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It is designed to teach children the impact of fossil fuel usage, the options of renewable energy, and the fundamental skills that will be required to downsize our energy use and environmental impact. It accepts children of rising grades 3-6. Cost to participants is $150, but is offered on a sliding scale so that no child will turned away!! Because of the money raised by our Energy Ball, last year we were able to provide 19 full and partial scholarships to those children who needed them. No child was turned away, and none will be this year, thanks to another successful Energy Ball!
More About the Camp
Energy Camp is an annual summer camp designed to teach children the impact of fossil fuel usage, the options of renewable energy, and the fundamental skills that will be required as we downsize our energy use and environmental impact. At Energy Camp children get hands-on experience relating to climate change, the depletion of fossil fuels, and solutions!
During Energy Camp I campers get to make their own solar ovens and a solar bug. The energy campers also will learn about fixing bikes and growing food! During Energy Camp II they get hands-on experience with other forms of Renewable Energy. We also will be exploring the relationship between food and energy in-depth, and kids will be finding out what to do about it in their own backyard!
Energy Campers learn how they can make a difference in a big way; and even make their own personal plan for how they plan to do so in the future. Energy Camp results in a real impact on the carbon footprint for attendees!
“Little Ones Music Play” groups are fun, educational, and designed to teach your infant new skills in language, motor abilities, and cognitive skills through music!
What is Little Ones Music Play?
“Little Ones Music Play” groups are designed to help infants develop language, motor, and cognitive skills through interactive music activities. Musical play with Mom, Dad, or caregivers will also encourage bonding. You will learn relaxation techniques to improve your infant’s sleep.
When and where are groups offered?
For children 18 – 23 months old: Every Friday at 9:30 am
For infants 12 – 17 months old: Every Friday at 10:15 am
For infants 6 – 11 months old: Every Friday at 11:00 am
All groups meet at the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Women’s Pavilion. Groups will last approximately 30 minutes.
Is there a cost and how do I sign up?
The cost to attend Little Ones Music Play is $5 per family per week, due upon arrival to the group each week. Advance payments are not accepted. Cash is preferred but checks are made payable to FSU NICU MT. If paying with a check you are required to show a valid driver’s license. There is no pre-registration required to attend a class.
Who can attend “Little Ones Music Play” groups?
Any infant regardless of ability level can attend. Infants born preterm and full term are welcome. Infants can begin attending groups when they are 6 months old (corrected age) and can continue coming until they reach 2 years of age.
How is the music content for groups decided?
Music activities are designed to target the American Academy of Pediatrics developmental milestones for each infant age group. Baby sign language, movement activities, and cognitive activities will all be taught through music.
Directions to Women’s Pavilion:
Enter the new Women’s Pavilion and Emergency Center parking garage from Medical Drive (accessed from Miccosukee Rd. or Centerville Rd.). After going through the gate, immediately turn left into area marked “Overflow ER Parking” (do not go up the ramp directly in front of the gate). Meet at the elevator on level L marked “Women’s Pavilion Staff Access Elevator.” A “Little Ones Music Play” group member will be waiting to take you up to the group. There is a $1 parking fee.
Please call the Music Therapy Office at (850) 431-7468 with any questions
What is Music Play?
Music Play is a 30 minute music and movement class currently offered to children ages 2 and 3. Children will participate in a variety of music activities that are fun and feel like play, but also help to develop speech and language, movement and coordination, and reading and academic skills.
Who teaches Music Play?
Music Play classes are presented by Capital Music Therapy, a small business that provides music therapy services to Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
Classes are taught by Michelle Strutzel, a board certified music therapist who received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Florida State University. She is the owner or Capital Music Therapy.
When is Music Play
Music Play classes are held every Friday morning unless otherwise noted below.
Age 2 meets 9:30-10:00a
Age 3 meets 10:30-11:00a
Classes are cancelled on the following dates (please check back occasionally for changes to this schedule):
Where is Music Play
Music Play is offered in the classrooms of ARTS Afterschool, located in the shopping center of Esposito Garden Center. See above for the address and map of location.
Music Play is a drop-in class; no pre-registration is required. Parents or guardians are asked to be present with their child during the class.
$3 per person, cost of ticket deducted from your purchase of beer or wine. Sample a variety of red and white wines from around the world poured by our expert staff.
Come see Rene Lynch’s vibrant watercolors during Raymond James’ First Friday Art Gallery on August 1st! Meet the artist while enjoying wine or beer, along with some tasty appetizers!
Come circle the square, see great local art, listen to excellent music, shop at cool stores, and indulge yourself with tasty food! With over 5,000 people and lots of artists it’s sure to be a GREAT TIME! There’s lots going on at the back of the park, too! Explore the entire park…there are hidden treasures to be found!
Join us at the cooking cottage for this delicious class on creating flavorful sauces with Asian ingredients. Ginger, Lemongrass, Tamari, and Scallions will be featured in these recipes that are perfect to enjoy with our warm weather. We will start with a tasty fresh salad topped with Shallot-Tamari Vinaigrette then enjoy Honey Ginger Glazed Shrimp, Grilled Teriyaki Vegetables, Jasmine Rice with Scallion-Ginger Paste, and a Lemongrass Crème Anglaise over fresh berries for dessert. Coffee, Tea, and water will be provided.
Perhaps the place where you’ll hear the most laughs and giggles is at Imagination Fountain. Located on the west side of the Prime Meridian Plaza, Imagination Fountain offers a fun, water-park atmosphere for children. The fountain, which features 73 jets, randomly shoots filtered water into the air, wetting even the most suspecting children. Once your little ones have had enough fun, they can change into dry clothes in the public changing rooms right next to the fountain area.
While the fountain offers a fun way to cool off in the daytime, it’s equally cool at night. After dark, Imagination Fountain is not only a water feature, it’s a show! Programmed to music and lights, the fountain performs a magnificent, repeating, seven-minute show beginning at dusk. Some of the hit songs featured in the show are “Celebrate” by Kool & The Gang and “Mess Around” by Ray Charles, who once lived in Tallahassee.
The nighttime finale show runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:00, 8:30 and 9:00pm.
Rules to Note
- Fountain is open for play 8:30am – 8:00pm daily
- No food or drink allowed in fountain
- No animals allowed in fountain
- No one allowed in fountain during nighttime finale show
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