Topic: Education

Online Training for Family Caregivers

Written on December 19, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By event orga­niz­ers An online class to train fam­i­ly care­givers will be offered from 1:30–3 p.m., Wednes­days, Jan. 20-Feb. 24. The instruc­tors for the class titled “Pow­er­ful Tools for Care­givers,” are Jami Mitchell, senior ser­vices spe­cial­ist, and Gail Les­­chine-Seitz, aging and fam­i­ly case coor­di­na­tor. The fam­i­ly care­giv­er train­ing is sup­port­ed by the San Juan Coun­ty  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

Written on December 19, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Stu­dents Study Kelp Con­sumers By Katie Dobkows­ki, James Cal­hoon, Kat­ri­na John­son and Muriel Dit­trich Katie Dobkows­ki is a vis­it­ing assis­tant pro­fes­sor at Bates Col­lege in Lewis­ton, Maine, and a men­tor in the Fri­day Har­bor sum­mer REU pro­gram. She earned her Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton in 2017 and has con­duct­ed research at the labs  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Students Provide Solar Power To Kenya Schools

Written on December 16, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Island School Dis­trict Dur­ing the school year 2018–19, the Fri­day Har­bor High School’s Advanced Place­ment envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence class part­nered with a non­prof­it to build two “expe­di­tion class solar suit­cas­es,” to study both renew­able ener­gy and social issues around the world. We Share Solar — a non­prof­it whose mis­sion includes pro­vid­ing health work­ers with  Con­tin­ue Reading

Update On School District Return To In-Person Learning

Written on December 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Fred Woods, Super­in­ten­dent, San Juan Island School Dis­trict As we move into the final week before the schools’ win­ter break, I would like to take a moment to express my grat­i­tude for your sup­port dur­ing this unprece­dent­ed and dif­fi­cult time for our stu­dents and fam­i­lies. I also want to wish you the hap­pi­est of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Film Festival Presents Bristol Bay Trilogy

Written on December 13, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val Fri­day Har­bor Film Festival’s Direc­tor Series presents the Bris­tol Bay tril­o­gy, three impor­tant fea­ture films doc­u­ment­ing the fight to pro­tect Alaska’s Bris­tol Bay Sock­eye salmon run threat­ened by the pro­posed Peb­ble Mine. “Red Gold,” “The Breach,” and “The Wild” will be avail­able online at Dec. 14–31. View all three films  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn Medicare Basics In Zoom Meeting

Written on December 11, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Island Hos­pi­tal Do you find Medicare a mys­tery? Are you unsure which Medicare plan is best for you? Join SHIBA online for a vir­tu­al Medicare 101 class where we will cov­er the “A, B, C, Ds” of Medicare. Our cer­ti­fied SHIBA vol­un­teers will be avail­able to answer all of your ques­tions. The event will be  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Hosts Web Professionals Meet Up

Written on December 11, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By EDC San Juan Coun­ty soft­ware and web pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing retired or aspir­ing, are invit­ed to a vir­tu­al meet­up host­ed by the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil on Thurs­day, Dec. 17. Our arch­i­pel­ago is home to many peo­ple in infor­­ma­­tion-focused pro­fes­sions who work remote­ly or in local busi­ness­es. The goal of this event is to help peo­ple make  Con­tin­ue Reading

How Has The Pandemic Affected County Jobs?

Written on December 8, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Min­nie Knych, NW Work­force Career Cen­ter In San Juan Coun­ty, by far most busi­ness­es are sea­son­al and thrive dur­ing the sum­mer but start to lay off employ­ees in the fall. With the COVID-19 shut­down, the sum­mer sea­son has been dif­fi­cult for the tourism indus­try every­where, but espe­cial­ly here in San Juan Coun­ty. Since March, our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Complete Survey To Help Fund Island Wellness

Written on December 7, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion We want to extend an invi­ta­tion to add your voice to pre­ven­tion! Your input help’s the San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion and the state to con­tin­ue fund­ing well­ness pro­mo­tion in our com­mu­ni­ty, which includes: Youth Lead­er­ship Devel­op­ment, the Stu­dent Assis­tance Pro­fes­sion­al in the San Juan Island School Dis­trict, LifeSkills  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Resumes Business Recovery Workshops

Written on December 5, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By EDC The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil is resum­ing reg­u­lar pro­gram­ming with the return of our Busi­ness Recov­ery Zoom Meet­ings, now called Busi­ness Recov­ery Work­shops. This bi-week­­ly work­shop, in a Zoom envi­ron­ment, will give busi­ness own­ers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak with pro­fes­sion­als on a wide vari­ety of top­ics relat­ed to the con­tin­u­ing eco­nom­ic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Offers ‘Tech Help’

Written on December 4, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Island Library Receive “tech help” thanks to the San Juan Island Library, at 3 p.m., Mon­days, Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28. Get help with com­put­ers, tablets and smart­phones via Zoom. After deter­min­ing your needs, you will work one-on-one with a vol­un­teer. This class is designed to help you learn to use your tech­nol­o­gy  Con­tin­ue Reading

Add To Online Citizen Surveys Of Preservation Trust Land

Written on December 1, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJPT Look­ing for a new solo activ­i­ty that can enhance your envi­ron­men­tal lit­er­a­cy? Join one (or all) of San Juan Preser­va­tion Trust’s iNat­u­ral­ist projects and help to con­tribute to what we know about our pre­serves. iNat­u­ral­ist is a net­work of users who share bio­log­i­cal obser­va­tions to learn more about the nat­ur­al world. If you’re  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn Local History Online With Russel Barsh

Written on December 1, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By SJIL The San Juan Island Library will host a vir­tu­al Know Your Islanders event titled “Rus­sel Barsh: The Land We Stand On,” at 7 p.m., Mon­day, Dec. 7. Thou­sands of Indige­nous peo­ples already lived in the San Juan Islands mil­len­nia before the Pig War, build­ing wood vil­lages and sail canoes, clear­ing fields for camas cul­ti­va­tion,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Grad Night Wreaths, Pies Available Nov. 25

Written on November 24, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Travis Ayers, Fri­day Har­bor High School Grad Night Com­mit­tee Chair Wreaths and pies pur­chased from the Fri­day Har­bor High School Grad Night Com­mit­tee will be avail­able for pick­up from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednes­day, Nov. 25 at the Mullis Cen­ter.  If deliv­ery was request­ed, stu­dents will begin deliv­er­ies on Wednes­day.  Same-day sales are also an option!   Con­tin­ue Reading

Alchemy Offered Free Youth Art Programs

Written on November 23, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Alche­my Art Cen­ter This sum­mer and fall, Alche­my Art Cen­ter had the plea­sure of par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter’s men­tor­ship pro­gram. Thanks to this part­ner­ship, as well as sup­port from the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion’s fair fundrais­er and our 2019 fall fundrais­er, Alche­my was able to pro­vide free arts  Con­tin­ue Reading

Online Learning Resumes For All Grades At San Juan Island School District

Written on November 22, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Fred Woods, Super­in­ten­dent, San Juan Island School Dis­trict It is with sad­ness and frus­tra­tion that I must announce the return to teleschool for all grades in the San Juan Island School Dis­trict. As a com­mu­ni­ty, San Juan Island is begin­ning to expe­ri­ence increased lev­els of the COVID-19 virus, and though we have main­tained a  Con­tin­ue Reading