National Geographic Bee

Nathan Deyak, 6th grade HSAP student, competed in the Iowa National Geographic Bee on Saturday, March 27th at the University of Northern Iowa.  Nathan wrote the following for the HSAP website: The Geography Bee is an event set up by the National Geographic Society to challenge students in 4th through 8th grade of their skills […]

Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camps

The Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa is offering two one-week camps in Iowa City.  The Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is the week of July 6-10 for students who will be entering 5th-6th grade in the fall.  The Middle School Entrepreneurship Camp is the week of July 13th-17th for students who will […]

2015 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show March 28 at Hawkeye Downs

Iowa’s largest mineral show with programs, demonstrations, displays and activities for kids. Where: Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa When: Saturday March 28, 8:30am-6pm, Sunday March 29, 9:30am-5pm, Watch local artist Mary Campbell create a chalk drawing of a 3-D “hole” through Iowa’s bedrock showing fossils and minerals found in […]

For Kids & By Kids

What happens when a tight-knit community of explosive talent decides to focus its creative prowess on the making of a children’s CD? For Kids and By Kids: Song from Iowa Rock City, Vol. 1, a CD as diverse as the ages and experiences of its contributors.  The Englert Theater will be hosting a release party […]

Pine Creek Grist Mill field trip May 20th!

             HSAP has arranged a field trip to Pine Creek Grist Mill in Wildcat Den State Park near Muscatine, Iowa.  Last year’s trip was educational, entertaining and a lot of fun—we hope you can make it!  Please RSVP by the first week in April—there is a limit of 25 students. Date: […]

Discovery Days in March

In March our Discovery Days investigate the migratory birds of Iowa by combining lessons in taxonomy, geography, drawing, observing birds in the wild and exploring habitats. Our first Discovery Days, March 11th (grades K-3) and 13th (grades 4-6),  will both meet at the University of Iowa’s Museum of Natural History. Please meet at the University […]