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Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Celebrity ZooMobile Visit to Valley Oaks Elementary

Students Meeting a Six-banded Armadillo"It's extremely important for educators and community members to seize opportunities to teach young people about their environment and making good choices, all the while showing the connection between how those choices affect the living things that reside on our planet.  The ZooMobile experience spoke directly to the positive roles living organisms play in their environment, and how their absence could have negative effects on mankind. ... Read More

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Railroad Museum Presents “Trains & Tripods” Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar on May 1-2

Lights, camera, action!  California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer a two-part “Trains & Tripods Photo Opportunity & Lighting Seminar” for photographers on Friday evening, May 1 and Saturday morning, May 2, 2015.

The unique program starts with an optional, fast-paced and information-packed seminar about existing light photography on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will be conducted by former Sacramento Bee photographer and Canon USA Live Learning Instructor Dave Henry.  Then on Saturday morning, a photographers-only “bring your own tripod” photo workshop will take place inside the visually-enticing museum on Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (before it opens to the public for the day).   Photographers of all skill levels can choose to attend one or both of the activities.
 

Powerhouse Science Center Looks to Tech Companies for Ideas, Support

Powerhouse Science Center Looks to Tech Companies for Ideas, Support
The $78 million center will replace the 64-year-old Discovery Museum Science and Space Center in Sacramento, Calif., with a facility eight times larger and powered by renewable energy... Read More

MLK Student Essay Contest

MLK Student Essay Contest

In conjunction with the 17th anniversary of the Sacramento Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event, the MLK Committee is sponsoring a student essay contest with the winners to be announced prior to the celebration dinner on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Sacramento.

River City Rowing Club Hosts Head of the Port Regatta

River City Rowing Club Hosts Head of the Port Regatta

West Sacramento Rowing races Scheduled for October 12th from 8:00am to 1:00pm

River City Rowing Club (RCRC) in West Sacramento will host Head of the Port, in which over 25 rowing clubs from across California will compete in a series of 5-kilometer rowing reces (called headraces) on subday, October 12. Racing will run from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Port of West Sacramento.

The competitive rowing races are held in the Deep Water Shipping Channel in West Sacramento.  Crews will launch their boats and return to the host club, RCRC.  Headraces are long-distance races where competitiors start one after another in intervals and compete both against the clock and each other.  The winner in each event is the crew with the fastest time, but rowers are also trying hard to pass boats that started ahead of them while avoiding being caught from behind.

CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

CNU Summer Health Science Camp opens next week!

At the Summer Health Science Camp at California Northstate University, students won't be making any volcanoes out of baking soda and vinegar.  Rather, the courses focus on real-life application of medical principles, helping high school students strengthen both their understanding of those subjects, as well as their resumes.

The team of experts behind the Camp cover a huge range of topics, from health care laws including a "mock trial", to Emergency Triage "mock disaster", where the campers will get professional wound makeup to simulate an explosion with students as "victims." 

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

HealthCorps positions open to youth and older

One of America’s leading advocates in providing health education, HealthCorps, is currently searching for new coordinators in the Sacramento area. These coordinators would be in charge of leading school and community based programs designed to heighten physical, mental, and emotional health. HealthCorps employees are keen on spreading lessons in fitness and tailoring the next generation for long, healthy lives.

HealthCorps coordinators should be passionate about health and be able to lead and participate in community outreach programs. Image courtesy of HealthCorps.org.

Founded in 2003 by renowned heart surgeon, author, and talk show host Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps has launched a huge number of health education programs throughout America. As stated on HealthCorps.org, their mission is to “implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.”