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Announcements for the Week of April 11, 2011
April 12, 2011
Fractal Designs Subject of April Science Café: Speaker Dr. James H. Brown will discuss his research on scaling in biology, from microbes to ecosystems, and speculate about why fractal designs are so common at the April Science Café from 10 a.m. – noon, April 30, at Madeleine’s Place Event Center, 3824 Corrales Rd., Corrales. Admission to the café is free, but a reservation is required. Call Rose Poston at 277-2396 to register or e-mail email@example.com.
Summit on Financial Education set for April 15: In conjunction with the NM Coalition for Financial Literacy, Jump$tart is holding the 5th Annual Summit on Financial Education with breakout sessions specifically for teachers/school staff from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on April 15 at the Hotel Albuquerque on Rio Grande. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 228-9116 by April 10 to register. For more information, call Adrian Trujillo at 798-2533 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
APS Multi-Media Library has Curriculum from A-Z: Teachers are invited to become familiar with the Multi-Media Library’s educational resources. They have more than 9,000 curriculum-related VHS and DVD’s. Browse materials at http://18.104.22.168. Materials may be reserved online at http://172.18.0.42 from an APS site (see instructions at http://www.aps.edu/aps/LibraryServices/forms/Multi-Media%20Video%20Scheduling%20Process.PDF), by fax at 848-8803, by phone at 848-8880 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Materials are delivered and returned through interoffice mail. The library is located at 930-B Oak St. SE in the DLITS building near Milne Stadium.
Cliff’s Amusement Park offers Fundraising: Cliff’s Amusement Park is offering a new fundraiser program that is conducted like “girl-scout” cookie sales. If you are interested in fundraising efforts, call Megan Downey at 881-9373, ext. 119 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military Support Training set for April 19-20: A professional development training entitled, “Supporting Children of the National Guard and Reserve Institute” is offered at no cost to help educators and administration learn more about and provide support for the military child from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (breakfast included) on April 19-20 at the NMEFCU Training Center, 4100 Pan American Freeway North. To register, visit www.MilitaryChild.org and click on the Upcoming Trainings tab. For more information, call Donna Muller at 254-953-1923 or e-mail Donna.Muller@MilitaryChild.org.
Museum Teaching Fellowship Offered in June, July: The Science Education Institute of the Southwest and Boeing will select six elementary school teachers to participate in this science-based program that explores the NM Museum of Natural History & Science and the Albuquerque BioPark, providing each teacher with a $1,000 stipend and valuable learning and resource opportunities. Visit http://seisinstitute.org/mtf.html for the application, which is due April 29. For more information, e-mail Bonnie Schmader at email@example.com.
Albuquerque Parks Dept. Hosts Summer Program: The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department is offering “Xtreme Recreation” for students age 11 to 17 including caving, climbing, and rappelling for beginners, intermediate, and experts. Cost is $45 for a 3-day series. For more information, call Chuck Malagodi at 768-5349 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA TechGYRLS Summer Camp for Girls Age 9-14: The YWCA is hosting four one-week overnight summer camps (Camp TNT (Teens for New Technology) at their facility in Tijeras for girls age 9‑14. The TechGYRLS program is designed to get girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math by incorporating them into fun lessons and traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking and horseback riding. Each week has a different theme including; “Me and My Robot”, “Science and Sports”, “Technology and the Planet” and “Film and Technology”. Girls can attend for one, two, three or all four weeks for a cost of $350 per week. Limited scholarships are available to girls on the APS free or reduced lunch program. For more information, call Melanie Madrid at 254-9922.
Digital Desert Youth Film Festival 2011: Students in grades kindergarten through 12 are invited to submit a digital film of five minutes or less to the 2011 Digital Desert Youth Film Festival April 29-30 in nine categories. Deadline for entries is April 15. Complete details may be found at www.nmyouthfilmfest.com.
Check out the new Employee Discounts site to learn about our community partners who offer discounts to APS employees.