Imagination Fair 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Peace Lutheran Church

20 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448

Brought to you by a Homeschool Adventures volunteer organizer!

Please register by: 5:00 pm on Wed, May 24, 2017

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9:00 am – 9:30 am | Set-up time for organizers
9:30 am – 10:00 am | Set-up time for exhibitors
9:45 am – 10:00 am | Check-in period for mentors
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Strike and clean up for exhibitors and organizers
1:00pm – 2:30pm | Lunch - Sammy Perrella's Pizza & Restaurant

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What is an Imagination Fair?

The Imagination Fair was created to accommodate those creations that fall outside conventional categories of the traditional science fairs, tech fests and art shows: board games and video games, music, animations and performances, novels, short stories and comic books, contraptions, LEGO® masterpieces and MINDSTORMS® marvels, robots, rockets, models, architecture, dioramas, and other products of the imagination that either don't fit into the traditional art show categories or must be distorted to qualify as a traditional science fair project.

The Imagination Fair is …

more than an art show!

More than a science fair!

More than a tech fest!

It's a space for homeschooled children of all ages to

display!, demonstrate! and discuss!

the products of their creativity.

 
While the Imagination Fair welcomes traditional artistic endeavors and scientific explorations, it's also the perfect place to showcase your child's "outside the box" creativity!

Imagination Fair Participation Certificate

Certificates of Participation

The Imagination Fair does not rank projects, but invites mentors from all walks of life to sign up to talk to the children about their projects.

For every mentor spoken to, each child will receive a "button sticker" on their participation certificate. Certificates and stickers are provided by the Imagination Fair, but mentors are encouraged to create their own design (that fits on am Avery 5293 1⅔-inch round label).

Mentors

Mentors are asked to visit as many exhibits as time allows and talk to the children about their projects. The only requirement is that you be comfortable with talking to children about their big ideas.

We are aware that "mentor" is not the right word for this, but we couldn't come up with a better one — suggestions are welcome.

Who may attend?

Target age range: Registration is open to homeschooled students of all ages.

The Imagination Fair is an all-volunteer zero-profit secular, inclusive homeschool event. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or handicap, veteran status, economic status, religion, or homeschooling philosophy or style.

The Imagination Fair is serious about inclusivity. All homeschooled children are welcome to participate.

Parent/guardian/educator policy: All children must be accompanied by a parent of other responsible adult

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Guests: The community is invited to come and see all the amazing products of the imagination, and participants are encouraged to invite their friends and family to attend the Imagination Fair as guests.

All guests are encouraged to consider volunteering as a mentor.

How much does it cost?

Cost per child/student: $8
The organizers are asking for $8 per half-table to help cover expenses. This year the Imagination Fair is also offering a sibling discount of $6 for each additional child in the same family. The Imagination Fair also offers a scholarship rate of $4 per half-table, which is available on request.

The organizers hope to once again defray costs through Exhibit Catalog advertising sales. You can help by encouraging your friends and local businesses to place an ad in the Exhibit Catalog.

There is no cost to be help organize the Imagination Fair or to be a mentor or a guest!

Register

How does my child sign up?

Register at imaginationfair.org/signup.

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For more information, visit www.imaginationfair.org/2017