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    • September 20, 2018
    • May 09, 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

    Our Whole Lives curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). In every category of assessment, the curriculum meets or exceeds the National Standards for Sexuality Education Core Curriculum, K-12.

    Our Whole Lives is used in a broad range of settings, including public, charter, and private schools; after-school programs; youth groups; colleges; as well as in faith communities. Although the curriculum was developed by two religious organizations, Our Whole Lives contains no religious references or doctrine.

    The Our Whole Lives program at Voyagers will be led by trained facilitators Jennifer Moore and Gregory Westland.

    Includes a parent orientation and 24 sessions running during Voyagers Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms. May 9, 2019, is reserved as a make-up date. 

     The registration fee covers both terms. This session is for ages 12-14 or grades 7-9. A separate session for grades 10-12 is also being offered.


    More information:

    For questions about OWL at Voyagers, contact: OWL@voyagersinc.org

    General information about Our Whole Lives


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    • September 20, 2018
    • May 09, 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

    Our Whole Lives curricula are based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education (PDF) produced by the National Guidelines Task Force, a group of leading health, education, and sexuality professionals assembled by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). In every category of assessment, the curriculum meets or exceeds the National Standards for Sexuality Education Core Curriculum, K-12.

    Our Whole Lives is used in a broad range of settings, including public, charter, and private schools; after-school programs; youth groups; colleges; as well as in faith communities. Although the curriculum was developed by two religious organizations, Our Whole Lives contains no religious references or doctrine.

    The Our Whole Lives program at Voyagers will be led by trained facilitators Jennifer Moore and Gregory Westland.

    Includes a parent orientation and 24 sessions running during Voyagers Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms. May 9, 2019, is reserved as a make-up date. 

     The registration fee covers both terms. 

    This session is for ages 14+ or grades 10-12. A separate session for grades 7-9 is also being offered.


    More information:

    For questions about OWL at Voyagers, contact: OWL@voyagersinc.org

    General information about Our Whole Lives


    Resource Center Refund Policy


    • January 28, 2019
    • April 29, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 18
    Register

    Human Anatomy and Physiology

    This course will cover human anatomy, physiology, disease, diagnostics, and therapeutics. No prior knowledge of biology is required. Each class will have short lectures but will mainly focus on hands-on lab activities using high-quality microscopes, centrifuges, DNA analysis gels, and other professional laboratory equipment. 

    This course is complementary to the Fall Human Anatomy and Physiology course, but no prior knowledge is required. New students are welcome to join.

    When: Mondays 10:30 am - Noon
    Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (thor@riderinstitute.org)

    This program is designed to provide laboratory experience and overview of fundamentals for individuals working at a range of levels. The level of learning will depend on the choice of textbook (from among the two suggested), the preparation of the individual, and the amount of work the individual does at home. Parents are encouraged to review the textbooks suggested in the syllabus to determine whether this course will meet the child's needs. Please consult with Dr. Rider prior to registration if you have any questions.

    It is recommended (though not required) that students buy a biology textbook for supplementary readings during each week. Students can use either Miller & Levine’s Biology or Campbell Biology.

    Please be aware that some of the labs in Dr. Rider's Anatomy and Physiology class will use candles or alcohol burners as heat sources. Please contact Dr. Rider if they have any concerns or feel extra measures to ensure safety may be necessary for your child. For instance, you may request that your child observe, but not participate in, the portions of the lab using a heat source. You may also request notification of dates when a heat source will be used, so that you can provide your child with extra support in safely conducting these labs.

    See Syllabus for more details.

    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."

    About the Instructor

    Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.

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    • January 28, 2019
    • April 29, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 16
    Register

    Chemistry

    This course will cover chemistry and its practical applications. No prior knowledge of chemistry is required. Each class will have short lectures but will mainly focus on hands-on lab activities using centrifuges, balances, spectroscopes, Geiger counters, and other professional laboratory equipment.

    This course is complementary to the Fall Chemistry course, but no prior knowledge is required. New students are welcome to join.

    When: Mondays 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (thor@riderinstitute.org)

    This program is designed to provide laboratory experience and overview of fundamentals for individuals working at a range of levels. The level of learning will depend on the choice of textbook (from among the two suggested), the preparation of the individual, and the amount of work the individual does at home. Parents are encouraged to review the textbooks suggested in the syllabus to determine whether this course will meet the child's needs. Please consult with Dr. Rider prior to registration if you have any questions.

    It is recommended (though not required) that students buy a chemistry textbook for supplementary readings during each week. Students can use either Wilbraham’s Chemistry or Brown and LeMay’s Chemistry: The Central Science.

    See Syllabus for more details.

    Please be aware that some of the labs in Dr. Rider's Chemistry class will use candles or alcohol burners as heat sources. Please contact Dr. Rider if they have any concerns or feel extra measures to ensure safety may be necessary for your child. For instance, you may request that your child observe, but not participate in, the portions of the lab using a heat source. You may also request notification of dates when a heat source will be used, so that you can provide your child with extra support in safely conducting these labs.


    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."


    About the Instructor

    Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.

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    • January 29, 2019
    • May 07, 2019
    • 13 sessions

    Tuesday Coop members only.

    At Coop families gather each week to learn, share our knowledge and interests, and have fun. Members attend on the same weekday for the entire 13–week fall or spring session.

    Coop families collaborate to create programs that satisfy the interests of that day’s community. Along the way, children, teens, and adults cultivate deep friendships, many of which extend beyond our building’s walls. Voyagers Coop offers a wide variety of study groups, clubs and activities designed by members and led by parents and youth. Programming is dynamic and changes each Coop session as families develop new topics to meet the changing interests of their Coop Day.

    For more information about Coop, see the Coop section.

    Interested in joining a Coop day? Contact us.

    • January 29, 2019
    • June 07, 2019
    • 34 sessions
    Register

    Content

    This course will cover the foundations of grammar needed for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The small-group format will provide lots of opportunities to practice speaking. 

    This is a continuation of Spanish 2a. We will continue to expand our vocabulary and grammar including preterite irregulars, the imperfect tense, and commands. To join this class mid-year, you should have previous Spanish experience. Please contact the instructor if you're interested. 


    Schedule

    Friday class sessions will be held at Voyagers from 12:00 to 1:30.
    Tuesday class sessions will be held online from 3:30 to 5:00.


    This is the second half of a 2-semester Spanish 2 class. The cost of each semester is $350.


    Expectations

    This is a serious, high-school level course. Recommended age: 13+.

    Expect about 3-4 hours of homework a week.  Assessments will be classroom participation, vocabulary quizzes, and unit exams.   


    Prerequisites

    Student should have a solid grasp of verb conjugations in the present tense (regular, stem-changing, irregular tener, venir, dar, hacer, ver, gustar, ser/estar), affirmative tú commands, subject and direct object pronouns, possessive adjectives, adjective agreement, comparatives, ordinal numbers.  A good base vocabulary including numbers (incl. date/time formats), foods, clothing, classroom and household items, places, transportation, body parts, adjectives for mood, personality, color, size, etc.

    If you did not take Spanish 2a at Voyagers this Fall, please contact the instructor, Erin Heinold, regarding placement in the correct level of Spanish.


    Materials

    Materials fee: $35, which will include ¡Avancemos! 2 online content, Cuaderno práctica por niveles.  

    The materials fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.


    About the Instructor

    Erin started learning languages very young at home, eventually studying Spanish and German at UMass Amherst.  She has spent periods of her life living in Germany, Mexico, and Spain which has given her full fluent proficiency as well as authentic accents in both languages.  

    Erin homeschooled her own children through high school which was when she found her  passion for teaching language.  She began by teaching Spanish to small homeschool groups with her own kids as part of the class almost 10 years ago, and has been teaching classes and tutoring in Spanish, German, and English LA ever since.  

    Erin has always had a penchant for collecting curricula which approach teaching from numerous angles and for a variety of learning styles.  This has made her teaching style extremely versatile and adaptive to the needs of the kids in her classes with great results.


    Dropping off your teen or staying at Voyagers

    Our Friday Resource Center classes allow drop-off for specific classes taken à la carte. This is not a staffed drop-off program or hang-out time for teens. In addition to the instructors leading classes, a volunteer chaperone will be present in the common areas at Voyagers during the Resource Center classes and the breaks in between classes. Teens registered for multiple classes may stay at Voyagers between classes; they are expected to wait quietly in the common areas. Any teen who is disruptive may lose the privilege of staying at Voyagers between classes.

    Parents are welcome to wait in the common areas at Voyagers while their teens are in their classes. We ask that you and any accompanying children show respect for our neighbors by keeping the noise level down. Please clean up after yourself. We do not have a paid cleaning crew. Please leave our space as you found it, which includes not leaving dirty dishes or food items.

    Our volunteer chaperones enable us to offer the option of dropping teens off at these programs, and we appreciate the service they provide. As a volunteer-run organization with no staff, we are not able to offer this option without the contributions of parent volunteers.

    Please plan to volunteer as a chaperone a few times throughout the semester. 


    Contact

    For information regarding content, contact the instructor, Erin Heinold.
    For logistical questions and chaperone sign-up, contact RCdirector@voyagersinc.org
    • January 30, 2019
    • May 08, 2019
    • 13 sessions

    Members only coop. 

    At Coop families gather each week to learn, share our knowledge and interests, and have fun. Members attend on the same weekday for the entire 13–week fall or spring session.

    Coop families collaborate to create programs that satisfy the interests of that day’s community. Along the way, children, teens, and adults cultivate deep friendships, many of which extend beyond our building’s walls. Voyagers Coop offers a wide variety of study groups, clubs and activities designed by members and led by parents and youth. Programming is dynamic and changes each Coop session as families develop new topics to meet the changing interests of their Coop Day.

    For more information about Coop, see the Coop section of the website.

    Interested in joining a coop day? Contact us!

    • January 31, 2019
    • May 09, 2019
    • 13 sessions

    Thursday Coop Members Only.

    At Coop families gather each week to learn, share our knowledge and interests, and have fun. Members attend on the same weekday for the entire 13–week fall or spring session.

    Coop families collaborate to create programs that satisfy the interests of that day’s community. Along the way, children, teens, and adults cultivate deep friendships, many of which extend beyond our building’s walls. Voyagers Coop offers a wide variety of study groups, clubs and activities designed by members and led by parents and youth. Programming is dynamic and changes each Coop session as families develop new topics to meet the changing interests of their Coop Day.

    For more information about Coop, see the Coop section of the website.

    Interested in joining a coop day? Contact us!

    • February 08, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Voyagers

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    INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

    Bonjour! Aloha! Ahlan wa sahlan!

    This class is an introduction to language.

    We will begin by reading the book A Man Without Words by Susan Schaller, an account of a deaf man raised in a small village in Guatemala who was 27 years old before he realized language existed, and that humans could use it to communicate. The book, written by his teacher, explores how we acquire language and the incredible obstacles humans would face in organizing their lives and thoughts without relying on language.

    From there we will look at classic themes in introductory linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. We will watch a Star Trek episode about a culture that can only communicate in metaphor, spend a week studying how “politeness” works in different languages (hint: it’s more nuanced in Japanese than English), and study invented languages like Esperanto, Elvish, Klingon, and computer languages. We will also study animal communication systems, “endangered” languages, memes, emoticons, “chat-speak,” the historical relationship between different languages (like Hebrew + Arabic, French + Italian, and German + English), and the different ways different languages approach scripts and grammar. We’ll also ask what differentiates a “dialect” from a “language” — one definition is that a language has an army behind it — and look at why the United States has historically resisted the call to make English its official national language.

    This course will utilize materials from the Coursera MOOC “Miracles of Human Language: Introduction to Linguistics.” Students may wish to co-enroll in that course for free, but this is not required. Note that the Rise Out course is twice as long (12 weeks vs. 6 weeks) and contains many materials not included in the Coursera course.

    If you have already studied a foreign language, great! We encourage you to use examples from your study to contribute to this class. If you have NOTstudied a foreign language yet, even better! This is an ideal class to take before you choose which language(s) you want to pursue, and will help you make sense of all the weird and wonderful ways that foreign languages differ.

    Instructor: Laura Fokkena


    DETAILS:

    Suggested age range: 13+

    Outside work: 60-90 minutes of reading and video homework per week. All materials are provided online. Students will be asked to take out a free account on Duolingo and experiment with learning one or more languages at the elementary level.

    When & where: Fridays at Voyagers in Chelmsford (directions) from 11:00-12:00, Feb. 8-May 10, 2019. No class Feb. 22 or Apr. 19.

    Fee: $200 for the semester, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10. $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need.  (Waivers and payment plan information.)


    REGISTER

    • February 08, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Voyagers

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    BIG HISTORY 2


    Big History 2

    The Big History Project is a social studies course that spans 13.8 billion years. It weaves insights from many disciplines to form a single story that helps us better understand people, civilizations, and how we are connected to everything around us.

    Rise Out has adapted this curriculum into a three-semester format suitable for homeschoolers. In this second semester we will cover the 5th and 6th thresholds of “big history”:

    5. Life on Earth
    6. Collective Learning

    Later semesters will cover the the modern revolution and speculations about “deep future.”

    Although taught as a history course, the first half of this class can be considered an introductory biology class. It’s ideal for students who are more interested in history than math, and are searching for a science class that approaches scientific topics from a philosophical perspective. (It’s also good for students more interested in science than history, and are searching for a history class about science!)

    This is an ambitious course that will have at least 3 hours of homework every week, including writing assignments and a semester-long timeline project that you do at home. You also have the option of taking this course for a grade. Taking it for a grade is not required, but we’re offering this option because some parents have requested more ways to show colleges that their students’ work has passed independent assessment.

    This is an exciting class that we’ve spent over a year developing. It combines art, archaeology, philosophy, biology, astronomy, history, geology, and other disciplines to answer the question: “How did we get here?”

    For more information about The Big History Project and the curriculum we will be using, see David Christian’s TED Talk or visit The Big History Project web page.

    NOTE: This second-semester class assumes you have taken the first semester of Big History, covering thresholds 1-4. If not, you can still enroll, but you’ll be asked to do an extra module before class begins to familiarize yourself with the topics and the format.

    Instructor: Laura Fokkena

    Grading Assessment: Heidi Sandler and Janee Ronca


    DETAILS:

    Suggested age range: 13+

    Outside work: 3+ hours of homework per week. All materials are provided online. Students will need an internet connection and access to a computer or laptop with a keyboard and reasonable screen size. The course can be accessed by a smart phone but the readings have not been adapted for small screens and the writing assignments require a keyboard.

    When & where: Fridays at Voyagers in Chelmsford (directions) from 12:30-1:30, Feb. 8-May 10, 2019. No class Feb. 22 or Apr. 19.

    Fee: $250 for the semester, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10. There will be one required $2.99 YouTube movie rental midway through the semester. Please read our media policy. $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need.  (Waivers and payment plan information.)


    REGISTER

    • February 08, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • Voyagers

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    Global Inequality

    Who makes our T-shirts and our cell phones? What happens to those items once we donate them or throw them out? Why is a teenage girl in Cambodia paid 25 cents to sew a piece of clothing that will sell for over 50 dollars in the United States or Norway?

    Just three hundred years ago, the world was not a vastly unequal place. Some countries were wealthier than others, and people in cities usually fared better than people in villages, but we did not see the wide gaps in health, wealth, education, and life expectancy between “the West” and “the rest.” Today those gaps are so pronounced we can hardly imagine a world where they did not exist. But how did it come to be this way? And what impact does living in such an unequal world have on both the “haves” and the “have-nots”?

    This class is an introduction to globalization and global sociology. We’ll study the history of globalization post-1492 and then look at many facets of modern-day globalization including foreign aid and foreign debt, immigration, climate change, and the ethics of tourism, with a special focus on the internationalization of the computer and garment industries.

    This course will utilize materials from the following EdX MOOCs: Global Sociology, Global Inequality, Global Social Change, and Globalization: Past and Future. Students may wish to co-enroll in those courses for free, but this is not required. Note that the Rise Out course contains materials not included in the EdX courses and has been adapted for high school students who have not previously studied sociology or economics.

    Instructor: Laura Fokkena

    DETAILS:

    Suggested age range: 13+

    Outside work: 1-2 hours of reading and video homework per week.

    When & where: Fridays at Voyagers in Chelmsford (directions) from 1:30-2:30, Feb. 8-May 10, 2019. No class Feb. 22 or Apr. 19.

    Fee: $200 for the semester, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10. There will be at least one required $2.99 YouTube movie rental. Please read our media policy. $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need.  (Waivers and payment plan information.)


    REGISTER

    • February 08, 2019
    • May 03, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    • 2
    Register

    In this workshop, young people learn valuable skills including:

    • Evaluating their own speaking ability
    • Preparing and giving speeches
    • Giving impromptu talks
    • Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
    • Giving constructive feedback and more

    We will meet in person on Fridays at Voyagers from 2:45pm to 4:15pm. (See dates for specifics.) 

    Participants will need to practice their speeches and get feedback outside of class meetings. This can be done in person or virtually via Skype or similar technology.


    Ages 13+

    FREE for Voyagers Members


    This workshop is a partnership between Voyagers and Lee Guerette of Nashua's Merrimasters Toastmasters Club.

    The workshop will follow the Youth Leadership Program curriculum developed by Toastmasters International.

    • February 15, 2019
    • May 17, 2019
    • 12 sessions
    Register

    English Grammar and Mechanics

    The class will cover Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses, and Types of Sentences and how to punctuate them.  I will use both Michael Clay Thompson and Easy Grammar materials to cover these topics.


    Dropping off your teen or staying at Voyagers

    Our Friday Resource Center classes allow drop-off for specific classes. This is not a staffed drop-off program or hang-out time for teens. In addition to the instructors leading classes, a volunteer chaperone will be present in the common areas at Voyagers during the Resource Center classes and the breaks in between classes. Teens registered for multiple classes may stay at Voyagers between classes; they are expected to wait quietly in the common areas. Any teen who is disruptive may lose the privilege of staying at Voyagers between classes.

    Parents are welcome to wait in the common areas at Voyagers while their teens are in their classes. We ask that you and any accompanying children show respect for our neighbors by keeping the noise level down. Please clean up after yourself. We do not have a paid cleaning crew. Please leave our space as you found it, which includes not leaving dirty dishes or food items.

    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."

    As a volunteer-run organization with no staff, we are not able to offer this option without the contributions of parent volunteers.


    About the instructor

    Erin homeschooled her own children through high school which was when she found her  passion for teaching language.  She began by teaching Spanish to small homeschool groups with her own kids as part of the class almost 10 years ago, and has been teaching classes and tutoring in Spanish, German, and English LA ever since.  

    Erin has always had a penchant for collecting curricula which approach teaching from numerous angles and for a variety of learning styles.  This has made her teaching style extremely versatile and adaptive to the needs of the kids in her classes with great results.


    Contact

    For information regarding content, contact the instructor, Erin Heinold.
    For logistical questions, contact the Resource Center Director.
    • March 01, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 10 sessions
    Register

    A Capella Class

    The first class meeting will be a FREE informational/trial session! Join us on Friday, March 1st from 10-11am.  


    Course Description 

    Want to learn how to sing a cappella music? Come join

    Manoj Padki as he teaches how to make music without any instruments! In this class, we will learn to sing together as a group, such as musical rounds, barbershop tags and 3- and 4-part songs.

    Students of all ages are welcome. The only prerequisite is the ability to hold your own part against your neighbor singing a different part.

    This class requires 6 students to run, so tell your friends!

    When Fridays 10am - 11am

    Fees    $100 member / $110 nonmember

    Instructor  Manoj Padki

    About the Instructor 

    Manoj Padki sings baritone with the Fireside Quartet, winners of the 2017 Boston Harmony Sweepstakes. He is an arranger an arranger and a coach, and is a 30-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. He currently directs two mixed a cappella ensembles, and also teaches singing rounds workshops in local adult education centers. Manoj and his family live in Berlin, MA, and have been long term unschoolers. They were members of Voyagers for several years.

    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."




    • March 15, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    Register

    Math club is a fun and social activity for middle and high school age students interested in learning math. Participants will work to develop intuitive thinking skills and learn new types of math beyond the basics. Students will also apply math learned elsewhere to fun and challenging problems with an eye toward thinking of math as creative enjoyable experience. Math club is a great way to meet others interested in the subject, and peek behind the curtain to see types of math other than algebra and calculus. Topics will vary depending on the interests of the group and where natural inquiry takes us.

    Participants should be roughly middle and high school aged, though exceptions will be made based on interest and ability. We never want to turn away a fellow math enthusiast, but we don't want to put them in over their heads and have them lose their love of the subject either!

    FREE for members/ $5 per session for nonmembers

    • March 16, 2019
    • April 06, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • 19
    Register

    Mad Scientists' Workshops: Chemistry 

    This is a series of weekly 90-minute workshops that allow students in grades K-8 to conduct their own hands-on experiments in different fields of science and engineering. Activities feature high-quality microscopes, fossils, chemistry supplies, minerals, electronics, planetary globes, ancient artifacts, optical components, and other supplies. No prior knowledge is required.

    Mar 16: Color Chemistry

    Mar 23: Luminescent Chemistry

    Mar 30: Thermal Chemistry

    Apr 6: Polymer Chemistry

    When: Saturdays 10:30 pm - Noon
    Instructor: Dr. Todd H. Rider (thor@riderinstitute.org)


    For more details, see Syllabus here.


    Drop-Off "Chaperones"

    In order to ensure safety, we require that at least one additional adult remain on site when this program is in session. We will need parents to take turns in this role, which will entail: allowing us to run a CORI check, helping with any emergency situation that may arise, and remaining on site until all children and teens have been picked up. Please plan to sign up for one or two weeks as the designated "chaperone."


    About the Instructor

    Dr. Todd H. Rider received his Ph.D. from MIT, and his research has been featured in magazines ranging from Science to Time and on TV programs from NBC’s Nightly News to BBC’s Horizon. In biology research, he invented and developed the CANARY sensor, which uses genetically engineered white blood cells to rapidly identify bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. Dr. Rider also invented the DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics and demonstrated that they are safe and effective against 18 different viruses in cells and 4 viruses in mice. In physics research, he discovered fundamental physical limitations on nuclear fusion reactors, analyzed antimatter rocket engines, and demonstrated methods to combine numerous laser beams to form more powerful laser beams. He created the K-12 Science on Saturday program at MIT and has over 25 years of experience teaching biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, engineering, and archaeology courses to students at all levels. He is currently working on his plan for world domination.

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    • March 22, 2019
    • May 10, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    Register

    Magic the Gathering Fridays

    Open to the Homeschooling Community!

    • Casual Tabletop
    • All Cards Legal
    • No Fee

    RSVP Required, Teens only

    FREE for Members/ $3 per session for Nonmembers

    • April 05, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Register

    Tweens (ages 11 to 13) will be welcome to play games and socialize.

    Come to the last tween First Friday of the year.   We will be painting on canvas with plenty of time to hang out too.  Hope to see you!!!

    Fee: $5

    Pizza will be available for $2 per slice.

    This event is open to the homeschooling community. 

     This is not a drop-off event. A responsible adult must stay with children.


    • April 06, 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • 27
    Register

    It's time for another TEEN EVENT!

     Voyagers Spring Fling is Saturday, April 6, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


    Join us for this years Spring Fling, a masquerade ball. Costumes are appreciated, not required.

    We will be serving hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and have a dessert buffet. Dance, mingle or game the night away.

    Open to all teens in the homeschool community. Hope to see you there!

    RSVP Required by April 2, 2019. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

    • Ticket prices are $10 for Voyagers members, $12.50 for non-Voyagers members. 
    • Hors d'oeuvres & dessert buffet are included in the ticket price.
    • Ages 12-17
    Spread the word! All teen homeschoolers & friends
    of homeschoolers are invited.


    Two forms, Voyagers Waiver and Code of Conduct, are required in order to attend teen events at Voyagers.

    Teens may print these out and have a parent sign them at home, or fill them with a parent upon arrival. 

    Forms are required only once a year – we renew them every September. You can find the forms at https://voyagersinc.org/Teen-Tween


    These are teen-driven, parent-supported events. Teens do much of the work, from setup and cleanup to DJing and running the lights and parents chaperone these events.  Please consider helping out with the event! 

    Please sign up to volunteer or chaperone here.

    Email teenevents@voyagersinc.org if you have questions or comments.


    • April 14, 2019
    • April 16, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    Register

    www.ModernHomeschoolingConference.com

    Modern Homeschooling Conference

    Sunday April 14th, 2019       1 pm - 6 pm

    Monday April 15th, 2019      10am - 6pm

    Tuesday April 16th, 2019      10am - 6pm 

    View the schedule


     Curriculum "Petting Zoo"  Door Prize Drawings

    Kids Activities

    Panels

    Presentations

     

    Workshops

    Networking

    Curriculum Raffles

    Ed Plan / Progress Report Sharing

      Parent Discussion Sessions

    Learning Resource Fair (Curriculum Sale)

    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    RATES 

    Registration rates are for all 3 days! Come and go as you please.


    Advance Registration Rates*:  

    Members           $15 per individual      $45 max. per family

    Nonmembers    $20 per individual     $60 max. per family   

    *Advance registration online. Nonmembers must pay online at time of registration; Voyagers members may pay online, or submit cash/check after registering.   

    Walk-In Registration Rates:  CASH OR CHECK ONLY

    Members           $20 per individual      $60 max. per family 

    Nonmembers    $25 per individual      $75 max. per family

            


    • April 27, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Voyagers
    Register

    Come take a closer look!

    • You will have an opportunity to tour our space and meet with our families.

    • We’ll spend some time sharing about who we are and what we have to offer and answering your questions.

    We invite you to come and learn more about Voyagers and explore the idea of joining our community!

    We are located at 66 Princeton St., North Chelmsford, MA. Use the Chelmsford Mills Entrance and parking lot.

    Registration appreciated but not required.



    • April 30, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Flatbread Pizza Co, 213 Burlington Road, Bedford MA
    Register

    Join us at Flatbread Pizza in Bedford!

    We look forward to seeing you!

Past events

March 16, 2019 March Teen Social Event
March 16, 2019 Science Fair
March 13, 2019 National Latin Exam
March 01, 2019 Tween Social Event: Paint Night
March 01, 2019 2019 National Mythology Exam
February 24, 2019 Mock Valentine's Day Teen Dance
February 16, 2019 Cocoa House - Evening of Creativity
February 02, 2019 Game Day CANCELLED
February 02, 2019 Mad Scientists' Workshop: Archaeology & Ancient Inscriptions
February 01, 2019 Tween Social Event 2/1 CANCELLED
January 18, 2019 Winter Not-So-Formal Teen Dance
January 11, 2019 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
January 05, 2019 Open House
December 15, 2018 Cocoa House - Evening of Creativity
December 07, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
December 04, 2018 Open House
December 01, 2018 All Ages Family Game Day
November 26, 2018 MCC Dual Enrollment Presentation
November 17, 2018 All Ages Family Game Day
November 17, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Physics
November 16, 2018 MOEMS Math Olympiads
November 03, 2018 Game Day
November 02, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
October 20, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Earth Science
October 05, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
September 21, 2018 Music Appreciation and Social Gaming
September 21, 2018 Game Design
September 21, 2018 Algebra 1.5
September 21, 2018 Spanish 1a
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: 1492
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: Big History
September 21, 2018 Spanish 2a
September 21, 2018 Rise Out: The Enlightenment Revolutions
September 21, 2018 Academic Writing Workshop
September 20, 2018 Mock Trial Team
September 20, 2018 Thursday Coop
September 19, 2018 Wednesday Coop
September 18, 2018 Tuesday Coop
September 17, 2018 Chemistry
September 17, 2018 Human Anatomy and Physiology
September 15, 2018 Biotechnology
September 15, 2018 Mad Scientists' Workshops: Biology
September 07, 2018 Tween Social Events: First Fun Fridays
August 14, 2018 Open House
July 27, 2018 Game Day and Open House
June 25, 2018 Filmmaking Class
June 22, 2018 Game Day and Open House
June 17, 2018 SENG Parent Group
June 15, 2018 Learning Resources Fair
June 12, 2018 Learning Resources Fair Intake
June 01, 2018 Friday ILC Open House
May 20, 2018 Homeschooling Young People with Learning Differences
May 19, 2018 Spring Fling Teen Event
May 15, 2018 Late Spring Mini Coop
May 15, 2018 Tuesday Coop Open House
May 11, 2018 Friday ILC Open House
May 09, 2018 Wednesday Coop Open House
May 07, 2018 Monday ILC Open House
May 03, 2018 MCC Dual Enrollment Presentation
May 01, 2018 Fall Membership Registration Opens
April 26, 2018 Thursday Coop Open House
April 24, 2018 Tuesday Coop Visit Day
April 20, 2018 Teen Dance
April 16, 2018 Spring Break
April 07, 2018 Cocoa House
April 04, 2018 MSPCA guest speaker
March 28, 2018 guest speaker: Colleen Garry
March 27, 2018 Tuesday Coop Visit Day
March 24, 2018 Teen Dance
March 21, 2018 Board Meeting
March 14, 2018 2018 National Latin Exam
February 28, 2018 Wednesday Coop Visit Day
February 27, 2018 2018 National Mythology Exam
February 24, 2018 My Cup Ranneth Over
February 23, 2018 Teen Dance
February 21, 2018 Game Day
February 19, 2018 February Break
February 09, 2018 Resource Center Programs
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: Coming of Age
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: Climate Justice
February 02, 2018 Rise Out: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
January 30, 2018 Filmmaking for Middle School Students, ages 10-14
January 26, 2018 Biology
January 26, 2018 Earth Science
January 25, 2018 Thursday Coop
January 24, 2018 Latin 2
January 24, 2018 Wednesday Coop
January 24, 2018 Latin 1
January 24, 2018 ILC
January 23, 2018 Prep Course for 2018 National Mythology Exam
January 23, 2018 Tuesday Coop
January 22, 2018 ILC
January 22, 2018 ILC Visiting Day
January 22, 2018 Spring Term Begins
January 15, 2018 ILC Visiting Day
January 10, 2018 Winterfest
December 16, 2017 Fall Term Ends
December 08, 2017 Oak Meadow Independent Learning Information Session
December 07, 2017 Thursday Coop Visit Day
December 02, 2017 Cocoa House
December 01, 2017 ILC Visiting Day
November 20, 2017 Thanksgiving Break
November 17, 2017 MCC Presentation
November 14, 2017 AMC 8
November 14, 2017 Open House
November 04, 2017 Halloween Teen Social
October 30, 2017 Visiting Day at the Independent Learning Center
October 25, 2017 Open House
September 22, 2017 Resource Center Programs
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: Dystopian Literature
September 15, 2017 Biology
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: The Cold War
September 15, 2017 Rise Out: Witch Hunt
September 15, 2017 Environmental Science: Creating More Sustainable Cities
September 15, 2017 Earth Science
September 14, 2017 Mock Trial Team
September 14, 2017 Thursday Coop
September 13, 2017 Wednesday Coop
September 13, 2017 ILC
September 12, 2017 Tuesday Coop
September 12, 2017 Start of Fall Coop Session
September 11, 2017 ILC
September 08, 2017 Information Session for Voyagers Fall Programs
September 08, 2017 Bystander Training for Teens
August 29, 2017 Independent Learning Center Informational Session and Meetup
August 18, 2017 Independent Learning Center Informational Session and Meetup
August 13, 2017 DIY Ice Cream Social and Homeschooling Info Session
August 10, 2017 MCC Presentation
July 26, 2017 Open House and All the World's A Stage Players
June 23, 2017 Open House and Game Night
June 09, 2017 Learning Resources Fair
June 06, 2017 Learning Resources Fair Drop-Off
May 24, 2017 Open House
May 23, 2017 Early Summer Coop
May 12, 2017 Spring Sprouts
May 06, 2017 Mediterranean Nights: Teen Formal
May 05, 2017 No Drop-In May 5th
May 04, 2017 MCC Presentation
May 01, 2017 Last Week of Coop
April 28, 2017 Fold and Fly: Origami Rockets and Paper Airplanes
April 21, 2017 No Drop-In on Friday. Come to our Springfest and Open House April 20 instead!
April 20, 2017 Springfest and Open House
April 17, 2017 April Break
April 14, 2017 Life-Sized Self-Portraits
April 10, 2017 Chemistry SAT prep course
April 07, 2017 Torsion Drums
March 31, 2017 Open House
March 31, 2017 Clay Fun
March 26, 2017 SENG Model Parent Group
March 24, 2017 Gym Games
March 17, 2017 Yeast Fun
March 15, 2017 National Latin Exam
March 11, 2017 Parenting Your Intellectually Curious Child: an event for the entire family
March 10, 2017 Drop In Cancelled Today due to illness
March 03, 2017 Teen Event
March 03, 2017 Density Columns -- the Magic of Layering Liquids
March 01, 2017 National Mythology Exam
February 24, 2017 No Drop In February 24
February 20, 2017 February Break
February 17, 2017 Quilt Geometry
February 10, 2017 Valentine's Day Teen Event
February 10, 2017 3-D Valentine's Cards
February 07, 2017 AMC 10/12
February 03, 2017 Rise Out: Youth Participatory Action Research
February 03, 2017 Rise Out: Serial
February 03, 2017 Duct Tape Projects
January 27, 2017 Physics
January 27, 2017 Resource Center Fridays: Let The Games Begin!
January 24, 2017 Start of Spring Term
January 12, 2017 Winterfest and Open House
January 01, 2017 Drop-Ins are on break. Please join us for Winterfest on January 12 and check back for details on upcoming Drop-Ins.
December 16, 2016 Author Visit and Dissecting Owl Pellets
December 16, 2016 Fall Term Ends
December 11, 2016 Magic The Gathering
December 10, 2016 Teen Event
December 09, 2016 Paper Crafts
December 02, 2016 Potato Printing
November 21, 2016 Thanksgiving Break
November 18, 2016 MOEMS Math Olympiads
November 18, 2016 Thanksgiving Treats
November 15, 2016 AMC 8
November 13, 2016 Open House
November 11, 2016 Puzzles and Patterns
November 09, 2016 Presentation on Dual Enrollment at Middlesex Community College
November 04, 2016 Meditation/Galaxy Jar
October 29, 2016 Halloween Bash for Teens
October 28, 2016 Play with your Food! Halloween Fun!
October 21, 2016 Tabletop Games
October 14, 2016 Build a Greek Temple and Discover the Strength of Columns
October 07, 2016 Card Games Anyone?
October 07, 2016 Mock Trial Team
September 30, 2016 Crochet or Croquet?
September 23, 2016 Physics!
September 23, 2016 Games, Cerebral and Silly: Chess & Balloon Badminton
September 17, 2016 Teen Event
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: Youth Participatory Action Research
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: Understanding 9-11
September 16, 2016 Neighborhood Photo Scavenger Hunt
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: 20th Century German History: A Film Group
September 16, 2016 Rise Out: German Language
September 14, 2016 Introduction to Latin
September 12, 2016 Start of Fall Coop Session
September 09, 2016 Stop by to Chat and Learning Resources Fair Clearance Sale
August 30, 2016 Resource Center Drop-In

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