Topic: Education


Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

Bum­ble­blitz: Four years of Bum­ble Bee Ecol­o­gy in the Pacif­ic North­west Bom­bus occi­den­tal­is used to be the most com­mon bum­ble bee species in the Pacif­ic North­west. By the mid-1990s it had become one of the rarest, inspir­ing a surge in bum­ble bee sur­veys in the region. Recent stud­ies show the bum­ble bee’s pop­u­la­tion re-emerg­ing where  Con­tin­ue Reading

Know Your Island Walk

Written on April 20, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Spring is in bloom and it’s a per­fect time to enjoy the wild­flow­ers of Mount Grant with San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust’s Kath­leen Foley. Kath­leen will be point­ing out flow­ers as she leads us on a hike up the moun­tain. She will also dis­cuss the future trail poten­tial of this spec­tac­u­lar des­ti­na­tion. Dogs on leash are wel­come.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Not Pot Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 7:36 am, by

The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion shares this notice with you… Recent­ly, Gov­er­nor Jay Inslee pro­claimed April 20th to be Talk to Your Kids about NOT using Mar­i­jua­na Day, as you may know, the pro-pot cul­ture has often referred to 4.20 as “Weed Day”. We would like to change that con­ver­sa­tion with our young peo­ple and give them the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fragile Waters Opens on Earth Day

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Frag­ile Waters, a trav­el­ing fine art pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion, opens Sat­ur­day, April 23, Earth Day week­end, and will run through Sep­tem­ber 5, Labor Day, 2016 at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA), Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton. Frag­ile Waters is a pow­er­ful aes­thet­ic and envi­ron­men­tal state­ment, blend­ing inspir­ing black-and- white pho­tog­ra­phy by three renowned pho­tog­ra­phers; Ansel  Con­tin­ue Reading

Paideia Open House

Written on April 19, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Just heard they’re hav­ing an open house at Paideia Clas­si­cal School today. Here’s what they’re say­ing… Drop in and see what our won­der­ful lit­tle school is all about! Tour the class­rooms, vis­it with the staff and school fam­i­lies, learn about our cur­ricu­lum and enjoy a free hot dog and chips!

The Conscientious Projector

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Rob Simp­son shares these thoughts as the Con­sci­en­tious Pro­jec­tor Film Series comes to a close… Hel­lo Dis­cern­ing Islanders, Today (Mon­day April 18) brings to a close Con­sci­en­tious Pro­jec­tor ​as a month­ly series. Over the last five years we’ve seen so many pieces of the puz­zle, that it is a real chal­lenge to put the pieces togeth­er. And even if  Con­tin­ue Reading

Call for Children’s Festival Activity Providers

Written on April 18, 2016 at 5:36 am, by

Island Rec is still recruit­ing for local orga­ni­za­tions that would like to par­tic­i­pate in the 26th Annu­al Children’s Fes­ti­val by host­ing an activ­i­ty. In keep­ing with this year’s fes­ti­val theme – Nature’s Won­der­land – activ­i­ty providers will be joined by the likes of The Rotary, Fam­i­lies and Neigh­bors Sup­port Island Rec, SJI Library, Children’s House Montes­sori  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fragile Waters

Written on April 17, 2016 at 9:41 am, by

Com­ing up next week­end, Frag­ile Waters calls atten­tion to water, our most crit­i­cal resource, pre­sent­ing icon­ic work of three renowned pho­tog­ra­phers and life­long envi­ron­men­tal­ists: Ansel Adams, Ernest H. Brooks II, and Dorothy Ker­p­er Mon­nel­ly. The 117 black-and-white pho­tographs present a pow­er­ful col­lec­tive state­ment. These artists com­mu­ni­cate the beau­ty and vital­i­ty of water. The exhi­bi­tion was curat­ed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Garden Club Hosted Excursion: Olympic Peninsula

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

The San Juan Island Gar­den Club will host an overnight excur­sion to the Olympic Penin­su­la next month. The tour will include a vis­it to Heronswood, a botan­i­cal gar­den of unpar­al­leled beau­ty. We will also look in on Far Reach­es Farm. This farm is plant obsessed hav­ing dis­play gar­dens with a plant or two you have  Con­tin­ue Reading

Business Startup 101 Workshop

Written on April 11, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Entre­pre­neurs are invit­ed to attend the San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Council’s upcom­ing FREE half-day work­shop enti­tled “Busi­ness Start­up 101” on Thurs­day, May 5th. Par­tic­i­pants will learn the build­ing blocks of start­ing a suc­cess­ful busi­ness from experts in the legal, account­ing and bank­ing fields. The half-day event will be led by local attor­neys Peter God­du  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Pricing Workshop

Written on April 10, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

EDC offers FREE busi­ness work­shop on pric­ing prod­ucts & ser­vices The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil will present a FREE work­shop on pric­ing of prod­ucts & ser­vices for small busi­ness own­ers and entre­pre­neurs on Lopez Island, Tues­day, May 3rd from 12–2pm at the Lopez Island Fire Depart­ment meet­ing room. Advance reg­is­tra­tion is required. Pric­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dining for Scholars Thanks You

Written on April 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm, by

Dear Island Neigh­bors, On behalf of the San Juan Island Ser­vice Schol­ar­ship board I would like to extend a heart­felt thank you to every­one who came out on March 31st to sup­port our annu­al Din­ing for Schol­ars event. It was won­der­ful to see so many com­mu­ni­ty mind­ed friends and fam­i­lies din­ing out to sup­port the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Bicycle Repair Workshop

Written on April 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Island Rec – Bicy­cle Road­side Repair Work­shop Spring is upon us and now is the time to tune-up your bike. The dead­line is fast approach­ing for Island Rec’s Bike Repair Class. The class is on Sat­ur­day, April 23rd , from 9:00 to 12:30. This will be held at Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School in their cam­pus court­yard.  Con­tin­ue Reading