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Children's Programming

Academic Festival 2010 has incorporated several break out sessions into the day for you to enjoy with your children of all ages.

Feel free to bring your children to the following sessions with you at no additional cost. Please share their names and ages on the registration form when you sign them up to attend a session. Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times.

Sketch Artist
Mark Dzula, Freelance Arts Museum Educator and Ed.D. Candidate, Computing, Communications, Technology, in Education
Bring your children and your imagination, and get ready to explore the world of visual arts in this painting workshop for children 3 to 10 years and their parents or caregivers.

You Gotta Try This! A Fun Program of Amazing Science
Vicki Cobb ’59, Children’s Science Book Author
Parents and kids—come have a rollicking and interactive good time with Vicki Cobb, the Pied Piper of Science.  You’ll explore the limits of your senses, how to taste chocolate in a whole new way, how experience can fool you and how technology can help you set a speed record for unrolling toilet paper. Learn how to live with mystery and why the obvious is so mysterious.  Discover why scientists LOVE science.
Dr. Patrice Turner '06, Musis Instructor
Presented in collaboration with TC by Jazz at Lincoln Center
WeBop is an early-childhood jazz education program for children (ages 8 months - 5 years) and their parents/caregivers. Learn about jazz's improvisation, creative process, instruments, styles and great performers. This session provides a creative outlet for parents and children to explore jazz as a tool to educate and express themselves together.
  Cracking the Code: Getting Your Kids into College
Facilitated by Thomas P. Rock, Ed.D. '02, TC Executive Director of Enrollment Services; Eric Furda ’94, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania; Diane McKoy '02, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, Columbia University; Lawrence Momo '81, Director of College Counseling, Trinity School; Carla Shere, Ed.D., ’93, Program Specialist for College Planning, Learning Leaders; Mitchell Thompson ’96, Dean of Students, Scarsdale High School
Insight on admissions from insiders: Good grades and good scores are just the beginning. The admissions landscape has changed drastically in recent years. YouTube and social networks have emerged as essential tools. Conventional thinking about tests scores, financial aid and need-blind admissions has been turned upside down.

We have also added the option for you to enjoy a box-lunch picnic during the lunch hour, which can be purchased for you and your children at $12 per person. The box-lunch will include a sandwich, chips, whole fruit, cookie and a beverage.

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