Start rounding up your friends, and save the date for this year’s Facilities and Maintenance Golf Tournament.
Funds raised support the Summer Youth Internship Program.
This is the 10th Annual Event and it promises to be a grand event with 7:30 registration and an 8:30 shotgun start.
Saturday, November, 4, 2017
Gator Trace Golf and Country Club
Forest Grove Middle School gives special thanks to their custodial team for all of their hard work to keep our campus in tip-top shape!
Weatherbee Elementary sends a BIG THANK YOU to their Plant Manager Mrs. Pat Reynolds and to their team of custodians: Mr. Luis, Mr. Sergio, and Mr. Willie, for keeping Weatherbee shipshape!
Allapattah Flats custodial staff support the school-based team and visitors from the District Office as well. Thank you for your kind and gracious support and help!!
St. Lucie West Centennial posts appreciation around the school to show support for the custodial team. Eagle Pride at SLWCHS.
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.
The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or “another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.”
Today, 55 million people or 17% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.
Share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.
Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Lights On Afterschool Event. This year’s north county event will take place at the PAL Center on October 12.
Make plans to celebrate the national movement which spotlights afterschool programs. Plan to bring the whole family — it’s FREE!
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival returns for the fourth annual event. Each year since 2014, the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival has given Festival-goers the opportunity to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on, minds-on activities. The Festival will return to the Treasure Coast on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This FREE family-friendly community celebration will take place at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Fort Pierce.
The Indian River Lagoon Science Festival aims to show not only the importance of science, but also how fun and exciting it can be. Dozens of exhibitors from throughout the state of Florida will have learning activities and demonstrations exploring different areas of science, including agriculture, chemistry, engineering, computer science, ecology, marine science and more!
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Explore the solar system with National Geographic
Identify marine plants and animals in a portable touch tank with FAU Harbor Branch
Race cockroaches with the U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory
Construct coral colonies with the Smithsonian Marine Station
Experience St. Lucie’s Procession of the Species, a musical and colorful public expression of art and celebration of nature
View exciting stage shows including the explosive chemistry of Miracle of Science and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center’s live animal show
In addition to the stage shows and exhibits, local area food trucks will be in attendance and there will be free admission at the St. Lucie County Aquarium. Free parking will be available in the Downtown Fort Pierce Parking Garage with free trolley transport to the Festival site.
There are also ten STEM-focused satellite events taking place across Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties in the two weeks leading up to Festival day. The satellite events begin on September 27 and go through October
A free festival making science on the Treasure Coast FUN for EVERYONE!
Indian River Lagoon Science Festival 701 Seaway Drive
Fort Pierce FL 34949 IRLsciencefest@si.edu
@IRLsciencefest (Facebook, Twitter)
For more information on these events, visit the IRL Science Festival website at www.irlsciencefest.org/satellite.
The IRL Science Festival has been made possible through funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Smithsonian Marine Station, Friends of the Smithsonian Marine Station, FAU Harbor Branch, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation’s Specialty License Plate Program, the Florida Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, Waste Pro, Sunrise Ford, St. Lucie County, the City of Fort Pierce, and the generous support of WGYL 93.7, WJKD 99.7, WPHR 94.7, WOSN 97.1, and WTTB 1490.