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This information is from WPA's previous conference. Our 32nd Annual Home Education Conference will be held on May 1-2, 2015, at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Workshops for Parents and Kids

Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.

F-10 Exploring the Medieval Period and Armor

Rodger Menchaca and Family (Family Activity Workshop)

Come all thee to thy workshop. Travel back from this day to the Middle Ages where you will learn about the feudal system, a pillory, chain mail, and how armor changed throughout the Middle Ages. Hold a real gauntlet, feel the weight of a shield, and more.

F-11 Friday Night Family Games

The Petersen Family (Family Activity Workshop)

Join a group of homeschooling families to play Apples to Apples and other easy to learn family games. A great way to kick off the conference making friends and having fun! Families are also welcome to bring their own favorite games to share during this informal, fun time.

B-17 Introduction to Taekwondo, a Korean Martial Art

Kim, Mark and Dylan Regnitz (Family Activity Workshop)

Have fun while developing core strength, flexibility, balance, and focused awareness with Taekwondo. Warm up safely and learn basic kicks and punches on Shield Bags. Hear about the art of Taekwondo and learn a few Korean words. See board breaking and sparring demonstrated. For the whole family and every fitness level. Wear loose fitting clothes and plan to be barefoot. Ages 8 to adult. Limit 35. Also D-13.

C-1 Exploring Nature Together as a Family

Sierra Muñoz, Aldo Leopold Nature Center (Family Activity Workshop)

Wondering how to get your kids and yourself more connected to nature? Here’s a great opportunity for both kids and parents to learn to use all your senses to explore objects from nature. Start your own nature journal that you can use to explore your own backyard or local park. Meet some creepy critters and learn about cool resources and citizen science projects for the whole family. Presenter is also an exhibitor.

C-14 An Introduction to the Art, Scientific Work, and Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci

Rhea Sprecher (Family Activity Workshop)

See a slide show and video clips about the life, art, and inventions of da Vinci set in the context of the times in which he lived. All ages welcome.

D-10 Birds of Prey Basics

Rex Runke (Family Activity Workshop)

Come and learn about birds of prey, their anatomy and behaviors and their role in our environment. Meet one or two live representatives of the bird species.

D-13 Introduction to Taekwondo, a Korean Martial Art

Kim, Mark and Dylan Regnitz (Family Activity Workshop)

See B-17.

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To help you choose workshops, click on a category that interests you and look over the list. Remember that these lists are only suggestions. We strongly recommend that you review the entire list of workshops to find the ones that suit you best.

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