RSSEducational Opportunities

First Things First — A day that highlighted the importance of early childhood

| September 22, 2020
First Things First — A day that highlighted the importance of early childhood

This year’s First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2020 welcomed almost 5,000 attendees for a day of online learning and support for early childhood professionals who are weathering the effects of COVID-19. Featured speaker Rachel Wagner opened the summit with four memorable and effective steps for addressing difficult behaviors in children.

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And so it begins… the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science!

| September 18, 2020
And so it begins… the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science!

Celebrate the Superpowers of Science Sept. 18-27

Hello, Friends!

We are very pleased to kick off the 31st annual Flagstaff Festival of Science–also known as the “Best 10 Days of the Year”–on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.  

Here is a brief overview of some of this weekend’s events. Visit our website at Scifest.org for the full list of more than 60 activities, and remember, everything is free!

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STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology🌱

| September 8, 2020
STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology🌱

The 2020 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference — taking place virtually from October 10th – 30th — will feature more than 60 virtual workshops, including seven sessions devoted to STEM learning.

One such workshop is STEM-ulating Activities on Human Ecology, presented by Marni Landry of Grand Canyon University. Join Marni’s virtual session to discover innovative ways to teach about human-environmental interactions, while also building STEM skills. Hands-on activities address natural resource use, population trends, wildlife habit, fresh water and our changing climate. Activity formats include games of strategy, cooperative-group problem-solving and role-playing simulations. All participants will receive access to activity plans in an electronic format.

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Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

| August 25, 2020
Currently only 42.7% of Coconino County residents have filled out the 2020 Census. Deadline is Sept. 30

Coconino County currently has a response rate of 34.7% for the 2020 Census.

If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census, please do so!

By filling out the census, you are ensuring that our community is counted and can receive the necessary resources we need to keep our community safe, healthy, and thriving!

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Wednesdays

| August 18, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Wednesdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesdays.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff to hold Volunteer Information Sessions on Zoom each Wednesday starting Aug. 12

| August 11, 2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff to hold Volunteer Information Sessions on Zoom each Wednesday starting Aug. 12

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff will hold Volunteer Information Sessions on Zoom each Wednesday starting Aug. 12.

The sessions will be held at 11 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m.

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Over 100 CASA Volunteers Virtually Trained to Advocate for Children in Foster Care. Next training on Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15

| August 11, 2020
Over 100 CASA Volunteers Virtually Trained to Advocate for Children in Foster Care. Next training on Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15

The next CASA Virtual Academy training for those interested in becoming a CASA volunteer will be held Aug. 26, Sept. 10, 15.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are compassionate adults who fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family. 

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation — County Fair update, AZT Babbitt Ranch trail segment dedication, and more

| August 11, 2020
Coconino County Parks & Recreation — County Fair update, AZT Babbitt Ranch trail segment dedication, and more

The 2020 Coconino County Fair will move forward this year as an online event with virtual 4-H shows, pictures of entry winners, streaming entertainment, and a virtual vendor marketplace.

A “community connections” portion encourages community members to share favorite recipes, gardening tips and tricks, flower growing advice, and to vote for people’s choice awards in fine arts for photography and other art mediums.

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Arizona Department of Economic Security — Tribal Relations to present Tribal Information Forums

| August 11, 2020
Arizona Department of Economic Security — Tribal Relations to present Tribal Information Forums

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Tribal Relations will present:

Tribal Information Forums

Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility (DBME)

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

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Noted Earth Scientist Christa Sadler Taps into ‘Superpowers’ at 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science, Sept. 18-27

| August 4, 2020
Noted Earth Scientist Christa Sadler Taps into ‘Superpowers’ at 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science, Sept. 18-27

The 2020 Flagstaff Festival of Science will explore “Superpowers of Science,” Sept. 18-27, and earth scientist Christa Sadler will lead off the free, 10-day adventure with the
W. L. Gore & Associates Keynote Presentation scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Sadler’s presentation will be streamed via the Festival of Science website along with an online question-and-answer session.

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