AgDisovery FREE Summer Camp from USDA


Photo from internet.

I just found out about the AgDiscovery program from the USDA. It’s a free summer program that exposes kids to different careers. It looks super fun. My kids are too young to attend, but I thought I’d tuck it away for later.

“AgDisovery is a summer enrichment camp designed to create aware in youth ages 12-17 about careers in USDA-APHIS. This program is a partnership between APHIS, colleges and universities.”

There are 4 different programs that kids get to enroll in: Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Agribusiness and Plant Pathology. Kids will not only learn but get to apply to attend a program in the U.S. Virgin Islands and other places around the U.S.

As we plan to worldschool, this cool, FREE summer camp looks right up our alley. Please let me know if anyone has experience with it.



Rotary Phones Make Better Children

Telephone-OldIf you’re old enough to be thinking about having children, you probably remember using a rotary phone like this one.

I remember the phone ringing and me running to pick it up before my mom. I remember being a teen and wanting privacy (our phone was in the kitchen near the living room). My mom thought that anything I wanted to say to my friends I should be able to say in front of her … and my sister … and whoever happened to standing in the kitchen, living room or hallway at that time.

Knowing that my conversations were being monitored, directly or indirectly, helped me maintain and age-appropriate conversation. I didn’t know it at the time, but my mom was a genius! As I’m thinking about growing our family, it occurs to me that I might want to steal some of those good ideas.

Right now we have cordless phones (that no one uses anyway because we have cell phones) but I’m thinking that we should invest in a corded phone (or two) so that our teen(s) will get the benefit of my mother’s wonderful parenting.  *wink*

Would you consider putting a corded phone in your house?