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!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

LIFE Fest 2010 Roster Growing!

LIFE Fest 2010 is shaping up to be the best LIFE Fest ever! On the roster so far:

  • Learning Models & Learning Styles - with Dr. Chris Deason
  • Round table discussions on College Planning
  • Addressing Attention Disorders by “Thinking Outside the Classroom” – with Jeanene Arrington of Not a Clue Adventures
  • Health and Fitness with Zumba® – with certified instructor Monique Bradbury
  • Homeschooling 101 – Being Informed & Trusting Yourself -
  • FIRST Robotics – An Ideal STEM Program
  • The Creative Gift of Unschooling – by Young Adult Author, Jaclyn Dolamore
  • Teaching Math and Science from Birth to College – with homeschool educators Christy Bebeau and Carolyn Lang
  • Importance of Art and Art Curricula - with Jamie Moorehead of Super Awesome Cool Pottery Studios
  • Nutrition and Wellness at Home - with Wellness Coach Gretchen Goal
  • Ask-a-Parent Panel -- Q&A with veteran homeschoolers
  • What 4H Can do for You - Orange County Extension Service
  • Florida Virtual School – Q&A with Regional Liaison Larry Banks
Plus ongoing children's activities, history and science demos, vendors and exhibitors including Usborne Books, Creative Wonders Art, Nature’s Insight, Panda Tushies, Discovery Toys, Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, other great learning resources, authors and more, and terrific door prizes and raffle gifts! Childcare will be available on site by Misty Forest Academy, of Orlando.

There's still time to reserve your room at the Nickelodean Suites Resort  

Prepay via Network for Good and your LIFE Fest 2010 admission - already a bargain at $10/family -- is just $8!

And don't forget our LIFE Fest Bazaar, where you can have a family sale table for just $25 to sell books, curricula, toys, clothes and more, and our free community and support group space for youth groups, clubs, homeschool and educational suport groups.

Reserve by August 31!

Vendor , LIFE Fest Bazaar and Community Group booths must be reserved by August 31. Visit Learning is for Everyone's main website for appropriate forms, or email us at info@learningis4everyone.org  for more information, or to inquire about vending, community or support group space, or about providing a presentation or workshop. You can also stay up to date at  our Facebook page:

See you September 18th!
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