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A podcast for those who homeschool in Florida. Keep updated with the support, help and encouragement you need. FPEA Connects is a podcast serving those in Florida with up-to-date information on legal issues, area support groups and a wonderful state convention held in Orlando every year.

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A podcast for those who homeschool in Florida. Keep updated with the support, help and encouragement you need. FPEA Connects is a podcast serving those in Florida with up-to-date information on legal issues, area support groups and a wonderful state convention held in Orlando every year.

    Lighthouses of Florida

    Lighthouses of Florida

    Lighthouses of Florida

    Episode 84



    Florida’s lighthouses have provided constant beacons of light to sailors for many years, bringing them home

    safely. Effectively helping them to navigate the treacherous and sometimes dangerous reefs and jetties that must be avoided in order to reach our coastal paradise.

    It is inspiring to see the lighthouses, to hear the stories of those who were the keepers of the light, the stories of those saved by the light and to see them still standing, still doing their job — constant.

    I’d like to invite you to explore some of these lighthouses that have been a welcome sight for so many

    through the years. - Suzanne Nunn, FPEA Chairman

    Lighthouses Mentioned in the Show



    * Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

    * St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.

    * Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

    * Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum





    Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

    Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

    • 15 Min.
    Wild Florida Live Free: Florida’s Homeschool Convention

    Wild Florida Live Free: Florida’s Homeschool Convention

    Wild Florida Live Free: Florida's Homeschool Convention

    Homeschooling Florida #NOREGRETS

    Episode 83



    The Premier Event for Homeschool Families

    May 21-23, 2020



    Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL



    Make your plans now to join us in Orlando in May. This is the biggest and BEST homeschool convention in the nation. There is something for everyone--great workshops, exciting events, a huge vendor hall and plenty of opportunities for fellowship!



    * Early Bird: January 2 - March 9   $65 for FPEA Members; $105 for Non-Members

    * Regular Registration: March 10 to May 1    $75 for FPEA Members; $115 for non-members

    * Advance Registration Required by May 1 for: Leaders Forum, Cutting Edge Youth Leaders Forum, Teen Program, Children’s Program, Graduation Dinner, Dance, and Luncheon, and other Add-on events.

    * Onsite At-the-Door Registration May 21-23   $95 for FPEA Members; $135 for non-members



    You're Invited!

    On behalf of the Florida Parent-Educators Association, I want to invite you to attend the 2020 Annual FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention. We are celebrating this year with the theme, Wild Florida – Live Free! #noregrets.



    Our freedom to explore is intricately aligned with our freedom to homeschool — and to do both in a way that best suits our family. The Convention is scheduled for May 21-23 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, a venue that truly embraces Florida’s wild heritage and vintage charm.



    We are the biggest and the best Convention for homeschooling families in the country. There is something for everyone — education, entertainment, encouragement and great shopping! This year we are excited to bring you two incredible keynote speakers. Rick Green will be greeting us Friday morning with a message of inspiration and encouragement to jumpstart the weekend. Saturday morning, Zan Tyler will join us with a fantastic session that will remind you just how precious this season of homeschooling really is.

    These are only two from the exciting slate of speakers we have in store for you. You’ll see some familiar faces, but some, like Tricia Goyer and Linda Lacour Hobar, are making their first appearance at our convention. All of our speakers and each of their sessions have been carefully selected to help us celebrate our freedom to homeschool as we see fit.



    Take your time to peruse these offerings as well as the many exciting events for the entire family. Then, log onto www.fpea.com and REGISTER!

    Looking forward to seeing you there!

    Loving Florida - Living Free,

    Suzanne Nunn, Chairman

    Event Details



    * KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

    * SPEAKERS

    * FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    * HOST HOTEL

    * EATING ONSITE

    * BRUSH DRAWING

    * CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

    * VOLUNTEER WITH US

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    • 28 Min.
    Florida Christmas Roadtrips

    Florida Christmas Roadtrips

    Florida Christmas Roadtrips

    Episode 82



    Florida Christmas Roadtrips. As you probably already know, we love Christmas around here! In this episode, Suzanne lists some new places to visit for Christmas this year. Well, they are new to us. If you haven't been, or are looking for something new to do this year, make plans to visit some of the places we have discussed on this episode.



    It's sure to be a bright and merry Chrismas here in Florida!



     

    Events mentioned on the show:







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    Fort Christmas Cracker Christmas



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    Nights of Lights - St. Augustine, Fl



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    Pensacola Winterfest



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    Enchant Christmas - St. Petersburg, FL









    Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

    Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!





    Thank you to our Sponsor - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie!



    Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.



    Click here to watch the trailer and find a theatre near you!

    • 15 Min.
    12 Stories of Christmas

    12 Stories of Christmas

    12 Stories of Christmas

    Episode 81



    12 Stories of Christmas. It's our favorite time of year! We love Christmas time around here. In this episode, we talk about some of our favorite Christmas stories... both books and on the big screen.



    Listen in for some great book and movie suggestions for your family this holiday season. Get ready to snuggle in for a good Christmas story this year.



    If your Christmas library is looking bare, we have suggested some of the books you might want to add to your collection. These books also make really great gifts. It's always nice to receive a good book that can become part of your family's Christmas tradition.

    Books mentioned on the show:







    * A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

    * ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

    * The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers

    * The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski

    * How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

    * Letters From Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien

    * Unwrapping the Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp

    * The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

    * The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel

    * The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry - Illustrated by P.J. Lynch

    * Apple Tree Christmas by Trinka Hakes Noble

    * A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz







    Hallmark Christmas Movie List



     

    Find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter

    Please visit www.fpea.com to learn more about who we are!

    • 26 Min.
    St. Augustine: A Fun Family Trip

    St. Augustine: A Fun Family Trip

    St. Augustine: A Fun Family Trip

    Episode 80



    FPEA will be traveling to Saint Augustine this November 1-2 to explore America's oldest city!



    Saint Augustine truly is a fascinating trip for your family to take. There are over 60 historical sites in the city and many things to see and explore. Things such as the forts, a pirate museum, old schoolhouse, Flagler College,  the beaches and so much more!



    Below is the itinerary for our trip.



    Whether you go with us, or go on your own, St. Augustine is sure to be a great destination for your family.













     



    St. Augustine Itinerary



    November 1, 2019



    10:15 am:  Meet at Fort Mantanzas National Monument

    We will meet and explore the Visitor Center, park grounds, boardwalk and nature trails.



    10:45 am:  Ferry Tour to Fort Mantanzas



    Lunch on your Own (nice areas at Anastasia State Park)



    2:00 pm:  Anastasia State Park ($8 entrance fee/car)  Snack provided by FPEA

    Historical Look Into Old Spanish Quarries – Ranger Guide



    Dinner on your own



    7:00 pm:  Meet at St. Augustine Lighthouse



    7:30 pm:  Nighttime Science of Light Program



     



    November 2, 2019



    10:00 am:  Castillo de San Marcos tour begins



    Lunch on your own



    2:00 pm:  Fountain of Youth Tour begins





















    * HOTEL















    Register for the field trip here.





    Find events in your community at our website here.

    Resources mentioned on the show:

     

    • 32 Min.
    Florida in the Fall

    Florida in the Fall

    Florida in the Fall–  Episode 79



     



    Let's talk about Fall -- specifically, Fall in Florida.



    It may not be the same as most other states, but we can certainly still enjoy the season. But, Florida does have theme parks in the fall! What better time of the year to go to the parks? Disney does what Disney does best - decorations! Check out the parks to see what each one has to offer this year.



    Why do we love Fall? Cool weather, warm scents, and cozy homes.



    Take the time to find some local festivals, pumpkin patches and more!



    Find events in your community at our website here.

    Resources mentioned on the show:

    Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

    Fall Simmer Scent Recipe

    Fall Unit Studies Pinterest Board

    Fall Recipes Pinterest Board

    Fall Pinterest Board

     

    • 32 Min.

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