The Art of Learning Tent

Muscles, Organs and Bones *
See a human skeleton and models of human organs. Identify organs as you take them out of the body, and then see if you can put them back. Compare a few animal bones to their human counterparts. 
Carol Carr, Instructor in Biology, and Biology Faculty

Fun with Science *
Unleash your inner scientists with fun, hands-on experiments that will have you exploring, creating, investigating and searching for answers. Topic samples include:

  • Polymers
  • Effects of a vacuum on ordinary objects
  • Dissecting owl pellets
  • Vapor pressure
  • Atmospheric experiments

Dr. Michael Iannuzzi, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Dr. Rhodora Snow, Professor of Chemistry

Keeping Memories Alive with PTK-BOO: Create Your Own Time Capsule Frame!
As John Tyler Community College celebrates its 50th anniversary, we want to help you treasure your memories. Join students with Phi Theta Kappa and create your own time capsule photo frame that can be filled with celebrations, memories and recollections you want to remember most!
Phi Theta Kappa-Beta Omicron Omicron and Tau Rho Chapters

Summer of Love Beads
Feeling groovy? Celebrate John Tyler’s 50th anniversary by traveling back to 1967 and designing your own love bead bracelet.
Beth Yeakel, Library Assistant, and Midlothian and Chester Library Faculty and Staff

Celebrate Earth Day with JTCC Biology *
Learn about fun ways you can go green and show your Earth Day spirit by taking part in fun hands-on activities, including:

  • Tie Dye Milk
  • Pine Cone Bird Feeders
  • Microscopic Observation of Nature
  • Rainbow Flowers
  • Electromagnets
  • Growing Cat Grass
  • Fingerprint Art
  • Earth Day Shrinky Dinks
  • The Wonders of Water
  • Go Green!

Dr. Patricia Smeltz, Associate Professor of Biology

You are Safe with Me: Beaded Safety Pins
Create a colorful, beaded safety pin to show you are a safe place for all people no matter their race, gender, sexuality, or religion.
GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Dr. Paula Winn, Professor of Art, and Kerrigan Sullivan, Professor of Communications Studies and Theatre

Make Your Own Soap
Why settle for store bought soap when you can make your own!
Nursing Program

Play Operation *
Do you have the hands of a surgeon? Find out with this oversized version of the Operation game.
Nursing Program

Creating Nature Journals
What do you hear and see or even smell when you are outside? Come make a journal where you can write and draw your own observations. Creativity is encouraged!
English Faculty

Children's Sun Visors
Get creative, and make a personal sun visor using a variety of art supplies.
Dr. John Kirn, Professor of History

That's a lot of Sugar! *
Just how much sugar are you consuming? You might be surprised. Come see a visual representation.
Nursing Program

What's Your Blood Pressure? *
No matter your age, it’s good to get into the habit of routinely checking your blood pressure. Stop by and find out your numbers.
Nursing Program

Are Your Hands Really Clean? *
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Is our handwashing technique really effective? Test your skills, and find out!
Nursing Program

Time Capsule
Build your very own time capsule to take home with you!
Roy Robinson, JTCC Staff

What’s in a Nest?
Make your own bird nest kit by filling a hanging holder with nest supplies such as yarn, straw, cotton, dry grass and pine needles.
Virginia Master Naturalist – Pocahontas Chapter

* Denotes activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Care (STEM-H).