“Understanding Autism Through the Lens of Genetics”

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital Autism Center Presents: Understanding Autism: Practical Help for Parenting Children with Autism 2015 Workshop Series   “Understanding Autism Through the Lens of Genetics” Thursday, May 7th from 6:30-8pm Click below for details, registration information and directions: Jake Michaelson A C workshop 5-7-15

HSAP’s 5th Annual Share Fair May 11th

           The 5th annual Share Fair will be held at the HSAP on Monday, May 11th from 5:30-7:00 pm.  All HSAP students (K-12) are encouraged to participate.  The Share Fair gives students an opportunity to share a project, create a display and practice their speaking skills. There will be an art display […]

Scratch Day 2015

What:  Scratch Day 2015 – a free computer coding event for grades 3 -8 When: May 9th from 9 am – Noon Where: Grant Wood AEA, 4401 6​th​St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA Register:  http://tinyurl.com/scratchreg If you have any questions, please contact Ann Nicholson (anicholson2869@gmail.com )


West Branch, Iowa – Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 and again at noon, storyteller Marie Tschoop will be presenting her program on Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. See Laura Ingalls Wilder come to life as Marie Tschopp, dressed in pioneer costume, shares stories from the life and works of this beloved […]

Cedar Amateur Astronomers Public Night, April 18th at 8pm

The Public Program for April 2015 is scheduled for Saturday April 18th and will begin at 8:00 PM with a presentation on “Seeing the Unseen Universe with Radio Light” by University of Iowa Doctoral student Dominic Ludovici. The Observatory will be open for guided observing following the presentation if the sky is clear.  Clear sky […]

Family Folk Machine

Family Folk Machine Some HSAP families are involved in the Family Folk Machine, a folk choir in Iowa City. You will enjoy some good music and family fun by attending one of their performances Blooming Where You’re Planted:  Songs from Farm to Table Sunday, April 12, 2:30 pm @ Old Capitol Senate Chamber Sunday, April […]

Bird Watch at HSAP

We have been spotting several birds right in HSAP’s own back yard, but some of them are unusual!  Yesterday Dan found out that Roosevelt Ravine is home to at least one barred owl (but we suspect there might be more).  He also spotted a male and female wood duck perched in a tree.  Last week he tracked a […]

Discovery Days in April: Microworlds and IOWATER

Our last unit of Discovery Days for this year will use the VAST kit Microworlds and resources from IOWATER to explore microscopic and macroscopic life in our fresh water streams and ponds. Our first lessons (April 8th K-3 and 10th grades 4-6 at the HSAP) will look at why lenses magnify, the parts of the […]