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2008-08-05 15:01:02

By Vanessa Welch, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Aug. 5--MT. VERNON -- This week, the Girl Scouts of Shagbark Council are pairing up with United Methodist Children's Home to provide a program, Uniquely ME!, that focuses on celebrating uniqueness. "The idea was proposed by our [chief executive officer] Bobbie Campbell. The thought came to me that every girl, even us, is lacking a little self-esteem," Brenda Torrez, Girl Scouts director of program services, said. Through networking with...

2008-07-30 15:00:23

By COLLEEN DISKIN Wildlife groups have been sounding an alarm this summer, not an unfamiliar one. They are worried that too many kids will spend too much time indoors glued to a digital screen. Or when kids are outside, their time will be heavily structured and supervised. "Most of us grew up hearing the phrase 'Go outside and play,' but today's kids don't get told to do that," said Don Torino, education chairman of the Bergen County Audubon Society. Unsupervised play has all but...

2008-07-30 03:00:39

By Duke, Lori J Unterwagner, Whitney L; Byrd, Debbie C In 2002, a regional consortium was created for schools and colleges of pharmacy in Georgia and Alabama to assist experiential education faculty and staff members in streamlining administrative processes, providing required preceptor development, establishing a professional network, and conducting scholarly endeavors. Five schools and colleges of pharmacy with many shared experiential practice sites formed a consortium to help...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

By John Veasey, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 28--FAIRMONT -- Cecilia Bowen is relatively new to the Fairmont area, having moved here three years ago from Hilton Head, S.C., with her husband and three daughters. She had been involved with the Girl Scout program at Hilton Head and decided to pursue that same interest here. She has been praised for her work and guidance with the Scouts and has been selected as one of Marion County's "Everyday Heroes." Bowen is a Bluefield...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

By Lee Ross Mountain View Telegraph On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Wildlife West Nature Park is transformed into a 122-acre classroom. Those are the days that Jim Smith, a science teacher at East Mountain High School, has volunteered to teach environmental science to 10 of the workers there. The workers are all students at East Mountain High and will receive credit for the course. They are being paid by a grant from the Youth Conservation Corps. The teenagers are learning about...

2008-07-07 18:00:31

By Bill Zlatos, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 6--These aren't your momma's Girl Scouts. This fall, the Girl Scouts will introduce a new look and focus on leadership. Don't worry, though. They're still selling the cookies. Girl Scout leaders are being trained to let older scouts take on more of a leadership role. The scouts will have more responsibility in running troops, choosing community service projects and destinations for trips, while the adults assist. The Girl...

2008-07-02 00:00:14

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 1--Less than one-third of students in Marin County schools are exposed to environmental education programs, according to a survey conducted by the Environmental Education Council of Marin released Tuesday. The council surveyed 59 elementary and middle public schools -- representing about 20,000 students. The survey consisted of written questions and in-person interviews. The results also showed that while some schools...

2008-07-01 09:00:16

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Catriona Glazebrook, J.D., M.S., R.M.A., Executive Director of EECOM, +1-415-785-3887, Catriona.macgregor@comcast.net FAIRFAX, Calif.,July 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--California public schools need to improve their environmental education curriculum according to a survey of fifty-nine public schools. The survey found that the majority of the K-8th schools assessed fell short in providing their students with education about the environment. The survey was...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

By Journal Staff Report The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc. is looking for women entrepreneurs of distinction to honor at the 2008 Hall of Fame event. In its fourth year, the event recognizes women for their accomplishments, achievements and contributions to their communities. Each year, a different professional category is honored. Women entrepreneurs will be recognized this year. Nominating packets are available at the council office and on the Web site, www. gs-nmtrails.org...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Emily Johns, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--As Prior Lake-Savage Superintendent Tom Westerhaus packs his bags for his new job in River Falls, Wis., a locally based nonprofit has stepped forward to remind the community of one of his most enduring legacies. Rather than focus on the drama surrounding his departure, the Jeffers Foundation is highlighting something the district will nurture long after Westerhaus leaves: A commitment to environmental education. For the past three years,...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.