Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any limitations on ages or abilities of participants?

Ages 5-105 are best! Peopleologie provides all ages with an opportunity to learn and create with your hands. Mixed age groups, youth, tweens, teens, adults, seniors, all abilities, and special needs are accommodated and welcome. Adult professional development, team building, work, education, birthday parties -- all are possible.

What do we need to provide for your visit?

For LIVE ONLINE MEETINGS Materials and tools needed are minimal. Use what you already have at home or in your yard. Each Live Online workshop has a list of materials included in its description. For IN-PERSON Peopleologie supplies practically all materials and equipment, rarely needing more than a sink, tables, chairs, and electricity, if that. Details are sent in a workshop guide sent prior to the workshop. If your workshop includes a slide show, having a monitor, or projection system and computer is needed. A designated parking place in urban areas is important, as well. It's rare, but when absolutely necessary, we will bring a computer.

How does this work for schools?

LIVE ONLINE MEETING It works well for schools or teacher to host a meeting and invite Peopleologie to guest teach. IN PERSON Two to three workshops per day are often possible in elementary schools, for 15-30 participants per workshop. Middle schools with back-to-back core blocks work well. In middle and high schools multiple or subsequent days may be scheduled.

Are you affiliated with any school districts?

Peopleologie is an independent organization. Workshops are arranged solely by request and contracted independently of funding from school districts. For a list of schools recently visited, see WHO WE'VE VISITED.

What does a day look like in a school?

IN PERSON It's flexible. Our preference is for two or more groups to schedule back-to-back time blocks. Workshops are field-trip like and work best in class-sized groups, usually 90 minutes per group. Save a bit of time by combining two groups for the first 30 minute slide show portion. Much depends on group sizes and your breaks during the day. Invite others to share the day with you -- teachers of Social Studies, Language Arts, Languages, Math, Science, Garden Science, Enrichment, after-school program coordinators, interest clubs, book groups, scout groups, etc. Be sure to go to the CONTACT page, fill out the INQUIRY & REQUEST form, and we'll figure out the details.

Can I schedule a series of workshops?

A series is optimum for providing richer and more valuable experiences. Not only is it cost effective, but participants build on, retain, and extend learning through sequential experiences, layering knowledge and skills that naturally interrelate. You choose the workshops or let us tailor a series for you. Included in each workshop description are recommendations for related workshops. By building a series you receive calendar priority and reduced fees.

How do workshops work in libraries and community organizations?

LIVE ONLINE MEETING Invite us to guest teach for your meeting, or have us invite you. IN PERSON Single dates or multiple workshops are welcome. Often, organizations with multiple locations or branches schedule centrally, creating a master calendar or list of dates. Often workshops are scheduled to relate to themes like Summer Learning, specific cultural heritage months, Tech Turn-Off weeks, etc. Scheduling two locations for one day is our highest priority, as it lowers your fee and provides the best use of time and travel efforts. For this, it is best to leave an hour between the end/start times at the two locations, and secure (please!) a parking space nearby.

I have a topic in mind.  Could you create a workshop for us?

Just ask! With ample lead time it may be possible. A research and development fee starting at $100, may be applicable.

Do you offer home school programming?

Yes, Peopleologie comes to you with all the materials. For creating a series connected to your studies, topics, or projects, be sure to request workshops as early in the academic year as possible.

What about Scout groups and 4-H clubs?

Yes! Just make a request.

Are there any limitations for group size?

For live online and in-person workshops, the optimum is 25 participants or less. IN-PERSON All participants using materials, adult and child, are included in the group. Larger groups are accommodated. n schools, providing an assembly or school-wide participation is possible, dependent on the workshop topic, logistics, and other details. Often a rotation of groups is the best use of time.

Can you provide an activity for our Art & Science Fair or Cultural Festival?

IN-PERSON Yes! Peopleologie is happy to provide a hands-on activitiy for school cultural festivals, fundraising events, Hands-on History Days, Arts & Science Days, STEM-to-STEAM fairs, Family Nights, book clubs groups, Earth Day celebrations, county fairs, etc.

What are your fees?

Fees are determined using the information you provide on the INQUIRY & REQUEST form on the CONTACT page. LIVE ONLINE MEETINGS It depends on the arrangement, most workshops run roughly $155 for 60 minutes. Fee reductions are given when a series of four or more workshops are bundled. IN-PERSON Timing, group size, transportation, and materials are figured into the equation. The more workshops scheduled for one location, the lower the fee. Generally, the cost per group is $220-300, with fees reduced when multiple groups are visited in one day.

Do you visit adult groups?

Yes, Peopleologie promotes lifelong learning! Fun and engaging opportunities work for senior residences, business groups, conferences, team building events, professional development, cultural enrichment, parties, learning and making, technology turn-off, friends' gatherings and meetings of any sort.

Can you suggest sources for funding Peopleologie workshops?

Yes. There are success stories to share with you, ranging from traditional grant writing to annually repeated "asks". If you need help with filling out a grant proposal, help is available. We suggest grabbing text from the website.

Do you offer classes online?

Yes. Invite us to co-host your meeting online, or let us host you. Topics at the top of the Workshops page are designed to work best, but we welcome requests to adapt other worskhops, as well. You can always send an e-mail to us with what you have in mind.

Do you offer Summer sessions?

Summer 2021 is loosely structured as week-long sessions with different related projects every online or in-person where allowed in the San Franciscso Bay Area. We always accept inquiries to custom-create workshops and series for you, for 5 participants or more. We take into consideration your interests, workshop topics, ages, and group size, and then tailor it to those criteria.

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