Topic: Education

Adventures in the Origins of Biodiversity

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Paul Illg Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture­ship Pub­lic Lec­ture – Mon­day, July 11 The Paul Illg Dis­tin­guished Lec­ture­ship will present anoth­er out­stand­ing speak­er in 2016. I am pleased to announce the 18th annu­al Illg Dis­tin­guished Lec­tur­er will be Dr. Todd Oak­ley who is an evo­lu­tion­ary biol­o­gist and pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy, Evo­lu­tion, and Marine Biol­o­gy at  Con­tin­ue Reading

Meet & Greet Author Event

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

If you have chil­dren or fam­i­ly mem­bers with aller­gies and you’re find­ing it hard to keep meals inter­est­ing and tasty, then stop in Grif­fin Bay Book­store on Mon­day, June 27, 2:00—4:00 pm and talk with Seat­tle author, Stepanie Policar, about her new cook­book: Kids Eat Free. You’ll find out how to man­age dietary restric­tions, yet  Con­tin­ue Reading

Beginner Swim Lessons

Written on June 15, 2016 at 4:57 pm, by

In the Update mail­bag today we find a note from Amy Wynn at SJI Fit­ness… I am so excit­ed to be teach­ing begin­ner swim lessons this sum­mer with Susan Williamson at San Juan Fit­ness. We’ve designed a pro­gram for begin­ners of 5 half-hour lessons, Mon­day through Fri­day. We’ve noticed in the past how quick­ly chil­dren progress when they have  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Letter from the Superintendent

Written on June 14, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Update from San Juan Island School Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent Greet­ings Com­mu­ni­ty Mem­bers, This month, six­­ty-four seniors received their high school diplo­ma as they crossed the stage and grad­u­at­ed from Fri­day Har­bor High School. Con­grat­u­la­tions!! We hope your future is full of joy and infi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties! We are proud of your accom­plish­ments! As I have stat­ed before  Con­tin­ue Reading

The “A Team” and Ballot Processing

Written on June 14, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

This is the sixth in a series of arti­cles about elec­tions in Wash­ing­ton State by San Juan Coun­ty Audi­tor F. Milene Hen­ley. The Coun­ty Audi­tor admin­is­ters elec­tions and vot­er reg­is­tra­tion in the Coun­ty. If you’ve vis­it­ed the Elec­tions office around Elec­tion Day, you may have seen a group of peo­ple sit­ting around the table in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Help out Purple & Gold

Written on June 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

Just a reminder — you can still vol­un­teer to help with the SJ Fit­ness / Lakedale / King’s Mar­ket Triathlon and Marathon this year and help out Pur­ple and Gold at the same time! Every year, Pur­ple and Gold receives a stipend from SJ Fit­ness for coor­di­nat­ing vol­un­teers for these events. Pur­ple and Gold, a 501  Con­tin­ue Reading

IMA Presents “Antarctica: Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region”

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

A mul­ti­me­dia pre­sen­ta­tion by doc­u­men­tary and adven­ture pho­tog­ra­ph­er Alas­dair Turn­er Join pho­tog­ra­ph­er Alas­dair Turn­er for an explo­ration of Antarctica’s McMur­do Sound Region at BRICKWORKS, June 30, at 7:30 P.M. Tick­ets are avail­able online, at the muse­um or at the door. TICKETS: Mem­bers $12, Non-mem­bers $15, Stu­dents $8. From vast ice to the his­toric huts left  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wanted: Sailing Instructor

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On the hunt for a sail­ing instruc­tor… Island Rec is still on the look­out for a head sail­ing instruc­tor…. With class­es begin­ning July 5th, we are start­ing to feel the pinch. Our sail­ing class­es, which take place at Per­ci­ch Pond and Jack­son Beach, have been hap­pen­ing in part­ner­ship with the San Juan Island Sail­ing Foun­da­tion for  Con­tin­ue Reading

New WSU Extension Director

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

There’s gonna be a Meet & Greet Open House to wel­come new WSU Exten­sion Direc­tor, Dr. Brook Brouw­er, next Tues­day at Brick­works from Noon to 2pm.

Community Dinner and Student Exhibitions

Written on June 8, 2016 at 6:25 am, by

This is hap­pen­ing tonight at the high school. Com­mu­ni­ty Din­ner. Stu­dent Com­mu­ni­ty Project Pre­sen­ta­tions. Jazz Band Per­for­mance. STEM Cen­ter Demo and Art Walk­a­bout. Come and see what the stu­dents have been up to and enjoy some good food and music at the same time. On the menu: House-smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Chick­en Legs Slow-cooked Baked Beans Clas­sic Cole Slaw Cae­sar Sal­ad  Con­tin­ue Reading

An Intertidal Walk

Written on June 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm, by

Dis­cov­er Dead­man Bay on Dad’s Day: An Inter­tidal Walk Dr. Eri­ka Iyen­gar, of Muh­len­berg Col­lege and long-time researcher at the Fri­day Har­bor Lab­o­ra­to­ries, returns to help kick-off sum­mer break on the West­side explor­ing the inter­tidal zone. Spend the morn­ing among an amaz­ing diver­si­ty of spine­less ani­mals (inver­te­brates) and learn how they feed, repro­duce, and inter­act with each oth­er.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Ocean Annie comes to Friday Harbor

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Ocean Annie comes to Fri­day Har­bor on World Oceans Day! Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School would like to invite you to dive in with empow­er­ing envi­ron­men­tal speak­er Annie Craw­ley and her team on June 8th, World Oceans Day, as they con­nect with the stu­dents for Ocean Annie’s 100 schools 100 days: Our Ocean & You cam­paign.  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC’s 89th Commencement Ceremonies

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege will con­duct the College’s 89th Annu­al Com­mence­ment Cer­e­monies in June. Fam­i­ly and friends are invit­ed to attend; tick­ets are not required. The dates, times, and loca­tions are as fol­lows: The San Juan Cen­ter com­mence­ment cer­e­mo­ny will take place Wednes­day, June 15 at 1:00 pm at The Brick­works in Fri­day Har­bor. The Mount Ver­non Cam­pus com­mence­ment  Con­tin­ue Reading

Student honored at the State Capitol

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On May 20, 2016, Still­point School stu­dent Celine Kuru received a cer­tifi­cate at the State Capi­tol in recog­ni­tion of her selec­tion as an Hon­or­able Men­tion let­ter writer in the Let­ters About Lit­er­a­ture con­test! Celine had pre­vi­ous­ly been cho­sen as a State Semi­fi­nal­ist for the let­ter she wrote to author Kate Klimo. In the final round  Con­tin­ue Reading

Getting a Head with Regeneration

Written on June 1, 2016 at 9:27 pm, by

Inver­te­brates, or ani­mals with­out a spine, are the mas­ters of regen­er­a­tion. Many ani­mals are able to regrow miss­ing or dam­aged body parts and some can even regrow an entire­ly new ani­mal from just a small seg­ment of tis­sue. If you cut sponges, pla­nari­an worms, and hydra into pieces, they will regrow com­plete and nor­mal ani­mals  Con­tin­ue Reading

Painting Begins on The Whale Museum

Written on May 31, 2016 at 4:08 pm, by

Here’s the lat­est news from the Whale Muse­um… The Whale Muse­um is open dai­ly 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. even though there is a lot of con­struc­tion & paint­ing going on out­side! Thanks to Stegman Paint­ing and Select Struc­tur­al LLC, work has begun on our his­toric build­ing. First used as an Odd Fel­lows Hall, the  Con­tin­ue Reading