Knowledge Tree Events provide attendees with fun and educational activities for learners of all ages!
Knowledge Tree has partnered with University of Memphis to create the STEM Challenge. Students work in teams to complete monthly challenges issued by the University of Memphis Engineering Department Ambassadors. Students will be be introduced to basic engineering principles such as:
- Testing of multiple variables
- Data collection
- Using teamwork and problem-solving skills to win the challenge!
What is STEM? STEM, an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Math education, is not only an area of study but also a way of teaching and learning. STEM programs emphasize innovation, problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. STEM education is focused in project-based and collaborative learning along with solving real-world problems. The Department of Education, in association with the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution, are leading efforts to coordinate and streamline federal efforts to improve STEM education across the country.
Everyday we are creating new technology, making new scientific discoveries, and pushing the limits of human understanding. There are more and more schools becoming STEM Academies, creating a focused education in these four areas. It is a belief that the next generation will surpass its previous. We have made leaps and bounds in Science and Technology in the last century and the next is looking to be just as extraordinary and our children need to be prepared.
Stay up to date on our monthly STEM Challenges here.
Knowledge Tree Story Time happens weekly at each store location. Story Time includes a story, an activity or craft, and a snack. Check out our monthly events blog post for a list of each week’s book. We ask that, but do not require, you to pre-register for story time. Click on the store to find contact information to pre-register (you can call or email).
Story Time begins daily at 10am at the following locations:
Lego Club gives participants a chance to build their own creation out of Legos under the direction of a monthly theme, with a top secret sub-theme revealed only at the beginning of the event. Projects are displayed in the store for the month! We do ask that, but do not require, you to pre-register for Lego Club. Click on the store to find contact information to pre-register (you can call or email).
Local Author Book Signings
Knowledge Tree is proud to be a locally owned store and we are proud to support local children’s authors. Periodically we will host local authors for book signings at our Germantown location. Authors interested in doing a book signing event in our store contact Teresa Ernest. For more information on upcoming book signings check out our monthly events blog post.
Teacher Appreciation Day
Join us at your favorite Knowledge Tree Location for Teacher Appreciation Day! Let us help you stock your classroom with 20% off of all your classroom supply needs! As a locally-owned small business, we at Knowledge Tree understand the financial commitment teachers make to their classrooms and their students. Our hope is that, at Knowledge Tree, teachers are able to find what they need and not break the bank. Every year we host our annual Teacher Appreciation Day, offering 20% off store-wide, so that teachers may stock, replenish, or create the perfect classroom and not have to worry about ruining their budget.
This is not just any shopping day either! Each store will be hosting a Luau for all of you! Each store will have treats, door prizes, and free give-aways throughout the day! Vendor representatives will also be there to show off their hot, new products! Teacher Appreciation Day is all about you, so, help us celebrate YOU by participating at your favorite store location!
Private Shopping Days
Attention Principals and Financial Secretaries:
Are your teachers tired of the long lines and crazy crowds of the Back to School season? Would they rather shop with only their co-workers? Are they tired of having to fight for attention from busy sales associates? Then book a Private Shopping Day for your School! Your teachers will be able to come in on a certain day, either before the store opens or after the store closes, and shop. You will receive personal, individualized attention from the store associates, shorter lines, and only your teachers! Private Shopping Days would also include some tasty treats and a free gift for each teacher.
It’s so easy to book your very own Private Shopping Day! Have the Principal or Financial Secretary contact the Store Manager at the location you wish to shop at and set a date and time for your school to invade Knowledge Tree!