Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
- Mahatma Ghandi

Welcome to LIFE of Florida!

Our secular and inclusive Florida-wide Informal Education support group acts as a resource center and clearinghouse for homeschoolers, informal learners and alternative educators interested in enriching their learning environments and maximizing their learning opportunities, as well as an advocacy center for Curiosity Driven Learning.

There is no cost to be part of LIFE of Florida -- just join in at our email discussion and announcement list, Florida LIFE, where you can download your membership card -- good for educational discounts throughout FL -- and stay informed and updated on events, issues and resources, and connect with other informal learners throughout the state.

If you're just getting started in homeschooling, be sure to check out our LIFE of Florida Quick Links, our list of Useful Docs, and our enormous collection of resources in the side columns, and visit our Inclusive Homeschool Support Groups page to find a group near you.

If you'd like your regional inclusive support group to be networked with LIFE of Florida, drop us a line with a group description, contact and other relevant information and we'll add you, free of charge, to our directory. All your group members will be automatically considered members of LIFE of Florida, and are entitled to membership cards and all the benefits we offer. Virtual school families are also welcome to enjoy our resources, support and camaraderie.

We're all inclusive and free of charge, and we're here for you!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

LIFE Fest 2008 Great Success!

LIFE Fest 2008 was our best event yet! Nearly 300 people attended, enjoying everything from robotics demonstrations to Irish Step Dancing. Children enjoyed a full day of art activities, courtesy of Great Explorations Children's Museum, of St. Pete, and Super Awesome Cool Pottery Studio of Winter Park. Teck 4 Tykes provided children's computer classes.

Brenda Dickinson, of the Home Education Foundation, gave a great overview of homeschooling in Florida. Mary McCool, eLearning Manager with Florida Virtual School helped guests find their way around Florida's number one distance learning school. There were work shops and round tables about unschooling, getting the most out of your library, college preparation, and more.

More photos of the event will be available at the Learning is for Everyone website soon.

We can't wait for LIFE Fest 2009!

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped make it so much fun!

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