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Welcome
Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
Etiquette at the Edison Ford
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Historical records in the Edison archives show Mina Edison, wife of legendary inventor Thomas Edison, as a gracious hostess and interested in the well-being of children and the community. Following in this tradition, Etiquette at the Edison Ford, includes a one day (two hour) lesson in timeless etiquette and social skills.

Etiquette at Edison Ford
Regular Price: $75.00
Member Price: $65.00
Lessons in Manners for the Generations.

Etiquette at Edison Ford

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Rescheduled date
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

COST
Edison Ford Members
$65 Non-Members $75
Children ages 6-12 will gather at the Edison Caretaker's House for a two hour lesson in good manners. This class teaches children proper introduction, handshakes, and dining etiquette during a three course meal. Each student will receive a workbook and certificate of completion.

The classes will be taught by Suzanne Willis who has been teaching similar classes at Ritz-Carlton hotels throughout the nation. Willis is a graduate of the Protocol School of Palm Beach and is a Fort Myers native. Willis created her etiquette classes in honor of her grandmother, Florence "Mimi" Black.
Age Group
Session Etiquette: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM   (4 AVAIL)

 
 
Emerging Inventors 2017-2018 Program Package

Emerging Inventors Package
Regular Price: $90.00
Member Price: $60.00
Buy all 7 and receive a discount.
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Homeschool Program 2017-2018 Package
Homeschool Program 2017-2018 Science & Engineering Package

Cost: Members: $10 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 7 class series: $60.00, non-members: $15 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 7 class series: $90. Each additional child: $5.

Homeschool Package
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $90.00
Buy all 7 and receive a discount.
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Homeschool Program 2017-2018 Science & Engineering

The Edison Ford Homeschool Science and Engineering Series will present students with a variety of subjects that challenge the mind and encourage collaboration and innovation. Students will learn to think like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford as they explore and solve a variety of hands-on activities and learn the key concepts and strategies of science and engineering.

Cost: Members :$15 each class or $90 for all 7 class series; non-members: $25 each class or $150 for all 7 class series.


FOOD SCIENCE
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
March 9, 2018, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: Food is Chemistry! Learn about acids, bases and more in this fun twist on Chemistry.

SPACE SCIENCE
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
October 13, 2017, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: Students safely observe the sun and study the nature of light as they learn about our solar systemand recent discoveries in space science.

THE LIVING LABORATORY
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
November 10, 2017, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: Edison once referred to nature as the "Green Lab." Join us in our "Green Lab" as we explore the world of the very small.

GEOLOGY ROCKS
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
December 8, 2017, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: Explore the impressive Edison Ford rock collection and learn about dynamic natural systems.

CHEMICAL REACTIONS
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
January 12, 2018, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: What is a chemical reaction? Discover the answer to this question and more as the Wild Wizards guide students through scientific inquiry.

FORENSICS
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
February 9, 2018, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: Who can crack the case? Learn how science and engineering are used for good.

SCIENCE OF SOUND
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
April 13, 2018, Grades 1-3, 10am-12pm; Grades 4-6, 1pm-3pm: In 1877, Edison shocked the world when he became the first person to record and play back sound! Learn the science behind this
revolutionary innovation.

 
 
CREATIVE MOVEMENT SERIES
Explore creative expression and movement through song, dance, and basic yoga postures. Students will think creativerly, work collaboratively, and develop their sense of personal and shared space. Instructor Brittany Robbins is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200). Classes are held the second Friday of each month, September through February, from 10am-11am.

Creative Movement 2
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $5.00
Ages 2-6
Session Session 2: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   CLOSED

Creative Movement 3
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $5.00
Ages 2-6
Session Session 3: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

Creative Movement 4
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $5.00
Ages 2-6
Session Session 4: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

Creative Movement 5
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $5.00
Ages 2-6
Session Session 5: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

Creative Movement 6
Regular Price: $10.00
Member Price: $5.00
Ages 2-6
Session Session 6: Fri, Feb 9, 2018 10:00AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

 
Emerging Inventors 2017-2018 Program
Designed for children and their parents or other adult caretakers, Emerging Inventors programs include story and music time, socializing with others, educational activities, science experiments, and exploration of the homes, gardens and museum. Bringing snacks or lunch is encouraged!

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
October 19, 2017, 9:30am-11am: Dress up in costume, enjoy a festive trick or treat walk, and delight in a spooky science show!
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 9:30AM - 11:00AM   (8 AVAIL)

SOLAR ENERGY
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
November 16, 2017 9:30am-11am: Experience the power of the sun and explore how solar energy is able to power a museum, create art, and cook a special treat.
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

HOLIDAY FUN
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
December 21, 2017, 9:30am-11am: Emerging Inventors become Santa's elves, experiencing the magic of the season making presents, holiday ornaments, and more!
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

PHONOGRAPH MUSIC FUN
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
January 18 , 2018, 9:30am-11am: Explore the world of music by learning notes through song, crafting simple instruments, and studying historic phonographs.
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

ENGINEERING WITH LEGOS
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
February 15, 2018, 9:30am-11am: Learn to build and engineer with LEGOS, creating animals, rockets, trains and more!
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

ART WITH NATURE
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
March 15, 2018, 9:30am-11am: Express your artistic nature through crafts inspired by nature, such as painting a coconut, fish printing, and more!
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

EDISON CHEMISTRY
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
April 19, 2018, 9:30am-11am: Learn about mixtures and solutions, experimenting with slime, polymers and colorful "exploding milk."
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

 
SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS
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ROVING ROBOTS
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00

December 27-29, 2017, 8:45am-4:00pm:

Take on a new challenge in this crash course in robotics! Learn the mechanical and code skills necessary to master Lego Mindstorms.

Session Season 2017: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 - Fri, Dec 29, 2017 8:45AM - 4:00PM   OPEN

SPACE & ROCKETS
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $180.00
January 2 - 5, 2018, 8:45am-4:00pm:

Blast off into space science, robotic and aeronautic engineering with hands-on challenges.
Session Season 2018: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 - Fri, Jan 5, 2018 8:45AM - 4:00PM   OPEN

MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $220.00
March 19 - 23, 2018, 8:45am-4:00pm:

Learn how to design mechanical innovations. From hydraulic lifts to Lego zip lines, campers learn about leverage and Newton's Laws of Motion
Session Season 2018: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 - Fri, Mar 23, 2018 8:45AM - 4:00PM   OPEN

 
MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS SCIENCE SHOW

MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS SCIENCE SHOW
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $10.00
December 16, 10am - 11am: Join our Wild Wizards for a special holiday science show featuring dramatic science experiments. Celebrate the holiday season, history, and science at Edison Ford.
Session Ages 6-11: Sat, Dec 16, 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM   OPEN

 
NEW HIGH SCHOOL STEAM SERIES
Ages 14-17

CRYPTOGRAPHY
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
November 11, 2017, 2-4pm: Are you an expert texter? Combine skills of technology and mathematics to create secret messages with your friends.
Session Ages 14-17: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM   OPEN

GEO FUN
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
January 13, 2017, 2-4pm: Do you use GPS to find your way around town? Expand upon your classroom knowledge of vectors and physics to create a treasure hunt.
Session Ages 14-17: Sat, Jan 13, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   OPEN

SCIENCE OF SOUND
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
February 10, 2017, 2-4pm: In 1877, Edison shocked the world when he became the first person to record and play back sound! Learn the science behind this revolutionary device and unravel the physics and mathematics of waves.
Session Ages 14-17: Sat, Feb 10, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM   OPEN

AMUSEMENT MATHEMATICS
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
December 9, 2017, 2-4pm: With the use of Ferris Wheels learn and understand the fundamentals of trigonometry.
Session Ages 14-17: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

 
SCOUT PROGRAMS

Cost: $20 per scout or participating sibling (parent included).

Scout programs are available to all Girl and Cub Scout groups and fulfill adventure requirements:


THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Price: $20.00
January 20, 2018, 1pm-3pm: Scouts are challenged to unravel the secrets behind science. From floating boats, to science experiments, to magic tricks, the scouts will begin to understand the nature of science and the acquisition of knowledge. Adventure Requirements Addressed: Curiosity, Intrigue and Magical Mysteries and Floats and Boats.
Session Adventure requirements: Sat, Jan 20, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

GOING UP
Price: $20.00
February 17, 2018, 1pm-3pm: From the science of air pressure to the science of sound, Scouts will create unusual flying objects and see sound move. The class concludes with a botanical study on the rich grounds at Edison Ford. Adventure Requirements Addressed: Air of the Wolf and Grow Something.
Session Adventure requirements: Sat, Feb 17, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

ELECTRICITY AND MOVING ROBOTS
Price: $20.00
March 17, 2018, 1pm-3pm: Scouts will begin to understand the nature of electricity and its present and future applications in the exciting field of Robotics. Adventure Requirements Addressed: Paws for Action, Robotics, and Super Science.
Session Adventure requirements: Sat, Mar 17, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Price: $20.00
April 14, 2018, 1pm-3pm: Scouts delve into the wide world of computer science as they begin to develop their own video game. Scouts are introduced to concepts such as: algorithms, functions, logical statements and variables as they create their interactive software. Adventure
Requirements Addressed: Game Design.
Session Adventure requirements: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM   OPEN

 
CONTINUING EDUCATION
For Learners of All Ages

Did you know that Edison Ford offers classes for all ages? Join us to explore the arts, science, horticulture, technology, and more with these multi-generational programs!

CREATING HYPERTUFA BOWLS
Regular Price: $60.00
Member Price: $50.00
January 13, 2017, 9:30am - 11am: Create a custom, hand-made bowl or planter using hypertufa-a combination of Portland cement, moss, and perlite.
Session All ages: Sat, Jan 13, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

PRESERVING FAMILY MEMORIES
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
March 10, 2018, 9:30am - 11am: Learn the ins and outs of preserving family memories, from photographs to videos, including basic editing.
Session All ages: Sat, Mar 10, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

TEA & HERBAL BEVERAGES
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
April 14, 2018, 9:30am - 11am: Did you know you can create beverages using herbs grown right here in Florida?
Session All ages: Sat, Apr 14, 2018 9:30AM - 11:00AM   (10 AVAIL)

GARDEN TALKS
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Second Saturday of every month, 10:00am: Learn more about gardening in South Florida with our expert horticultural staff. Visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org for monthly topics.

 
 
PAINTING WITH MARIE DYER
For Artists of All Ages
Join renowned Southwest Florida artist Marie Dyer to create your own masterpiece!

SILK SCARF PAINTING WITH MARIE DYER
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
Third Saturday of each month, January through April, 9:30am - 2:30pm: Marie will teach a variety of techniques to inspire painters of all levels to create their own "one of a kind" scarf. The scarves can be worn as art pieces or used as art for the home. All materials are provided.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WITH MARIE DYER
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $90.00
January 26, 2018 and March 30, 2018, 9:30am - 2:30pm: Spend the day overlooking the water while painting a beautiful landscape! This class will be held in our new waterfront River Pavilion with inspiration all around as you paint.