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Wonderopolis® announces dynamic group of ambassadors

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We are thrilled to announce the lineup of Wonderopolis Lead Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year! We carefully select a small number of experienced and passionate educators to represent Wonderopolis in their schools and communities, on social media, and as featured bloggers on the Wonder Ground. Please meet our highly qualified team: Leticia Citizen (@citizensowls, website), 5th grade… Read more »

Guest Post: Building together, from the ground up!

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This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp Wonderopolis tracks online. In this guest blog post,… Read more »

Guest Post: Camp Wonderopolis® provides fun summer learning for Texas families

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This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp Wonderopolis tracks online. In this guest blog post,… Read more »

Guest Post: Families at Kentucky library unlock mysteries of Ancient Egypt during Camp Wonderopolis®

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This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp Wonderopolis tracks online. In… Read more »

Free, online camp engages children, parents in wonders around them

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Parents and children now have a new, free way to explore the wonders of the world while piquing children’s curiosities and stemming summer learning loss – Camp Wonderopolis®. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), with support from Better World Books, launched this free, online summer learning camp where parents and children can discover fun… Read more »

Three libraries awarded Camp Wonderopolis® program funding

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The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and its Wonderopolis® team congratulate three libraries on receiving Camp Wonderopolis® 2017 grants. Covina Public Library (Covina, California), Leonard Reed Elementary School (Cedar Park, Texas), and Taylor County Public Library (Campbellsville, Kentucky) are gearing up to host Camp Wonderopolis workshops for families this summer. These three official Camp… Read more »

3 ways to maximize your Camp experience this summer

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Are you leading an after-school or summer learning program at your school or organization? Camp Wonderopolis® is NCFL’s free online summer-learning destination that’s full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments. Camp Wonderopolis is a great way to keep families engaged and learning during out-of-school time. A new edition is published every… Read more »

Discover family engagement resources from NCFL

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NCFL is fresh off a trip to the Title 1 Conference and we are bursting with new ideas and connections. We had many insightful conversations with educators and administrators and found that the need for family engagement resources is great. We offer many such resources for educators, literacy programs, libraries, and community-based organizations. Below, we’ve… Read more »

Delta Dental of Kentucky and Wonderopolis® team up for children’s health and literacy

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Thanks to our partners at Delta Dental of Kentucky (DDKY), Wonderopolis is excited to share with our readers their healthy habit initiative called “2 X 2 + 20: Easy Math for a Healthy Mind.” Just two minutes of brushing your teeth twice a day and 20 minutes of reading each day can help keep your… Read more »

Guest Post: Wonderopolis Opens Doors

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Throughout February, NCFL and our supporters have celebrated inquiry and wonder by joining the first #WonderFunder campaign. In this guest post, Wonderopolis Lead Ambassador Carol Varsalona shares how Wonderopolis nurtures curiosity and a spirit of lifelong learning. As a confirmed wonderer, I have always believed in the power of noticing and wondering to open my… Read more »