Friday, September 30, 2011

NU Engineering Visit Options for High school students

Engineering Wednesdays
Every Wednesday is Engineering Wednesday at Northeastern (except December 28, 2011). This "mini" open house for prospective undergraduate engineering students and their families is an engineering-specific information session followed by a tour of the College of Engineering led by one of our students. It is an opportunity to learn about our academic programs, cooperative education, support services, and the admissions process. It’s also a great time to see our facilities, meet other faculty and staff, and get your questions answered.
Wednesdays 10:30 AM in 110 Behrakis Center (Admissions Visitor Center) The program will last approximately two and a half hours. Many attendees also choose to take a general campus tour on the same day. Registration is NOT required.

 Open Houses
Two open houses are scheduled for October 8th and November 12th. These days are designed for prospective undergraduate students and their families. Representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Colleges (including each of the engineering departments) will hold information sessions. Families will have the opportunity to tour the campus and talk with engineering students, faculty, and staff. Registration for the Open Houses will be available on the Admissions website by mid-September.
For more information, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at

 Women In Engineering Day - 10/28/11
Women in Engineering Day is an all day event for high school girls and their parents to find out more about our program. This year it is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2011. The day starts out with a Welcome Continental breakfast, several information presentations, and a student panel of engineering women ready to answer all of your questions. Over lunch, meet our Admissions, Financial Aid, and Residential Life staff. The afternoon includes visits to our engineering research facilities with lots of fun activities. The day ends with an optional campus tour. To reserve a spot, please e-mail Rachelle Reisberg at by October 17th.

 Building Bridges
A day for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to learn what engineering is all about. Students choose from a menu of hands-on interactive activities led by our engineering faculty and students from each of our departments. The next "Building Bridges" will be held on December 2, 2011. For more information, please e-mail Richard Harris at

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Franklin Park Forest Fall Festival

Saturday, October 1st from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Enjoy FREE outdoor activities for all ages in scenic Franklin Park. You can climb a tree, borrow a bike for a park tour, join a family nature hike, and forage for wild edible plants.

1:30 and 3:00pm: Family nature hikes & activities with Boston Nature Center educator
4:00-6:00pm: Fall foraging edible plant walk with local naturalist, Pam Kristan
1:00-4:00pm: Tree Climbing with Boston Area Recreational Climbers

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekend Events!

Check out these exciting opportunities below:

Smithsonian Magazine's "National Free Museum Day" - Saturday, September 24

Rappin' with Raptors Festival - Saturday, September 24, 1-4 p.m., Mattapan

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome back to school / September Resources!

Yes, it is that time of year again; it’s “Back – to – School” season!

The Boston youth zone ( has sent out information in their newsletter for September and Back to school resources!

Here are a few below to point you in the right direction if you have any questions about the new school year!

Links for back to school tips:

Welcome Back from the Boston Public Schools!: Check out for information about starting the school year. Access the school calendar, important documents, and more.

Back-to-School Parent Hotline: Call for help with school assignments, transportation, and other back-to-school questions. Open weekdays through Sep 16, 7am-6pm. 617-635-9046

Boston Public Schools Calendar: Remember important dates, school vacations and more. Do not forget that school starts on Sep 8 for grades 1-12.

Boston Centers for Youth and Families After School Programs: Visit your local community center to find out about after school programs and fall activities. 617-635-4920,

Links for tutoring and homework support tips:

Homework Assistance Program (HAP) at BPL: Students in grades K-8 can get free after-school homework help in all subject areas at any library branch. Academic support and mentoring is also available. Assistance is provided by high-achieving high school mentors. Starts Sep 12, Mon-Thurs 3:30-5:30pm. Sat hours vary by branch. 617-859-2382,

Boston Teacher’s Union Tutors: Students in all grades can receive homework help and tutoring from Boston Public School teachers. Tutoring starts the week of Sep 26 at Boston Public Library branches from 4-6pm. Days vary by branch.,

Project D.E.E.P Tutoring: Dorchester students in grades 5-8 can receive one-on-one help with their homework, projects, and reports in any subject by signing up at the Leahy-Holloran Community Center on Sep 24. Students will meet with tutors for 90 minutes throughout the year with a one-time $50 registration fee.,

If you found some of these links helpful, feel free to sign up for the newsletter and receive monthly information from the Boston Youth Zone for you and/or your child!

Just visit: to sign up for the free newsletter!

DISCOUNT DEALS at Boston Museums for youth!

Are you ever looking for something to do with your child afterschool or on weekends? Here are a few places that offer good deals to get you into exhibts and have fun!
1. The Children’s Museum has Dollar days where every Friday sponsered by Target it only costs $1 to get in to the museum (5-9pm) and allow your children to explore every floor!
For more information about the Museum and to plan a visit go to their website.

2. If you like learning about culture and Arts (and maybe take a class, or just visit!)The Museum of Fine Arts offers discounted deals during non-school hours where you can get your child (kids age 7-17) in to the museum for FREE (weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, Boston public school holidays) *Note: general admission otherwise is $7.50 and kids under 6 are always FREE.
To learn more about the location and what the Museum of Fine Arts offers please visit their website!