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NOAHCon 2020 Kids’ Conference


Get ready for a shark-tastic Kids’ Conference!

While their adults attend Educational Sessions, NOAH kids, tweens, and teens get to learn, play, and socialize at the awesome Kids’ Conference. Attendees are divided into groups by grade level/age and provided with exciting, age-appropriate activities throughout the conference. This year, the Kids’ Conference will be divided into the following shark-tastic groups:

Baby Sharks
6 mos – kindergarten

Tiger Sharks
Red Tiger Sharks: 1st & 2nd graders
Yellow Tiger Sharks: 3rd & 4th graders
Blue Tiger Sharks: 5th & 6th graders

Hammerhead Sharks
7th – 9th graders

Great White Sharks
10th – 12th graders

*please note* school-aged children are placed according to the grade level they will be entering in fall 2020


Program Information

Baby Sharks ~ Tiger Sharks ~ Hammerhead Sharks ~ Great White Sharks

Baby Sharks

6 mos. – kindergarten

Parents can be assured that their children will be cared for by professional nannies in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. While the parents are enjoying lectures and networking, the youngest conference attendees can take advantage of a variety of age-appropriate activities that may include storytelling, balloon twisting and a puppet show. The children may participate in a yoga class or join in music and movement activities within a group setting. We will be providing a large motor area to expend some of the energy that comes with this age group and balance out the day with quieter reading and crafts activities in the rooms.

Each child will be placed in developmentally appropriate groups according to their ages. We will have an infant room, toddler one, toddler two room as well as a room for three years old, four years old and five years old. This may vary depending on birthdays and #s of attendees.

Tentative Baby Shark Programming*:

*Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Puppet Show (6 mos. – 3 yrs)
Who Framed The Big Bad Wolf 

What a mess! Someone just blew down the three little pigs house again. Who could’ve dunnit? All fingers point to the big bad wolf but he claims he’s innocent. It’s going to take Inspector Snoop and the help from the kids in the audience to solve this case!

Balloon Fairy Tales (3 – 5 yrs)
with Annie Bananie

Children’s book author Annie Banannie, a  Balloon Storyteller will provide an interactive program that will encourage children to use their imagination to tell fairy tales with balloons!

Baby Yoga (2 – 5 yrs)
from Bala Shala Yoga for Kids Studio  

We use music, games, art, and props to stretch, increase strength, improve flexibility, and gain body awareness. There are also special breathing techniques that are proven to promote calmness and  help with relaxation. Laughter is included!

Storytime With Local Librarian

Ms. Kelly from the Orange Grove Main library will visit to  share books and songs with us.

Music With Ranger Jack (1 – 5 yrs)

Musician, storyteller, and puppeteer,  Ranger Jack specializes in songs about animals and will have children singing, dancing and acting like animals.  All ages will be entertained and we expect the room to be filled with laughter.

Bubble Play with Best Bubble Parties (1 – 5 yrs)

The Bubblist™ will perform a  short show on the magic, art and science of bubbles with bubbles you’ve never dreamed of.  Children will then get to make their own bubbles using our fun, professional bubble wands.  

Pocket Pets w/ Reptacular Animals (1 – 5 yr olds )

Experience the softer side of the animal kingdom by meeting and learning about hamsters, guinea pigs, fancy rats, mice, chinchillas, and rabbits. Our furry friends are more than just cuddly balls of fluff–they possess many of the same fascinating adaptations and behaviors as their wild relatives! Our Reptacular guide will show you how to bond with our sweet rodent friends through a hands on presentation, followed by an  hands on encounter with some adorable bunnies.

NOAH bears

All children  1 and over will make their own NOAH bear to take home. Each bear will wear  a NOAH 2020 memorial t-shirt. Children under 1 will have a bear made for them by older children.

Tiger Sharks

1st – 6th grade

School-aged children with albinism and other NOAH grade schoolers interact with others like themselves while engaged in fun, educational activities that may include balloons, bubbles, crafts, singing puppets, magic and game shows, trivia, reptile show, ask a teen/adult with albinism, and much more! 

Red Tiger Sharks

1st & 2nd grade

Tentative Red Tiger Shark Programming*:

*Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Balloon twisting workshop with Annie Bananie
Balloons are not just toys-they’re a great way to make interactive art sculptures!  Children will learn to see like an artist in this hands-on balloon twisting workshop; they’ll also walk away with fantastic, wacky creations they’ve made themselves.

NOAH bears
All children  will stuff their  own NOAH bear to take home. Each bear will wear  a NOAH 2020 memorial t-shirt.

Shark Games

Magic Show – Hey Hey Entertainment
A high-energy show full of surprises. A silly comedy magic show, bunny included!   A show sure to make kids faces light up with wonder and laughter.  Be prepared to be amazed!  

Craft – “I am” collage 
Each child will create their own collage that describes who they  are with words around the shape of their hand.

In a Bubble – Best Bubble Parties 
We provide indoor entertainment that will be remembered for years to come. The Bubblist™ will perform a show on the magic, art and science of bubbles with bubbles you’ve never dreamed of. See a real live rainbow materialize right before your eyes. See square bubbles, triangular bubbles, bubbles that bounce and float inside other bubbles! Every child will even get a chance to step inside of a Giant Bubble!  We’ll even let adventurous adults experience the world from inside a bubble! Our show is masterfully performed by your bubblist, who will inspire lots of audience interaction.

Singing Puppets w/ Ranger Jack
The Ranger Jack Show is a super fun interactive music & puppet experience! Ranger Jack is a one man band and puppeteer While  engaging his audience with a fun and educational performance of children’s songs on piano and guitar, Ranger Jack will involve the children as they interact and sing along with his hilarious, hand crafted plush animal puppets.

Reptile show – Reptacular Animals
Do you prefer more scales and less fur, our reptile adventure is for you! Focusing on our ectothermic (cold-blooded) friends, this encounter puts the spotlight on snakes, lizards, tortoises, and even a few frogs and creepy crawlies. Led by one of our amazing Reptacular guides, this adventure also includes encounters with one of our large boas and large tortoises!

Program may include: snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, and bugs.

Sun protection
The What, Whys and Hows to protect our skin from the sun.  UVA bead bracelets will be created to wear.

Yellow Tiger Sharks

3rd & 4th grade

Tentative Yellow Tiger Shark Programming*:

*Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Harry Potter Game Show – Hey Hey Entertainment
You have been summoned to Hogwarts, where the Tri-Trivia Tournament is about to begin. After the Sorting Hat puts you into House teams, each House competes in  group challenges that will test your knowledge in all things Harry Potter. Join us to have fun, no expert knowledge needed. 

Shark Games 

NOAH bears
All children  will stuff their  own NOAH bear to take home. Each bear will wear  a NOAH 2020 memorial t-shirt.  

Craft
Color, clip and carry home your own collapsible plastic water bottle with carabiner.

Sun protection
The What, Whys and How to protect our skin from the sun.  UVA bead bracelets will be created to wear. 

Creepy Crawlers – Reptacular Animals
In this program we take you on a wild “arthropod adventure” to meet insects, spiders, scorpions, hermit crabs and more from diverse habitats around the world. Our guides will teach you about exoskeletons, antennae, lifecycles, pincers, stingers, and all of the amazing things that allow our creepy crawly friends to survive in the wild. Many of the animals in this program are hands-off, but you may get to hold a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach, have a tarantula on your head, watch a scorpion glow, and even witness a hermit crab race!

 Animals which may include: Tarantulas, scorpions, hissing cockroaches, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, hermit crabs, beetle larvae (mealworms) and an arthropod predator such as a leopard gecko or giant bullfrog!

Ask A Teen  With Albinism 

Shark Trivia Game
Sink your teeth into this quiz all about sharks.

NOAH bears
All children  will stuff their  own NOAH bear to take home. Each bear will wear a NOAH 2020 memorial t-shirt. 

Blue Tiger Sharks

5th & 6th grade

Tentative Blue Tiger Shark Programming*:

*Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Canvas Geometric Collaborative  Quilt  
Each child will  design and create a  canvas cube that will then be crafted together and  be available for bidding at the NOAH silent auction. 

Star Wars Game Show
The Galaxy Is In Turmoil! The Jedi and Sith are battling for galactic victory! Each side must work together to outsmart and defeat the other in  group challenges. The fate of the galaxy is in your hands! 

Ask An Adult  With Albinism

Yoga – from Bala Shala Yoga for Kids Studio
A non-competitive, safe, and fun program where kids can focus on physical fitness, building strength in developing bodies, social skills, and relaxation techniques. Partner and group work as well as yoga postures, fun games, mediation, breathing, and relaxation techniques that children can use at home, school or anywhere they are feeling overwhelmed or stressed. 

Cooperative Chaos Competition w/ Extreme Fun
Guide by a professional DJ, children will be divided into teams and compete in physical, creative and trivia challenges, including birthday trivia, name that tune, finish the lyrics, dance battle, live mic, hoop wiggle, double limbo and more!

Out To Lunch 
All 5th and 6th graders will take a shuttle from the hotel and be provided with a stipend to purchase their lunch at downtown Disney. 

Scratch Art Key Chains
Design a two sided keychain by scratching  away the black coating to reveal the rainbow of colors underneath.

Hammerhead Sharks

7th – 9th grade

A unique opportunity for tweens with albinism and other NOAH middle schoolers to learn, share experiences, try new activities, and give back to the local community while exploring sights including Fullerton College, Downtown Disney, and Huntington Beach. 

Tentative Hammerhead Shark Programming*:

Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Downtown Disney

Fullerton College & Downtown Disney
The Hammerhead Sharks will enjoy a morning at Fullerton College where they will be introduced to some adaptive sports along with hearing from panels on what to expect in their upcoming journeys to high school.  They will be joined with current high school students with albinism who will share some tips and tricks for the next phase of their academic careers! 

After a morning of learning, the tweens will head to Downtown Disney where they will explore the land of Mickey Mouse and enjoy some lunch with great company!

Huntington Beach Outing
To start off this exciting outing, the Hammerhead Sharks will give back to the local community by participating in a beach clean up! After lending a helping hand, they will have a chance to explore the famous Huntington Beach Pier and enjoy lunch with a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean!  To wrap up, a Zombie Scavenger Hunt will lead the tweens on an adventure through the area; let’s see who will catch the zombies and be the first to finish!

Great White Sharks

10th – 12th grade

A unique opportunity for teens with albinism and other NOAH high schoolers to learn, share experiences, try new activities, and give back to the local community while exploring sights including Fullerton College, Downtown Disney, and Huntington Beach. 

Tentative Great White Sharks Programming*:

*Please note: the activities listed below are subject to change

Downtown Disney

Fullerton College & Downtown Disney
The Great White Sharks will enjoy a morning at Fullerton College where they will be introduced to some adaptive sports along with hearing from panels on what to expect in their upcoming journeys to college.  They will be joined with current college students with albinism who will share some tips and tricks for the next phase of their academic careers! 

After a morning of learning, the teens will head to Downtown Disney where they will explore the land of Mickey Mouse and enjoy some lunch with great company!

Huntington Beach Outing
To begin this exciting outing, the Great White Sharks will give back to the local community by participating in a beach clean up! After lending a helping hand, they will have a chance to explore the famous Huntington Beach Pier and enjoy lunch with a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean!  To wrap up, a Zombie Scavenger Hunt will lead the teens on an adventure through the area; let’s see who will catch the zombies and be the first to finish!