Field Trip Information
Below are some activities offered in the Orlando area. Please sign up directly at the provider's website and then share with your LS family that you or your students are attending! If you find anything that may interest our community, please email it to Libertasscholars@gmail.com
Previous Field Trips and Events
When: Saturday, March 26th 9am-noon
Where: Cornerstone Church in St. Cloud
RSVP: by emailing Marty with link above
Note from Mr. Marty Mann
Let's go fishing!
Bring your rods and reels, hooks, split-shot, and bait for fishing. Bait should be packs of hot dogs, a couple of cans of chicken livers, a couple of cans of Spam, all of which can be purchased at a grocery store.
Sometimes people use nightcrawlers and "stink-bait" which can be purchased at Walmart or a bait and tackle type store.
For those of you who have never fished or have no idea how to fish and have no tackle, I can pick up the hooks and weights for you and even the bait and a cheap rod and reel as well. I just need a list of people and what you need and some funds to get it done for you. On that day, I will teach you all you need to know.
I would anticipate that each person fishing can catch up to half a dozen PLUS of channel catfish that weigh around 2-3 pounds each and a bunch of big bluegills too. I promise you it will be a lot of fun since this is essentially an unfished pond that is stocked so the fishing success is not what most typically experience anywhere else.
Fishing with Mr. Mann
The Great Divorce
When: March 12, 2022 2pm
Where: Dr. Phillips Center Walt Disney Theatre
C.S. Lewis’ mesmerizing fantasy about heaven, hell and the choice between them comes to life with Lewis’ signature wit, amazing actors and dazzling, state-of-the-art stagecraft!
Lewis’ brilliantly drawn characters take a fantastical bus trip from hell to the outskirts of paradise. Each receives an opportunity to stay . . . or return to hell, forever divorced from heaven. The choice proves more challenging than imagined.
A 90-minute theatrical joyride filled with C.S. Lewis’ wit and wisdom!
Julie Crawford is working on a group rate so reach out to her HERE.
In My Own Words:
survivor of the Rwandan Genocide
When: February 9 at 12:00-1:00 EST
Where: Virtual – Zoom
Join us for an In My Own Words with Kizito Kalima, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, on February 9, 2022.
Kizito was just a teenager when his family was attacked, leaving his parents dead and him separated from his family, injured, imprisoned and then, after a harrowing escape, on the run. Kizito defied the odds and survived his attack and the genocide in Rwanda. He was later offered a scholarship to come to the US to play basketball at a high school in Chicago and he credits sports with helping him deal with the trauma of his experience in Rwanda.
Mr. Kalima founded the Peace Center for Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Indianapolis, which he runs today. The mission of the Center is to remove the obstacle to forgiveness and promote healing for both victims and perpetrators of injustice. Kizito has a seven-year-old daughter and two adopted daughters, also survivors of the genocide, who are now 29- and 27-years-old.
We want to announce several upcoming STEM opportunities for middle and high school students and parents that are FREE to attend! Please review the information below and view the corresponding flyer in the attachments. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!
SWE Mystery Design
UCF’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting Mystery Design, an engineering event that is geared towards middle school girls. The date for Mystery Design this year is October 30th from 8:30am - 2:00pm and the event will take place at the UCF main campus.
SWE intends to spark an interest for engineering in younger girls through interactive workshops, such as this one. This workshop will allow attendees to learn engineering concepts and see them put into action through associated projects.
Registration is open until October 17th at https://forms.gle/mMyZvViAujfemcSE9
Physics & Futbol
The UCF Physics Public Lecture Series is back with a two-part event called Physics and Futbol! Join Physics professor Dr. Costas Efthimiou as he explains the world's most popular sport through the lens of science. The first session, 'Where is the Talent?', will be held October 30th from 10am to 12pm. The talks are in-person (at the UCF main campus), free, and open to all students in grades 8-12! Register now at tinyurl.com/vatbat6a
Virtual Pre-College Conference - Parent Track via Zoom
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is hosting a virtual event for parents of high school students on October 30th! Not sure how to prepare for your child’s journey in pursuit of higher education? Are you aware of the resources available to enhance the college experience? Do you know why STEM is an excellent career path? If you have these questions and more, then this Parent Track is for you!
Registration is open until October 29th and is FREE!
Visit https://www.shpe.org/events/nc2021/programs/precollege for more information and to register. Sessions will be held in both English and Spanish.