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Sparking a healthy interest

Sparking a healthy interest

Sparking a healthy interest Students get behind-the scenes glances at medical careers Considering what Jeremiah Jurich had just consumed in the past 22 minutes, his heart rate was surprisingly steady. His blood glucose level, however, spiked skyward. That was enough to impress the dozen or so teens who

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Grasping hands-on learning

Grasping hands-on learning

Grasping hands-on learning Kids thrive at Explore the Trades camp Twelve-year-old Caleb Holst ran his finger along the framework of PVC to show where he created a handle for the sprinkler he made in summer camp. “I can hold it like this and the water will come out

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Crafting a skill set

Crafting a skill set

Crafting a skill  set Free summer camps give youth hands-on training for possible career paths The oxy-acetylene torch’s first blast sputtered and died. But that didn’t faze 14-year-old Jon Manning as he stood at a bench in the Douglas High School metal shop. “I was holding it too

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Educators: Sharpen your STEAM skills

Educators: Sharpen your STEAM skills

Educators: Sharpen your STEAM skills Professional learning opportunities open for STEAM educators Stay tuned for details, but here’s an early alert: The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub, together with the Douglas Education Service District and several other partners, is bringing together resources to offer several professional learning opportunities in

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