Fall Youth Programs – Online

Fall Youth Program Series – Online

Health class is still in!  Whether your child is attending school virtually, in-person, homeschooling, or micro-schooling, he or she can still take a fun “field trip” to the Poe Center – online.

The Youth Program Series has been developed for individual or groups of children to participate in many of Poe’s most popular programs – from the comforts of their own homes.  Sign up as an individual or as a group.

Presented directly from the Poe Center’s famous themed-teaching theaters, all programs are live and use guided discussion, videos, and fun activities to create an engaging and effective learning experience.  Program topics include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Puberty
  • Illness Prevention
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Garden Education

WHO: Programs are available for youth in 2nd – 12th grades

WHAT: Live interactive health-science programs

WHEN: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Programs are 45-60 minutes in length
See the complete schedule below.

WHERE: Online via Zoom. You will receive instructions on joining the programs upon registration.

REGISTRATION: $10 per participant.
If you would like to schedule a private program for a group at another date or time,  the cost is $225 per group (up to 25 per group). Please contact Poe’s program scheduler Amanda Bodenheimer for details.

The Poe Center is also offering a series of parent-child workshops. Learn more about our Family Program Series here.

**Fall 2020 Youth Program Series**

September.16,,2020 Puzzled by Puberty – Grade: 5th
Engage in an honest conversation regarding the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty. Discuss the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle and fertilization. Interactive activities and an age appropriate movie reinforce important messages covered during the program.  Register Here

September.23,,2020    Choices & ConsequencesGrade: 5th
Students will learn the facts about inhalants, tobacco/e-cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana through an interactive classroom game modeled after the popular show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Students will learn valuable information about the effects of substance use on their growing brains and bodies with interactive activities, videos and group discussion. Students will conclude the session with participation in an activity reinforcing the importance of refusal skills. Register Here

September.30,,2020 GermBusters – Grades: 2nd-3rd
They’re everywhere, they’re everywhere! What are we talking about? GERMS! Whether it’s cold and flu season or just close quarters, germs can spread easily. Through this interactive experience, empower your students with the knowledge to reduce the transmission of these microscopic organisms.  Register Here

October.7,,2020 Don’t Stand By: Be a H.E.R.OGrades: 4th – 5th
Research suggests that the majority of children involved in bullying are the bystanders. “Don’t Stand By” uses an intervention strategy that focuses time and skill building to help bystanders stand up and speak up when it comes to bullying in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This interactive program allows participants many opportunities for discussion and problem-solving.  Register Here

October.14,,2020 Menus, Muscles, & More – Grades: 3rd – 5th
Participants explore the “MyPlate” model in a fun and interactive way and learn simple tools to make healthy meal choices and how to measure energy with calories.  Participants will also hear fun facts about the muscular system, including our most important muscle, the heart. This program will also explore how much exercise we need and the many benefits of exercise.  Register Here

October.21,,2020 Changing LanesGrades: 6th
Join us on an interactive journey that explores the development associated with puberty, the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, and conception. Subjects such as distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy relationships, effective refusal skills, and the difference between communicable and chronic diseases are all discussed. Additionally, the benefits of abstinence and communication with parents are emphasized throughout the program.  Register Here

October.28,,2020 Plant Parts Detectives – Grades: 3rd – 5th
Students will be introduced to plant anatomy (parts) and what plants need for successful growth, as well as getting to explore the seasonal plants and their parts within the garden. We will introduce scientific plant vocabulary, learn about the seed germination process, and the importance of environmental stewardship.  Register Here

November.4,,2020 Healthy Relationships 101 – Grades: 8th – 12th
Healthy Relationships 101 explores the facets of what makes a healthy relationship.  Setting and communicating personal boundaries, identifying warning signs of unhealthy relationships, and identifying societal influences that impact relationships are discussed through engaging activities, multi-media, and thoughtful reflection.  Register Here

Questions? Please contact Poe’s program scheduler Amanda Bodenheimer for more information.

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