Topic: Education

Join Online Basic Reiki Class With Skagit Valley College

Written on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 am, by

From Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College’s South Asian Student Club will sponsor an online basic level Reiki session on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom.  Reiki is a Japanese healing technique. Leading the session will be Delhi’s well known and highly respected Reiki Grand Master, R.K. Sharma. The cost is  Continue Reading

Take Continuing Education Classes Online

Written on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Skagit Valley College College Skagit Valley College’s Continuing and Community Education program allows you to engage, connect, learn and grow from the comfort of your home by offering short-term, noncredit courses. A variety of Personal Enrichment courses are still available during the month of January: • Castles and Ancient Stones, Jan. 31-Feb. 28, Sundays,  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Presents Lecture On Diversity, Inclusion

Written on January 19, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Skagit Valley College On Thursday, Jan. 21, Farhana Loonat, Ph.D., Skagit Valley College Department chair for political science, philosophy, international studies, anthropology, and social science, will present her paper, The “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion” Illusion in White Supremacist Institutions of Higher Education: Delivering Equity and Inclusion for Women Faculty of Color. Dr. Loonat’s presentation will  Continue Reading

Food for Thought Is Waste Reduction Superstar

Written on January 18, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Transition San Juan Island Waste Guild The Transition San Juan Island Waste Guild wants to give a big kudos to the San Juan Island School District Food for Thought program’s grab-and-go free school breakfast and lunch program. The food service team packages their tasty breakfasts and lunches in a sustainable manner. When schools went  Continue Reading

Apply For Spring Street International School Fall Courses

Written on January 13, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Spring Street International School The priority deadline for Spring Street International School’s fall classes is Feb. 1.  Apply here.

EDC Hosts Paycheck Protection Program Webinar

Written on January 12, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan County Economic Development Council On Thursday, Jan. 14, the San Juan County Economic Development Council will host a Zoom webinar on the upcoming Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loan application process. The event will be presented by Janie Sacco and Steve Burke from the Washington Small Business Development Center from 2-3:30 p.m.  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Presents Whale-Poop Sniffing Dog 

Written on January 9, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Library At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, meet a conservation canine during the San Juan Island Library’s virtual Know Your Islanders event. Eba, the whale dog, is a poop-sniffing rescue dog in the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology Whale Scat program. Eba is helping Dr. Sam Wasser and Dr.  Continue Reading

Makerspace Event Looks At How To Create Sustainable Products

Written on January 9, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan County Economic Development Council Islanders interested in makerspaces and sustainability are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to hear about “closing the loop” on Thursday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Zoom.  Nikyta Palmisani, the training, education and outreach coordinator for Lopez Solid Waste, will  Continue Reading

Pick Up Free Meals For Every Island Child

Written on January 8, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By José Domenech, San Juan Island School District Finance Director, and Liz Varvaro, San Juan Island School District Food Service Director San Juan Island School District is able to provide a daily meal pack with breakfast and lunch to any child in our community between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age for  Continue Reading

Spring Street Presents Online Lecture With National Geographic Photographer

Written on January 4, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Spring Street International School Join Eric Guth for a look into the rebirth of Mount St. Helens in a virtual lecture called “Fire and Ice: The Birth of Crater Glacier” at 6 p.m., Jan. 21. Register for this online event here. Forty years after the eruption, a glacier now fills the void left by  Continue Reading

Learn Zoom 101 With Library

Written on January 2, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will host a virtual class called “Intro to Online Zoom Meetings,” at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6. Learn the Zoom video conference application features in a low-pressure environment. During COVID-19, many of us have had to learn Zooming on the fly, or never had an  Continue Reading

Library Offers ‘Tech Help’

Written on January 1, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Receive “tech help” thanks to the San Juan Island Library, at 3 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 4, 11 and 25. Get help with computers, tablets and smartphones via Zoom. After determining your needs, you will work one-on-one with a volunteer. This class is designed to help you learn to use your  Continue Reading

Students Perform Virtual Holiday Concert

Written on December 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

Even during a pandemic, San Juan Island School District students still put on a holiday concert. Listen to Friday Harbor Middle and High School students play holiday songs in their virtual concert below.   

Online Training for Family Caregivers

Written on December 19, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By event organizers An online class to train family caregivers will be offered from 1:30-3 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 24. The instructors for the class titled “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” are Jami Mitchell, senior services specialist, and Gail Leschine-Seitz, aging and family case coordinator. The family caregiver training is supported by the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

Written on December 19, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Students Study Kelp Consumers By Katie Dobkowski, James Calhoon, Katrina Johnson and Muriel Dittrich Katie Dobkowski is a visiting assistant professor at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and a mentor in the Friday Harbor summer REU program. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2017 and has conducted research at the labs  Continue Reading

San Juan Students Provide Solar Power To Kenya Schools

Written on December 16, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Island School District During the school year 2018-19, the Friday Harbor High School’s Advanced Placement environmental science class partnered with a nonprofit to build two “expedition class solar suitcases,” to study both renewable energy and social issues around the world. We Share Solar — a nonprofit whose mission includes providing health workers  Continue Reading

Update On School District Return To In-Person Learning

Written on December 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Fred Woods, Superintendent, San Juan Island School District As we move into the final week before the schools’ winter break, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for your support during this unprecedented and difficult time for our students and families. I also want to wish you the happiest of  Continue Reading

Film Festival Presents Bristol Bay Trilogy

Written on December 13, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents the Bristol Bay trilogy, three important feature films documenting the fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon run threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. “Red Gold,” “The Breach,” and “The Wild” will be available online at fhff.org Dec. 14-31. View all three  Continue Reading

Learn Medicare Basics In Zoom Meeting

Written on December 11, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Island Hospital Do you find Medicare a mystery? Are you unsure which Medicare plan is best for you? Join SHIBA online for a virtual Medicare 101 class where we will cover the “A, B, C, Ds” of Medicare. Our certified SHIBA volunteers will be available to answer all of your questions. The event will  Continue Reading

EDC Hosts Web Professionals Meet Up

Written on December 11, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By EDC San Juan County software and web professionals, including retired or aspiring, are invited to a virtual meetup hosted by the Economic Development Council on Thursday, Dec. 17. Our archipelago is home to many people in information-focused professions who work remotely or in local businesses. The goal of this event is to help people  Continue Reading

How Has The Pandemic Affected County Jobs?

Written on December 8, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Minnie Knych, NW Workforce Career Center In San Juan County, by far most businesses are seasonal and thrive during the summer but start to lay off employees in the fall. With the COVID-19 shutdown, the summer season has been difficult for the tourism industry everywhere, but especially here in San Juan County. Since March,  Continue Reading

Complete Survey To Help Fund Island Wellness

Written on December 7, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Island Prevention Coalition We want to extend an invitation to add your voice to prevention! Your input help’s the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition and the state to continue funding wellness promotion in our community, which includes: Youth Leadership Development, the Student Assistance Professional in the San Juan Island School District, LifeSkills  Continue Reading