Great opportunity for girls, 16-17 - Inspiring Girls Expeditions is offering free glaciology and marine programs next summer. The deadline for applications is January 31st.
Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific field studies with professional glaciologists, oceanographers, artists and mountaineers.I had written before about the book by Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Now she has written a second book on the topic but with the focus on teenagers, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts.
The three Inspiring Girls trips of 2017 will include Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls On Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords. They are operated through IARC and the UAF College of Natural Science & Mathematics.
What indeed are the right ways to think about class participation? And are we over-evaluating as an educational culture? We overvalue the person who raises their hand all the time. Why is that important? Do we overvalue in quantity, as opposed to quality, of participation? Are there ways to think about class participation differently? Like we [at Quiet Revolution] have been encouraging schools to think in terms of classroom engagement rather than participation. Take a more holistic way of looking at how a child is engaging with this material or with their classmates.On the heels of the sorrowful news that Debbie Reynolds, mother of the late Carrie Fisher, died within a day of her daughter, comes some thoughtful reading about Carrie Fisher. One article has tweets about why Fisher's latter character in Star Wars (General Organa) is more important than her earlier self (Princess Leia.) The Cut also had a compilation of great Fisher quotes. Given Fisher was both a feminist and open about her mental health issues, I think both might be good for teenagers to read but be warned there is some foul language.
As a reminder:2. “Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” —On people with mental illness who may be afraid to pursue their dreams
3. “I got to be the only girl in an all boy fantasy, and it’s a great role for women. She’s a very proactive character and gets the job done. So if you’re going to get typecast as something, that might as well be it for me.” —On her role as Princess Leia
From 12/26/16 - 1/31/17, holiday trees, wreathes, and greens can be composted for free. Place on the curb next to your food and yard waste cart on your regular collection day.
- Trees must be trimmed to 6-feet or shorter
- Trim branches to less than 4-feet to fit into the collection trucks
- Bundle each section with string or twine (not plastic or nylon)
- Remove any metal, lights, ornaments, or other decorative objects
- Flocked and plastic trees or wreaths aren't recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.