Archive | February 2014

Book Buddies Needed at Capilano Public Library

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week, the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home and do literacy-based activities such as word games.
Book Buddies is most effective when the child meets with the same volunteer each week for eight weeks. Volunteers need to be able to commit to 26 hours over 2 months: Tuesdays 3:30pm-6:00pm, April 1 through May 27, at Capilano Branch Library, 3045 Highland Blvd. This includes a two hour training session.

Interested? See the Careers bulletin board for qualifications then:

Submit a cover letter and resume by March 23 to Alison Campbell (details below).
Need more info?
Contact:
Alison Campbell, Outreach Coordinator for Children and Teens
North Vancouver District Public Library

1277 Lynn Valley Road, BC, V7J 2A1
Telephone: 604-990-5800 ext. 8118 or alicam@nvdpl.ca.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Lower Mainland Green Team WEEKEND activities in West Vancouver and North Vancouver

The Lower Mainland Green Team has joined forces with the Caulfeild Park Conservation Society to remove English Ivy at Caulfeild Park on Saturday March 8th from 9.45am-1pm. To learn more and to sign up please click HERE
The Lower Mainland Green Team will be working with Evergreen to remove invasive plants and plant native plants at Lynnmouth Park in North Vancouver on April 6th from 9.45am-1pm. To learn more and to sign up please click HERE
The Lower Mainland Green Team will work with Friends of Hunter Park, the North Shore Streamkeepers and the District of North Vancouver at Hunter Park to pull invasive plants, plant native plants, survey coho fry, and check out stream bugs on April 26th from 9.45am-1pm. To learn more and to sign up please click HERE.
The Lower Mainland Green Team will work with the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society to remove Scotch Broom at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver on May 10th from 9.45am-1pm. To learn more and to sign up please click HERE.
The Lower Mainland Green Team is preparing vegetables beds at Loutet Farm in North Vancouver. on May 31st from 12.45pm-4pm. To sign up please click HERE.
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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Special Olympics Volunteer Job June 7th

Special Olympics BC – North Shore provides sport training and competition for all levels of athlete—from developmental to high performance. Over 170 athletes on the North Shore train and compete in local Special Olympics programs, and many go on to participate in regional, provincial, national and international competitions. Our North Shore Local is celebrating our 30 years of existence and we are hosting our ‘30 & Thriving Gala’ on June 7, 2014 to honor and pay homage to the athletes and volunteers that have been around for 30 years as well as celebrate that SOBC North Shore is 30 years old and still ThRIVING!  Most of the volunteers would only need to commit to that evening, most likely from 4pm – 10pm and for an hour the week before the event to do a walk through on site.  For more information on our local, please check out our website: http://www.sobcnorthshore.ca/

Kendra Feenstra Volunteer Coordinator SOBC – North Shore

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

S.W.E.A.T Program (Vancouver Art Institute)

The Art Institute of Vancouver presents… Structured Work Experience and Training | S.W.E.A.T. |


March 24–27, 2014

 

Why participate in S.W.E.A.T.?
The Art Institute of Vancouver’s annual S.W.E.A.T. program is a unique opportunity that provides students with valuable work experience in a simulated and creative work environment. Particularly valuable to those high school students who are required to complete work experience as part of graduation requirements, S.W.E.A.T. allows students access to a broader range of fields, making their work experience relevant to what they really want to do.

What you will have the Opportunity to learn?
Students will use industry-related technology in a facility that bridges the gap between education and industry. Faculty members will guide you through the collaborative process, mirroring the work environment that an employee might find in the industry. Our faculty will guide you as you explore the realities of working in your chosen field.

At S.W.E.A.T., you can:

  • Find and pursue your creative arts education and goals
  • Learn real-world communication skills
  • Learn critical-thinking skills and a professional demeanor
  • Learn adaptability and responsibility
  • Work in teams to plan and make decisions
  • Plan, design, and carry out a project from start to finish with well-defined objectives and outcomes

Push your creativity and experience a creative education.

 Important Dates & Deadlines:

  • Application Deadline: March 14, 2014
  • Class Assignments Sent Via Email: March 11—15, 2014
  • S.W.E.A.T. Workshops Run: March 24—27, 2014

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity please see Ms. Parmar for more info and application or check out the website http://www.aivsweat.com/Default.aspx

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

Science World

You can help Science World make science more fun! Get free pizza, passes to Science World, and a chance to win a $50 gift card for participating in a discussion group and sharing your thoughts on Science.

We’re looking for people aged about 13-17 to join our discussion group in March and tell us about their experiences with science. There are two groups, one for people who like science a lot on March 1st, and one for people who aren’t that into science on March 15th.

By participating, you and your friends will get:
● Free entry to Science World, plus passes to come back
● Free pizza
● a chance to win a $50 gift card
What do you need to do?
Go here: http://ow.ly/t0FXw and answer some quick questions and share your contact details. Tell your friends to do it too, and we’ll try to get you in the same group. Closer to the date, we will send more information about the session along with a permission form for your parent/guardian to sign. The groups will be held at Science World. You’ll get the chance to do some hands-on activities and discuss ways you think Science World could make science and technology better for young adults.
The survey link will be open until February 17.

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Posted by Ms. Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca

 

 

Vancouver Aquarium “Careers in Marine Science”

Unsure of what science means once Grade 12 is finished? What fields of study are there to explore? What kinds of careers can you have in science? Now is the time to find out!
Experts from across the Aquarium, from researchers to animal caretakers to educators are available to share with you more about how they came to be here, and what they love most about their careers. Most importantly, they will be available for questions and conversation, a rare opportunity to be in touch with so many experts in their fields.
“Careers in Marine Science” workshop at the Vancouver Aquarium. Ideal for students interested in what the possibilities are for careers in science.
 
Time: Friday February 28th, 9am-11am. Admission to the Aquarium until closing time is included (5pm)
 
Where: Vancouver Aquarium Theater  and online streaming on our Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/VancouverAquarium)
 
Capacity: Capacity is limited. If students are coming on their own, they can register themselves and their parents at http://www.vanaqua.org/learn/schools/programs/additional-programs/home-school-days .
 
Cost- For individual students, it is $15/person.
Presenter’s list as it stands right now (subject to change, as these things always are)
1)      Veteranarian- Dr.Martin Huelena
2)      Animal Care Specialist – Ruby Banwait
3)      Researcher- Chad Nordstrom (BC Cetacean Sightings Network)
4)      Science Interpreter- Teresa Skyranios
5)      Engineer- Maia Hoberechts (Ocean Networks Canada)
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Posted by Ms Neeru Parmar nparmar@sd44.ca