Explore the basics of 3D printing technologies and their real-world applications, learn how to use TinkerCAD to design 3D models, and design your own fidget spinner or choose to create another awesome project in this special lab. Attendees will receive their final 3D printed project in the mail.
Learn how coding applies to your everyday life while exploring the basics of Python, a widely-used programming language, to create a custom engraved spirograph with our high-tech laser cutter. Through this new lab, you'll be introduced to IDLE (Integrated Development and Learning Environment) and the "Turtle" library.
July 19 & 22 - Explorers - Ages 3-5 July 26 & 29 - Researchers - Ages 10-13
Family Science Labs offer opportunities for parents, homeschool teachers and nannies to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics in engaging, hands-on ways with their children and/or students. Each of our levels present new challenges with age-appropriate educational materials and activities to spark excitement in all participants.
Stratford STEM Magnet School: July 11-14 Whitsitt Elementary School: July 18-21 Rose Park Middle School: July 24-27
GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free, two day, science education program that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” The program introduces scientific concepts in a fun and hands-on setting to elementary-aged students while supporting STEM learning and helping lessen the impact of summer learning loss.
Open Daily Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm Sunday 12pm-6pm
Hot in July?! Take your children to The Cumberland Park Sprayground to cool off!
Cumberland Park is an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront! The park is an innovative play space for children and families incorporating unique play structures and water features. The 6.5 acre park sits between the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and offers direct access to the Shelby Street Bridge by way of a new elevator and staircase.
The Sprayground at Cumberland Park might be closed during special events at LP Field. Please call if you have any questions about other dates and times.
Here is an interesting approach on teaching your kids or the kids you care for how to share with each other. (*Note to Haven Nannies: While caring for a child that is not your own, please make sure you are following each parent's philosophies or talk to them before instilling a new one.)
As the summer comes close to the end kids are getting antsy. To stretch their minds and keep them away from endless screen time, try and bring out the ole' boardgames! They'll have fun and you probably will too!
NS was born from an awakening. After years of feeling sluggish and out of balance with my lifestyle, I needed a change and was determined to find a better way. I embarked on a journey and started exploring the world of nutrition, using myself as a guinea pig and fine tuning the foods I put into my body. And to my delight, it worked – I came to the ah-ha moment of “Oh, this is what good feels like!” As a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, I’ve dedicated my life to the pursuit of wellness. What started as my personal journey has now evolved into a mission to help so many others take control of how they feel every day. I’m on a never-ending quest to learn the science behind nutrition and share it with you in simple ways that make sense and make a difference. My goal is to empower you to live whole and feel your best.
"Once the crazy aunt of the wellness world, essential oils are finally gaining the respect and recognition they deserve."
Eucalyptus: This works as a pesticide and has the ability to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, mites and weeds.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial, so it can be used as a powerful disinfectant. Plus, it can repel insects, just like eucalyptus.
Lemon: The OG DIY-home cleaner, lemon has powerful antibacterial, astringent, and antiseptic properties.
Clary Sage: Use clary sage around that time of the month! When diffused, it will help alleviate depression and anxiety. When applied diluted, it can aid in alleviating the symptoms of menstrual cramping.
Sweet Orange: This one is pretty much a happy essential oil. When inhaled, it can help alleviate anxiety and boost your mood.
Cinnamon: Applied diluted, cinnamon can help soothe muscle aches and pains thanks to its antispasmodic and analgesic properties. Plus, it can be diffused to help clear up chest colds.
Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil is the breakout buster. It’s as effective as benzoyl peroxide in treating acne, without any of the harsh side effects. Use it diluted as a spot treatment.
Rosemary: This might seem like an odd choice, but rosemary is fantastic for use on your hair. It is a great dandruff tonic, and has even been reported to help stimulate hair growth.
Lavender: Lavender is anti-inflammatory. It also has hydrating properties that help calm down irritated, stressed, or acne-prone skin. It’s usually gentle enough to apply neat, although always dilute to begin with.