Discover the World!
Family Geography Expo at the
Berkshire Athenaeum on April 5th
Learn about international cultures together as a family by participating in the annual Geography Expo, hosted at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA, sponsored by the 4-H Earth Stars Club and the Berkshire County Homeschool Community. The event gives kids the chance to delve into learning about a country and then share what they’ve learned about the culture, customs, etc. of the place with the community.
Students are asked to sign up for a country in advance (to avoid duplication). Then, they’ll create a display that works as a learning tool for visitors to the expo. Visitors will be able to “tour the world” and visit the display for each country. Kids can offer samples of traditional foods, play music from their country, or let visitors examine objects that they’ve collected from their country.
Visitors will also be given a paper passport where they can collect stamps from each country they visit- students can create their own stamp, sticker, or other marker to represent their country!
The expo is a fantastic learning opportunity for kids, no matter whether they are participating or just visiting. Students representing countries will, obviously, learn all about their country- from the activity they can learn to appreciate and respect cultural differences. Students visiting the expo can discover countries worldwide, learning about the global geography, world languages, cultural differences, food and more!
The event is an excellent supplement to the studies of geography, history, and culture that kids get in school. The Geography Expo takes place on Thursday, April 5th from 5-7pm at the Bekshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield, MA and is sponsored by the 4-H Earth Stars Club and the Berkshire County Homeschool Community. To sign up as a participant, or for more information, contact organizer Teresa O’Brient: email@example.com, 413-298-0099.
[Photo credit: (ccl) Woodley Wonder Works]