Category: Education

Learn about the stars and universe at the library!

Astronomer Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will give an awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining program about the universe — from the very small to the very large in this exciting family program. Following the formal presentation and weather permitting, everyone is invited to go outside to view celestial objects in the night sky through […]

Being a Rotary Youth Exchange Counselor

When I joined Rotary back in 2014, I didn’t fully understand what it was all about and I didn’t know how much Rotary impacted people around the world. Did you know that Polio is expected to be completely eradicated (like, on the entire earth) over the next few years? That is largely because of the […]

Foothills robotics: Girl-powered and going strong

Taylor Reyes thinks she might work for NASA someday. Or maybe, since she really likes geometry, she’ll become an architect — using computers to compose beautiful, intricate digital blueprints. No matter what this Foothills Middle School eighth grader chooses to do when she grows up, Taylor knows she’s already on the right path toward achieving […]

Kids will love these fish tacos

In early July I had the opportunity to work with one of the summer camps run by 21st Century After School Programs at Mission View Elementary School. The concept for this summer camp was so fantastic that I had to be a part of it. The program developers had the kids catching fish, dissecting fish, […]

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]