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Chick Keller Discusses Story Of Longitude Friday

on May 23, 2018 - 6:48am

Chick Keller will discuss the story behind how ships’ longitudes were first determined at sea at 7 p.m. Friday in the nature center planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join Chick Keller to discover the fascinating story behind how the longitude of ships at sea was first determined. This planetarium show is 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

After several British ships crashed on reefs, a prize was offered for a method of determining longitude. This required extremely accurate clocks.

Los Alamos Youth Activity Center Hosts Middle School Only Student Event Friday

on May 22, 2018 - 10:21am
LAYAC News:
 
This Friday, the Los Alamos Youth Activity Center will host a middle school only student event, as part of the Gordon’s Friday night concert series.
 
Seventh and eighth graders are welcome 6-9 p.m. into the Los Alamos Youth Center below the Teen Center at Ashley Pond Park. The free opportunity is open to current middle school students, whether or not they are members of the Activity Centers, operated by Los Alamos Family Council, with support from United Way of Northern New Mexico.
 
“This is an age group that is truly developing their independence,” Youth Activity Center

ABC Program Supporting Education Completes Its 17th Year With Total Donations Over $1.2 Million

on May 22, 2018 - 9:21am
SBFN News:
 
DENVER, Colo. This month schools and students are receiving $99,760 in grants from the ABC Program that supports education in Sunflower Bank and First National 1870’s communities.
 
Since the start of the ABC Program in 2001, Sunflower Bank has given away more than $1,238,000 in support of education.
 
“It is exciting to bring the possibilities of the ABC Program to all our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities,” Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank said.

Maria Jones Of Los Alamos Awarded Jean Boswell Foundation Scholarship For Achievement, Excellence

on May 21, 2018 - 11:49am

Maria Jones of Los Alamos has been awarded a Jean Boswell Foundation Scholarship. Photo by Kaylen Pocatera

COMMUNITY News:

Maria Jones of Los Alamos has been awarded a Jean Boswell Foundation Scholarship for exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

This Scholarship is offered by the New Mexico State Chapter of P.E.O. to a New Mexico woman entering her junior or senior year in college or university. Jones is entering her senior year at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, studying speech and hearing sciences and Russian language.

Best known locally as a fiddler and

‘Ignite Talks’ Debuts In Los Alamos June 16

on May 21, 2018 - 11:35am

By Los Alamos Makers

“Ignite Talks” described as “a fast-paced geek event” is making its Los Alamos debut June 16 at Los Alamos Makers on Orange Street.

Ignite talks first started in Seattle, Wash., 12 years ago and is now a global phenomenon with events around the world from New York City to Paris, France … and now Los Alamos.

Most of us have heard of TED talks. Unlike TED talks, Ignite talks have a very specific format and are designed to be very inclusive: Ignite’s official mission is “Everyone Speaks”.

The only requirement is that ‘speakers must build their presentations with 20

Hutchinson-Bass: Grades Strengthen Accountability In Education Preparation Programs

on May 20, 2018 - 2:44pm
By Jill Hutchinson-Bass
Santa Fe Teacher
 
I am a proud Aggie and Lobo! I graduated from New Mexico State University in 1991, the same university my paternal grandparents graduated from as teachers in the 1920’s. After I got my BA in education, I earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Mexico. Still, I struggled as a new teacher, starting out with so little time in the field.
 
There were things I wished I knew how to do better, such as valuing the cultural context of English Language Learners and building better relationships with students and

Los Alamos Mountaineers Talk: Explore Unusual Discovery Of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday Evening

on May 20, 2018 - 7:31am

John T.M. Lyles discusses the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern Tuesday at Nature Center. Photo by John Lyles

LA MOUNTAINERS News:

The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host John T.M. Lyles discussing the unusual discovery of Edgewood Cavern, Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Lyles’ presentation follows the regular Mountaineer’s meeting at 7 p.m., which takes about 15 minutes and will cover information about upcoming outings.

In 1970, a new geologic discovery was made in Edgewood when a water-well driller hit a void and dropped his drill bit.

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