August? Where the Heck Did Summer Go?

Explore the constructed waterfalls of Duke Farms!

On this hike, learn about our waterways and how they contribute to a healthy environment. This session will also allow for some great opportunities to view wildlife and the emerging natural growth, so be sure to bring a camera or binoculars!

Please dress for the weather. The class is entirely outdoors and participants should be prepared to walk or stand the entire time. Please come prepared with water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Please allow for enough for parking and walking to the Farm Barn. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the start of the class. Meet at the front entrance of the Farm Barn and look for the flag to check-in. The class will leave on time.

DUKE FARMS PROGRAM GUIDELINES:

Programs at Duke Farms adhere to CDC guidelines. Educators and participants must wear masks for the entire duration of this program and maintain social distancing (6’+ of separation). Duke Farms staff reserve the right to ask a participant to leave the program if they are not following guidelines. Please stay home if you are sick. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted.

Please note that registration to a Saturday program comes with an entry pass. You DO NOT need to register separately for a Saturday Entry Pass.

No refunds and no exchanging or transferring tickets. Please note that each participant must be registered.


Get Some Exercise

Join us for this after-hours summertime meadow walk as we observe and learn about crepuscular creatures that are most active at twilight.

About this event

We will explore some of the lesser-known areas behind the Farm Barn Orientation Center. Wear appropriate footwear for potentially uneven pathways.

Please dress for the weather, it is suggested that you wear long pants. The class is entirely outdoors and participants should be prepared to walk or stand the entire time. Please come prepared with water, sunscreen, and bug spray.

Please allow for enough for parking and walking to the Farm Barn. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the start of the class. Meet at the front entrance of the Farm Barn and look for the flag to check-in. The class will leave on time.

DUKE FARMS PROGRAM GUIDELINES:

Educators and participants must wear masks for the entire duration of this program and maintain social distancing (6’+ of separation). Duke Farms staff reserve the right to ask a participant to leave the program if they are not following guidelines. Please stay home if you are sick. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins will not be accepted.

No refunds and no exchanging or transferring tickets. Please note that each participant must be registered.


By renowned mathematician Po-Shen Loh, this event is for families of 5th–8th graders who are interested in math and education.

Event Description

Hosted by Daily Challenge with Po-Shen Loh, this fun and interactive math event is meant for students who will be in Grades 5–8 next school year, together with their families. It will discuss some games which appear simple at first glance, but turn out to have powerful strategies that become visible after changing to a mathematical perspective.

The talk will also address parents, discussing educational philosophy, particularly around how to teach students to invent mathematically (to be able to come up with their own mathematical changes of perspective), instead of simply treating math as a subject to be memorized and drilled.

There will be substantial time for free-ranging Q&A from students and parents. This is an opportunity to unite families in the region who share common interests, create connections, and exchange ideas.

NOTE I: Since the event is outdoor and seating is limited, it is recommended to take your own chairs for the best experience.**

NOTE II: To promote health and safety, all attendees who are able to get the COVID vaccine are recommended to do so as early as possible.

Location

TBA

Speaker Info

Prof. Po-Shen Loh is a math enthusiast and evangelist who travels the world and gives fun, inspiring, and insightful talks, to increase everyone’s interest and ability in mathematics. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University, the founder of the free online learning platform Expii, and the national coach of the USA Math Olympiad team. His research and educational outreach take him to cities across the world, reaching over 10,000 people each year through public lectures and events, and he has featured in or co-created videos totaling over 10 million YouTube views.

Agenda (local time)

6:00 – 6:15 pm: Arrival

6:15 – 7:15 pm: Math in Games, Strategy and Invention

7:15 – 7:45 pm: Open Q&A and communication with Prof. Loh

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