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The Fed Experience is an interactive exhibit that lets visitors explore their connection to the economy. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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Invest in What's Next: Life After High School

This new, interactive resource helps high school students navigate their first major financial decision – what path to pursue after high school.

 


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Sept. 23, 2014 | Conference or Event

Homeschool Day

Calling all homeschooling families: join us for Homeschool Day this summer or fall! This unique opportunity packs two locations into one fun-filled event. The Fed Experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar are partnering to offer a full roster of outstanding, hands-on learning opportunities.

Subject matter is targeted towards students in grades 3 to 8, but the whole family is welcome. Claim your spot today! Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy on Brown’s Island or at Tredegar. Food is not provided on-site.

This event is free, but registration is required. Date options for this event are July 23 or September 23.


Mother and children at tailgate event

July 23, 2014 | Conference or Event

Homeschool Day

Calling all homeschooling families: join us for Homeschool Day this summer or fall! This unique opportunity packs two locations into one fun-filled event. The Fed Experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar are partnering to offer a full roster of outstanding, hands-on learning opportunities.

Subject matter is targeted towards students in grades 3 to 8, but the whole family is welcome. Claim your spot today! Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy on Brown’s Island or at Tredegar. Food is not provided on-site.

This event is free, but registration is required. Date options for this event are July 23 or September 23.


Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond building with bus in front

July 7, 2014 | Conference or Event

Summer Camp Challenge

Your summer will not be complete without a visit to The Fed Experience! Our annual FREE Summer Camp Challenge for local summer camp groups is all about games. Campers will use deductive reasoning to solve puzzles, crack clues and answer riddles about resources, innovation, entrepreneurs and prices.

Camps are held from 10-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3 p.m., Monday through Thursday from July 7 to August 7, 2014.

Beat the heat and have fun while learning at The Fed Experience. Engaging age-based activities and games will have your campers asking for more! Camps are scheduled according to students’ rising grade levels as follows:

K-2 Productive Resources
3-5 Innovation Investigators
6-8 Fortune Hunters


June 24, 2014 | Conference or Event

Girl Scouts Experience the Fed

You work for it, spend it, and save it. We count it, sort it, and store it. Have you ever stopped to think about what money is and why it’s valuable? At “Girl Scouts Experience the Fed,” explore the characteristics of money while discovering everyday items that were once used as money. Earn a patch and make a swap as a reminder of your day!

Space is limited and registration is required. A $5 fee applies per Girl Scout to cover patch and administrative fees. Payments can be made to Girl Scouts at registration.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.: Daisies, Brownies and Juniors
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors


Students in class

June 9, 2014 | Conference or Event

Lunch and Learn for Central Virginia Instructional Leaders

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Virginia Council on Economic Education invite central Virginia instructional leaders to a lunch and learn. You will hear about the latest economic and financial education programs and resources from the Richmond Fed and VCEE, and meet the new Director for the VCU Center for Economic Education. The luncheon will also feature a facilitated session on how we can best support your work.

This event is free and is part of the Richmond Fed and VCEE's efforts to support economic and financial education for teachers and students. Lunch will be provided, and registration is required.


Teacher at chalkboard

March 26, 2014 | Conference or Event

An Evening at the Fed

Join us for a reception and discussion about Federal Reserve educational resources and the Fed's role in the economy! Experience the Fed through the eyes of your students by participating in unique field trip activities at The Fed Experience. Then, discuss evolving economic conditions and the Fed's role in the economy with a Richmond Fed economist. Close out your evening by discovering how you can use free Fed educational resources to help teach economics and personal finance in your classroom.

This event, provided in partnership with the VCU Center for Economic Education, is free to educators. A reception will be offered that includes hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Free parking is provided. Registration is required.


College Fed Challenge Winners from James Madison University

Nov. 19, 2013 | News

James Madison University Wins College Fed Challenge Round

James Madison University students win district finals of College Fed Challenge sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.


5e Navigator

Nov. 6, 2013 | Publication

5E Navigator - Summer 2013

This issue examines student loans and directs readers to information and tools for managing student loan repayment.


5E Educator Spring 2013

Aug. 16, 2013 | Publication

5E Educator - Spring/Summer 2013

The debt of the U.S. government is at historically high levels, but how do we know whether debt levels are worrisome? What are the potential consequences for the U.S. economy and monetary policy if large fiscal imbalances persist? This issue of 5E Educator explores these questions and highlights the distinctions between monetary and fiscal policy through an article excerpt, classroom activities and other resources.


Woman thinking

June 28, 2013 | News

Students Look Ahead to Major Financial Decisions

The Richmond Fed had a unique opportunity to ask students what they consider to be the biggest financial decisions they’ll make in their lives.

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