Family Geography Expo Open to All!

Discover the World!
Family Geography Expo at the
Berkshire Athenaeum on April 5th

Geography Expo at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield on Thursday, April 5th. Sign up to participate or just come visit. Students visiting the expo can discover countries worldwide, learning about the global geography, world languages, cultural differences, food and more!

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: berkshierra@aol.com, 413-298-0099.

[Photo credit: (ccl) Woodley Wonder Works]

Homeschool 2nd Annual Geography Expo in Stockbridge, MA

Elaine Cal writes:

Hello All,

It’s coming soon… The 2nd Annual Geography Expo !! This FREE event will be held on Wednesday November 18th from 6-8PM in the Gym at the Old Plain School (now the Town Offices) in Stockbridge, MA. This event is sponsored by the Stockbridge Library and the BCHC Berkshire County Homeschool Community. All are welcome!!

What is a Geography Expo?

It sort of looks like a science fair for Geography. You will be able to visit many countries, meet exchange students, and be introduced to their customs, food, books and more.

Exchange students, Homeschool, Public and Private School Students will display information about a country on a poster board and table. Visitors that come to see the Geo Expo are given blank passports. They go around the gym visiting all the different countries represented and get their passport stamped. They can learn the general info about a country and write these facts in their passport. Sometimes, there are delicacies to taste. It’s super fun and a highly engaging way to learn about Geography and meet new friends.

So, come join the fun as a traveling visitor or choose a country to display. It’s fun to study Geography!! Make a simple display with facts such as the Capital City, Chief Export, Population, how to say hello, etc… You can bring articles from the country, dress up, bring native food, books, games or photos or pictures of the country. Have fun and be creative with your learning and display. (One hint: If you tape your facts and photos to the poster board instead of gluing them, you can remove the info after the Expo and make a report or record of your learning. )

If you are interested in displaying a country, please call or e-mail Teresa O’Brient at 413-298-0099 berksierra@aol.com She’ll make sure there is a table ready for your display when you arrive that day.

Here are just a few of the countries already signed up for. If you would like to do a country that is already represented, that’s OK too. All the displays will be so different, and diversity is beautiful!

  • Brazil, Libia, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Spain, USA, Russia, Italy, China

The number of Exchange Students is growing as well as students signing up for a country. So, contact Teresa soon and tell her which country you have chosen. This is a FREE Event but you’ll see a Donation Jar. All donations will go to cover the costs of the Passports and thank you gifts for the Exchange Students. Absolutely no one turned away for lack of funds. Please join us for a fun night of friendship and learning. Smiles guaranteed!!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Expo.

%d bloggers like this: