Topic: Education


Written on October 11, 2019 at 9:05 am, by

In the San Juan Update Mail­bag this morn­ing, the SJIPC thanks the SJICF… The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion (SJIPC) would like to pub­licly thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion (SJICF) for their con­tin­ued sup­port of our island youth. Mem­bers of our Rock Sol­id Youth Pre­ven­tion Team were able to attend a nation­al lead­er­ship train­ing,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Why do so Many Island Trees Look Unhealthy and Brown?

Written on October 9, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Have you noticed more and more trees turn­ing brown or dying on your prop­er­ty or as you dri­ve through the islands? Kevin Zobrist, Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Exten­sion pro­fes­sor, dis­cuss­es what’s hap­pen­ing to our trees and forests. Learn how trees pri­or­i­tize their resources under the impacts of stres­sors like cli­mate change and our com­mon root dis­eases,  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJISS Celebrates 20 Years of Funding Post-Secondary Possibilities

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Sub­mit­ted by the San Juan Island Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship Since 1999, San Juan Island Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship (for­mer­ly known as Dol­lars for Schol­ars) has award­ed almost $300,000 in schol­ar­ships to San Juan Island high school grad­u­ates. SJISS is a unique schol­ar­ship pro­gram: Rather than focus­ing on grades, stu­dents have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to earn a $1,000 schol­ar­ship toward  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC to offer free Electrical Basics training at Friday Harbor High School

Written on October 4, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) will offer free train­ing in elec­tri­cal wiring and instal­la­tion, begin­ning Octo­ber 31st.  This course is spon­sored the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, Browne’s Home Cen­ter, Ace Hard­ware, and Brown’s Heat­ing & Refrig­er­a­tion. The course will be taught at Fri­day Har­bor High School by Brent Hunt­ing­ton, long-time plumber  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec: Touch-a-Truck

Written on October 3, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

School’s out ear­ly on Fri­day, Octo­ber 11th, so grab your pals and come explore rigs of all shapes and sizes at Island Rec’s annu­al Touch-a-Truck event! We will be at the Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School play­ground again this year, from 11am-12:30pm. Kiwa­nis will be there in their K‑Boose pro­vid­ing free hot dogs. Don’t miss out  Con­tin­ue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:02 am, by

Need Help Man­ag­ing “Watch­able Wildlife” in Your Gar­den? Leave this class with a bet­ter under­stand­ing of how to man­age deer and oth­er mam­mals in your gar­dens. The San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers are pleased to wel­come Dave Pehling, retired WSU Exten­sion Zool­o­gist. Dave will dis­cuss inte­grat­ed pest man­age­ment, deter­ring pests by under­stand­ing their needs for,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Food, Planet, Future: A Photographer’s Journey with Robert Dash

Written on September 30, 2019 at 8:29 am, by

With the dai­ly news, cli­mate change becomes more of a cli­mate cri­sis. In his talk, Robert Dash offers obser­va­tions on how one part of nature–our food–is con­nect­ed to cli­mate change. The San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) pro­gram will be pre­sent­ed at the San Juan Island Grange #966 at 152 First Street N in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Growing Up Gorilla

Written on September 27, 2019 at 9:04 am, by

Grow­ing Up Goril­la with Acclaimed Author Clare Hodg­son Meek­er at San Juan Island Library On Sat­ur­day, Oct 5 at 3 PM Clare Hodg­son Meek­er will talk about her lat­est non-fic­­tion book. Grow­ing Up Goril­la tells the true sto­ry of a baby goril­la named Yola who lives at Seattle’s Wood­land Park Zoo. At birth, Yola was  Con­tin­ue Reading