Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Better World Books--Good deals on Used Books for Summer Reading


Better World Books is one of our favorite resources for inexpensive used books for kids.  BWB's regular prices on used books are excellent, shipping is free, selection is vast, and they donate a book for each book purchased for literacy efforts.  I know a couple of groups who have received books for children in need through their programs.  They have a 24 hour sale on used books that ends at 11am on Wednesday, June 24th if you are looking for those summer reads for the kids (or for you too!)


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Duke School of the Environment Hosts FREE Environmental Science Summer Program for Durham High School Students

FREE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ONE WEEK INTENSIVE  for Rising High School Students, Grades 9-12 in 2014-15

Interested in Science? Love being outside? Hoping to improve your resume? 
The Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke is looking for YOU! 

Environmental Science Summer Program Students participating in the Environmental Science Summer Program (ESSP) at Duke are situated in the heart of main campus. During the FREE 1-week intensive program, students experience the Nicholas School of the Environment’s state-of-the-art facilities and Duke’s renowned outdoor laboratory: the Duke Forest. 

ESSP students will investigate local water quality in New Hope Creek, which supplies a portion of the Triangle’s drinking water. Meet experts from Duke University, the City of Durham, and local conservation organizations. Analyze water conservation issues, begin your own data collection, and communicate your findings to the public. 

With a strong emphasis on career development and college preparation, the Environmental Science Summer Program at Duke positions rising sophomores & juniors for success in college and careers in the environment. This is a free program, open to rising all Durham Public Schools High School students. Free Bus Transportation will be provided for Durham Public School Students. 

Program Dates: July 14-18 OR July 21-25, 8:00am-4:00pm each day

Go on-line to fill out an application http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/essp  

OR send the hard copy application (click HERE) to Dr. Nicolette Cagle, BOX 90328, 9 Circuit Drive, Durham NC 27708 

Questions? Email Dr. Nicolette Cagle, nicolette.cagle@duke.edu

Monday, June 9, 2014

Free Summer Scholars AP Camp for DPS High School Students--Spaces Limited, Register Now!

The Summer Scholars Camp for AP Students will help prepare you for the challenges of a college level course. An Advanced Placement course may be unlike any other you have taken because of the depth of material you will cover. Join the camp and develop skills that apply to all AP courses and have some fun while learning.

Who: All DPS students in grades 9-12 enrolled in an AP class for 2014-2015
What: A FREE opportunity to prepare for upcoming AP classes! (There is NO cost to the student and lunch is provided.)
When: Monday, July 21st to Thursday, July 24th from 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Durham School of the Arts (400 North Duke Street, Durham NC, 27701)

Goals for the camp:
1. To help students prepare for academic excellence in their AP course(s).
2. To teach students how to manage a demanding course load by providing organizational and study skills that apply to college.
3. To give students a "taste" of several different AP courses including: English Language, Statistics, U.S. History, Government & Politics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Human Geography, Psychology and Pre-AP Strategies (9th Graders/New AP Students only) so that they may consider these courses for the future. 
4. To give students a jump start on their AP summer assignments.

Sign up and learn more here:
Registration and Information for AP Camp