Stanwich gets ‘minds in motion’

Stanwich fourth grade associate teacher Olivia Barbieri will teach a workshop about life in a vernal pond as part of the program.

Stanwich fourth grade associate teacher Olivia Barbieri will teach a workshop about life in a vernal pond as part of the program.

The Stanwich School and the Connecticut Association for the Gifted are teaming up to host an event called Minds in Motion on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The event will take place at The Stanwich School located at 257 Stanwich Road. Check in will take place that day from noon to 12:45 with the program set to begin at 1 and last until 4 p.m. It will be followed by an optional playdate until 4:30.

Minds in Motion is a program of academic enrichment co-sponsored by the Connecticut Association for the Gifted. The one-day program features hands-on, interactive, high-interest workshops for 300 gifted and high-ability children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade.

Stanwich will be the first school in 10 years to host a Minds in Motion workshop in Greenwich.

The Stanwich Minds in Motion program offers all children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in Greenwich and the surrounding areas to participate in a variety of mind-bending workshops run by Stanwich faculty and area organizations. Stanwich faculty will present a variety of incredible workshops including: Chemistry Myth Busters; Living in a 2-D Universe; Food-ology: The Science of Cooking and It’s Alive! Life in a Vernal Pond as well as a hands-on marine science workshop.

Sessions will also be presented by the Chinese Language School of Greenwich, Talcott Mountain Science Center, Eli Whitney Museum, and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Parents are invited to attend a panel discussion on Creating an Optimal Learning Environment, followed by their choice of four workshops on the topics of intellectual development, health.

Registration is open at Ctgifted.org.

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