcome to the Caribbean!

Welcome to the Caribbean Journey! Kick off the school year as YOU become the scientist and investigate the similarities and differences between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Develop and test your very own questions or curiosities about these amazing ecosystems while observing what lives there and why.


Student will:

use STEM processes to develop and test a question on comparison and contrast the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean habitats and animals.

describe the interactions between animals and their specific habitats.


Homeschool Programs

Rosanna Gossett




Rosanna Gossett

Education Programs Coordinator|  Texas State Aquarium

361.881.1204  (office)  361.881. 1257 (Fax)

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. | Corpus Christi, TX | 78402

C-SPAN Solar Eclipse Programming

On Monday, August 21 from 7am to 10am ET, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal will be live from the Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visitor Center to discuss the total solar eclipse later in the day. The program will feature NASA specialists from Goddard to discuss the eclipse and the science behind it. There will also be interviews via Skype with Members of Congress from either key locations on the eclipse path, or members of the House and Senate Science Committees. We will take viewer calls about the eclipse throughout the program.

From 12pm to 4pm ET we will be simulcasting NASA TV as the space agency broadcasts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina with coverage of the total solar eclipse. It’s been 99 years: this is the first time a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous United States since June 8, 1918. The last time a total eclipse was visible from part of the U.S. was in 1979, and the next one is expected in 2024.

Preview the eclipse with this clip of Clemson University Physics and Astronomy Professor Donald Liebenberg discussing solar eclipses:

Video Clip: Total Solar Eclipse (5:44)

NOVA Homeschool Basketball

NOVA Homeschool Basketball

Competitive sports program in a Christian family environment. Looking for both male and female players whether experienced or developing.

Ages 10 – 18 by Sept 1. Fall season registration is open! Come join the fast growing NOVA family!

New mascot being announced soon!

To register or get more info please visit our website at San Antonio NOVA or contact our athletic director, Steve Rico, at 210-789-0518.”

Homeschool Martial Arts Class

I am part of a martial arts group, KOA Kenpo Karate, that is interested in providing a martial arts class specific to home school students and the home school community. Our focus is on self defense, self discipline, and bully prevention. We are looking for a group of 10 or more students ages 6 years old and up. If there are any families interested, please call our head instructor, Ramiro Ramirez, for more information 210-589-9527 or visit our website at Thank you so much for your time and consideration,


-Elizabeth Plake

Fall Football Season

Fall Football Season
Registration is Open
Practice begins August 7, 5 – 7:30pm at FEAST
Fall Football Registration is Now Open! Calling all young men that are interested in being part of the FEAST Patriots Football Team. Middle School Athletes – ages 12-14 (as of Nov 1, 2017) and High School Athletes – ages 15-18 (as of September 1, 2017) are invited to register. Families must be a Patriot Pass Holder to REGISTER. Please see note below regarding the requirement for the Patriot Pass.

Registration Fees are…click here to find out more!

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