Free Climate Change Presentations Offered by Retired Teacher!!

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An estimated 400,000 people converged on New York City in September 2014 to demand action on Climate Change. Many more gathered in locations around the world to show their support. The Pentagon recently released a study calling Climate Change a significant threat. California and many other states and countries are preparing climate adaptation plans and

Citizen Science: Welcome to the Future of Research

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We are at a very interesting cross-road in the scheme of scientific advancement, environmental policy, and skill-based learning. The future is going to rely heavily on the citizens that make up our world, tapping into their abilities as individuals in a variety of fields and professions. Professional scientists will remain at the forefront of environmental

CVUSD Elementary Schools Receive Eco Visitors from Taiwan

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Last week, representatives from the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) – the equivalent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – accompanied by a group of Taiwanese school administrators, paid a visit to two CVUSD elementary schools – EARTHS Magnet and Aspen Elementary. The group was visiting the Conejo Valley as part of a statewide tour

National School Lunch Week: October 13 – 17

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Did you know? October 13 – 17, is National School Lunch Week— a weeklong celebration of the school lunch program, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. There are many fun and creative ways to celebrate this week, while incorporating responsible and sustainable practices into lunches all year long! Packing your lunch brought from

Eek-O Friendly Halloween

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Go Green This Halloween! Halloween is a fun time of year filled with ghoulish costumes, delicious candy treats, and haunting jack-o-lanterns. But with all the synthetic costumes, individually wrapped candy treats, and plastic laden Halloween decorations, comes a significant amount of needless waste that can be a scary nightmare for the environment. But being environmentally

Celebrate World Teachers Day on October 5th!!

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October 5th is World Teachers Day, and an opportune time to celebrate the people who teach us about the past, present, and future, how the world works, what it means to be creative, and many other subjects, from the ABC’s to chemistry. These teachers play an integral role not only in our education, but also in

$45,000 in Grants Available to Thousand Oaks Community Groups

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The City of Thousand Oaks Public Works Department is now accepting online applications for the 2014-2015 Community Enhancement Grant Program. The program provides grants for non-profit community and school groups, such as clubs and booster organizations, to raise funds to support group activities. The groups conduct a community beautification or environmental project, such as a

Walk or Ride Your Bike to School!

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With the new school year well underway, how do you get to school? Do you walk, ride your bike, scooter, skateboard, carpool with friends, or get dropped off by your parents??? Now is a great time to think about alternative ways of getting to school. Gather your friends, siblings, and neighbors for International Walk to