Topic: Education

Inside the Killer Whale Matriarchy

Written on December 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm, by

The Cen­ter for Whale Research is excit­ed to announce the release of a won­der­ful 5‑minute ani­ma­tion that tells the incred­i­ble sto­ry of the impor­tance of grand­moth­ers in the South­ern Res­i­dent orca com­mu­ni­ty. Click the image above to view it. Thank you TED-ED, Dar­ren Croft and Michael Weiss.

Community Classes at SVC

Written on December 12, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Cen­ter of Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege offers two life-long learn­ing cours­es this win­ter. As the weath­er chas­es us indoors for Jan­u­ary, Feb­ru­ary and March, sign up for a com­mu­ni­ty class at the San Juan Cen­ter. Pass the win­ter days enjoy­ing good books and engag­ing dis­cus­sions and lec­tures at the San Juan Cen­ter of  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on December 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm, by

On Wednes­day Dec 12, 2018, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a Spe­cial School Board Meet­ing at 5:00 pm in the high school library. This is a Bud­get Infor­ma­tion­al Meet­ing. The com­mu­ni­ty is invit­ed to attend. Please see attached notice. All pub­lic com­ment, with the excep­tion of pub­lic hear­ings on  Con­tin­ue Reading

Plumbing Basics Training

Written on December 6, 2018 at 8:32 am, by

EDC to offer free Plumb­ing Basics train­ing at Orcas Island High School The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) will offer free train­ing in plumb­ing basics this Jan­u­ary, spon­sored by Walt Corbin, the Orcas Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion, and the Orcas Island Kiwa­nis Club. The course will be taught at Orcas Island High School by Jeff  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Earns National Honors

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received nation­al recog­ni­tion as one of the best com­mu­ni­ty col­leges in the nation. Wash­ing­ton Month­ly mag­a­zine pub­lished its rank­ing of the Top 100 Best Two-Year Col­leges for Adult Learn­ers and SVC was named #38. This year’s recog­ni­tion is the fourth nation­al hon­or for SVC  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Lego Camp

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Ratch­et up your imag­i­na­tion with tens of thou­sands of LEGO parts! Build engi­neer-designed win­ter won­der­land projects such as ski slopes, gon­do­las, snow­mo­biles, and bob­sled tracks – let your imag­i­na­tion rule! Kids get to design and build as nev­er before and explore physics, engi­neer­ing, and archi­tec­ture in a sup­port­ive envi­ron­ment. An instruc­tor from Seattle’s Play-Well TEKnolo­gies will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Craft and Flea Market

Written on November 28, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Get­ting antsy about the Win­ter Flea & Craft Mar­ket at the Fair­grounds? Be sure to mark your cal­en­dars for Decem­ber 1st and buzz over to the Fair­grounds this Sat­ur­day from 9am-1pm!  The Amer­i­can Legion Aux­il­iary will have a booth serv­ing break­fast and lunch from 8:30am to 1:00pm with pro­ceeds going towards their schol­ar­ship fund, which  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Yoga Class with Katerina Wen

Written on November 19, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

A new yoga class — Start your day with a joy­ful prac­tice! Begin­ners wel­come. The pos­es are easy to learn, and our easy-to-fol­low morn­ing flows will expand your breath and uplift your spir­it! This class is both uplift­ing and edu­ca­tion­al. When you take this class, you will receive price­less tips on how to take care  Con­tin­ue Reading