Group A Workshops A-1 A Breath of Fresh Air - Weather, Air Quality and You What is air pollution and where does it come from? Think you know? You might be surprised! We will also learn how weather affects air quality and what you can do right now to keep your air clean. Odelle Handley, Senior Air Monitoring Specials & Nancy Wood-Siglin, Air Quality Specialist, Olympic Regional Clean Air Agency A-2 Test Flights: An Introduction to Aerodynamics Learn how airplanes fly, the four forces of flight, and how the shape of the wing impacts flight performance. Then pick a wing design to build and test. Discover which design does the best and compare that to what happens in real life. Courtney Jamon & Lauren Troyer, Science Teachers, Olympia School District A-3 Invest to Impress! Ever dreamed of being rich? How do you get there? In this session we will be looking at the importance of not only long-term saving, but also how investing can be a tool to help build your wealth. Learn about savings, CD's, bonds as well as get an introduction to the stock market. Amanda Stevens, Foundation and Education Development Manager, TwinStar Credit Union A-4 Trash your Trash for Clean Water Rainfall, snow and water all come down from the sky and get swept away down drains and pipes which also includes the trash we see on the side of the road! That can affect the water you drink and the water quality for life in the Puget Sound. Get your hands clean by figuring out how to clean water and then test your own design to see if your dirty water is the cleanest of the class. A. D'Andra Buchanan, Civil Engineer, City of Lakewood A-5 Strong Girls = Strong World Do you get stressed out? Do you have daily calming practices to support you? Yoga 4 Teens can help! We will share in art and an opening circle; followed by meditation and breath work with sound healing chimes, gentle yoga and other self care tools to support you so you can feel grounded and empowered. This time together will deepen your unique character and help you cultivate confidence so you can walk through this world in a more empowered way. Teen Power Rocks! Kristen Rubis, Owner, Yoga 4 Teens A-6 It's a Lifesize Puzzle About the Past! How do Archaeologists learn about past cultures? What does it mean when we find objects from the past and what does it mean to put the puzzle pieces together? Come do a real survey with us and play with ceramics to find out! Jessica Delgado-Morris, Archaeologist, Aqua Terra Cultural Resource Consultants
Group B Workshops B-1 Aerial Mapping Using Drones Come learn more about drones and how they can be used for environmental planning and monitoring of wetlands, stream restoration, salmon runs, natural hazards, and much more! Explore the use of aerial data to make 2D and 3D maps and models using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Keisha Chinn, Environmental Information Program Manager, Washington State Dept of Transportation (WSDOT) B-2 Hiring! Shellfish Farm Managers Washington produces more oysters than any other state! Do you have what it takes to grow shellfish? Pacific Shellfish Institute invites you to try your hand at shellfish farming – from producing shellfish seed in the hatchery to growing them out on the beach! View baby oyster larvae and plankton under microscopes, sieve seed, set up various types of oyster grow-out methods, tie bowline knots, and prepare your product for sale. Mary Elizabeth Bissel, Edication Outreach Manager & Aimee Christy, Shellfish Biologist, Pacific Shellfish Institute B-3 Mighty Microbes Join us for a fun workshop about how the LOTT Clean Water Alliance cleans and recycles wastewater. Women working at the treatment plant will talk about their clean water jobs and how they got started in their career. Then put on your lab coat and gloves for a hands-on microscope lab to see some cool microorganisms up close! If you’re lucky maybe you’ll find a tardigrade. Megan Feuk, Lead Water Quallity Analyst; Michelle Barnett, Senior Construction Mgr; Terri Prather, Operations and Facilities Dir; Faith Rasmussen, Water Quality Analyst I; Tricia Swinyer, Environmental Educator; LOTT Clean Water B-4 The Elements Behind Nature's Dark Art Come learn the science behind nature's dark art of cyanotype (also known as sun prints) with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington. Spend some time enjoying the sun while using science to create art with nature! Kayla Duran, Site-Based Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington B-5 You Just Won $10,000! If you just won $10,000, what would you do with it? What is $10,000 really worth anyway? No matter how old you are or how much you have, it is important to know how to manage your money. Come join us as we talk about how we can use money to meet our day to day needs AND make our future goals come to life! Crystal Wright, Former Financial Examiner B-6 What's a Medical Adjudicator? Learn how science helps government in the realm of healthcare including the study of disease and it's impact on your body and ability to work. Dea Lindsey, Medical Adjudicator, DSHS/Social Security Administration
Group C Workshops C-1 Disease Detectives Do you like a good mystery? Well, an epidemiologist’s job is all about solving mysteries. Instead of figuring out “who did it” like a police detective would, they figure out “what caused it.” Come use your critical thinking and logic to investigate what it takes to protect the public’s health and track down an outbreak. Elisabeth Long, Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health C-2 Eyes Under Puget Sound Ever wonder what types of creepy crawlies lurk in the mud beneath the waters of Puget Sound? Learn how marine scientists collect and identify these fascinating marine invertebrates. Use a microscope and get up close and personal with worms, sea stars, clams, crabs and more! Sandra Weakland, Benthic Ecologist, Washington State Department of Ecology C-3 BIM & 3D Modeling in Construction Remember playing with LEGO®'s as a little kid? Maybe you still do! In this workshop we'll be using LEGO® Bricks to learn how to use 2D Drawings and 3D models to construct buildings. Jessie Robertson, BIM Manager, FORMA Construction C-4 Spark the Heart! Can you revive a dead heart? Use CPR and the latest emergency medical tools to treat a cardiac arrest. See a demonstration of an Automatic External Defibulator (AED). Cori Spotts, Firefighter/Paramedic, Lacey Fire District 3 C-5 Game-ified Math And Physics Work out with your brain with math and physics games! The concepts of motion and geometric graphing are the focus of this fun in-lab time with a math and a physics professor. Let's swell those brain muscles and improve our brain power. Sara Rose, Adjunct Faculty Physics/Math/IBEST & Jingyi You, Math Professor, South Puget Sound Community College
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