Month: July 2015

Firefly Festival

Just as the weather started to turn warm this spring, I asked my five-year-old daughter, “What are you looking forward to this summer?” “Fireflies,” she answered. “There’s no way they can get cancelled.” Sadly, she knows the ways of our world. Plans change. People get sick. It rains on parades. Out of necessity, I’m constantly […]

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

This summer, our family has been taking an Ice Cream Tour of Virginia. There is no website for this tour. You don’t need tickets. There’s no printed schedule, and, mercifully, no tour guide with bad jokes. We simply looked up the best-reviewed establishments in the state and worked our way down the list, also adding […]

Adventures in Writing, Part 2

This is another one of the exceptional writing samples we’ve received recently. Great job Ellie! By Ellie Coleman, age 12, Midland, MI Dear Principal Jones, Everybody has been buzzing about the cafeteria workers having super powers. I know you have already said the cafeteria workers are normal people, but I have proof they are so […]

Where in the World is Mae?

We know some of our adventurers are taking real trips around the globe this summer, and some are having learning adventures closer to home. Whatever your summer brings, we at Brain Chase want to hear about it! That’s why we’re introducing #adventuresofmae, a way for Brain Chase students to check in and share with us […]

Adventures in Writing

One of the joys here at Brain Chase headquarters is seeing the weekly journal entries come in from our adventurers around the world. They are full of imagination and energy and goodness. There are so many good ones, we decided to share some of them here with you, our fellow adventurers. Periodically, we will be […]

The Great Family Campout

Question: What do jumbo marshmallows, Nick Offerman, and a pond full of tadpoles all have in common? Answer: They perfectly describe last weekend. Offerman (Ron from “Parks & Rec”) is the National Wildlife Federation’s new spokesperson. He’s featured in their 2015 Great American Campout campaign, an effort to get 100,000 people pledged to camp this […]