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Weather Spotter Training April 30

Weather Spotter Training April 30

The Yolo County Office of Emergency Services and the National Weather Service want to train you to become a weather spotter on Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Marsh Hall at Esparto High School, located at 17121 Yolo Avenue in Esparto.

Storm spotters play a valuable role in the severe weather warning process.  The National Weather Service relies on visual observations from spotters to provide critical information that would otherwise not be available to forecasters.  Spotter reports are combined with data from doppler radar and satellite pictures to provide a complete understanding of severe storms and their impact on the public. 

During the free training, sponsored by the Yolo County Office of Emergency Services, future weather spotters will learn:

Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Hurry, as the Spring Break Special for California Northstate Summer Health Science Camp will end on Friday April 25th...If you buy one Summer Health Science Camp tuition, you will receive 50% off the second tuition!  Get your friends to join you for even more fun; check out our website at: www.cnsu.edu/science-camp.

Save the dates for Woodland Schools Foundation's spring events

Save the dates for Woodland Schools Foundation's spring events

..Mary Mast, Ashley Tenhunfeld and Gabbie Humphrey raise funds for Woodland schools at last year's Burgers & Brew dinner and auction. This year's Woodland Schools Foundation event will take place at 6 pm on Thursday, April 17, at the Woodland Community Center. Courtesy photo... This spring, dine, bid, golf and listen to country music ..... Read More

Elementary School Science Fair Help Program on February 15

Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes elementary age students to the Science Fair Help Day on Saturday, February 15, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Children's Activity Room.

Graduate students from the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the University of California Davis, will guide students through the science fair path.  From explaining the scientific method, to developing a question, to finding information sources to support an experiment, these science-passionate graduate students will help elementary age students kick-start their science fair project.  They will even show off an exciting experiment or two!

“Join us for an afternoon of science fun while we help kids get excited about science!” says Judy Wexler, population biology graduate student at UC Davis.

Farm to School Workshop January 24

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Department Agriculture, along with over 20 event co-sponsors, is hosting a farmer/school food service educational workshop on January 24 at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute. The workshop will focus on building a stronger infrastructure for farm-to-school sales in Yolo and Sacramento counties through the use of a distributor/aggregator.

The workshop is expected to attract food service professionals, farmers and policy experts from around Northern California, as well as representatives from co-sponsoring organizations including, the California Farm Bureau, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, Farmer Veteran Coalition, California Department of Education and the Greenwise Joint Venture.

Free Homework Help this Winter at the Davis Branch Library

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, invites students to drop in to the Homework Center for free tutoring and homework help between January 6 and March 10 on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. 

The Homework Center, located in the Children’s Activity Room, provides tutoring for all subjects up to ninth grade, as well as high school math.  Transition to High School Math and Algebra I are available both days while advanced math tutoring will be available only on Mondays.  Advanced math includes Introduction to Analysis, Calculus, Statistics and Probability, Pre-Algebra, Trigonometry, Algebra II and Geometry.

“We hear from parents that their children love the tutoring provided by college students and appreciate the opportunity for their children to complete their homework after school rather than after dinner,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.

Free Financial Aid Workshop for College Bound Teens January 12

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library will host a free financial aid workshop for teens and their parents on Sunday, January 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.   Independent college adviser and owner of Davis-based The Right College for You, Jennifer Borenstein, will speak to college-bound teens and their parents about the financial aid process and changes in the application process this year.  She will address the different types of federal, state and private aid options, who is eligible and how and when to apply for financial aid.

“With the rising cost of higher education, college-bound teens and their parents need to be informed about all the financial support options available to them,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “They can start their information gathering by attending this free workshop on January 12, specifically designed to help teen college applicants navigate the often complex financial aid process.”