Join Us for a NJ Special Lights On event!

The 12th annual Lights On Afterschool is October 20, 2011

NJSACC is sponsoring a special event this year in celebration of the Afterschool Year of Science. and Lights On Afterschool!

3 programs will be eligible to win a drawing to send staff and youth to the Thomas Edison National Historical Park to celebrate Lights On Afterschool: NJ !

Imagine your day ending at sunset.

Life without music, motion pictures, radio. Life without light itself.

Our modern lives began at the turn of the century in West Orange, New Jersey. The Laboratory and home of Thomas Edison, stopped in time, continue to teach a new generation. What a great place to celebrate Lights On!

When:
October 20th from 4pm-6:15pm

Where:
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ  07052

There will be a drawing to select 3 programs to attend this special event.

Should your program be drawn, NJSACC will provide :

* $500 to offset  the cost of busing

* a box supper for each staff person and youth

* a special Lights On promotional item for each participant

* a hands on youth workshop conducted by National Park Rangers.  Your program would apply for 1 of the 3 workshops.

Choose 1 Option When Entering:
#1 Idea to Product-Edison’s Invention Process-Grades 3-6    (LIMIT 2-3 Staff plus 25 youth)

How did Thomas Edison transform so many of his good ideas into commercially successful products?
Your program’s kids will try their hand at inventing the Edison way – with hands-on work and team-based problem solving.
OR
#2 Hollywood, New Jersey- Grades 6 -8
(LIMIT 2-3 staff, 20 youth)

Explore the invention of motion pictures at Thomas Edison NHP. Long before Hollywood and multi-million dollar blockbusters, a group of engineers in New Jersey laid the foundation for all the entertainment to come.  Your afterschool kids will explore Edison’s laboratories and learn how he was able to make the first motion pictures reality, then put on a costume and star in your own short film.
OR

#3. Who’s the Victor?- Grades 9 -12
(LIMIT  2 staff, 18 youth)

Why do companies design their products the way they do, and how do we choose what to buy?  Thomas Edison and his laboratory workers wanted to make the fastest-selling phonographs in America, and they made choices along the way that shaped the final product.  But did they achieve their goal?  Or were there other companies doing a better job of giving consumers what they wanted?

PLUS!:
* a special viewing of “The Great Train Robbery” a silent movie from 1903

*and a surprise final culminating event

To Enter Drawing, please fill out an application HERE: Click HERE

Drawing Deadline: September 23, 2011 at 3 PM  Winning Notification:  September 26, 2011

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