Contests and Experiences K-5

Kids Tech University registration opens Oct. 27th at 9:00AM

Kids Tech University registration opens Oct. 27th at 9:00AM

Online Enrollment begins October 27th at 9:00AM for ages 9-12 for this semester long educational research program.

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Virginia  PTA Reflections Program

Virginia PTA Reflections Program

This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students must participate through their local school.

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George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

George Mason University Summer Camps and Youth Programs

Elementary to High School students includes various topics and different campus locations.

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2020 NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

2020 NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

Grades K-Adult can enter through a school or Open Adult competition. Entries can be Poetry or Art. See details here. Schools and counties must hold their own competition prior to submission to the state coordinator.

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Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Ranger Rick’s Photo Contest for Kids

Enter your best nature shots online with a parent. Ages 5-13. Easy online entry each month.

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NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

NASA Grades 5-8 Student Site

Hand on projects, NASA Career Corner, Contests and Things to Do.

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Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Forestry

Learn more about Virginia Forests through these activities and materials for Kids and Families.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Set up a backyard conservation area with help from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  From creating a backyard pond, planting trees, and creating a wildlife habitat, these activity sheets get you involved in nature. Conservation guide pages 1-14;  pages 15-28.

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Virginia State Parks Programs

Virginia State Parks Programs

Explore what is happening at your favorite Virginia State Park from photography and papermaking to building a bird or bat house. Check out what is happening near you.

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The Kids Science Challenges

The Kids Science Challenges

A project made possible by the National Science Foundation, this site has over 50 science challenges for students to do at home or at school! Includes videos and printables with instructions and directions.  Bring science into any home with these great challenges! Teacher and Parent page here!

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Kids Science Career Videos

Kids Science Career Videos

Sponsored by the Kids Science Challenge, these videos show real life scientists at work!

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NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

NCDA Poetry and Art Contest

Open to Grades K-Adult. Entries must go through local school and district. Virginia Entry form here.

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