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    Homeschool Moms' Science Retreat

Register Today & Bring a Friend FREE


- Relax
- Refresh
- Learn
- Laugh
- Be Encouraged
- Sit on the Beach
- Spend Time with Other Moms

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"He knew I desperately needed this"

"Greg, I left the retreat so refreshed and inspired. My husband was grinning ear to ear when I got home as I talked for quite a while about the retreat. He knew I desperately needed this. Thank you!"

Sarah

Greetings Homeschool Mom!

Our Homeschool Moms' Science Retreat is a rejuvenating time when homeschool moms (the heart of homeschooling) from around the country spend time together, share ideas, and learn about teaching Christ-centered science to their children.

My wife and I homeschooled our daughters all the way through (except for 1st grade for our oldest - I'll tell you a story about that). They have both graduated from college (we'll talk about my somewhat controversial thoughts on the college process). I've taught thousands of homeschooled students, and I've taught and counseled hundreds of science and pre-med major college students (along with directing a university gross anatomy / cadaver lab).

 

Those experiences give me a unique perspective on what we're doing right and what we can improve as Christian homeschooling parents... and I have some great stories! :)

We'll do a variety of labs and dissections, talk about teaching and supplies, etc. You'll certainly learn in our teaching sessions but you'll also benefit from the wisdom and experience of other homeschool moms in time spent hanging out and relaxing with them. You'll love the labs and you'll have new labs and inspiration to take home to your children and/or homeschool co-op classes.

In addition to lots of fun and unique hands-on science, we'll talk about:
 

- Do we push too many students to go to college?

- How and when to start preparing your child(ren) who may be science majors
- College selection - does it matter?
- The BIG thing that most homeschooling parents get wrong about homeschool science.
- The truth about SAT and ACT and other standardized testing and the mistake almost every homeschooling family makes.
- What you should start doing in fourth grade (or as soon after that as you can)
- College scholarships - what really matters.
- How to teach science to younger students that will ultimately help them in the high school years and college.
- The mistakes that most homeschooling families make with science-leaning high school students
- What your children will face in college and how to prepare them for that experience.
- The specific medical profession that I believe is a no brainer for students right now if they're interest in a medical profession.
- Science and medical professions; the educational requirements, compensation, types of work, employment outlook, pros and cons, etc. We'll also spend time on your
questions.

And, last but not least, I'll tell you cool stories and "real-life" lessons from a university gross anatomy (cadaver) lab. For example:

- Some of my students were dissecting a cadaver and noticed something shiny near the spinal cord. What do you think it was? :)
- What do you think we found in the nasal cavity of a 70 year-old male cadaver that had probably been there for almost 70 years? :)
- How I introduce students to the cadaver lab.

- The Ashley and John story that I tell to all of my students.
- What makes a student stand-out to their professors and admission committees (and it's Biblical)?
- Why I believe that God created us and everything around us - as stated in the Bible.. and why it's critically important for our children to understand and think critically about that.

And... you'll be fellowshipping with, and learning from, other homeschooling moms in a relaxing, refreshing environment.

 

I hope to seeing you there.
 

In His Grip,
 

Greg
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Greg Landry
Homeschool Dad
Former College Professor

Questions? Contact Greg Landry
 

"Twelve hour drive and all!"

"Dear Greg, I absolutely loved the Mom's Science Retreat last year! The accommodations and setting were fantastic! The fellowship was such a blessing too. I learned so much from you and my fellow home educators. I came away from the experience feeling refreshed, re-energized and fully equipped to teach science to my boys, all the way through high school. The whole experience was such a blessing that I hesitate to register this year because I would be taking up a spot someone who has not done this yet could have. However, if there's room for me I'll be there again! Twelve hour drive and all!"

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"I loved your stories"

"Greg, the retreat was such a wonderful time for me, but I especially liked your stories. From your fourth graders, to your college students and summer camps, and especially the cadaver lab stories. I also loved listening to the "life lessons" story that you tell to high schoolers. Thanks you for offering this, and offering it at a price that is so affordable.

Blessings,
Sarah

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"talking with other homeschool moms"

"Hi Greg,
I attended last year and would love to attend another.  For me, getting away and talking with other homeschool moms was just what I needed."
Terri Byrne

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"He knew I desperately needed this"

"Greg, I left the retreat so refreshed and inspired. My husband was grinning ear to ear when I got home as I talked for quite a while about the retreat. He knew I desperately needed this. Thank you!"

Sarah

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"I dreaded teaching science"

"... I have to tell you that this retreat was such a blessing to me and my family, in several ways, but primarily because I dreaded teaching science. But I left the retreat yesterday with a whole new perspective on this. I'm so excited to get started with my children. I spent most of my two hour drive home yesterday thinking about everything I want to do. I loved your stories from the trenches and soaking up your years of experience. Thank you!"
Jenny

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 "I loved the retreat last fall!

"Dear Greg, I loved the retreat last fall! I came to the retreat with a fellow homeschooler in my local that I barely knew. We not only learned about how to improve science co-ops we were involved in but we also learned a whole lot about each other. The scenery was beautiful, the classes well worth it, and the fellowship was excellent."
Jan

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"tea and chocolate"

"Thanks So Much (moms science retreat). I was grateful to meet Greg Landry and hear stories that moved me to cry and to laugh. I enjoyed tea and chocolate shared in the lab; was refreshed and uplifted by all the fun gab. I'm blessed by the knowledge and inspiration I received on my mini "mom vacation". I now have a fresh burst of motivation to raise up a Godly generation. Thanks for the break from our labor of love and the insights you shared from our Father above! May God receive glory from all you guys do!"

Amy in Yorktown, IN

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The Details...

Location: Dauphin Island, Alabama
 

Arrive: 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 27, 2023
Depart: 11:30 am, Saturday, April 29, 2023
 

Our Homeschool Moms' Science Retreat will be held at a meeting facility on the island with meeting space and overnight accommodations. Our "lab" time will be..
- Thursday 2:00 - 5:00
- Friday 9:00 - 3:00
- Saturday 9:00 - 11:30

 

Lead by: Homeschool Dad & Former College Professor Greg Landry

Includes...
 

--- Sleeping accommodations for two nights (in a room with three single bed bunk beds - max of 6 moms per room). If you'd prefer a bottom bunk - no worries. Bring a friend / friends and you'll all be in the same room. There's a bathroom in every room.

--- Science supplies, specimens, and instruction (lots of hands-on science) - labs and know-how you can take back to your children or co-op.

--- Lots of discussion.. what your children need and don't need in grades 1-12 science, my thoughts on who shouldn't go to college (this one might surprise you), all aspects of the college process, what you should include in labs for your children, science supplies, ACT & SAT, my experiences teaching at a university, how to simplify your science teaching, lots of stories from the trenches, and much more.

--- Lab manual and direction on how to write / grade quality lab reports.

--- Access to a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, stove, and grill.

--- Lots of chocolate, coffee (bring your favorite mug), hot chocolate, soft drinks ("pop" or "soda" for you northerners), and tea.

--- Lots of fun and fellowship!

Doesn't include...

--- Meals - you can bring your own (you'll have access to a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, stove, and grill), or, there are several good restaurants, a wonderful family-owned local bakery (breakfast and lunch foods and great coffee), a legit seafood market (they'll steam it while you wait), and a local grocery store on the island. Once you're registered we'll send you a guide to everything on the island.

Retreat fee: $74
($148 minus current 50% early registration discount)

Register Today and You can Bring a a Friend FREE!

Space is Limited and on a First-Come, First-Served Basis

Questions? Contact Greg Landry

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