NICHE Homeschool Day at the Capitol February 26, 2013
This event is much more than a day to "lobby" ourlegislators! It's an entertaining, educationalexperience for the entire family. NICHE Day at the Capitol provides our Iowa legislators an opportunity to "put a face to homeschooling" by briefly chatting with your friendly family, face-to-face. NICHE provides you with simple training and hand-out materials to make it easy. What an effective means to make a real difference! But that's not all! We've packed the day with lots of fun ways for your whole family to learn more about our state and nation's heritage and history. All of this for an amazingly low registration rate of $15 for your entire family! Make it a family field trip day.
The 2013 NICHE Capitol Day morning session at the Iowa State Capitol Building will include informal training for personal visits with legislators, student achievement displays, Capitol & Judicial Building tours, a proclamation at 10:00 a.m. by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. NICHE Capitol Day attendees will also see Brian Bopp, of B.Bopp Productions, strolling around the Capitol rotunda in historic costume. Rev. Bopp, a homeschooling dad, has been offering dramatic historical presentations and providing interactive materials to adults and children of all ages for over 20 years.
Rev. Brian Bopp
The 2013 NICHE Capitol Day afternoon session as Embassy Suites Hotel features outstanding presentations for all ages by Brian Bopp (see description above); WHO-Radio talk show host Jan Mickelson, speaking on "'Stuff What Ain't True' About Lincoln and Other Matters of Historical Import," and pastor, conservative activist, & homeschooling dad, Jamie Johnson, speaking on "One Million Davids: The Coming Generation of Christian Political Leaders"
NICHE Capitol Day offers a full day of opportunities for Iowa home educators, including interaction with Iowa lawmakers, tours of the Capitol, and special afternoon sessions at the nearby Embassy Suites Hotel.
Iowa home educating families have the opportunity to meet their Iowa legislators, thank them for their service, and give them an informative packet of materials about homeschooling provided by NICHE.
The 2012 NICHE Homeschool Day at the Capitol attracted over 650 home educating parents and students.