Topic: Education

Rock Solid Wins National Award!

Written on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Rock Sol­id pre­ven­tion youth for their receipt of a nation­al award for their Red Rib­bon Week vap­ing pre­ven­tion mes­sage post­ed on the Fri­day Har­bor High School chem­istry door.  See below for the offi­cial announce­ment and a pic­ture of their entry.  They received one of ten Judges picks — the award for Edu­ca­tion­al entry. What  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Economic Development Council Upcoming Events

Written on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

NEXT WEEK!   Cross-Indus­try Sym­po­sium Con­nect with San Juan Coun­ty busi­ness­es on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 20th, from 1 to 3 PM, in the San Juan Island Library meet­ing room. For more info, see: All are wel­come and the event is free of charge. NEXT WEEK!   Busi­ness Enti­ties Work­shop SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite busi­ness own­ers  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Breach

Written on November 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm, by

Mon­day, Novem­ber 4th, is Mon­day Movie Night at the Orca Sur­vey Out­reach & Edu­ca­tion Cen­ter (185 S. First Street). We will be show­ing The Breach (a film by Mark Titus). Doors open at 6:30 and the film begins at 7:00. Free admis­sion and snacks provided.

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In part­ner­ship with Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing, the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) will offer a free 6‑week train­ing in tree work and arbori­cul­ture, begin­ning Decem­ber 5th.  This course is spon­sored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwa­nis Club of Orcas Island. The course will be taught at the Rain Shad­ow Con­sult­ing office by Car­son  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Join David Mont­gomery and Anne Bik­le as they explore the con­nec­tions between soil and human health. David Mont­gomery earned his Ph.D. in geo­mor­phol­o­gy and teach­es at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton where he stud­ies the evo­lu­tion of topog­ra­phy and how geo­log­i­cal process­es shape land­scapes and influ­ence eco­log­i­cal sys­tems. Mont­gomery writes about the rela­tion­ship of peo­ple to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grad Night Fundraising

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Class of 2020 Kicks off Grad Night Fundrais­ing The Fri­day Har­bor High School Senior Class of 2020/PTSA is now tak­ing orders for their annu­al Hol­i­day Wreath sale. Get your beau­ti­ful, aro­mat­ic, long-last­ing, 24” North­west Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a hand­made bow in the col­or of your choice for only $25! These  Con­tin­ue Reading

Welcome to Clay

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alche­my Art instruc­tor, Glenn Hen­drick. Glenn will guide you through the intro­duc­to­ry process with a lit­tle bit of talk and lots of hands on time for cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful clay ves­sel. These ves­sel can be used for a pot­ted plant, a jew­el­ry hold­er, a per­son­al­ized cup, or sim­ple home  Con­tin­ue Reading

Composting: A Way to Mitigate the Effects of Waste on the Environment

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Sto­ry by Ayla Rid­wan and Raylee Miniken who are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the FHHS Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Project… San Juan Coun­ty would great­ly ben­e­fit from a com­mer­cial com­poster. Com­mer­cial com­posters help to mit­i­gate the effects of waste by elim­i­nat­ing the methane pro­duc­tion of com­postable items. Com­post­ing is the process of decom­pos­ing mat­ter. Accord­ing to O2Compost, a com­mer­cial  Con­tin­ue Reading