Eco-Camp Educates Youth On The Environment

OCEANSIDE–For the third year in a row, H2O Trash Patrol will be hosting several Marine Science Eco Camp sessions in San Diego’s beautiful Oceanside Harbor. The summer camp is designed to educate the community’s youth on the importance of caring for our oceans and our coastal communities via hands-on, action-packed learning. By combining education and […]

Field Trips Inspire Youth To Protect Nature

Students pair in teams and are challenged to conserve water in a dish washing activity. Courtesy photo

SOLANA BEACH–After learning about different types of trash and what is reclaimable, a third-grader exclaimed, “I’m going to recycle for the rest of my life!” Students sorted displayed litter items into the appropriate bins as part of an interactive activity in San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s Our Living Watershed school program. The recycling component represents a […]

Teachers File Lawsuit Against Their Unions To Protect First Amendment Rights

(Business Wire)–A lawsuit filed April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California seeks to protect the First Amendment rights of more than 295,000 California public school teachers. The complaint explains that California teachers who wish to exercise their well-established First Amendment right to refrain from contributing to their unions’ political […]

Vista High School To Compete In 2015 ProStart Cup

From left, Vista High student Orion Araujo and Justin Marek practice preparing a meal while Chef Instructor Kim Plungett  looks on. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Ragna Cook/Gina Yarbrough VISTA–Aspiring teen chefs from Vista High School will be competing for Culinary and Management category at the California Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s 2015 ProStart Cup March 22-23 in Pasadena. Vista joins other local schools in the competition: Southwest High School: Culinary category; Morse High School: Management category; San Diego High School: […]

Birch Aquarium’s Musical Soirée Features UC San Diego Graduate Student Musicians‏

Birch Aquarium at Scripps kicks off its third annual musical program Immersion at  the aquarium.

LA JOLLA–Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego will showcase student musicians at the third annual Immersion April 19 at the aquarium. The 6 to 8 p.m. event features musical performances from UC San Diego music graduate students as part of the annual Springfest celebration. Visitors can stroll through the aquarium and encounter live and […]

Robert And Allison Price Give $6 Million To Birch Aquarium

LA JOLLA–Robert and Allison Price, through Price Philanthropies, have donated $6 million to UC San Diego’s Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The gift will establish the Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education Fund, an education outreach program in ocean and earth science. This permanent resource will expand access to the aquarium’s current outreach programs […]

Pomerado Hospital Using Advanced Microscope For Eye Treatments

POWAY–Eye-surgery patients at Palomar Health’s Pomerado Hospital are now able to take advantage of the latest in optometric technology thanks to the generosity and support of donors and grateful patients. The Zeiss OPMI Lumera 700 microscope with resight viewing system is now being used at Pomerado Hospital, as Palomar Health furthers its commitment to advanced […]

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation To Offer Scholarships To Students

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation will be offering Performing Arts Scholarships to graduating North County San Diego high school seniors seeking to further their education in theatre, music, or dance. The scholarships will based upon their experience, contributions to their performing arts program, and a teacher recommendation. To be considered for these awards, student candidates […]

Three Local Schools Win Cash Prizes In iCommute Competition

SAN DIEGO–Three schools in the San Diego region will receive cash prizes as top finishers of the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, an annual competition organized by the SANDAG iCommute program to encourage students and parents to choose healthier and more sustainable ways to get to school.   During designated weeks in October, […]

Twin Oaks Middle School Students Join Taylor Swift In Skype Chat

Twin Peaks Middle School students talk to singing sensation Taylor Swift, via Skype. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Ragna Cook POWAY–There was a buzz of excited energy from a group of twelve to fourteen-year-old students from Twin Oaks Middle School in Poway on Tuesday as they waited for seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift to join them via Skype for a special group interview sponsored by Scholastic. “I’m really looking forward to see […]