Sector 1: Learning & Education

The Learning & Education Sector focuses on progressive and integrative education for our youth, including an emphasis on: social democracy, community service, ecological literacy, problem solving, critical thinking skills, entrepreneurship, development of social skills through group work and collaborative/cooperative projects, world peace studies, pluralism, multiculturalism, interfaith understanding, and mindfulness training. This Sector also focuses on advanced training across Sectors for adults with an emphasis on expeditionary and experiential learning.

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Jun 16, 2017 to Jun 18, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
Annual Southwest Virginia Antique Farm Days

Celebrate agricultural heritage and old-fashioned family fun. Featuring a working 100+ year old 1915 Steam Engine, tractor parades, draft horse pull, antique tractor pull, lawn mower pull, chainsaw & crosscut competitions, sawmilling, rock crushing, demonstrations, exhibits, flea market, auctions, live music, food vendors, children's activities and more!

Rocky Mount, Virginia, 
Franklin County Recreation Park
Jun 10, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Civil War Walking Tour

From the Pyramid monument in the Confederate section to the gravesite of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 Confederates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee and many others. Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended.

Richmond, Virginia, 
Hollywood Cemetery
Jun 04, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Monarchs Change Form

Talk and video for hobbiests and homeschoolers about the Monarch life cycle; includes a visit to the Waystation where plants in bloom, butterflies and possibly butterfly eggs will be explored.

Harrisonburg, Virginia, 
Edith J. Carrier Aboretum and Botanical Gardens
May 05, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
Nationalization Ceremony
Naturalization Ceremony at Red Hill

Celebrate and witness the swearing-in of new citizens of the United States. Also, 18th century interpreters will demonstrate blacksmithing, spinning and weaving.

Brookneal, Virginia
May 01, 2017
Hollins University
Helene Gayle on Youth Unemployment

Helene Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that tackles complex global social challenges. McKinsey's first program, Generation, addresses the problem of youth unemployment with projects in five countries and a goal of connecting one million young people with skills and jobs in five years. Gayle has been named one of Forbes' "100 Most Powerful Women" and Newsweek's top 10 "Women in Leadership."

Roanoke, Virginia, 
Hollins University
Apr 30, 2017 to May 01, 2017
ICAT Creativity and Innovation Day: Sensing Place

Learn more about the research happening at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and explore how science, engineering, arts, and design coalesce to form a sense of place, including the environmental place, the historic place, the virtual place, and the cultural place.

Blacksburg, Virginia, 
Moss Art Center

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