PBS KIDS Writers Contest
Help us encourage young writers! We need volunteers to read entries to the PBS KIDS Writers Contest and help determine the winning entries. Volunteers will read entries from one grade level, from kindergarten through 3rd grade. You will be given guidelines on how to judge the entries. There will be 3-4 judges at each grade level.
The reading and judging will take place on Thursday, March 27, at the Community Idea Stations offices. We will start the reading at 10:00 a.m., break for a catered lunch, and then complete the judging after lunch. The activity will be completed by 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Community Idea Stations, 23 Sesame St., Richmond, Virginia 23235
When: Thursday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Number of Readers/Judges Needed: 16
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VirginiaFIRST Robotics Competition
Help us support the Science Matters initiative by working at our booth at the VirginiaFIRST Robotics competition. The event, held at VCU’s Seigel Center, is a wonderful and fun time with lots of robots, music, and dancing! We will be there to share information about the Community Idea Stations and our Science Matters initiative with 3,000+ middle and high school students and their parents, teachers, and robotics coaches. We will distribute information and branded items and also obtain email addresses for our Science Matters newsletter.
This is a festive and exciting event, full of energy. Check out one of our Science Matters videos from a past competition here.
Location: VCU’s Seigel Center, 1200 W. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23284
When: Friday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 8 (2 per shift)
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