March Field Trip: Trinity River Audubon

Trinity River Audubon Center
Students will explore the three ecosystems unique to Trinity River Audubon Center: forest, prairie, and river during a hike. Students will have the opportunity to use their senses to discover the world around them, meet an animal up close, and learn about pond life. They will use the scientific method to determine water quality based on the types of macro-invertebrates found in our pond and study animal adaptations unique to North Texas wildlife. Curriculum includes a lesson on river geology using our erosion demo table; data collection, creation of a dichotomous key for select bird species, and evaluation of the consequences of natural disasters on food webs. 
Monday, March 20th.
Field trips are open to current SELAH members only.  Contact selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

February Field Trip #2: George Bush Presidential Library

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Explore the major events of George W. Bush’s presidency, from the 2000 campaign and election, through the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath, to key legislation passed during his administration. The exhibits include interactive features, such as a scale replica of the Oval Office and the Decision Points Theater, where you decide how to handle crises such as Hurricane Katrina and the war in Iraq.
Plan to spend around two hours in the exhibits.
The museum is appropriate for all ages, but it will be of most interest to school-age children and teens.
February 27, 2017
Adults – $10
Students – free  K-12th
Students must have a ticket to keep track of attendance!
SELAH field trips are open to current SELAH members only.
Contact selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

February Field Trip #1: Dallas World Aquarium

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The new date for this field trip is February 8, 2017.

We will be heading downtown to the Dallas World Aquarium for a fun time learning about the different animals, both marine and land, that they have on exhibit. Their exhibits are unique and the different floors are beautiful and immersive.
The field trip will be self guided, so we will be escorted into the aquarium and then each family can choose their own starting point and venture through the aquarium at their own pace.
There are feedings and talks held throughout the afternoon that include
2:00 pm – Continental Shelf Dive (Aquarium)
2:30 pm – Jaguar Conservation Talk (Mundo Maya)
3:00 pm – Otters (Orinoco)
4:00 pm – Penguins
4:30 pm – Sharks (upper and lower levels Mundo Maya)
**There is no food allowed in the facility and they do not have any picnic areas available, although they do have a restaurant in the aquarium itself.
Tickets are $8/person (age 2+) and are available in the SELAH store.
SELAH field trips are open to current members only.  Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.

February Mom2Mom

Join us Monday, February 6th at 7:00pm as we welcome guest speaker, Lea Ann Garfius!  Lea Ann is a local veteran homeschooling mother and author of the book Rocking Ordinary…Holding It Together with Extraordinary Grace.  She brings a message of encouragement, of how you can be extraordinary in your ordinary every day.

About Lea Ann:

Lea Ann Garfias believes there is enough coffee in the world to make even dreadful Thursdays possible. As a ministry leader and homeschool writer, she helps ordinary moms realize their extraordinary influence. When she’s not homeschooling her four children, directing her church choir, or performing the violin, she’s passed out asleep. She and her husband David are raising their four children in the Dallas area.  You can read more about Lea Ann here.

Contact selahleadership@yahoo.com for more details.

SELAH Clubs 2016-2017

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There are several active groups hosted by SELAH parents this year!

Little Buddies has been revived and is meeting twice a month at local parks.  This is a group for families with kids age 7 and under.

Girls Card Making Club meets once/month to make cards.  For girls age 9 and above.

SELAH Dads meets once per month at a local restaurant.  All SELAH Dads are welcome!

Special Moms meets once a month, usually for coffee on a Saturday morning.  This group is for moms who have children with special needs.

Mentoring Moms meets once/month.  This group is for moms in their 1st or 2nd year of homeschooling.

If you are interested in more information about any of these groups, email selahleadership@yahoo.com

January Field Trip #2: Dallas World Aquarium

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We will be heading downtown to the Dallas World Aquarium for a fun time learning about the different animals, both marine and land, that they have on exhibit. Their exhibits are unique and the different floors are beautiful and immersive.
The field trip will be self guided, so we will be escorted into the aquarium and then each family can choose their own starting point and venture through the aquarium at their own pace.
There are feedings and talks held throughout the afternoon that include
2:00 pm – Continental Shelf Dive (Aquarium)
2:30 pm – Jaguar Conservation Talk (Mundo Maya)
3:00 pm – Otters (Orinoco)
4:00 pm – Penguins
4:30 pm – Sharks (upper and lower levels Mundo Maya)
**There is no food allowed in the facility and they do not have any picnic areas available, although they do have a restaurant in the aquarium itself.
Tickets are $8/person (age 2+) and are available in the SELAH store.
SELAH field trips are open to current members only.  Email selahleadership@yahoo.com for more information.