First though, we want to do a little brainstorming and we’d love your help! Are there any theme suggestions you’d like to have included in the mix? Add a comment or use the form below and we’ll add them to the list!
We’ll leave the brainstorm open till August 15th. The following week we’ll send out a short-list of themes and then it will be time to vote on the three “finalists”.
Suggestions so far:
All Together Now (emotions/sharing/mental health)
Fizz, Boom, Read (science/learning)
Paws to Read (pets/animals)
Dream Big – Read (growth/dreams/learning)
Environment / Nature
First nations theme – spirit animals (Activity ideas: kids creating their own family pole with meaningful spirit animals)
Brainstorming – Just as you wrote in your email, and also a little play on Victoria Public Library’s recent marketing award.
We All Belong (celebrate diversity/multiculturalism)
“Underground”, Sub-theme ideas: Tunnels (Chunnel; railway construction; mining (Britannia Mine partnership?); gold rush), Animal homes (BC animals including Burrowing Owls; badgers; moles), Geology (caves; rocks and minerals; volcanoes; plate tectonics; earthquakes), Archaeology, Paleontology (who doesn’t like dinosaurs?), Utilities (sewers; wells; water mains; fire hydrants; electrical conduits; underground streams), Bugs (ants, worms, bacteria), Underground Railway, French underground resistance in WWII, Underground homes for people (e.g. Coober Pedy in Australia), Bunkers, Catacombs
Way back when (history);
The future is now (discoveries, trends, growing up, imagining the future);
Around the world in 7 weeks;
Explore the Biomes: animals, vegetation, weather and conservation