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Science Mill: Hands-on Science Fun in the Texas Hill Country

If you’re looking for a fun, educational way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, then look no further than the Science Mill. Located in Johnson City, the Science Mill is just a short drive from both Austin and San Antonio making it the perfect spot for Central Texas families to enjoy an afternoon of interactive science fun.

Housed in a refurbished, historic mill, the Science Mill is a STEM-focused museum filled with hands-on exhibits that include art, technology, computer programming, and more. With a wide variety of things to see and do, the entire family will find themselves having a blast at this hill country educational gem.

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Explore the National Parks for Free!

Are you looking for a fun family trip this summer? With the Every Kid in a Park Program, all 4th graders and their families get free entrance to national parks for a year! Enjoy a full year of visiting some of the most beautiful parks, lands, and waters in the United States.

How to Get a Free National Parks Pass

Simply visit https://www.everykidinapark.gov, click “Get a Pass” and complete the online registration. You will be able to print your pass immediately. The pass is available for all 4th grade (or homeschool equivalent) students.

For parks that charge an entrance fee, the Every Kid in a Park pass allows free entry for the student and all children under 16, and up to 3 adults.

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Let’s Write an Ekphrastic Poem!

Learn about ekphrastic poetry and use our free printable worksheet to write an ekphrastic poem of your own!

What is an Ekphrastic Poem?

An ekphrastic poem is a poem inspired by a work of art. Ekphrastic poems help give words to the feelings inspired by works of art and can amplify the meaning of the artwork. The poem can tell the story of the scene in a painting, express the feelings of the poet as he or she looks at a piece of art, or evencontain an imagined dialogue between subjects in the artwork or between the artist and his or her creation. Continue reading