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Upcoming events

    • 26 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Sir Cumference Playground in City Park

    Join us for a morning of play and exploration. This event is free and open to children of all ages!  We meet in City Park  at Sir Cumference Playground, 4 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124. In case of rain, we can meet at the ERC for indoor activities. Please check the Facebook group and email for updates.

    If you have any questions, email Laura at

    • 7 Jul 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Foundation Room, Lafreniere Park

    Mark your calendars, our inaugural Graduation/ Awards Ceremony is Sunday, July 7th at the Foundation Room in Lafreneire Park from 4-6pm. If you have a rising senior, we invite them to participate in our ring ceremony! No graduates, do you have a child that you would like to celebrate for another reason, join us! Did they overcome a big challenge, learn a great life lesson, exceed a personal goal? We'd love to celebrate your child with you! Please complete this link by June 1st to help us plan this exciting event

    Here are some ways you can help:

    create certificates
    clean up

    Initially, each family will receive two adult admissions plus their children. If we have enough space, we'll find out who needs additional seating and increase numbers accordingly. 

    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ERC

    CAST camps are fun!  CAST camps are safe!  CAST camps give you theatrical experiences of a lifetime!  Our drama camps are appropriate for beginners through advanced actors ages 6-14. 

    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ERC

    Pallets are a GREAT resource for reclaimed wood for cheap and most often, free! There are so many ways to reuse pallets and to make something new from this handy old wood.
    Its important for our children to learn life skills and have fun doing it!
    We will be making 3 exciting projects that will start easy to more advanced as we go.  The last day any leftover scraps will be fair game for them to show off what they learned to build their own creation!

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    Lunch and snacks are provided daily. 

    M red beans & rice
    T lasagna
    W meatball subs
    Th mac-n-cheese
    F pizza

    Campers should wear closed toe shoes, hair pulled back, plan to use protective glasses provided or bring their own, listening ears and a good attitude. ;-) This camp is open to children 8+ and limited to 10 children.  Parents are welcome to remain on site and assist, but it's not required.

    The ERC is located at 1007 Airline Park Dr. 2nd Floor

    • 8 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • ERC

    Do you have an academically competitive child? Have you considered Academic Games? In this week long camp, you'll learn how to play On-Sets, Equations, Presidents, Ling, and Propaganda to help you determine if you'd like to join our team. Participating in camp reduces your Annual fee from $40 to $25.

    Team members are expected to attend weekly Wednesday practices at Hynes from 3-4:30, a weekly Quizlet Live session (day/time TBD), and study an hour a week outside of practice. Games are played consecutively culminating with a two-week tournament.  Visit the website for more details on the games and the link below for a brief video clip on the games.

    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • ERC

    Join us for a workshop where you'll learn how to breakdown a pallet and build a project! 

    • 12 Jul 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • ERC

    Join us for a production of Even Monsters Can Be Princesses, a CAST production featuring your friends! After the hour long production, we'll play a few games and enjoy snacks. Come support your friends!

    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Let's meet at the Cool Zoo to splash, play and have lunch. Please contact Laura with questions.
    • 5 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 9 Aug 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • ERC

    This week long camp will help prepare your high school student for the ACT. 

    Monday - take a practice ACT 
    Tuesday - review English & Reading sections
    Wednesday - review Math section
    Thursday - review Science section
    Friday - take another practice test 

    Lunch and snacks are provided daily. 
    M red beans & rice
    T lasagna
    W meatball subs
    Th mac-n-cheese
    F pizza

    Campers should bring a notebook, folder, pencils, ACT approved calculator, and a good attitude. ;-)

    The ERC is located at 1007 Airline Park Dr. 2nd Floor

    • 9 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ERC

    We're hosting a Spelling Bee!!! Children should sign up based on the grade they completed this year. Children can compete up, but not down. It'll cost $10 to participate and the winner of each age group will receive a cash prize based on the number of participants. Any age group without at lest 6 participants will be consolidated. The list of words will be published in our Spelling City account and emailed to participants on June 7th. 


    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • ERC

    Join us for a year long Premium Membership to Spelling City!  Although our membership ends in May 2020, you can join at any time. 

    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 397 Burge and Reyer Rd, Poplarville MS

    Join us for a farm day where we'll see an assortment of animals, including peacocks, learn about bees and see their habitat, and go swimming to cool off. Be mindful that this is a working farm and smells as such.

    1. If you are scared of animals then this is not the place for you to visit.

    2. It will be hot and there will be bugs. Bug spray is helpful but won’t keep away wasps and honey bees. If someone is allergic to bees this may not be a good choice for a visit.

    3. There are some rules we will want to go over at the start of the day, for example, not opening gates or entering areas without permission; and also treating animals with a healthy respect for their unpredictable nature.

    4. We have a pool and the kids are welcome to use it as long as there is ample adult supervision. It is six feet deep in the deep end so parents will want to be mindful of their children’s abilities. Also everyone who swims will want to bring a towel and bathing suit. Sunblock is recommended too.

    5. We recommend bringing picnic lunch and lots of bottled water/ Gatorade bc it gets very hot there.

    6. A word to the wise: there are snakes in the country so keep that in mind. They tend to slither away from humans but you will want to be alert to this fact.

    7. We discourage glass of any kind bc it is terrible when it breaks. And we ask that everyone clean up after themselves so that litter does not find its way into the animals’ diets.

    8. Leftover bread can be fed to the animals if anyone wants to bring some along.

    9. Closed toed shoes should be worn at all times.

    10.  There are some electric fences on the property to keep animals where they are supposed to be so it will be important to follow directions. These are in no way lethal but will get your attention if you come into contact with them!


Past events

19 Jun 2019 Zoo Morning Nature Playgroup
13 Jun 2019 Friends of City Park Membership round 2
12 Jun 2019 Morning Nature Playgroup
5 Jun 2019 Morning Nature Playgroup
31 May 2019 Mouse Tales
29 May 2019 Morning Nature Playgroup
28 May 2019 Young Scholars Info Meeting
28 May 2019 Homeschool 101
24 May 2019 Aladdin
24 May 2019 Coffee & Conversation
22 May 2019 Morning Nature Playgroup
22 May 2019 Planetarium
20 May 2019 ACT Prep Summer Camp
15 May 2019 Sweet Rolls
10 May 2019 Teacher Appreciation Brunch
8 May 2019 Beach Trip!
8 May 2019 Insectarium
8 May 2019 PJ's Roasting Facility
3 May 2019 Fishing & Archery
24 Apr 2019 Planetarium
17 Apr 2019 Audubon Zoo
16 Apr 2019 Streetcar ride & ParkView tour
12 Apr 2019 Teen Movie Night
12 Apr 2019 X Fusion Family Arena
10 Apr 2019 Insectarium
5 Apr 2019 April NORD-C Outdoor Series
3 Apr 2019 LSU College Tour
2 Apr 2019 Teen Night Out
29 Mar 2019 Creole Creamery Tour
26 Mar 2019 Youthforce NOLA Career Expo
24 Mar 2019 Friends of City Park Membership
22 Mar 2019 Swamp Girl Glassblowing Teens
22 Mar 2019 Swamp Girl Glassblowing
15 Mar 2019 Cookie Dough Bliss
13 Mar 2019 Southeastern Louisiana University Campus Tour
8 Mar 2019 Hiking in City Park
7 Mar 2019 HELP Clean & Organize the ERC
6 Mar 2019 Homeschool 101
1 Mar 2019 March NORD-C Outdoor Series
1 Mar 2019 LPO Early Explorers
20 Feb 2019 Dillard University Campus Tour
15 Feb 2019 River Road African American Museum
8 Feb 2019 Amistad Research Center
1 Feb 2019 Dozing with Dolphins
30 Jan 2019 Community Partners Day
30 Jan 2019 Tulane Campus Tour
25 Jan 2019 LPO Young People's Concerts
18 Jan 2019 UNO College Tour
18 Jan 2019 Candy Apple Class
11 Jan 2019 Macbeth
9 Jan 2019 Bunny Bread
21 Dec 2018 Christmas Fest
14 Dec 2018 Christmas Party
12 Dec 2018 Louisiana Children's Museum
11 Dec 2018 JPAS Play A White Christmas
7 Dec 2018 Volunteer at Ozanam Inn
7 Dec 2018 NORD-C Outdoor Series
30 Nov 2018 Dozing with Dolphins
30 Nov 2018 Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
30 Nov 2018 IXL Membership
16 Nov 2018 Create Christmas Tree ornaments
16 Nov 2018 LPO Early Explorers
13 Nov 2018 Breakfast at Brennan’s…and Manners too!
9 Nov 2018 Hoot-N-Holler Inn
9 Nov 2018 Ursuline Academy presents Pinocchio
2 Nov 2018 NORD-C Outdoor Series
26 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat
26 Oct 2018 Swamp Girl Glassblowing Teens
26 Oct 2018 Swamp Girl Glassblowing
23 Oct 2018 JPAS Play Peter Pan
19 Oct 2018 Dance Theatre of Harlem
17 Oct 2018 Audubon Zoo
12 Oct 2018 Air, Sea, and Land Festival Free Student Day FULL
5 Oct 2018 NORD-C Outdoor Series
28 Sep 2018 NORD-C Movies in the Park Jurassic Park (1993)
28 Sep 2018 Municipal Fire Training Academy FULL
21 Sep 2018 Teen Movie Night
21 Sep 2018 Global Wildlife
19 Sep 2018 Coca Cola Factory Tour
14 Sep 2018 Notes for Notes @ ERC
7 Sep 2018 Volunteer at Ozanam Inn
7 Sep 2018 NORD-C Outdoor Series
31 Aug 2018 Painting Rocks - FULL
24 Aug 2018 Penguin Ice Skating
23 Aug 2018 Thursday Co-op
21 Aug 2018 Tuesday Co-op
13 Jul 2018 Elephant and Piggie's We are in a Play
3 Jul 2018 NOLA Interact meeting
7 Jun 2018 Blueberry Picking
5 Jun 2018 NOLA Interact meeting
4 Jun 2018 Homeschool 101
9 Apr 2018 Homeschooling 101
16 Feb 2018 ACT Test Prep
17 Nov 2017 Field Trip Friday- Wonder
10 Nov 2017 Bayou Road Balloon Festival
10 Nov 2017 Field Trip Friday- Operation Christmas Child Potluck and Pack
8 Nov 2017 Orpheus in the Underworld
3 Nov 2017 Field Trip Friday- NORDC Activity Nature Walks
24 Oct 2017 Co-op
11 Oct 2017 Teachers Workshop Microsoft in Education
3 Oct 2017 Co-op
1 Oct 2017 Youth Music Workshops
18 Aug 2017 Microsoft Store Adult field trip

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