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News Release - Fall YELC STEM Service Learning Conference

Youth Environmental Leadership Conference (YELC)

Join the Fall YELC STEM Service Learning Conference!
When: Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:30 am ‐4:00pm
Where: Granite Hills High School
22900 Esaws Road
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Student teams will rotate through workshops and the “STEMFest” Exhibitor Forum, spending time with STEM career experts.

Students Helping the Environment Through STEM Service Learning YELC encourages teams of students to become engaged while developing critical thinking skills as they identify an environmental school or community need, then work together to access, design, and implement an environmental Service Learning project.

Environmental Service Learning projects can be as simple as providing recycling bins on your campus, conducting an easy energy audit to save your school $$, or even water-wise gardens. What about using robotics for recycling projects?

Existing student clubs, classrooms, Boy or Girl Scouts, and private schools can create a project to better their environment! Meet and team up with community partners and mentors who can help you implement your project during YELC, and learn about “green” STEM careers while visiting the “STEMFest” Exhibitor Forum during the conference.

Keynote Speaker
Garner Holt Productions was founded in 1977 by Garner L. Holt, who was then only 16 years old! Garner’s first fully-functional animatronic figure was an Uncle Sam figure built to celebrate the US Bicentennial in 1976, and since 1977, GHP has built nearly 3,000 individual animatronic figures and hundreds of animated props and show action systems. GHP was the first outside company allowed to create an animatronic figure for a classic Disney attraction.

Teachers/Advisors
Learn to guide students through Service Learning projects in collaboration with what you & your students are already doing or want to do.

ATTENDING TEAMS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A $250 GRANT TO IMPLENT THEIR SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT!!!!

TEAM APPLICATIONS will be available at www.meeconlinecom/students/yelc May 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 5, 2015 @ 5pm
Submit Completed Applications:
             Mail: MEEC/YELC 14306 Park Ave Victorville, CA 92392
             Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             FAX: (760) 241-6271

For more information contact: Christie Robinson/YELC Coordinator (760) 245-1661 x 6101

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News Release - Essay Contest

Southern California Gas Company proudly presents: "Putting our Waste to Work" ESSAY CONTEST!!!

Think natural gas only comes from reserves of ancient fossils trapped deep underground? Think again. We're actually sitting on a much-overlooked but plentiful source of natural gas here in America — RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS.

Renewable Natural Gas, or biomethane, can be used to power or fuel anything that already runs on natural gas; it can cook your food, power our factories and fuel vehicles that run on natural gas. It can be blended with traditional natural gas and delivered through the same channels. But where does it come from?

In 500 words or less, can you tell us where Renewable Natural Gas comes from, and how we can use this clean-burning fuel to reduce energy costs in the future?

There are five prize categories:

Kindergarten: Can draw a picture with 2-3 sentences about the concept.
Grades 1-2
Grades 3-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12

First, second, and third place winners will be awarded in each category. All awards are gift cards. First place winners will receive $50, second place $25, and third place will receive $15. ***Kindergarten winners will receive a $10 award for all places instead of the above prizes.

CONTEST CRITERIA
· Essays should be no more than 500 words in length. Each essay must contain the author's name, grade, school and phone number to be considered.
· Deadline for submission is September 30, 2015 at 5:00 PM.
· Winners will be notified by phone and invited to attend an Award Ceremony presentation
on October 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the Mojave Desert AQMD located at 14306 Park Ave, Victorville, CA 92392.
· Submissions may be mailed or delivered to:

MEEC
14306 Park Ave
Victorville, CA 92392
You may also fax your submissions to (760) 241-6271
· All submissions become the property of MEEC and Southern California Gas Company

For further information, please call Samantha Murray, at: (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717

News Release - New College Scorecard

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NEW COLLEGE SCORECARD

In this week's address, the President announced the launch of a new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck.

Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as how much graduates earn, and how much debt they have when they graduate.

In an economy where some higher education is still the surest ticket to the middle class, the choices that Americans make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important. That's why the President is committed to making sure there exists reliable information that helps students find the college that best fits their needs so that they can succeed.

SEE THE COLLEGE SCORECARD

CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW TO WATCH THE MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA

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