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Upcoming Education Community Events in the New Orleans Area

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Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium seeking Bug Ambassador Volunteers

DATE
Fri, Mar 1, 2013
through Tue, Mar 1, 2016
DETAILS

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is seeking to fill open volunteer positions within our Bug Ambassador program. This is ongoing.

Bug Ambassadors serve as the link between the animals that we house at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and the thousands of guests that visit our facility each year. Bug Ambassadors interpret live animal exhibits, engage visitors in learning, and assist staff with live animal presentations.

Bug Ambassadors must be 16 years of age or older, complete the training course, and commit to one weekly shift for one year. A contribution of $30.00 helps cover costs of training materials and uniforms.

For more information visit our website at www.auduboninstitute.org/volunteers or by calling 504-587-2116.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Bug Ambassador educates guests on butterflies in our butterfly garden.
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance
Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Entrance

New Orleans Kinderchor

DATE
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
through Mon, Dec 18, 2017
DETAILS

Every Monday from 7-8PM

The New Orleans Kinderchor, the New Orleans German-American Children's Chorus, is a music program celebrating German culture in the vibrant city of New Orleans, with a home at the Deutsches Haus. We meet every Monday evening from 7-8PM and offer a chance to learn traditional seasonal and holiday German children's songs, including translation, meaning, history, pronunciation and singing along with friends. Each season offers a new selection of music, with seasonal blocks from November-January, February-April, May-July and August-October, including seasonal performances. Membership is open and there is no fee to join and no need to have previous experience in singing or German - just bring your curiosity and spirit and contribute your unique voice to our chorus :)

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Deutsches Haus
1023 Ridgewood St
Metairie, LA 70001

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Who Dat Sayin' Dat Child Can't Read

DATE
Mon, Jan 4, 2016
through Sat, May 14, 2016
DETAILS

One day a week after school or on Saturday mornings from January to mid-May

Every year STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) students see awesome gains in reading test scores. Share your love of reading with a child and improve both his reading and self-esteem.
STAIR has a waiting list of at-risk second graders that we would like to enroll in January. To do that we need volunteer tutors who can commit to one day a week – on Saturday mornings or after-school.
There are STAIR tutoring locations throughout the greater New Orleans area. You can find one near you.
Visit our website www.stairnola.org for more information or call 504-899-0820.

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

STAIR Office
1535 State St.
New Orleans , LA 70118

EVENT WEBSITE

Roots & Wings Rhythm Band

DATE
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
through Wed, May 18, 2016
DETAILS

Wednesdays 5:00-6:30

This 16-week Non-Audition Ensemble Performance Course is designed for young* Musicians interested in performing blues, rock, jazz and funk to enjoy weekly vocal and instrumental ensemble music making in a fun, challenging, non-competitive atmosphere culminating in a public performance at a top New Orleans music venue. We play both by ear and from notation, so basic music theory is integrated into the rehearsals.

Included are vocal music, hand percussion, mallet percussion, and basic music theory, and we have a piano, bass and guitar amps and microphones available on site. Horn players who have studied for a year or more are welcome to bring their horns as well. The weekly rehearsals will build technical facility and augment musicianship while emphasizing creativity, improvisation and collaboration.

Roots & Wings is still recruiting young musicians with at least one year experience, please call 504-942-7606 to register!

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Architecture Camp

DATE
Wed, Feb 10, 2016
through Fri, Feb 12, 2016
DETAILS

Februrary 10, 11, 12, 2016

Learn about the unique Architecture that makes our city special. Practice your building techniques with different materials, learn about layout and design, design you own floor plan, explore eco-friendly building choices, and take part in the building of “Happy City.”
Architecture Camp is geared to children 5-8 and available by the day for $38 per day for Museum Members and $42 per day for Non-Members. Camp hours are 8:45am until 3:00pm. Before care is available from 7:30am until 8:45am for an additional fee of $7 per day, per child. Curbside drop off is provided from 8:45am-9:00am. After care is available from 3:00pm until 5:30pm for an additional fee of $12 per day/per child.
Camps are filled on a first come first served basis with limited availability. Register your child for Architecture Camp today at www.lcm.org or (504)-266-2412.

TOPICS
Education

Crescent City Voices Youth Choir

DATE
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
through Tue, May 17, 2016
DETAILS

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15

course is ideal for young musicians enthusiastic about singing. Musicians will enjoy weekly vocal ensemble rehearsals in a fun, challenging, non-competitive atmosphere culminating in a performance for friends and family.

Through playful warm ups and singing games along with a diverse, engaging repertoire we will explore skills including but not limited to:

-Breath support and tone
-Harmonizing
-Stage presence & confidence building
-Vocal improvisation
-Singing in other languages
-Microphone technique
-Basic body percussion and hand percussion accompaniments
-Intro to basic music theory, vocabulary and ear training

*6-year-old siblings and 6-year-olds who've participated in previous Musicollaborative camps or classes may also register.

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

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SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Music Foundations Playgroup

DATE
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
through Tue, May 17, 2016
DETAILS

Tuesdays 4:15-5:15

Music Foundations Playgroup empowers 4- to 5-year-olds to sing, move, play and create together in a small group setting independent from their caregivers and under the guidance of experienced musician~educators. While prior experience in Musicollaborative's FamJams or other courses is helpful, it is not required. (*6-year-olds who are new to Musicollaborative are also welcome to join us but may qualify for Music FUNdamentals instead; call 504-942-7606 to find out.)

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and movement. In addition to group music making, time is allowed for instrumental exploration on the keyboard, drum set and miscellaneous percussion.

Note: Information on NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are also available upon request. To view photos from our recent events you can go to www.facebook.com/musicollaborative!

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

World Beats Music Club

DATE
Tue, Feb 16, 2016
through Tue, May 17, 2016
DETAILS

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30

The course is designed for young music lovers to enjoy weekly opportunities to sing, move, play and create together in a small, mixed-age group setting.

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and movement. In addition to group activities facilitated by a certified music educator, time is allowed for independent and semi-independent exploration on keyboards, mallet percussion, drum set, strings and hand percussion. Diverse repertoire will include music from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Note: Information on NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are also available upon request by emailing musiclabnola@gmail.com or by calling 504-942-7606. To view photos from our recent events you can go to www.facebook.com/musicollaborative!

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

NOLA StringBeans Classics Club

DATE
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
through Wed, May 18, 2016
DETAILS

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45

This pre-orchestra string circle is designed for bowed string instrumentalists ages 6-12 with at least one year of experience on their instruments to enjoy fun, engaging group music making in a safe, nurturing mixed-age setting.

Through a fusion of the Suzuki Method and the Orff Shulwerk Approach students will explore a range of repertoire from the Classics to the Crescent City Soundtrack. The course is designed to honor student input and facilitate opportunities for individual expression as well as peer collaboration. The 13-week session will culminate in a performance/informance of a wide range of music, including an original piece composed especially for the ensemble.

Prospective students with less than one year of experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If this is the case for your child, please contact Clare Louise Harmon at clare.harmon@gmail.com to discuss eligibility.

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Music FUNdamentals

DATE
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
through Wed, May 18, 2016
DETAILS

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45

The course is designed for 6- and 7-year olds to enjoy weekly opportunities to sing, move, play and create together in a small, mixed-age group setting. (*Children who turned five by September 2015 may also register.)

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and mallet percussion, movement and basic music literacy. In addition to group music making facilitated by a certified music educator, time is allowed for instrumental exploration and music theory game play. Diverse repertoire will be selected from world music as well as the Crescent City soundtrack.

Note: Information on NOLA Timebank exchange, payment plans and limited tuition assistance are also available upon request by emailing musiclabnola@gmail.com or by calling 504-942-7606. To view photos from our recent events you can go to www.facebook.com/musicollaborative!

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

Music in Motion

DATE
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
through Fri, May 20, 2016
DETAILS

Fridays 4:15-5:15

Music, Movement Games and Yoga Basics for Ages 6-12. Participants will listen to and move with music made in different times and places, with an emphasis on the rich musical history of New Orleans. We will explore the emotional content of music and how it can be expressed through both sound and motion. Yoga movements and philosophy will foster inner focus, self-awareness and the ability to pay attention to details.

This 13-week course will build skills including but not limited to:

-Balance
-Flexibility
-Coordination
-Teamwork
-Active Listing
-Impulse Control
-Awareness of Elements of Music (Form, Tempo, Dynamics, etc.)
-Basic yoga postures

Note: For parents who may wish to accommodate younger siblings during the same block, the WeeJam Playgroup is available for 2.5-5-year-olds at the same time in the adjacent studio.

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

WeeJam Playgroup

DATE
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
through Fri, May 20, 2016
DETAILS

Fridays, 4:15-5:15

WeeJam Playgroup empowers children who are between the ages of 30 months and 5 years old to sing, move, play and create together in a small group mixed-age setting independent from their caregivers and under the guidance of an experienced music educator. It is ideal for 2.5-3 year olds who have outgrown the FamJam but are not quite ready for the Music Foundations Playgroup or for 4-5 year olds who enjoy play-based learning. While prior experience in Musicollaborative's FamJams or other courses is helpful, it is not required.

All sessions integrate vocal music, hand percussion and movement. In addition to group music making, time is allowed for instrumental exploration on the keyboard, drum set and miscellaneous percussion.

LOCATION

Musicollaborative at Funky NOLA
1700 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

H.E.R.P.S. - Exotic Reptile and Pet Show

DATE
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
through Sun, Feb 28, 2016
DETAILS

Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm

We are bringing thousands of reptiles, amphibians, insects, feeders, and supplies to the Big Easy! Now is your chance to purchase some of the most exotic animals on the planet directly from the breeders. We will have vendors from all over the US, so there will be an amazing selection to choose from. Make sure you bring the entire family and stop by our Kid's Corner and Educational section to get your photo taken with your favorite reptiles. We will have guest speakers both days, and a silent auction benefitting USARK. Make sure you invite all of your friends, and see you there!

TOPICS
Education

LOCATION

Alario Center
2000 Segnette Blvd
Westwego, LA 70094

EVENT WEBSITE

SPONSORING ORGANIZATION

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