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You Might Need to Attend Learning Expo 2013

You Might Need to Attend Learning Expo 2013

By now, you’ve probably heard us mention once or twice (or 25 times) that Rocket City Mom has partnered with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to bring a new and exciting event to the parents of the Tennessee Valley. What sets the 2013 Learning Expo apart from the other family-related fairs that take place in and around Huntsville is a strict focus on education. On February 2, from Noon – 5PM the Davidson Center will be filled with more than 30 exhibitors from private schools, homeschools, public schools, and education related businesses and resources. The day will also include several guest speakers, along with a little entertainment, all presented in the 3D Digital theater (visit for a full list of exhibitors and speaker schedule).

If you are reading this and thinking to yourself, “Well, that sounds nice but I’m not sure why I need to go,” let me give you five reasons you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013. Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.

#5 . If you have ever considered private education, you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013.

With several area private schools sending representatives to the expo, you’ll be able to walk from table to table and easily talk with and get admissions information from numerous programs in just a couple of hours (something that would normally take days and a whole lot of gas).

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#4. If you currently homeschool or have ever thought you’d like homeschool, you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013.

Homeschooling is an educational option that more and more parents in our area are considering but many aren’t sure where to start. Still others are currently homeschooling but looking for programs to supplement their curriculum. Wherever you fall in the homeschooling spectrum, Learning Expo 2013 will be useful. Along with a session from guest speaker Susan Bacon of the Franklin School (a secular homeschool cover program here in North Alabama), the expo will also feature information about numerous homeschooling programs offered by area museums and businesses that can help families already homeschooling fill in gaps in curricula.

#3. If you want to learn more about public school options for education, you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013.

Even if you know that public school is the educational option for you and your family, you’re not limited to just your neighborhood school. Huntsville City Schools offers some wonderful magnet programs, along with a highly respected IB program, and representatives from HCS will be on hand to answer questions. Throughout the day there will be representatives at the HCS booth but at 2PM there will also be a special Q&A session followed by a sneak preview of “Seussical the Musical” by performers from the Academy of Arts and Academics.

#2. If your child has ever needed educational assistance, you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013.

Tutoring and other learning related services are another feature of the expo. Parents can easily browse what resources are available in the Tennessee Valley and discover what will hopefully be a great fit for their child’s needs.

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#1. If you’ve ever wanted to visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for FREE, you might need to attend Learning Expo 2013.

Did we mention that the expo is entirely FREE and open to the public? All attendees of Learning Expo 2013 gain free entrance to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. So even if you are completely set in the education department, why not come out for the afternoon and stop by to say hi. Stephenie and I, along with some of our writers, will be on hand. There’s a super cute play area for the little ones, Gabrielle’s Facepainting will be there, you can get a free sneak peak at “Seussical the Musical”, and bigger kids will enjoy a free day at the museum.


Where: U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Davidson Center
When: February 2, 2013 from Noon – 5 PM
How Much: FREE and open to the public
More Info: Learning Expo 2013


View Comments (12)
  • I am interested in securing Exhibitor Booth Space at the Learning Expo. I am a SimplyFun Team Leader/Playologist. Please take a look at my website to see what a perfect fit I would be for your Expo!
    My question is regarding your event and product liability requirements. I do not have this coverage and am not clear on whether or not I may still participate in your Expo by submitting a release form. Is that an option?

  • Five years ago I would have never considered homeschooling. Now that my son is a year and a half away from going to school, homeschooling is more and more tempting. Looking forward to talking to homeschoolers at the Expo.

  • I’m excited that you have so many different types of education resources at this event! What a great opportunity for parents who’ve chosen different educational paths for their children!

  • I am the Chef/Kitchen Director @ Valley Fellowship Christian Academy that is participating in the expo…visit our website and see our school menu’s. A great hot meal program should be a contributing factor in your search for a great school!

  • I’m really looking forward to attending. Thank you so much for organizing this great resource!

  • I am really excited for this. My son is special needs and I think this expos will help me find more resources in helping him excel.

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